Visual Arts Activity Specialist
Company: Police Athletic League
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The Police Athletic League (PAL) is
the largest independent youth organization in New York City that
provides educational and recreational activities for children and
young adults. PAL Inc. and The New York City Police Department work
in partnership to provide communities with summer and after-school
recreational and educational activities.
We are looking for a
part-time Visual Arts Activity Specialist who responsible for developing
and implementing a broad range of cultural and fine arts
activities. Introduce participants to activities that promote
creativity and self-expression for participants in the program.
Direct and oversee all arts & crafts, creative and performance
activities according to the curriculum and/or center needs, in
preparation for displays and entertainment at the PAL Celebration
events. Plan, organize, and manage arts programming that is
cohesive within the scope of the program. Perform
administrative duties that support the above primary
This position is available at MS 118
Major Duties &
- Organize, lead, and
promote interest in the Visual Arts, including the incorporation of
Art History into lessons.
- Explain principles,
techniques, and safety procedures to participants in the
activities, and demonstrate the use of art materials, tools, and
equipment, including cleanup.
- Engaging students in the creative process and
cultivating their talents, while deepening their knowledge and
understanding of arts and design.
- Model and uphold all agency policy and
- Visit each assigned site daily and ensure that
services are carried out in an orderly and professional manner,
adhering to PAL rules and regulations.
- Ensure that age-appropriate activities are
implemented for youth ages 6 to 18.
- Welcome and register youngsters to the
- Set up and take down program equipment at the site
daily, on time; dress in PAL-provided and approved attire
(Polo-shirt, appropriate shorts/sweats, and athletic
- Interact with site participants, adding to the
program by providing supervision for daily activities such as
recreational games, lunch, and opening/closing
- Encourage youth to actively participate in all
available activities; promote respect, teamwork, and recognition;
inform youth that advice/guidance is available from staff
concerning problems onsite or offsite.
- Monitor youth interactions for injuries/conflicts
and treat/resolve as needed; document situations by completing
forms and submit to Center Director.
- Act as a mandated child abuse reporter, being
aware of the signs of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse; report
incidents/suspicions to Center Director.
- Sign off on required paperwork such as payroll
sheets and attendance logbooks for submission to Center
- Represent the agency and program to the
neighborhoods in a positive fashion.
- Engage and interact with the neighborhood business
owners, parents, senior citizens, etc., representing the program
and PAL in a professional manner.
- Develop clear communication and working
relationships with NYPD officers as well as PAL partner
- Plan and post all schedules and art equipment in
- Make periodic reports/announcements on program
- Responsible for the inventory, care, and
maintenance of all supplies and equipment.
- File incident reports (accidents, injuries,
altercations, etc.) no later than the day of the
- Work with Center Director, and other Specialist
such as Recreation Specialist, and Dance Specialist and/or Art
Specialist on specialized projects and assignments as needed and
assist with the coordination of special activities and
- A minimum of two years of academic preparation in
Arts, fine arts, or other
- Experience teaching arts and crafts to middle
school-aged children. Knowledge of Comic Book Art and
Sketching living things preferred.
A minimum of two years of work
experience in a non-profit youth or social service agency with
Demonstrated skills and competency as
an instructor and artist.
- Understanding of conflict resolution, mediation,
and mentoring concepts.
- Good communication skills, both oral and
written. Ability to speak professionally to staff members,
parents, community residents, visitors, NYPD officers, and PAL
- Familiarity with administrative protocols
involving dress, demeanor, record keeping, reporting,
confidentiality, visitors, use of supplies, and
The Police Athletic League seeks to hire staff who reflect
the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at PAL are
filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to
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