Primary Responsibility: The Art Program Assistant Manager supports art projects, activities, events, and guest artist workshops that are part of the Art Program at Larkin Street. The Assistant Manager ensures that youth have a safe environment to express their individuality through visual and performing arts, music production and other creative development.

The Assistant Manager, supervises Art Program Interns, and supports other professional development opportunities, internships and work opportunities for youth Art Program participants. The A.M. works in collaboration with the Art Program Manager to plan and coordinate community activities and events; assists in the development and implementation of art classes and workshops; and supports daily operations of the Art Studio. The position requires some evening and weekend hours, and the ability to transport youth in an agency vehicle.


Supervises: 1

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Union Status: Non-Union


Essential Job Functions:

Assists in daily operations of Art Studio, including:

  • Working together with Art Program Manager to schedule and maintain Art Program classes and events; develop and produce annual Performing Arts Night; and collaborate on annual Art Program calendar
  • Supervising Art Program Interns
  • Providing support for Art Contractors classes, workshops, and programming
  • Maintaining Art Program Studio and equipment, including managing an inventory of all equipment, and assuring equipment is stored properly for security
  • Communication with IT and Facilities for studio updates, repairs and upgrades.
  • When needed, provide visual, media and digital arts, or other daily arts classes, and/or for special events (holidays, End of Month Celebrations, etc.)
  • Coordinating Music Recording Studio client scheduling.
  • Tracking studio supply needs and creating monthly supply requests for Program Manager
  • Fulfilling reporting requirements, tracking: daily art program activity, Partner projects, Career track engagements and all program touchpoints
  • Assists in overall program support, including:
  • Working together with Program Manager to develop the Art Program Internships and other career tracks
  • Connecting clients via email or in person with art, community events and performance opportunities.
  • Providing transportation and supervision for youth and materials to community art events and classes.
  • Implementing Policy, Procedure, de-escalation of clients, Modification of Services (MOS), crisis response, and communicating when necessary with Program Manager, Front Desk, ECC and Management
  • Represent the Art Program at meetings and events
  • Collaborating with Larkin Street Academy’s AME Learning Center staff, programming and curriculum
  • Supporting clients through referrals to Employment, Education, and/or Behavioral Health Teams


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Management and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience working in the field of education, experience teaching and/or counseling strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience overseeing program design and development, implementation and operations; staff supervision and training; and budget management.
  • Must also have ability to work with high-risk youth and with diverse staff, clients, and volunteers.
  • Experience working with youth is highly desired, especially at-risk, homeless or runaway youth.


Larkin Street reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required

Larkin Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer