Part-time Arts Specialist

Job Type

Part Time




885 Washington Street
United States


Position Summary:

At Red Oak, an Arts Specialist is responsible for creating and implementing arts curriculum for children. The Specialist manages the materials and supplies for their five arts class as well as maintaining relationships with partner organizations relevant to their field. The Arts Specialist is also expected to manage their classroom and foster relationships with students. In addition to the classes they teach, they also support Group Leaders during literacy. In addition to complying with complying with all Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations, all Red Oak Group Leaders and Specialists attend regular meetings and are expected to consistently advance their professional and personal growth through professional development, observations, and coaching.



Arts are responsible for:

-         Implement and execute arts lesson plans daily; manage & support children on academic & behavioral issues.

-         Develop and plan arts programming for children, ages 5-13.

-         Supervising assistants, volunteers, and youth staff

-         Maintaining a relationship with parents, teachers, and community partners

-         Complying with all Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations

Skills and Experience Required:


-      At least 1 year of experience in teaching art to school-age children and/or supporting children’s developments in the arts

-      Ability to work collaboratively with staff and partners

-      Positive attitude and professional demeanor


-      Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s degree, or current enrollment in college

-      Advanced experience in a field of art (theatre, music, dance, painting, etc.)

-      Bilingual speaking proficiency in English and Chinese dialect (Mandarin or Cantonese preferred)

-      Strong writing skills


Physical Requirements (examples below)

Must be able to climb, reach, stand, talk, hear and be capable of repetitive motion; Work requires close visual acuity

Position Requires lifting to 20lbs occasionally and up to 10lbs frequently

Position is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions

About BCNC


Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) is the largest nonprofit social service provider dedicated to Asian families in the Greater Boston area, supporting over 2,000 children, youth, and adults each year at three locations in Boston and Quincy. The mission of BCNC is to ensure that the children, youth, and families we serve have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social well-being. BCNC helps families access the resources and services available to them, provides opportunities for them to learn and acquire skills, and creates a community of mutual support and encouragement.

BCNC is an equal opportunity employer. Resumes accepted until position is filled.


Part time benefits.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

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