Director, Youth Education and Family Programs

Education and Family Programs · Brooklyn, New York
Department Education and Family Programs
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About BRIC: 

BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn’s cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for their community, BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC builds Brooklyn’s creative future.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our staff and their families, our artists, performers and media makers, our partners, our patrons, and the communities we serve. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law.

About the Director, Youth Education and Family Programs Role: 

BRIC seeks a Director, Youth Education and Family Programs who will be responsible for developing and overseeing BRIC’s art and media youth education programs and family programming, in line with BRIC’s strategic vision. 

What You’ll Do in the Role:

The Director, Youth Education and Family Programs will be responsible for the following in addition to any other projects as assigned by their manager, Senior Vice President, Programs and Strategy:

  • Develop goals for BRIC school and community residencies (school day and OST) in both media and contemporary art, and for BRIC’s family programs.
  • Establish and cultivate partner relationships with schools, community partners and funders.
  • Oversee departmental and programmatic budgets by ensuring revenue and expense targets are met through regular tracking of expenses.
  • Negotiate residency contracts to meet school and partner goals and align with BRIC’s mission and strategic priorities.
  • Oversee curation and production of family programs, including House Parties and Family Workshops.
  • Guide the curriculum and content development for youth and family programs.
  • Supervise planning and production for special programs, including youth media festival, annual student exhibition, youth curatorial fellowship and public programs for youth.
  • Supervise a team of 3 BRIC employees and multiple part-time Teaching Artists.
  • Manage overall recruitment, professional development, and evaluation of Teaching Artists.
  • Collaborate with the Development team to prepare fundraising proposals and funder reports.
  • Collaborate with Adult Media Education team to facilitate connection between youth and adult learning. 
  • Develop a pedagogical framework and oversee program assessment and evaluation.  
  • Represent BRIC in public forums and the larger education community.
  • Supports and manages other projects as needed.

You’ll Bring these Skills and Strengths to the Role:


  • Mission & Values Alignment: A passion for BRIC’s support of the arts in Brooklyn and a deep commitment to building community, igniting learning and making change through the arts and creativity.
  • Experience & Qualifications:
      • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field.
      • Minimum 7 years of experience in art and media education, including classroom and curriculum development.
      • Demonstrated experience supervising a team and being responsible for the career path of others.
      • Strong knowledge of NYC public schools and the art education landscape.
      • Ability to listen openly, think strategically and influence across all levels of an organization.
      • Strong interpersonal communication skills to successfully work with people across a wide range of communities.
      • Demonstrated understanding of racial justice and the ability to engage with individuals from historically underrepresented communities.
      • Exceptional written and oral communication skills with a keen attention to detail.
      • Ability to work collaboratively in a team, and the ability to communicate with all levels of an organization.
      • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
      • Strong project-management skills, from concept and planning to implementation.
  • ADA Specifications:
    • While largely sedentary, this position requires the ability to sit, stand, lift up to 10 lbs., speak and hear, sometimes for extended periods of time.
    • Some offices are a considerable distance apart; may require mobility about 5% of the day.
    • Requires the ability to use a computer and office equipment traditionally found in office settings.
  • Communication: An emotionally intelligent, values, and results-driven team player who can collaborate across departments and at all levels of the organization. An excellent communicator who prioritizes customer service.
  • Commitment to Equity & Inclusion: Brings experience operationalizing equity within this role.


Other Things to Know:


  • Compensation: The annual salary range for this position is $100k - $120k. 
  • Status and location: This is a full-time, exempt role based in our Brooklyn office. 
  • Benefits: BRIC has a comprehensive benefits package, including: paid time off, 403B retirement plan, pre-tax transit cards, medical flexible spending plans and more. BRIC currently pays 100% of the premium for employee medical, dental and vision coverage starting on the first of the month after 2 months of employment. 
  • Mission & Values: BRIC is committed to building Brooklyn's creative future. We advance opportunities for visual artists, performers, and media makers. We present bold work that reflects diverse audiences and speaks to the world. We ignite learning in people of all ages. We unite Brooklyn through art and creativity to build community and make change.


BRIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot be used as a basis for an employment decision. 

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  • Location
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Department
    Education and Family Programs
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience