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Good Shepherd Services Activity Instructor (Arts & Crafts) - Summer - PJACC in Brooklyn, New York

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.

The Summer Activity Instructor for Arts & Crafts will create and implement classes encouraging students’ creativity through various types of art, i.e. painting, drawing, clay etc. and prepare students to present their work at the end of the summer.

REPORTS TO: Director of Youth Services

LOCATION: 876 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207

HOURS: Up to 8 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt,

Major Duties:

• Develop art curriculum (based on students’ interest and programmatic theme) encompassing an array of different aspects of the art industry; providing participants with experience and knowledge of various artistic professions. Curriculum will promote creativity, self-expression, mastery, and emotional and professional growth.

• Plan and implement a culminating event or project.

• Attend all staff meetings and staff development trainings sessions, as specified.

• Provide direction, supervision and guidance at all times.

• Create a youth development, strength’s based environment, fostering a sense of belonging, safety, and community to participants.

• Arrange setup, operation and clean up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment.

• Document classes/workshop planning as required

• Perform other duties as assigned.


• High School diploma or GED required; Bachelors degree preferred.

• Some college and experience with adolescents preferred.

• Experience and/or training relevant to the position required.

• Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Must have a commitment to work from a trauma-informed, strength-based and youth and family development perspective.

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

ID: 2022-5130

Base Salary: USD $19.00/Hr.

Max Salary: USD $25.00/Hr.