Youth Art Exchange‘s Program Manager is a vital member of the YAX team, managing across programs. The Program Manager provides program support, mentors our Youth Advisory Board, develops and curates special projects, educational activities, events and exhibitions in partnership with faculty artists and YAX staff.
Support Racial Equity
Youth Advisory Board
Support Public Projects
The Program Manager also completes other duties as assigned.
Alignment with centering racial equity and our values of:
Special requirements for this position include the following:
About Youth Art Exchange: Our mission is to spark a shared creative practice between professional artists and public high school students, furthering youth as thinkers, leaders, and artists in San Francisco. We commit to serving public high school students, focusing on low-income students and students of color, through free, high quality arts education and youth leadership development programming. We create opportunities for students to gain arts, leadership, and creative sector skills through community art projects.
Our work environment: We have a flexible, creative working environment that allows us to explore our own passions in community arts programming. Our staff is a part of the artistic community that thrives at YAX. Generally, YAX works (4)10-hour days (Monday-Thursday) with occasional weekends and evenings for events. The position would likely work within the hours of 9am-7pm with Fridays off (with some exceptions). We have been doing this for about 10 years and really appreciate having the flexibility of the 4-day work week.
Compensation: The annual salary for this position is $65,000-75,000 depending on experience. As a project of Tides Center, YAX offers competitive benefits including flexible scheduling, medical, dental, vision, retirement – 403b-, employee assistance plans, and competitive vacation time/PTO. We are not offering relocation costs for this position.
Youth Art Exchange, a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodations will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise Youth Art Exchange/Tides in writing of special needs at the time of application.
To apply: submit your Resumé, and a letter of interest that responds to the following questions:
1) Why are youth arts essential to San Francisco?
2) Describe an example of a program development/planning effort in which you took initiative.
3) What are some engagement strategies that you have found to be successful, in particular with high school aged youth?
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “LAST NAME – Program Manager Application.” The first round of applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2023. This position will be open until filled.