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New York Edge Artist in Residence Coordinator in Queens, New York


New York Edge is New York’s leading provider of after-school programs.The mission of New York Edge is to help bridge the opportunity gap among underserved students by providing programs designed to improve academic performance, health and wellness, self-confidence, character and attitudes for success in life.


The Artist in Residence Coordinator will provide support for the educational needs of all Champions After-School Arts Activities, which take place in approximately 130 New York City Public Schools. The activities include all performing and visual art genres. The Artist in Residence Coordinator will take a lead in implementing programs that are designed to help NYE instructors better understand the experiences offered and foster use of curriculum and lessons that can be implemented on site. This program is designed to support teaching artists in the field, be thought partners, offering training and mentorship and create safe spaces for our youth that are inclusive of diversity, equity, culture, creativity and social emotional learning competencies. NYE wants to create holistic learning experiences for all students and provide enrichment opportunities to help them grow as young artists and individuals.

The Artist in Residence Coordinator will also be responsible for project alignment to the overall mission of the art department. Artist in residence will provide a wide spectrum of artistic programs on site which involve collaboration between artists, hosting organizations, institutions, or communities. This will be a space to provide our teaching artists with resources, materials and knowledge to put their work into practice in a more pragmatic way with their students. Resources will come in the way of lessons and curricula that are in pursuit of a specific outcome related to a particular theme. With this holistic approach the AIR Coordinator will act as a direct support along with master teachers or experts in the field. Partnerships with artistic institutions will allow for a well-rounded experience where specialists can give and get professional training and turn-key their knowledge into after school art programs. Specialists should be able to study and teach as a result of this process. This will encourage collaboration with the NYE program, school, community and families to foster a space where interests, goals and creativity can be shared.

The Artist in Residence Coordinator will report to the Director of Art and assist and work with the Art Department staff.

Part Time: 25 Hours per week; $35-$38/hour


  • Strategizes the basic framework for all NYE Artist in Residence programs

  • Facilitates for the educational needs of the NYE Arts activities and staff

  • Maintains a pool of teaching artists and partner organizations for recommendation and placement

  • Helps design and implement the Curriculum Experiences aligned with NYC and National standards for School Year & Summer Programs

  • Creates and implements residencies taught, co-taught or outsourced for each season for various sites

  • Provide our teaching artists with resources, materials and knowledge to increase program quality

  • Provide support from master teachers or experts in the field, active engagement by students and a deeper rooted understanding of the artistic experience.

  • Helps coach and mentor artists through dedicated time with arts staff

  • Initiates and maintains relationships with art organizations and vendors

  • Offers individual guidance and one-on-one assistance to improve instruction, lesson development, and classroom management to all art specialists by visiting and spending time out in the field.

  • Take part in specialized projects or committees for the organization as needed

  • Must pass pre-employment background investigation including but not limited to employment history and criminal background check.

  • Other tasks may be assigned as needed


  • BA or BFA in the Arts

  • Minimum of three to five years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required

  • Must have passion for NYE mission and demonstrated interest in the field of education and youth development

  • Candidates who are qualified in more than one activity are preferred

  • Must have a personal art practice and experience in a variety of art media

  • Must have knowledge in arts terminology, history and resources

  • Must have prior experience successfully teaching and instructing youth in one or more arts genres

  • Requires experience working with kids, teaching to various age levels and/or working inside the public schools

  • Preferred to drive and have a car.

    To apply, please visit our website at

    At time of offer and acceptance, the job requires safety and security clearances through the Department of Education and Department of Health.

    New York Edge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Disclaimer : The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.