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ARTE Program Coordinator

Launched in June 2013 in New York City, Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) is a nascent, innovative organization that uses art, design, and technology to amplify the voices of young people to develop creative solutions and bring awareness to local and global human rights challenges, fostering leadership opportunities to train others. For its efforts in the fields of human rights and arts innovation, ARTE has received both local and international publicity and recognition.


In fall 2019, we will continue this work by empowering groups of high-school aged youth in a formal classroom or informal after-school setting in New York City. After voting upon and researching a human rights issue of their choosing, youth will have the opportunity to work with community muralists to produce a public mural focusing on human rights.


The Program Coordinator works to create and articulate the mission and goals of ARTE, primarily focusing on providing workshop support and overall strategy around special programs and events for the organization. Some of this includes:  


Workshops / Curriculum Development:


  • Facilitate and/or assist in ARTE workshops in schools and in jails;

  • Design activities meant to engage youth in art-making and human rights advocacy;

  • Conduct pre- and post-workshop evaluations;

  • Incorporate student feedback, current events, and learning objectives into curriculum when needed;

  • Prepare digital and physical workshop materials;

  • Identify artists and activists whose work is relevant to the curriculum, with particular emphasis on those who come from marginalized backgrounds or have first-hand experience with the human rights issues they represent;

  • Incorporate information and techniques from supplemental trainings into curriculum, as related to equity, restorative justice, etc.


Special Programs and Events:

  • Strategize and create outlines for special programs and events, including ARTE fundraising events, etc.;

  • Work with the Executive Director to support in delegating tasks and create work plans with ARTE interns to maximize efficiency and results;

  • Be day-of point person for volunteers and manage event-timing, etc.


Communications / Social Media:

  • Summarize workshops, projects, retreats for end-of-year publication and internal use;

  • Help strategize, craft, and/or edit social media campaigns, fundraising text, website copy, etc. as needed.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Purpose-driven, organized, and self-sufficient;

  • Excellent workshop facilitation skills, specifically with high school age students;

  • Demonstrated communication and collaboration skills and the ability to take on and manage different projects simultaneously;

  • Willingness to take initiative and contribute to the organization’s programs and their overall development;

  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Office programs and Google sites, and social media platforms. Experience with Photoshop and other design programs and website development is preferred.

  • Sense of humor and creativity;

  • Flexibility in understanding and working with a small, grassroots organization.

  • Humility, kindness, patience, and compassion, along with a passion for social justice.



  • This is a part-time position (no more than 20 hours per week).

  • Some work can be conducted remotely, however on-site work will be required. Currently, our upcoming programs will be located in Brooklyn, New York. Specific days required are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-5pm and Fridays 12-1:30pm. 

  • This position requires a six month commitment (through the end of June 2020), with the possibility of extending beyond. 

  • Formerly incarcerated community members and/or those directly impacted by the mass incarceration system are strongly encouraged to apply.


Hiring Process:


Want to make change? Ready for the challenge? If interested, please send the following application materials ASAP to Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) at:

  • Letter of Intent – no longer than one page.

  • Résumé/CV - with 3 references preferred.

  • A photo example of your favorite piece of graffiti and/or muralism - does not have to be an original artwork, can be a picture off the street or from an internet search.

  • A sample lesson plan of previous, original, developed curriculum. 

  • ARTE hopes to fulfill this position, if possible, by the end of 2019, with training to start near or around January 2, 2020. 

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