Follow Your Art is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Current Job Openings

Follow Your Art offers a dynamic, creative team environment that values each employees contributions and ideas. While each position has a defined role, there are many opportunities to collaborate across roles. Our best ideas are generated and executed together. 

Communications and Development Coordinator

We are seeking a highly motivated professional for a part-time Communications, and Development Coordinator. This is a wonderful opportunity to assist a dynamic staff and volunteer team in advancing our mission through community outreach and development. The ideal candidate is a self-directed professional who is highly organized, detail-oriented and able to work both collaboratively and independently.

Outreach Responsibilities:

  • Develop/maintain ongoing and innovative communications, including use of social media, website, electronic newsletter, print media, brochures, press releases, etc.
  • Promote FYA community programs, events and workshops.
  • Outreach to community organizations for potential partnerships. 

Development Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all communications efforts of the Fundraising Committee.
  • With the Executive Director, cultivate and manage relationships with donors, potential donors, community partners, and other funders.
  • Work closely with the Board and Development Committee to implement a fundraising plan, which may include special events, donor cultivation and a capital campaign.
  • Assist Arts for All Coordinator with securing sponsorships for annual fundraiser.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in leadership roles, with success in fundraising and/or communications.
  • BA/BA degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with WordPress and GiveWP, Constant Contact, or ability to train.
  • Exceptional writing and proofreading skills with overall attention to detail
  • Skilled relationship-builder and spokesperson, able to engage a range of partners and donors as well as community members and program participants 
  • Ability to plan and execute 1-2 fundraising events per year, in conjunction with Board and Fundraising Committee
  • Connection to and knowledge of Melrose and surrounding communities
  • General knowledge of the local arts and culture sector including Boston area

Compensation: $28-$31 per hour depending on development experience

  • 15 hours per week on average, flexible schedule 
  • Hours can be both remote and site-based in Melrose, MA
  • Reports to Kris Rodolico, Executive Director of FYACS

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to krodolico@fyamelrose.org

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Creative Youth Development Coordinator

Create Your Opportunity (CYO) is a new Creative Youth Development Program that empowers youth to turn their creative passion into opportunity by advancing their artistic skills, mentoring younger children in the arts, and/or implementing community art/social justice projects. This program has three branches:

  • Portfolio: for youth wanting to challenge and refine their skills and produce a body of work for advanced education and connect with the community through their artwork.
  • Arts Education: for youth with a passion for creative arts and a strong desire to develop leadership skills by mentoring children in the arts. 
  • Community Art and social justice: for youth with a passion for creative arts and interest in community engagement, community art and social justice. 

We are seeking an energetic professional with excellent communication skills and direct experience with HS youth for a part-time Creative Youth Development Coordinator. The ideal candidate is a self-directed, highly organized individual who has experience in leadership roles with HS youth, and a connection to and knowledge of the Melrose and surrounding communities, including the local arts and culture sector.

Coordinating/Outreach Responsibilities:

  • Work with ED to develop selection process for the 3 pieces of the CYO Program
  • Recruit HS Youth from Melrose and surrounding areas to participate in the CYO program
  • Direct outreach to community organizations for potential partnerships with CYO
  • Promote the CYO program to the community through social media, website, electronic newsletter, print media, brochures, press releases, etc.
  • Assist Gallery Coordinator with annual art show for CYO

Mentoring Responsibilities: 

  • Work with FYA Program Manager and Director to integrate CYO Youth into programs
  • Provide/organize mentorship for youth, communicate regularly with mentors and youth in program
  • Work directly with a small group of HS Youth to design and implement a community art project

Qualifications:

  • BA/BA degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of experience in leadership roles with HS Youth
  • Experience in community outreach, community organizing
  • General visual arts background; experience in community and public art projects is a plus
  • Experience with grant writing or excellent writing skills

Compensation: $22-24 per hour based on experience

  • 10 hours per week on average, flexible schedule, roughly 45 weeks a year.
  • Hours are mostly site-based in Melrose, MA
  • Reports to Kris Rodolico, Executive Director of FYACS

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to krodolico@fyamelrose.org