Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco (also known as Chinese Culture Center or CCC) is seeking a Youth Arts Program Coordinator who has a passion for arts education and developing art based curriculum centered on arts and social justice for high school youth.
Our ideal candidate is a community-minded individual committed to the equity and access of arts education for youth. The Youth Arts Program Coordinator oversees Generation Chinatown, a youth artist fellowship program for multi-racial high school aged youth designed to foster a safe space for artistic experimentation and creative leadership to sustain generational cultural power for Chinatown’s future. The ideal Youth Arts Program Coordinator should have strong skills for developing youth leadership and encouraging young people to develop the necessary artistic language and skills to take action through creative works. The Youth Arts Program Coordinator is responsible for managing, planning, and implementing all aspects of Generation Chinatown.
This position reports to the Community Arts Program Director. The successful candidate has extraordinary interpersonal and writing skills, and participates in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, and community engagement.
Program Design and Implementation: Generation Chinatown (85%)
Plan and execute Generation Chinatown program, outreach, evaluation,and documentation:
Design and implement a programmatic schedule that creates opportunities for youth to develop diverse art practices disciplines and key themes relevant to current community issues. Support Youth artists through their development as artists and their art creation.
Develop and ensure learning goals relevant to the development of and learning interests of youth artists.
Develop and implement organizational guidelines for youth to explore their identities, creative expression, learn about the Chinatown community, and build a sense of community with their peers and with the neighborhood.
Recruit, and enroll 7-10 high school students through in school outreach, classroom presentations, and community outreach
Outreach and coordinate exchanges with grassroots community networks including Chinatown residents, local Asian American & BIPOC arts community, and foster a space for youth artists to experiment across art mediums.
Nurture relationships and mentor youth participants
Maintain community and school partnerships as part of youth engagement
Oversee program budget, supplies inventory, and stipends for teaching artists and youth
Maintain records and documentation and program evaluation
Document programmatic highlights, work samples, participant testimonies, and youth artists’ milestones for outreach, promotion, and fundraising use.
Support in developing arts education curriculum with CCC’s Education Coordinator
Administrative support for CCC’s Chinatown History and Art Tour program for K-12 students
Communications & Development (5-10%)
Assist in fundraising, i.e. grant writing to ensure program is sustained
Comply with grant contracts: including draft and proof grant reports, meet project deliverables
Assist with fundraising to meet organizational goals, through grants, sponsorship, and donor cultivation events, including participating in other events
Commitment to youth development and racial justice
A minimum of 3 years of working experience with high school aged youth, informal and formal youth arts programming
Experience writing curriculum for high school students
Knowledge of San Francisco’s BIPOC art and culture communities
Excellent writing, editing, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrates organization with strong critical thinking in the arts
Openness to receiving constructive feedback on teaching as it relates to CCC’s educational teaching methodology
Engaging facilitator with experience in coaching and mentoring students
Self-starter, able to work independently, has problem-solving abilities, enjoys creating and implementing new educational initiatives
Ability to anticipate and problem solve programmatic challenges
Ability to work on a dynamic team – practice shared leadership, build consensus, take initiative, and build working partnerships
Must pass background check
Teaching experience as an artist
Lived experience or extensive working experience with BIPOC youth and/or immigrant communities desired.
Background in the visual and or performing arts either through the following disciplines either through work or education: studio arts, arts education, ethnic studies, youth development, and or popular education methods desired.
Experience with building meaningful partnerships with Bay Area public schools and or community-based youth organizations
Bi-lingual in Cantonese preferred but not required
Pay Rate: $25 - $30/Hour based on Experience15-month Contract with opportunity to renew based on program status. This is an in-person full time independent contract position effective upon hire through December 2023. The Youth Arts Program Coordinator will be working out of Chinatown at 41 Ross.
Hours: 32 - 40 hours per week
Persons of Color strongly encouraged to apply. CCC is an equal opportunity employer.