Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Drives our Youth Development Outcomes through positive staff practices that create a high quality Club Experience rooted in Fun, Recognition, Sense of Belonging, Physical Safety, Emotional Safety, High Expectations & Opportunities, and Supportive Relationships. The Youth Artist Assistant is responsible to assist, support, and help develop the art form to ensure it is aligned with the vision and focus of the Innovation & Expression Studio. The Youth Artist Assistant is accountable for helping out with the program areas, collaborating and assisting the Youth Artist Instructor and Teaching Artist. The position supports all studio programs and curricula for all members (grades 1st – 12th) and assist with all special projects and supportive functions related.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepare youth for success
 Creates an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes.
 Provide instruction that encourages youth to explore, understand, appreciate and apply creativity.
 Exemplifies and promote daily engagement with Harland’s Club value of Bravery.
 Provides guidance and role modeling to members.
Program
 Help implements, monitors and evaluates programs, services and activities for members.
 Recognizes Club members for program participation, efforts, and achievement.
 Encourage retention and participation.
 Adheres to the Wallace Foundation’s 10 Principles of High-Quality Arts Programming, as adopted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Supervision
 Creates an environment of clear structure and boundaries and utilizes positive youth discipline and behavior guidance as needed.
 Assist with Teaching Artists and collaborate with the Youth Artist Instructor to support the art forms
 Ensures a productive work environment by participating in weekly Club staff meetings.
Supplies
 Keeps supply room neat and orderly.
 Instruct youth in proper care and use of tools and equipment.
Facility
 Ensures program area is attractive, neat and clean and bulletin boards and notices are current.
 In partnership with the Studio Director, make and/or recommends needed repairs to facility and/or equipment.
Other Responsibilities
 Participates as part of a team to run quality programs by helping out where needed or directed, which may include driving the Club van.
 Participates in training/educational opportunities to expand knowledge and skills.
 Handle other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary or important as assigned by the Director of Creative Youth Development, the Studio Director, the Music Studio & Production Director, or Executive Artistic Director.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
 High School diploma or GED.
 Combined experience and/or formal training equivalent to a minimum of three years where:
o There is experience working with youth and knowledge of youth development.

Formal training, and/or experience teaching youth while creating engaging learning experiences.
 Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
 Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems.
 Effectively manages relationships and brings problem-solving mentality to all relationships with all stake holders, including the general public.
 Ability to plan and implement quality learning programs for youth.
 Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment.
 Utilizes resources for free and donated supplies and encourages donations from community contacts.
 Interested in the Art Form
 Commitment to social emotional development in self and youth, including enhanced self-awareness, self-management and relationship skills.

ENVIRONMENT & WORKING CONDITIONS:
Community-based location that serves youth, families and community members daily. Frequent host site for organizational and communal meetings and events. Frequent contact with employees, contracted artists and partners, community-based organizations, families, Club members, and community members. Some required travel to Club locations and community partners. Frequent deadlines. Atypical work schedule, including evening and weekend work. The position requires walking and climbing stairs; Light work, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently.

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