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Dedalus Foundation, Sunset Park
Programs Assistant

About the Dedalus Foundation
Founded by the American Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell, the Dedalus Foundation is a non-profit arts organization with an education and programming space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Foundation has supported and initiated programs in arts education, research and publication, archives and conservation, and exhibitions with a wide variety of cultural partners, in addition to acting as the stewards of Motherwell's legacy.

The Foundation runs a series of educational programs including free hands on art-making workshops and classes for children and adults. Dedalus works with practicing artists, local organizations, and neighboring families to create meaningful experiences with art.

About the Position
The Programs Assistant is based at the Dedalus Foundation’s Sunset Park facility and reports to the Programs Director and the Education & Public Programs Coordinator. This position is part of a small team focused on expanding ambitious, high quality, community centered arts education programs for audiences in Brooklyn. Expanding programs include high school and middle school portfolio intensives; family art making; ESOL and HSE art initiatives. Programs take place year round and include specific summer intensive schedules.

The position is full-time, Tuesday to Saturday plus occasional evening hours for events. Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package.

Responsibilities
• Oversee studio maintenance including materials inventory and setup/breakdown for all programs
• Assist with class facilitation and lesson plan development as needed
• Assist with on-site and web-based program registration and track attendance
• Assist with program evaluation and documentation
• Manage programs calendar
• Assist with public events including exhibitions, lectures, panels, and receptions
• Maintain all programs mailing lists
• Act as liaison with teaching artists, parents, caregivers, and students
• Assist with the development and coordination of programs as needed
• Contribute to Dedalus Programs Social Media

Qualifications
Successful candidates will have:

• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Education or related field.
• Experience working with multi-generational audiences, preferably in non-traditional settings.
• Experience working in a studio with a strong knowledge of art materials and techniques.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to coordinate work with others as well as work independently.
• Ability to show initiative, creativity, and flexibility in a team-oriented environment.
• Ability to be a positive role model for youth and establish relationships with individuals as an engaging mentor and teacher.
• Ability to interact confidently with diverse and varied audiences.
• Knowledge of the arts, cultural organizations, social services, and related programs in the New York area.
• Possess excellent decision-making, interpersonal and positive problem-solving skills.
• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple and varied tasks.
• Strong preference for candidates bilingual in English and Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese.

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