About New Urban Arts
New Urban Arts is a nationally recognized community–based art studio and gallery for high school students. Since 1997, we have served over 6,000 Providence teens and 200 artists. Each year, our public programs reach over 2,000 visitors and participants. Our mission is to build a vital community that empowers young people as artists and leaders to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives. Our core program, Youth Mentorship in the Arts, brings Providence public high school students together with local artists, building powerful mentoring relationships through the arts. We also offer summer programs, post–secondary advising and programs through a satellite site at Central High School.
The Studio Director designs, manages, and oversees year–round arts programs for high school students and artist mentors. They connect with the community (high school students, artist–mentors, parents, and school personnel) to create a welcoming learning environment that is flexible and consistent. They manage and supervise the art program team and work closely with the deputy director to assess the effectiveness and ensure the feasibility of programs. They strive to foster a rewarding workplace that is stimulating and trusting, where the mission of New Urban Arts can thrive.
The Ideal Candidate
Our ideal team member would be a self–motivated, creative individual with a deep commitment to building relationships and community through creativity and who has strong leadership, management, and communication skills. New Urban Arts looks for team members who believe in a transparent, relational, and positive culture where all voices are heard. Our existing team is excited to work with someone who has a strong understanding of youth development, along with racial and queer justice. We are looking for someone comfortable working with a diverse network of artists in a highly collaborative studio community.
Benefits: Healthcare, dental plan, excellent vacation policy, retirement benefits