SUMMER YOUTH DEV. PROFESSIONAL - ART - CLAY HIGH SCHOOL Job at Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, Green Cove Springs, FL

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  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida
  • Green Cove Springs, FL

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

SUMMER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL - ART - CLAY HIGH SCHOOL

This position is designed to foster creativity in young people and give them outlets for self-expression. From photography to hip-hop, our arts programs have something that will inspire everyone.

The Art Youth Development Professional is part of a team-oriented Club staff dedicated to serving our youth and creating an optimal Club Experience. This position will plan, supervise and implement a variety of high-yield activities and targeted programs within a health and life skills focus.

This position is responsible for ensuring youth development principles are incorporated into art programs and activities; providing guidance and discipline to ensure a safe and positive environment for youth; ensuring the incorporation of character development, age-appropriate and gender-specific programs and activities; ensuring that culturally diverse programs are implemented; assisting, as needed, in the planning, implementation, and delivery of activities and programs for youth ages 6 to 18.

Visual Arts – Visual art is created and judged for its beauty and meaning. It may include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, collage, mixed media, graphics, and architecture.

Digital Arts – Two- or three-dimensional visual media that uses computers and other technology as an essential part of the creative process. This may include graphic design, animation, photography, movie making, Claymation, game design, music composition, and digital illustration.

Performing Arts – Arts that involve public performance, including playing instruments, acting, singing, and dancing. This includes performance support roles, such as creating scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound manipulation.

Applied Arts – Any art form that applies artistic design to functional objects. This includes industrial design, bookmaking, illustration, printmaking, jewelry making, woodworking, ceramics, fashion design, culinary arts, creative writing, and commercial art.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

Prepare Youth for Success

This position’s primary responsibilities are:

  • Planning and implementing a variety of art programs for members of all ages, including National Arts Contests, Drama Matters, Lyrism 101, Music Makers, Media Making, & National Photography Program.
  • Recruiting and retaining youth for art programs
  • Working with other staff in the club to help implement these programs throughout the school year

This position helps members make appropriate choices about their education, career, social, physical, and emotional needs related to health and their future goals. The position also assesses youth's developmental needs, interests, and characteristics to develop targeted programs that result in an outcome-driven club experience.

  1. Ensure programs, services, and activities prepare youth for success, promoting the safety of members, quality in programs, and appearance of the Club at all times. Provide guidance and role modeling to members.
  2. Contribute to the planning and implementation of the strategic plan by:
  • Planning and organizing a range of program services and activities for members, such as field trips, program-specific activities, guest speakers, field trips, etc.
  • Initiating new programs with the approval of the Program Director/Unit Director.
  • Promoting and stimulating program participation.

3. Ensure quality improvement by monitoring and evaluating program achievement against target goals, recommending modifications that respond to member needs and interests, and participating in weekly Club staff meetings.

  1. Participate in local, state, regional, and national Boys & Girls Clubs' art programs and competitions.

Health and Safety

  1. Ensure a healthy and safe environment, supervising members in the program area.
  2. Maintain the cleanliness of the program area.
  3. Maintain an inventory of program equipment and supplies in good order. Recommend requisitions as necessary.

Program Administration

  1. Prepare weekly reports for the Program Director/Unit Director regarding activities, special programs, upcoming events, attendance, and other reports as required.
  2. Maintains a daily written schedule. Ensures that programs begin and end on time.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. May participate in additional special programs and/or events.
  2. Evenings/weekend work may be involved.
  3. May be required to drive a Club van.
    • (Requires valid driver’s license & three-year clean driving record)
  4. Other duties as assigned.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Maintains close, daily contact with club staff and volunteers, club members, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions ; instruct; and advise/counsel.

Requirements

Education

High School diploma or GED

Ability to pass DCF Level II background screening and drug test

Experience

  • Knowledge of youth development
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior issues
  • Ability to work with the public
  • Ability to plan and implement quality programs specific to The Arts
  • Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This position generally works M – F, 2 - 3.5 hours between the hours of 2 PM – 7 PM but may require longer hours outside of this schedule and occasional weekends when necessary. Work is conducted indoors and outdoors.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods; bending and squatting on occasion
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. on occasion
  • Ability to hear at a normal conversational level
  • Ability to maintain a high energy level when necessary
  • High degree of emotional intelligence

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Job Tags

Summer work, Local area, Outdoor, Afternoon shift,

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