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At DreamYard, art is action. Our programs combine Standards-based arts instruction with social justice pedagogy principles to inspire students to develop character, scholarship and artistic voice to create change. Our core values of Empower, Create and Connect describe our commitment to teaching for equity, justice and hope. We strive to support students’ academic and artistic needs while working toward becoming an anti-racist society.

Bronx-based and Spanish-speaking applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. DreamYard Project employs without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other attribute not related to superior performance; we welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of individuals.

As positions become available, they will be posted below. If you would like to join our team as a Teaching Artist, please send a resume and cover letter providing more information on your academic, artistic and professional experience to jobs@dreamyard.com. In the subject line of your email, please include your arts discipline (Eg. Subject: Theater Teaching Artist Resume and Cover Letter). DreamYard accepts teaching artist applications on a rolling basis, though typically reviews submissions in June of each year. Qualified applicants will be asked to complete an application for the position and interview with the Program Directors.

Administrative Positions

INSTITUTIONAL GIVING AND GRANT MANAGER

Full-Time Institutional Giving and Grant Manager Job Description

The Institutional Giving and Grants Manager is a key member of DreamYard’s (DY’s) Development Department and is primarily responsible for creating compelling, outcome-driven letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, and other correspondence for a diverse audience of foundations, both private and corporate. Additional responsibilities include managing the full grant and government contract calendar, supported by another team member responsible for government contracts, and creating systems to improve department efficiency.

05.12.2022
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College Access and Alumni Pathways Coordinator

Full-Time College Access and Alumni Pathways Coordinator Job Description

As a key member of DreamYard’s Art Center Programs team, The College Access and Alumni Pathways  (CAAP) Coordinator will assist young people throughout the DreamYard family of programs in defining, refining, and achieving their educational and professional life goals. The primary role of the CAAP Coordinator is to develop and implement programming that supports young people as they explore pathways towards success, both in and around higher education. They will engage DreamYard Pre-Alumni and Alumni, including but not limited to prospective and current college students, to ensure that they are supported and are receiving resources to help them succeed. Serving as a resource hub for young people and their families, they will help develop and maintain a pathway beginning in Kindergarten, through High School, into college and beyond, combining academic enrichment, tutoring, college prep, mentoring, leadership development, career development, and individual case management and advisement, all delivered within the framework of DreamYard’s commitment to racial and social justice. 

The CAAP Coordinator will report to the Director of Art Center Programs, and will work collaboratively with Art Center Program staff and other DY departments to develop strong alumni relations and support programs, creating and maintaining a network of graduating DreamYard participants who remain connected to DreamYard offerings and community. The Coordinator will be supported by a strong DY Board Committee dedicated to providing scholarships as well as a variety of career/college pathway supports. This position provides a creative, compassionate, persistent person with the opportunity to develop a strong network of critical support that helps Bronx youth, many of whom are first-generation college students, focus on the path to college graduation or other sustainable life opportunities.

01.12.2022
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EMPIRE STATE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (ESAP) GROUP LEADER

Part-Time Empire State After School Program (ESAP) Group Leader Job Description

The Empire State After School Program (ESAP) Group Leader will report to the ESAP Site Coordinator and work closely with ESAP staff (including group leaders, school teachers and other staff) to support the after school program at PS 32 serves approximately 110 students.


This is a part time, seasonal position of 15 hours per week (which includes some Saturday programs). Program runs Monday through Friday from 2:30 – 5:30pm. Program runs through June 11th.

01.08.2022
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COMMUNITY SCHOOL SITE DIRECTOR

Full-Time Community School Site Director Job Description

DreamYard is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to lead the work at PS 51 Bronx STEM & Arts Academy – one of our longstanding partners and Community Schools in the Bronx.

01.08.2022
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SONYC GROUP LEADER

Part-Time SONYC Group Leader Job Description

The SONYC Group Leader will report to the SONYC Program Director and work closely with SONYC staff (including group leaders, school teachers and other staff) to support the SONYC after school program at a middle school in the Bronx serving 120 students.


This is a part time position of approximately 15 hours per week. The program runs Monday through Friday from 2:50 pm to 6:00 pm, and staff hours will be 2:40 pm to 6:00 pm. and runs for 36 weeks from Sept 2022 through June 2023. The Group Leader will average 60 hours per month. $18 per hour.

01.09.2022
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Teaching Artist Positions

POETRY TEACHING ARTIST

Job Description

DreamYard is currently accepting applications for part-time Poetry Teaching Artists for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for passionate, experienced Poetry TAs with a strong interest in social justice and racial equity art education for in school and after school residency opportunities at our Bronx partner schools. TAs must have demonstrated previous experience teaching Poetry, ideally in NYC public school settings.

About DreamYard

DreamYard Project is commited to being an anti-racist organization. We lead with race because we operate in a country founded on the genocide of Indigenous people, the enslavement of African people, and the oppression of countless others. We acknowledge the role this history plays in perpetuating inequity and dominant white culture

01.07.2022
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Fashion teaching artist

Job Description

DreamYard is currently accepting applications for part-time, Fashion Teaching Artists for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for passionate, experienced Fashion TAs with a strong interest in social justice and racial equity art education for in school and after school residency opportunities at our Bronx partner schools. TAs must have demonstrated previous experience teaching Fashion, ideally in NYC public school settings.

About DreamYard

DreamYard Project is commited to being an anti-racist organization. We lead with race because we operate in a country founded on the genocide of Indigenous people, the enslavement of African people, and the oppression of countless others. We acknowledge the role this history plays in perpetuating inequity and dominant white culture.

01.07.2022
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THEATER TEACHING ARTIST

Job Description

DreamYard is currently accepting applications for part-time, Theater Teaching Artists for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for passionate, experienced Theater TAs with a strong interest in social justice and racial equity art education for in school and after school residency opportunities at our Bronx partner schools. TAs must have demonstrated previous experience teaching Theater, ideally in NYC public school settings.

About DreamYard

DreamYard Project is committed to being an anti-racist organization. We lead with race because we operate in a country founded on the genocide of Indigenous people, the enslavement of African people, and the oppression of countless others. We acknowledge the role this history plays in perpetuating inequity and dominant white culture.

01.07.2022
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Visual art teaching artist

Job Description

DreamYard is currently accepting applications for part-time, Visual Art Teaching Artists for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for passionate, experienced Visual Art TAs with a strong interest in social justice and racial equity art education for in school and after school residency opportunities at our Bronx partner schools. TAs must have demonstrated previous experience teaching Visual Art, ideally in NYC public school settings.

About DreamYard

DreamYard Project is commited to being an anti-racist organization. We lead with race because we operate in a country founded on the genocide of Indigenous people, the enslavement of African people, and the oppression of countless others. We acknowledge the role this history plays in perpetuating inequity and dominant white culture.

01.07.2022
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CAREER EXPLORATION AND READINESS TEACHING ARTIST

DreamYard Vision:

Building Artists- Building Community- Building Dreams- To change the world. DreamYard Mission and History

Job Description

DreamYard is currently accepting applications for a part-time, Career Exploration and Readiness Teaching Artist for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for a passionate, experienced person with a strong interest in social justice and racial equity art education for a high school and college aged work based learning program. TAs must have demonstrated previous experience teaching work based readiness curriculum, ideally in NYC public school settings.

01.07.2022
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Entrepreneurship and Gaming Graphic Design Teaching Artist

Job Description

DreamYard is currently accepting applications for a Graphic Design Teaching Artist for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for a passionate, experienced Graphic Designer or Digital Arts TA with a strong interest in social justice and racial equity art education for in school and after school residency opportunities at our Bronx partner schools. TAs must have demonstrated previous experience teaching Visual Art, ideally in NYC public school settings. Additional experience with entrepreneurship, marketing and branding is also a plus!

About DreamYard

DreamYard Project is committed to being an anti-racist organization. We lead with race because we operate in a country founded on the genocide of Indigenous people, the enslavement of African people, and the oppression of countless others. We acknowledge the role this history plays in perpetuating inequity and dominant white culture

01.07.2022
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