Job Available! Program Assistant, Arts Education

Program Assistant: Position Overview

The Arts Education Department provides visual and performance classes after school as a team of excellent out-of-school time educational professionals. Additionally, we provide a safe place for expression and learning to last a lifetime. Our staff serves elementary school-aged children residing in the local community.

Essential Responsibilities

The Program Assistants are charged with supporting the teaching staff and artists to provide quality, creative and age-appropriate opportunities to learn the arts.

  • Support student participation in all activities
  • Assist children to learn skills, stay on task and further their demonstration of expression
  • Engage in activities with participants (at lunch, during classes, at the park, etc)
  • Observe and assist instructors to ensure the mission and goals of the Arts Education Department are carried out
  • Model techniques and encourage children to participate
  • Lead activities that are developmentally appropriate
  • Document and evaluate attendance, participant satisfaction and outcomes
  • Organize and maintain program spaces to provide a dynamic learning environment
  • Plan with the Arts Education team for regular performances and exhibitions to highlight student achievement
  • Collaborate with the Arts Education team to provide a high-quality learning experience


Minimum: 45 hours of school-age or education curriculum training, 2-3 years’ experience working with children, or Associate Degree with an education emphasis OR equivalent area of study.

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift 40 pounds
  • Able to stand 90% of the work day
  • Able to perform all activities children perform; run, jump, dance
  • Able to rise from a sitting position quickly in emergency situations
  • Able to sit on the floor

August – June, Monday through Friday (1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m)

June through mid-August, Monday through Friday (6-8 hours per day)

 To Apply

E-mail your resume and cover letter or fax it to 301-699-1818.


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