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.

full-time position(s) available at this time:


Program Associate

The Program Associate will report to the Program Coordinator and Director of Art Center Programs and work closely with Art Center administrative team to develop, coordinate, and oversee arts-based programs for middle and high school students that aligned with the DreamYard Art Center’s core values: Activate. Create. Connect. Nurture.

This is a full time position with occasional evening hours required. Schedule shifts based on program season: Tuesday - Saturday during the academic year (October through May); Monday through Friday during the summer months (June through September). Reports directly to Director of Programs.

  • Works closely with the entire department to provide strong management of programs with Director supervision.

  • Provides in class support for Middle and High School aged programs

  • Provides strong administrative support, engages in the philosophy and contributes to the workings of the department and has potential for growth.  

  • Bachelor’s degree required.


  • Communicates directly and sensitively

  • Engages diverse groups of stakeholders in working towards common goals

  • Sets clear goals and is thorough in all aspects of her or his work

  • Some experience working with students in an early childhood educational setting

  • Sets high expectation for students, self, and colleagues

  • Is a lifelong learner, committed to continual professional development

  • Enjoys working both independently and collaboratively towards a common vision

  • Thrives in a dynamic work environment; and is flexible and comfortable with organizational change and growth

  • Has experience and passion with working with young people who have a broad range of abilities and learning styles is a plus

Additional Responsibilities

  • Attend regular Development meetings and contribute to maintaining an accurate agenda.

  • Develop and co-facilitate the Development Annual Retreat (typically held in June of each year).

  • Maintain external sites such as Guidestar, Data Arts, and Charity Navigator.

  • Ensure financials, donor privacy statement, and other information that may impact our nonprofit rating are up-to-date and accurate on the DreamYard website and all external sites as mentioned above.

  • Work with Development team to design, develop/produce the organization’s Annual Report.

  • Participate in monthly staff meetings and learning community, which include co-facilitated activities and open dialogue on topics such as racial equity, social justice, identity, restorative justice and other mission-specific issues.

  • Assist with large-scale development events as needed (e.g. annual benefit).

  • Assist with large-scale organization-wide events as needed.

Job Duties

  • 40% Coordinate high school studio programs

  • 20% Coordinate middle school studio programs

  • 40% Administrative tasks related to programs


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated interest or background in the arts and creativity

  • 1-3 years of experience working with Middle or High School aged students

  • Self-motivated, dynamic and outgoing individual

To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs at with the subject heading "[Your Last Name and Job Title]". Please do not hesitate in reaching out if you have any questions or concerns. No phone calls please.

DreamYard offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package; starting salary for this position is commensurate with experience and with similar positions citywide.

DreamYard is committed to the principles of arts education, educational reform and social justice, and fashions its programs to specifically address the needs of urban communities that are typically underrepresented because of race, sex, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.  Accordingly, we welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of individuals.  Bronx based applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.  DreamYard Project, Inc. employs without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other attribute not related to superior performance.


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.