New Urban Arts Seeks Resident Artist Mentor in Music

New Urban Arts seeks an experienced teaching musician to work with our Studio Program Team to design and provide music education programs at New Urban Arts.The Resident Artist Mentor in Music Production (“Music RAM”), 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, teaching music and music production, and supporting the healthy organization of an open studio. The music RAM will oversee, steward, and cultivate community in a live practice room with recording capabilities including digital composition.

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About New Urban Arts:

New Urban Arts is a nationallyrecognized community arts studio for high school students and emerging artists in Providence, RI. Our mission is to build a vital community that empowers young people as artists and leaders to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives. In order to meet our mission to build a vital community that empowers young people as artists and leaders, to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives.


  • Oversee music studio, including setup and maintenance of studio and liveroom equipment and digital programs, support volunteer music artistmentors, communicating material needs to NUA staff, and ensuring students are properly trained to use equipment and software.
  • Introduce new media and techniques and support students in learning proper technique, care, and use of studio equipment and software.
  • Model authentic youth engagement, including using an inquirybased, asset based, and supportive approach to meeting students’ needs that promotes selfesteem and selfconcept of youth.
  • Create and maintain a safe environment for students to develop their creative practice, which includes creating a collaborative learning environment clear of bias and judgment.
  • Help to maintain a studio space that is ready for students each day to work and create, free of trash and debris.
  • Build relationships with students and promote relationship building between students, mentors, and staff.
  • Work as one member of a team of Resident Artist Mentors, participating in weekly program team meetings, and practicing open and clear communication among colleagues.
  • Contribute to the New Urban Arts community through participation in exhibitions, events and workshops.Help students prepare work (including performances) for MidYear Makings and End of Year Art Party.


  • Ability to work collaboratively with New Urban Arts’ team (including the Operations Coordinator, Studio Director and other RAMs) to foster an excellent, supportive learning environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise, either through experience or professional training, with recording equipment, musical instruments and recording/production software, including some or all of the following programs: Soundtrap, Ableton Live, FL Studio, and ProTools.
  • Demonstrated success working in culturally and socioeconomically diverse environments.
  • Interest and experience in forming positive and supportive relationships with teenagers.
  • Positive and direct verbal and written communication skills, including proficient and regular use of email communication.
  • Flexibility, inclusiveness, responsiveness
  • Ability to handle stress without contributing to it

New Urban Arts is a collaborative work environment, and all staff should expect to support each other’s work and participate in high level conversations about New Urban Arts’ mission, values, pedagogy, as well as trends in youth development, arts education, and the nonprofit sector in general.

To Apply:

All applications must include a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter (two pages maximum), should include answers to the following questions:

  • How can the position of Music RAM embody New Urban Arts’ core values?
  • How will you ensure the music program at NUA stays welcoming and inclusive of all levels of ability and identity?

Applications should be emailed to, subject: Music RAM. No calls please. Please send your resume and cover letter as two separate attachments; do not include them in the body of your email. PDF is the preferred file format. Application due: August 6, 2021

New Urban Arts is an equal opportunity employer; BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply