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Pratt Program Assistant—Communications and Special Events (71150) in Brooklyn, New York

Pratt Institute seeks an exceptional K-12 arts administrator, who will be a key contributor to the Center's K-12 programs, partnerships, and education resources. Working in a high-traffic office, the Program Assistant—Communications and Special Events is committed to the Center K-12 mission, and works to provide administrative support to all aspects of the organization and implementation of the K-12 programs, which includes but is not limited to supporting social media platforms, organizing program events and exhibitions, data collection and survey distribution, building and sustaining community partnerships including visiting schools for recruiting purposes, supporting student Fellows and/or instructors, assisting with the management of K-12 education resources and supplies, and maintaining records and contracts. This position will also work closely with and supervise student employees.

Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated and hands-on administrative professional with 2 years of communications experience in an arts educational environment, who thrives in a fast-paced work environment. If you have strong attention to detail and project management skills, can demonstrate the ability to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment, and use critical analytic thinking, then we would like to hear from you!

This is a permanent full-time position. The work schedule is Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hybrid work is acceptable.

On a typical day, you will be required to:

  • Ensure smooth running of daily office operations by assisting walk-ins, generating and editing correspondence, overseeing the production and publication of Center K-12 printed materials, maintaining the Center K-12 social media presence, planning and coordinating special events such as graduation ceremonies and alumni events, organizing and maintaining detailed records

  • Respond to, understand, and accommodate the needs of different program participants, which include: undergraduate and graduate students, children participants, families, schools, and Pratt administrators and offer assistance as needed

  • Facilitate meetings and orientations with Pratt student teachers; hire student Fellows, perform classroom and site visits as directed, observe teaching assistants, and offer feedback

About Pratt Institute:

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt’s campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).

Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.

Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as leaders in both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research- and inquiry-based education that prepares them for success in creative fields and professional practice. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt partners locally through the Pratt Center for Community Development to work for a more just city. The Institute also offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K–12 and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Additionally, Pratt partnered with Bank Street College of Education and the NYC Department of Education to develop and launch a new public high school situated in downtown Brooklyn dedicated to design and social justice, Design Works High School, opening in fall 2023.

SALARY is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range for this position is $42,000-$47,900.

Generous Benefits:

  • 403B Retirement Program

  • Supplemental Retirement Account

  • Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents

  • Tuition Exchange Program

  • Summer hours

  • Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care

  • Childcare Benefit

  • Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage

  • Paid time off - vacation days, sick leave, and major holidays off

  • Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities, affordable