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Baltimore Youth Arts seeks Studio Apprentice Program Manager

**Application closes on October 4, 2018

Studio Apprentice Program Manager

Full Time

Salary: $37,000-$40,040, based on education and experience

Benefits: Stipend to cover a percentage of healthcare costs

Baltimore Youth Arts is a creative entrepreneurship and job readiness program that provides artistic and professional opportunities to youth, ages 14-22, with a focus on those involved in the justice system. Our mission is to assist young people in gaining the creative, personal, and educational skills that will enable them to become leaders in their communities.

BYA consists of two main components: 1.) an enrichment program that provides weekly arts classes; and 2.) the BYA Studio Apprentice Program, a creative entrepreneurship and job readiness program.

Position Overview

The Studio Apprentice Manager will plan and coordinate the Studio Apprentice Program. They are responsible for the supervision and instruction of BYA Youth Apprentices, lesson planning, and strategic partnership development. The Studio Apprentice Manager will collaborate with other staff on both the professional development and creative entrepreneurship components of the program.

Program and Curriculum Development

  • Plan and manage the Studio Apprentice Program.
  • Develop program curricula
  • Co-Interview and hire contracted instructors, gust artists and speakers
  • Recruit youth from partner sites and local schools
  • Instruct Studio Apprentices
  • Track hours and attendance for Studio Apprentices
  • Train and onboard Studio Apprentices
  • Recruit potential clients
  • Supervise Studio Apprentices
  • Lead one class/week at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center
  • Research opportunities for youth to sell their work (Pop-ups, local businesses)

Development and Fundraising

  • Assist in researching funding opportunities to support the Apprentice Program

Communications and Documentation (Photography and Graphic Design)

  • Website: Assist in documenting youth work and update online portfolios
  • Collaborate with youth and other staff on the online store

Program-wide (All Staff)

  • Pass out snacks
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and bi-monthly best practices trainings
  • Work with BYA staff to develop field trips and invite guest artists to speak to BYA youth
  • Uphold BYA's values
  • Assist in maintaining the BYA Community Studio by ensuring that youth have access to supplies and that the work space is safe and organized

All BYA staff are responsible for mentoring 2-3 youth members. Staff assist youth in setting and tracking goals, applying for jobs, identifying needs, referring youth to services, and providing stable and positive relationships.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

Minimum Education: Associates Degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Minimum teaching experience: 1 year

  • Experience working in community programming or non-profit
  • Excellent communication skills for developing and maintaining relationships with youth members and community partners
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Proficient in MS Office (or similar software)
  • Intermediate proficiency in Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team
  • Strong organizational skills and time-management
  • Personal initiative and ability to follow through with projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work alongside others with varied work styles
  • Experience working with and alongside youth
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work in a busy environment
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings
  • Must enjoy the company of young people!


If you are interested in applying, please email the following items to [email protected] with the subject line “LAST NAME SAP Manager”

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter that includes answers to the following:
  1. How can young people benefit from a creative job training program?
  2. What experiences have prepared you for this position?

BYA is an equal opportunity employer.

Employer Name:
Baltimore Youth Arts
Job Title:
Studio Apprentice Program Manager
Employer Website:
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
If you are interested in applying, please email the following items to [email protected] with the subject line “LAST NAME SAP Manager” 1. Your resume 2. A cover letter that includes answers to the following: -How can young people benefit from a creative job training program? -What experiences have prepared you for this position?

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