About Us 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! Overview The Art Activity Instructor will create and implement classes/workshops encouraging students’ creativity through various types of art, i.e. painting, drawing, clay etc. Reports to: Program Director Location: 125 E. 181st, Bronx NY 10457 Hours: Up to 8 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt Major Duties: * Assist in the recruitment of class participants and retaining participants. * Create and facilitate art activities for groups of up to 25 participants. * Develop art curriculum (based on students’ interest) 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. * Attend and participate in staff meetings. * 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. * Lead presentations for two culminating events (one per semester) showcasing students work. * Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: * High School diploma or GED required. * 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 strength-based and/or youth development perspective. Additional Information 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.
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