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Now Hiring: Youth Studios Coordinator

**We are currently holding interviews for the Youth Studios Coordinator position and are no longer accepting applications.

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The Union for Contemporary Art strengthens the cultural and social landscape of our community by using the arts as a vehicle to inspire positive social change. We are currently seeking an outgoing and self-motivated individual to join our team and help welcome visitors, Co-Op Studio passholders, families, neighbors, and artists to our space.


The Union for Contemporary Art strengthens the cultural and social landscape of our community by using the arts as a vehicle to inspire positive social change. We are currently seeking a passionate and self-motivated individual to support the growth of our youth engagement programs. Our programs offer free creative experiences to youth living in North Omaha, ranging from the visual and performing arts to urban agriculture and cooking.

At The Union, we embrace an organizational culture rooted in Servant Leadership – striving to lead with a serve-first mindset, focused on empowering and uplifting those who work for and with us. A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible. We would ask that interested candidates take a moment to review our Core Values and Statement of Cultural Equity to gain a deeper understanding of the commitments we’ve made to our stakeholders, greater community, and team members. A full overview of the programs offered by The Union can be found here.

POSITION Youth Studios Coordinator


REPORTS TO: Youth Studios Manager

The youth studios coordinator’s main role is organizing and maintaining the youth studios and providing administration and facilitation support for youth programming. This position is highly collaborative and requires the ability to work well with youth, teaching artists, community partners, and Union team. The successful candidate will be an organized and engaging asset to our youth studios with a demonstrated interest in art education, creative youth development, and youth-led programs.


  • Facilitate student learning, growth, and play through positive interactions and supervision

  • Take the lead on studio set-up and clean-up for youth core programs, workshops and events, including preparation of materials as needed

  • Be in charge of keeping the youth studios clean, organized, and maintained

  • Provide robust program support during youth core programming and other events as they arise (this could include assisting with school visits, field trips, parent engagement, and school outreach)

  • Facilitate youth core programs, workshops, and activities as needed

  • Aid in building strong relationships and communication channels for adult guardians of program participants, independent contractors, and community partners

  • Document and archive youth programming and events as needed

  • Provide administrative support to youth programs and team including but not limited to data organizing, sending and tracking contracts, and purchasing supplies

  • Provide support in research and implementation of creative youth development best practices


  • Enthusiasm for working with diverse populations (i.e. race, age, class, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc.)

  • Ability to execute and implement tasks as directed

  • Ability to assist/lead workshops in a variety of art disciplines

  • Skilled in creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for youth and their families

  • Capable of performing in non-traditional classroom settings

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with a proven ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, plan ahead, anticipate and articulate program needs

  • Demonstrates a sense of ownership over projects and can work independently when needed

  • Collaborative and flexible with strong interpersonal and communication skills

COMMITMENT This is a full-time, exempt salaried position. The Union strives to be a human-first organization. We work on a 32-hour work week. This position requires the employee to be available during events and core programs. The following schedule, while not anticipated, is subject to change based on programming needs.


Wednesday: 9am–5pm | some evenings required

Thursday: 12–8pm

Friday: 9am-5pm | some evenings required

Saturday: 9am–5pm

Please Note: The Union for Contemporary Art requires all staff members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes receiving booster shots, as suggested by the CDC. If you have questions about this policy, please contact our Executive Director at brigitte@u-ca.org.

COMPENSATION $45,000 annually. Accrued PTO based on tenure, paid holidays in addition to a paid winter holiday break from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day, mental health/sick days, Employee Assistance Program, employer paid life-insurance policy totalling $25,000, and 401k with automatic, fully-vested 3% employer contribution.

The Union for Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, gender, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation or national origin.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Union. Please be advised that we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open position. Position will be posted until filled.