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Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is deeply committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive artistic community through its programs and hiring. ¡CityArts! seeks applicants for employment from a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Open positions:

Teaching Artists

CityArts depends on great educators to bring quality learning experiences to our youth. We look for teachers to lead our regular classes, but we also accept proposals for new classes. If you are highly skilled at your craft, have past experience working with youth, and are over the age of 18, we’d love to work with you! For more information, please contact Nika Gorini, Program Director, at



Marketing Communications and Fund Development Coordinator

Overview: Providence CityArts for Youth is seeking a part-time consultant (15 hours per week) to assist its board and executive director in researching and writing grant applications, as well as creating high-quality print and digital communications and marketing materials that reflect CityArts’ new strategic plan and business models. The engagement will begin in early January and end in March 2018.

Detail: Providence CityArts seeks a writer-marketing specialist to help develop and oversee key marketing, communications, and fund development initiatives it is undertaking in conjunction with a new strategic planning process. The ideal candidate will be able to distill data, stories, written and visual material to create a cohesive and captivating message about CityArts’ purpose and value for individual, foundation and government donors, corporate sponsors, and schools that may want to purchase CityArts’ services. Because the position entails extensive writing, some graphic design work, and social media/communications outreach, the consultant should have substantial experience in these areas (preferably, with nonprofit organizations), as well as experience in writing large federal and private proposals. The consultant should also be passionate about arts, arts education, and youth development for diverse urban communities.

Specific requirements are:

  • Passion for arts, education, equity, and access in the arts
  • Experience in developing compelling print and digital communications materials and campaigns that merge data with storytelling
  • Experience in researching and writing large grant proposals
  • Strong collaboration skills Website and design experience (knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus)
  • Ability to provide clear direction and advice to board, executive director, and staff
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivator with strong creative and strategic thinking skills
  • Resolute attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a small nonprofit environment

Please email  a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and writing sample to


AmeriCorps Turnaround Teaching Artists: Service Period –August 21, 2017 to June 29, 2018

Providence CityArts seeks 4 full time and 6 half time Teaching Artists to join our AmeriCorps Turnaround Teaching Artist Project (TTAP) team. This program is the only AmeriCorps program in the state to assign a corps of teaching artists to enrich student learning in and through the arts. TTAP members serve as resident artists in Priority Providence Public Middle Schools, using STEAM, arts literacy and Design Thinking project based learning to increase habits of engagement in their school day learning environment; as well as in after school arts programs.

Full Time volunteers: Yearly living allowance of $12,630. Upon completion of 1700 hours of service there is an education award of $5,815. For volunteers 55 years of age or older, awards are transferable to children, foster children and grandchildren.

Half Time volunteers: Living stipend of $5,600, paid on a bi-weekly basis. Upon the successful completion of 900 service hours there is an education award of $2,907. Other AmeriCorps benefits include loan forbearance.  For volunteers 55 and older, awards are transferable to children, foster children and grandchildren.

If you have any questions please contact Kiley Leduc at