Free Arts Day Summer Materials Coordinator

Job Type

Part Time




1431 Broadway
7th Floor
New York
United States


Free Arts NYC Mission: Free Arts NYC empowers underserved youth through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence, and skills to succeed.

About the Free Arts Day Program: Free Arts Days (FAD) are events sponsored by a corporation or individual in which 25 - 100 children ages 6-13 are paired one to one with adult volunteer mentors. Together with their buddies, children create two to four art projects, giving them the opportunity to explore a wide variety of art materials and connect with their buddies. All events include snacks and lunch/dinner.

Job Summary: The Free Arts Day Summer Materials Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Free Arts Day team in delivering 25+ events during the summer. Responsibilities include: coordinating art materials and supporting at FAD events.


Materials Coordination

  • Order, pack, prep, and coordinate shipping of program supplies
  • Supervise interns and volunteers with project prep
  • Track expenses and maintain budget
  • Maintain art room organization

Event Support

  • Support at FAD events, including: co-leading classrooms of 20 youth and 20 volunteer mentors
  • Maintain a safe, supportive environment in accordance with Free Arts NYC’s policies and trainings
  • Remain alert to the needs of youth participants and volunteer mentors and assist them as required
  • Communicate openly with partner agency staff about any needs involving facility and program participants.

Required Experience & Skills

  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Public-speaking / ability to speak to large groups
  • Experience managing volunteers
  • Enthusiasm for Free Arts NYC’s mission
  • Ability to: lift objects up to 50 pounds, be on your feet for 6-8 hours, bend down and lift objects throughout the day, move swiftly around classrooms and gyms throughout events
  • Applicants must be 18 years & over to apply

Preferred Experience & Skills

  • Event Production
  • 1+ years’ work experience specifically engaging underserved youth through arts/youth development

Reports To: Free Arts Day Program Coordinator

Hours: Late May - Early August, Hours vary from 20-40 hours per week throughout the term. Please note: Position is 35 hours per week in July.

Salary:  $15/hr

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Application deadline: April 1st

Email a cover letter and resume to Elisabeth Rudin at with the subject line “Free Arts Day Summer Materials Coordinator (Idealist).”

Free Arts NYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to seeking a diverse staff with respect to gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, educational background, religion, sexual orientation, and physical ability. All applicants are welcome.