PROGRAM MANAGER - PROJECT IMPACT
WHO WE ARE
SkyART is a permanent fixture in the vibrant cultural landscape of Chicago's South Side. Founded in 2001 with a mission to provide youth with an accessible, safe place to participate in quality visual arts programs at no cost, SkyART continues to fulfill its mission in South Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods, reaching young people through a rich variety of programs. Driving its mission, is a deep understanding of the transformative power of art and its capacity to enhance intellectual, emotional, and social development. SkyART is a foundation from which creativity grows and individuals flourish. Participants are invited into a world of imaginative possibilities and connections that go beyond the individual, to positively impact all of the communities where we work and the city as a whole.
WHO WE SERVE
SkyART’s target population is typified by the South Chicago community, where residents work hard to overcome high rates of poverty, unemployment and crime. In this mostly Latinx and African American neighborhood, the most recent census data indicates that 43% of households fall below the poverty line, 20% are unemployed, and 19% have no high school diploma; the Chicago Police Department report shows that 22% of crime complaints were filed in this neighborhood, and more than 98% of children are eligible for free or subsidized lunch as tracked by the Chicago Board of Education. One-third of this at-risk population are youth under twenty years old, a vibrant group who are eager to express themselves and develop their abilities. Dealing with the real-life impacts associated with such statistics is a challenge that we are honored to help our young people face.
WHAT WE DO
Founded by an Art Therapist, SkyART uses art to communicate, to connect and to heal. Through interdisciplinary, process-based projects, skill-building workshops and large-scale collaborations, SkyART encourages critical thinking and inspires creative expression for youth ages 4 to 24. Teaching Artists and Therapists work collaboratively with youth participants, in an atmosphere of mutual esteem and shared curiosity, through our dynamic and experimental new methodology. Art Therapy has always been a part of our programs but now, more than ever, we see the need for therapeutic interventions. We believe connecting with our youth through the arts with a trained therapist will play an instrumental role in healing and rebuilding our community.
HOW YOU CONTRIBUTE
The SkyART Therapist will work effectively at addressing the realities of the pandemic, social unrest, and the increasing economic and emotional divides that low income neighborhoods such as ours experience through process based art learning. You will have a deep understanding of how this affects our youth and how virtual and IRL therapy can work to address issues of isolation and trauma. Therapists will refer to public health psychosocial guidelines during a pandemic, promoting self-care, artistic expression and inspiration, challenging stigma, securing family connections, monitoring secondary traumatic stress, developing coping and resilience, maintaining relationships, and amplifying hope.
General Program Management
Program Management- Schools & Outreach
Program Implementation and Management- Studio
YOUR BACKGROUND INCLUDES:
WHAT WE OFFER:
SkyART offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a competitive salary commensurate with background, experience, and position responsibilities. Depending on the position, in addition to salary, benefits for eligible employees may include:
HOW YOU APPLY
Please submit a cover letter with resume by email to email@example.com with ”Program Manager-PROJECT IMPACT’' in the subject line. Do not mail or fax.
No telephone inquiries please.
SkyART is an equal opportunity employer who agrees not to discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age
PROGRAM MANAGER - PROJECT IMPACT
WHO WE ARE
SkyART is a permanent fixture in the vibrant cultural landscape of Chicago's South Side. Founded in 2001 with a mission to provide youth with an accessible, safe place to participate in quality…