No Longer Empty has worked in unique urban spaces ranging from landmarked buildings to an unused hospital emergency room, bringing arts education to the forefront alongside community collaborators. Since 2009, No Longer Empty’s educational programs have inspired New York City’s youth and families to share their voices through collective storytelling and the re-imagination of public space through art. Through site-responsive youth art exhibitions, mentorship, and intergenerational programming, participants use the arts to strengthen community networks, build leadership skills, develop new projects, and conceptualize a future of their own design.

No Longer Empty’s dedication to accountability encourages us when incorporating local audiences, removing geographic, language, and cultural barriers to ensure collective participation. Youth participants learn to use the arts as a tool to develop their own projects, strengthen community networks, and conceptualize a future crafted by their own design.

Fellowship Description

In this unique position at the crossroads of arts education and community engagement, the Education Fellow works alongside No Longer Empty’s Director of Education in the implementation of a roster of No Longer Empty educational programming that impact New York City youth, families, educators, community organizers, and after-school professionals.

The main responsibilities of this role are to manage, coordinate, market, document, co-design and co-facilitate three of No Longer Empty´s signature education programs: Young Exhibition Makers (Y.Ex), Youth Action Council (YAC) and ART ZONE: Community Art and Data Lab (ART ZONE).

Time Commitment 

January 2019 – August 2019. Paid.

2-3 days per week, including some Fridays after school, and Saturday afternoons. Schedule to be determined by the fellow and Director of Education.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, CV and writing sample to education@nolongerempty.org (subject: Education Fellowship 2019) by 10am on Friday January 11, 2019. Interviews will be conducted the week of January 14-18.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct and monitor exhibition and curricular research for the education department
  • Devise and execute a targeted audience engagement plan for specific youth groups, organizations and families with a focus on local communities and/or underserved/underrepresented groups
  • Coordinate all aspects such as outreach, marketing, scheduling, interview, preparation, execution, documentation, evaluation, reporting of NLE education programs
  • Co-design content and share materials for inquiry-based tours and interpretation instruments such as the scavenger hunt guide, pre-and post-visit tours, and other exhibition materials
  • Represent No Longer Empty as a lead instructor in signature educational programs, including workshops, tours, and family days, sometimes in collaboration with educators in residence or guest teaching artists
  • Contribute to the design and planning of public events such as educator workshops, youth program curriculum, community/school collaborations, and artist projects involving youth
  • Contribute and monitor social media portals relating to departmental projects
  • Complete administrative tasks including maintenance of calendars, databases, schedules, archive materials, expense reports, and coordinate visiting groups
  • Implement and track key measurement, testimonials, and evaluations system, and
  • In specific instances, assist with materials for grants
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with local community-based organizations, schools, and educators
  • Expand Common Core, STEAM and Design Education Learning components of existing programs
  • Represent No Longer Empty in professional activities/events so as to have awareness of current affairs in museum education/art education/education/youth development

Qualifications

  •    BA in related field, MA or MFA preferred
  •    Exceptional writing, communication, organizational skills & ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  •    Comfort with Microsoft Word, Excel and G-Suite tools; experience with design software a plus
  •    Interest or previous experience in arts education and with community-based organizations preferred
  •    Experience working with educational or community organizations in the East New York area preferred

No Longer Empty is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to build a staff and board that reflects the cultural diversity of New York, the constituencies, and neighborhoods we serve. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for positions in our organization and for our programs.