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New Urban Arts is hiring two Resident Artist Mentors for the 2015-2016 school year. Applications due August 28, 2015.

Resident Artist Mentors will focus in one of two areas: printmaking or two-dimensional media.  Resident Artist Mentors will embody our core values of connection, voice, inclusion, leadership and risk by participating in the studio life on a daily basis, creating meaningful relationships with youth, and supporting the healthy operation of an open studio. 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Attending weekly program team meetings before studio hours
  • Overseeing one of two media areas: printmaking or two-dimensional media; including maintaining supplies and studio equipment, supporting other printmaking and two-dimensional mentors, communicating material needs to NUA staff, and ensuring students are properly trained to use materials and equipment.
  • Introducing new media and techniques, support students in learning proper technique, care and use of materials & studio equipment.
  • Modeling authentic youth engagement, including using an inquiry, asset-based and supportive approach to meeting students’ needs that promote self-esteem & self-concept of youth.
  • Creating and maintaining a safe environment for students to develop their creative practice, including creating a learning environment clear of bias and judgment, and encouraging collaboration.  Help maintain a studio space that is free of trash and debris, and is ready for students each day to work and create.
  • Building relationships with students and promoting relationship building between students, mentors, and staff.
  • Contributing to the New Urban Arts community through participation in exhibitions, events and workshops.
  • Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Resident Artist Mentors will work collaboratively and in conjunction with the Studio Organizer and Youth Programs Coordinator.

Position Requirements:

  • Completed at least one year as an Artist Mentor at New Urban Arts
  • Demonstrated experience with visual arts discipline(s) either through experience or professional training
  • Demonstrated success working in culturally and socioeconomically diverse environments
  • Experience and interest in forming positive and supportive relationships with teenagers
  • Positive and direct verbal and written communication skills, including proficient and regular use of email communication
  • Flexible, inclusive, responsive and can handle stress without contributing to it

Fore more information and how to apply, see attached position description, or email Emily Ustach at  All applications are due August 28, 2015. These positions are only available to former artist mentors or arts mentoring fellows.