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 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.

Open Position(s)


This is a year-round position, reporting to the Co-Executive Director.  The Manager is committed to being the liaise between SYEP, DreamYard, HERE-to-HERE, and CareerClue in an effort to ensure excellent support and resources for year-round Work-Based Learning (WBL) programming. The ideal candidate will have solid work experience with SYEP, and highly organized administrator who skillfully communicates summer and year-round program needs to a variety of stakeholders and has the ability to navigate through the complexity of working with DYCD.


  • Collaborate with various stakeholders at DreamYard Campus, Here to Here  staff etc. to recruit new businesses and organizations for quality work-based learning opportunities for students; 

  • Create and own a pipeline of businesses/industries willing to participate in work-based learning; collaborate and liaise with DreamYard and Here to Here for opportunities;

  • Disseminate information on summer Work-Based Learning programs to employers, parents, teachers, students, and staff; 

  • Roll-out, lead and own the compliance process and partner with all stakeholders to assess, screen, interview, select, and place qualified students into work-based learning experiences based on their career interests and program of study; 

  • Oversee the administrative implementation at every stage of the SYEP program; 

  • Monitor SYEP activities including recruitment, registration, the collection of documentation, orientation, payroll, and program implementation and ensure compliance with city agency requirements;   

  • Conduct pre-assessments and weekly assessments of work sites during the summer program travel as needed; 

  • Plan, coordinate, and assist with facilitation of work readiness training workshops and participant orientation; 

  • Monitor and review incident reports and informs DYCD of all incidents; 

  • Prepare, review, and edit written materials as needed for correspondence, brochures, and agendas; 

  • Maintain an inventory of supplies and materials to support the Summer Youth Employment Program; 

  • Participate in professional development and external meetings and conferences, including DYCD meetings Other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

  • Superb communication skills and high emotional intelligence;

  • A keen leader who inspires young people to be the best version of themselves; possess an ability to create cohesive teams through effective communication and coaching;  

  • High Achiever, who has a demonstrated track record of achieving results;

  • Creative Thinker with the ability to navigate and resolve the complexities of working with different city-wide agencies in order to achieve results;  

  • Empathic - posses the charisma, patience, warmth to work with young people; 

  • Client service oriented - seeks to be the face and voice of the summer youth and WBL program;

  • Forward thinker, active listener and proactive who takes pride in his/her work; 

  • Versed and committed to DreamYard’s culture and community driven by core values, and commitments to social justice and racial equity. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • BA degree;

  • Minimum of 3 years of solid work experience working with SYEP; able to lead the way and navigate through the complexities, barriers, and loopholes to get the work done; 

  • Bilingual, English/Spanish a plus;

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with teams;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Ability to travel when visiting work sites or taking field trips, using public transportation; 

  • Familiarity with the Department of Youth Services and SYEP program requirements strongly preferred.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to by Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11:59PM ET. In the subject line of your email, please include the title of the job you are applying for. 

For all applicants: When applying for an open position at Dreamyard, please include the DreamYard Project Employment Application Form, which can be downloaded to your computer by clicking here