Arts Programming & Community Facilitator

Date Posted: 8/30/2023

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to Brandon Lipford, Director of Arts Education [email protected] No phone calls.

Job details

The Arts Programming & Community Facilitator is a champion of excellence in youth development, high quality arts education, and creative out-of-school time programming and community-building. A collaborative and youth-conscious professional, they provide a broad range of facilitative support in the coordination of Rainey’s day-to-day arts programming, work closely with the Director of Arts Education, Arts Program Managers, and Resident Teaching Faculty to provide youth with rich and engaging learning experiences, and serve as a central cultivator of Rainey’s culture and community among students, families, staff, and community partners. This person is knowledgeable and passionate about the mission of Rainey Institute — to positively change the lives of young people through the arts — a consummate team-player, creative and resourceful, and committed to facilitating impactful programming in and through an environment where youth can thrive!


  • Champion and facilitate a positive culture of community, creativity, excellence, and achievement, exemplifying the Rainey norms (respect, work ethic, kindness, and responsibility) for students, families, and partners.
  • Support the Arts Education team by facilitating day-to-day execution of on-site programming (After School and Summer Camp – as well as Saturday, Teen, and Early Childhood programs, as needed), including coordination of student attendance, special projects and events (i.e. guest visits, performance/exhibit hospitality and support, etc.), and health care/medication plans to ensure organized, efficient, and consistent implementation of activities.
  • Provide hands-on support to Program Managers, teaching faculty, and students, including setup/arrangement/monitoring of recreational and instructional spaces, technology troubleshooting, and assistance with student conduct and incidents/injuries, etc. as needed.
  • Provide support to the Director of Arts Education, including assistance with coordinating Arts Education meetings and orientations, facilitating special programming projects and initiatives, ordering and tracking of supplies and materials, coordinating programming and event calendars, and other assistance as needed.
  • Support the Director of Arts Education in developing and executing new community and culture-centered initiatives, and cultivating relationships with community partners.
  • Coordinate the collection of program evaluations, student achievement and progress data, student and parent satisfaction surveys, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) data, to support grant reporting and program development.
  • Provide instructional support in all program areas (as needed), including direct classroom instruction, assistance with classroom management and facilitation, and support with equipment setup and usage.
  • Provide thorough and proactive communication with parents and students, throughout their engagement with Rainey.
  • Maintain and provide a pleasant, positive representation of Rainey, through courteous communication with guests, a solution-oriented approach to assisting parents, students, and partners, and a consistently professional demeanor.

Education, Training and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least two years experience in youth development or arts education, preferably in a center administration/site management/program facilitation capacity.
  • Proficient in Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite programs, as well as data entry and management. Experience with student registration and site management software preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) communicator, a plus.

Personal Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and passion for cultivating positive relationships.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Diligent and consistent work ethic.
  • Dependable and punctual.
  • Sincere passion for serving young people and their families.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and project timelines.
  • Ability to perform work duties in a professional manner and maintain confidentiality of information.

Rainey Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills. It is subject to review and change in accordance with the needs of Rainey Institute.