Work At YAA

Jobs and internships are available for individuals who are looking to work in an inspiring, dynamic environment shaping the lives of children, teens, adults and seniors through the power of art.

Current full time, part time and temporary opportunities at Young At Art Museum are listed below. Click on a job title for more information.

Full Time
 Early Childhood Specialist
Supervisor: Preschool Director, Art Institute Manager
Type:Full-Time, Salaried
Position Summary
Responsible for the development and implementation of innovative, age-appropriate educational experiences that address the developmental needs of young children, from birth to age 5, and their families/caregivers

- Teach afternoon VPKsession 12:30-3:30pm, Monday-Friday.

- Develop curriculum for and teach Mommy & Me, Early Childhood Classes and Camps, Early Childhood classes at Sunland Park Academy, and other Early Childhood programs as needed.

- Develop and implement a cohesive, artful early childhood program designed for young children and their families/caregivers, as well as community and pre-school groups

- Work with the Art Institute Manager to develop art based programs for young children and their families/caregivers that integrate STEAM and early literacy.

- Work with the School & Public Programs Manager and Volunteer Coordinator to train staff and teen volunteers in the basic developmental stages of early childhood, helping them to lead selected programming on the museum floor

- Evaluate early childhood programs (Play Dates) for public satisfaction and adherence to budget goals.

- Research appropriate books, videos, articles, and other resources and purchase these materials for use in all early childhood programs

- Stay current on trends and educational innovations in the field of early childhood education, whether through research or involvement with local initiatives, committees or associations

Education: CDA or B.A. or higher in Early Childhood Education, minor or experience in Art Education or other related field

Skills & Qualifications
- Teaching experience in a VPK or preschool setting.
- Experience with developing, implementing, overseeing and evaluating developmentally appropriate programming for young audiences in a museum or other informal/formal setting
- Knowledge of educational and developmental theories of early childhood
- Ability to plan innovative programs, write curriculum and handle multiple tasks
- Exceptional creativity, communication and relationship building skills
- Strong written, computer and desktop publishing skills
- Use of digital media as part of the museum’s educational program strategy

A minimum of 1 year experience working in a preschool, museum or other educational setting. Experience developing art-related programs for children and families.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Early Childhood Specialist. No phone calls please.
 Fundraising Events & Membership Manager
Supervisor: Director of Development & Marketing
Type:Full-Time, Salaried
Position Summary
This position is responsible for the overall management of fundraising events and membership strategy events overseen by the Development & Marketing Department. Coordination includes managing logistics, sponsorships, solicitations, timelines, committees, acknowledgements and reports for all events as assigned.

• Plan, organize, and manage all aspects of in-house and off-site fundraising events, including Fashion Show, Women of Vision and Signature Spring fundraiser, working closely with the Executive Director/CEO, Director of Development and all museum departments.

• Work closely with the Executive Director/CEO to identify event committee members and provide support and information to these committee members.

• Prepare event sponsorship packages and lead the solicitation and securing of sponsorships.

• Negotiate with restaurants, beverage distributors and other vendors for events and follow through on contract execution.

• Prepare sponsor/vendor contracts, acknowledgements and reports.

• Manage and maintain accurate records of registration, event logistics and invitation mail lists. Accurately record event related information in Altru database

• Plan, implement and manage the museum’s membership strategy to secure and retain members, including annual events, promotions and community partnerships

• Work with marketing staff to coordinate collateral materials, invitations, eblasts and social media related to fundraising events and membership

• Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required or as assigned to support the Development & Marketing Department

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Skills & Qualifications
• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Strategic and creative thinker, proactive and highly organized, with the ability to manage multiple events at one time and handle pressure to meet deadlines

• Strong project and revenue management

• Highly competent computer skills including Word, Excel, Power Point and other related programs

• Ability to work independently and with a team

• Position requires evening and weekend work for successful execution of some events. Flexible scheduling permitted

• Minimum three to five year’s work experience in non-profit preferred, including organizing small and large scale fundraising events

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Fundraising Events & Membership Manager. No phone calls please.
Part Time
 Museum Educator
Supervisor: Manager of School and Public Programs/Weekend
Type:Education/Visitor Services
Position Summary
Museum Educators (ME) work in the exhibition galleries greeting visitors and engaging them in educational activities and conversations. MEs are also the face of Young At Art (YAA) and must act accordingly. They are required to be familiar with all aspects of the how the exhibits work and the principals behind them. They assist guests as they use the exhibits, encourage visitors to experiment and explore, and provide answers to questions. They also serve in a preventative role to ensure that the exhibits are being used and treated properly and that all patrons are using them in a safe manner. Conduct tours, off-site outreach programs, drop-in workshops, special event programming, exhibits, birthday parties, floor, and other special events as needed.

•Conduct tours, workshops, parties, and other programs assigned
•Open and close Museum exhibits
•Regularly clean, organize, and restock museum exhibit supplies
•Greet and assist all visitors
•Attend and team meetings and learn new activities and exhibitions on a regular basis
•Provide excellent customer service, group introductions, and general visitor information
•Actively seek out and engage visitors in conversation, exploration and experimentation when in the galleries
•Must be available to work on both Saturdays and Sundays in addition to weekday hours
•Additional shifts may be temporarily added through mutual agreement

Skills & Qualifications
•Strong experience working within the educational, museum and/or non-profit fields
•Team player with a positive, energetic attitude
•Strong communication and customer service skills
•Exceptional creativity and organizational skills
•Move tables, furniture, lift up to 25lbs and use basic hand tools
•Positive and energetic attitude
•Must be able to work with diverse populations and age groups

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Museum Educator. No phone calls please.
 Curatorial Intern
Supervisor: Curator
Type:Part-Time, Unpaid
Position Summary
The Curatorial Intern serves as an active member of the museum’s exhibits department and assists the curator and works directly with artists during researching, planning and installing of art exhibitions and related programming.

• Artist research including looking for new artists to exhibit in the museum
• Work directly with artists during installations
• Develop workshops to correlate to the contemporary art exhibitions
• Maintain, update and organize photo library for easy access
• Prepare art projects for external community outreach events
• Develop monthly schedule of messages for museum marquee sign
• Take post-ready photos during key moments & events for as-it-happens content
• Conduct research & analysis of visitors feedback of current exhibitions
• Hang artwork with exhibition staff
• Assist in the creation of signage for permanent and rotating exhibitions

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in-progress in Art, Art History, Museum studies, Graphic Design, Communications, Public Relations or similar field

Skills & Qualifications
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook)
• Ability to work both independently and with others as part of a team
• Grassroots, flexible, go-getter attitude
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Graphic design experience and skills a plus
• Ability to hang artwork or desire to learn
• Love of art!

Experience in the field preferred

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Curatorial Intern. No phone calls please.
 Birthday Party Host
Supervisor: School & Public Programs Manager/Party Coordi
Type:Part-Time, Hourly
Position Summary
This position is responsible for acting as host/hostess at birthday parties and on the floor assisting guests. Work with children, parents, volunteers and other staff members in a positive, enthusiastic and responsible manner is essential. Assist with the organization and implementation of tours, off-site outreach programs, drop-in workshops, special events, birthday parties, museum floor, and other programs as needed. Regularly clean, organize, and restock museum program materials and floor supplies.

•Act as birthday party host/hostess
•Set up room for birthday party (i.e. paper tables, balloons, set up chairs, b-day sign, art activity set up)
•Interact with host family (confirming schedule, setting up food, collect film, etc.)
•Conduct art activity (i.e. pass out materials, explain project, help children with project, clean up)
•Interpret exhibits for guests
•Assist with serving of food and cake
•Assist guests up front with gifts and left over food
•Clean room (i.e. sweep, mop, wipe down counters)
•Set up for next party
•Take garbage out to dumpster
•Serve as an active member of the operations department (i.e. front desk knowledge, sell memberships, classes, camps and fieldtrips, general housekeeping and safety)
•Serve as an ambassador for the museum in the community
•Serve as a mentor to staff and volunteers on proper customer service
•Other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications
•Working experience in the entertainment industry or educational organization.
•Strong customer service, communication and organizational skills.
•Must be detailed, accurate, professional, and possess excellent verbal communication skills.
•Positive and energetic attitude.
•Must enjoy working with diverse populations and age groups.
•Must be able to work on weekends, both Saturdays and Sundays.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Birthday Party Host. No phone calls please.
 Community Art Educator
Supervisor: Community Initiatives Manager
Type:Part-Time (14 hours per week)
Position Summary
Young At Art Museum is seeking an Art Educator to teach children ages 5- adults at two of it’s Community Initiatives: ArtHouse and Dillard Elementary. This is a part-time position that would divide it’s time with creating engaging art curriculum and delivering it to residents in NW Gardens at the ArtHouse on Fridays and Saturdays, and developing and teaching original art curriculum to 3rd-4th graders at Dillard Elementary, two days in the week. This position also works alongside contemporary artists to bring public art to the community.


The ArtHouse is a community initiative, in partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale, in which Young At Art has established a creative place-making hub in the renovated Northwest Gardens (NWG) neighborhood in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The ArtHouse features studios for ceramics, painting, drawing and printmaking providing an array of creative art and educational programming for all ages, preschool children through seniors.

Art Immersion at Dillard Elementary is a partnership with Dillard Elementary School and Ranger Good Works. The program brings fine art to students in the afterschool program at Dillard Elementary, 2 days a week. During the school day art is not offered due to budget limitations. Children in the program also take part in the Children’s Festival of the Arts at YAA, receive passes to YAA, and end the year with a culminating art show at the school.

• Write, implement and execute exciting curriculum for community art programs
• Create examples to be used as teaching tools for classes
• Assist with additional related programming as needed
• Maintain assigned classrooms/ spaces and inventory for program needs
• Attend team meetings, workshops, special museum events, etc.

Education: High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)

Skills & Qualifications
• Associate degree in music, theater, art or related field performing or visual arts field strongly preferred
• Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Art-Education, Museum Studies, or related field, preferred
• Strong communication skills
• Experience writing and implementing curriculum
• Strong customer service skills; positive and energetic attitude; collaborative work ethic

• Experience teaching elementary school art, and/or community educational programs.
• Experience in addressing the needs of parents and young children of diverse ethnic and/or socio-economic backgrounds

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter by email only to Subject line: Community Art Educator. No phone calls please.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. If your qualifications and experience match the needs of the current job or internship opening, potential candidates will be contacted for an interview.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.