Arts in Education Coordinator

Full-Time | Position available immediately





About Brooklyn Arts Council

Celebrating more than 50 years of service, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is the borough's leading nonprofit organization supporting artists and cultural groups in all disciplines. BAC reaches hundreds of thousands of artists and audience members each year through music, dance, film, and visual arts programs, arts classes in schools and senior centers, urban folk arts initiatives, community arts grants, and artist services. By creating and supporting exciting cultural events and platforms for Brooklynites, BAC provides forums for critical thinking and self-expression, enriches Brooklyn's cultural landscape, and generates experiences that expand horizons. 

Brooklyn Arts Council has offered Arts in Education (AIE) programs for underserved youth around New York City for over 25 years in the visual, literary, performing, and media arts. AIE programs play a critical role in keeping the arts alive in New York City public schools, at the same time promoting the development of essential academic, communication, and critical thinking skills for some of the area's most at-risk students. We provide professional development for teaching artists in curriculum development and culturally responsive pedagogy. We support creative aging initiatives and promote arts learning at dozens of senior centers. We employ over 200 teaching artists, reaching approximately 22,000 people in 50+ schools, afterschool programs, and community centers around New York City annually. 

Position Overview and Goals

The Arts in Education Coordinator should be an outgoing, creative individual with strong attention to detail, possessing superior skills in writing and communications. We're looking for a self-motivated, dynamic team player who is focused on enriching lifelong learning for students and seniors through arts experiences in school and community settings by using culturally sensitive strategies. 

The Arts in Education Coordinator is responsible for program administration, development, and management. This position includes, but is not limited to, programming and assessment, coordinating procedures and record-keeping to ensure smooth program execution and reporting, and assisting with the preparation of grant applications and reports. 


Reporting to the Arts in Education Director, responsibilities for the AIE Coordinator include: 

  • Process teaching artist residency paperwork and track teaching artists' contact information, hiring status, and availability. 
  • Develop and maintain eletronic and paper filing system
  • Maintain AIE Program Calendar and AIE Program Data through database system
  • With AIE team, develop program concepts; interact with school officials, teaching artists, and AIE team members
  • Order art supplies and maintain supply inventory
  • Supervise administration and documentation interns
  • Brainstorm and implement new ways to streamline departmental procedures and flow
  • Participate in interdepartmental events and activities
  • Assist AIE staff at professional development sessions, including orientations and workshops
  • Represent BAC and its AIE program at public events
  • Process payroll, invoices, check requests, coordinating documentation with AIE staff and fiscal department
  • Participate in organization-wide activities as appropriate
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities as needed

Desired Skills & Expertise

  • Bachelor's Degree in Arts, Education, or related field; or equivalent experience
  • At least 2 years of professional experience
  • Excellent written, oral communication, and social skills
  • Strong computer skills and foundation in database platforms; facility with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, as well as Salesforce, Asana, Submittable, and Jotform
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Experience with NYC public school system preferred
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend hours as needed
  • Interest in contributing positively to the field of Arts Education


The benefits package includes health, dental, and vision coverage, and two weeks paid vacation.

To Apply: 

Send resume, cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for this position to with 'AIE Coordinator' in the subject line. No calls or faxes. Applications accepted until position is filled. 


Brooklyn Arts Council provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. 

Brooklyn Arts Council expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national oritin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.