Part-Time Position Announcement
Program Assistant

The focus of the Program Assistant is to support Arts for Learning’s Education and Program Team (EPT) in the implementation of In-School and Out-of-School Time (OST) projects and professional development for educators and parents. The position reports to the Chief Operations Officer, with day-to-day direction provided by the Artist and Programming Manager.

Responsibilities include:

Education, Programming, and Special Initiatives

• Participates cooperatively with the A4L Education and Program Team and other staff members to provide artist support services, Out-of-School-Time program support and oversight, and regular communication with schools/non-school community partners, teachers, and teaching artists.
• Facilitates Out-of-School-Time programs by sharing student progress, providing feedback, budget tracking, order and delivery of program materials, program assessment and evaluation collection, in-person site visits, program troubleshooting and documentation, and coordination of student recognition and culminating events for family and friends.

• Advances the organization’s commitment to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA).
• Completes assignments timely, effectively, and accurately.
• Collaborates on and contributes to program-related marketing / public relations efforts.
• Maintains a high level of confidentiality.
• Supports and advocates for the organizational mission.
• Represents Arts for Learning at events as needed.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands
The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.

Work involves sitting, standing, walking, stooping, and bending intermittently throughout the day. Occasionally carries objects up to 50 pounds. Constant use of computer keyboard and monitor, and need for reaching with the hands or arms, and use of hands to finger, handle, or feel. Constant use of the spoken word and hearing ability.

The majority of Arts for Learning’s programming takes place within a service area that includes both the Southside and Peninsula areas of Hampton Roads. This position requires frequent travel throughout the identified service area. Travel compensation provided.

Work Hours
The Program Assistant will generally work in the office or remotely between the office hours of 1:30pm-6:30pm, Monday through Friday, with occasional later or weekend hours.

• Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent, with associate’s degree preferred.
• At least one year of experience working with school-aged children.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills including with diverse stakeholders.
• Passion, curiosity, and enthusiasm for educational potential of arts-based programming.
•Willingness to have fun and be engaging during hands-on work with youth.
• Minimum of mid-level of competency with office technology (MS Office, Google applications, Adobe, etc.)
• Group leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.
• Reliable transportation.

Compensation Hourly rate range of $15-17/hour
Employment Type Part-Time, Non-Exempt

How to Apply
Please submit your application to us by email (info[at] including a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. Subject line should include “Application – Program Assistant.” Resume reviews will begin immediately. Successful background check will be required prior to start date.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, socioeconomic status, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, culture, religious beliefs, ethnicity, and (dis)ability status.

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.