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Job Title: ArtLab Facilitator
Reports to: Creative Programming Manager
FLSA status: Non-exempt, part-time 


About PlatteForum: 

PlatteForum, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, is an award-winning and innovative arts, youth-development, and artist-in-residence program in Denver that teams under-resourced youth (K-12) with professional artists in intensive, structured, and long-term creative learning environments. Youth work side by side with resident artists to collaboratively plan, produce, and exhibit a body of work in an environment in which artistic excellence is highly valued. Youth in PlatteForum’s programs delve into a variety of art forms, confronting challenges and obstacles and making life-changing discoveries about who they are, what they are capable of achieving, and where they belong in the world.


Responsibilities and Duties:
The ArtLab Facilitator works in partnership with the Creative Programming Manager and community partners to successfully implement PlatteForum’s award winning youth program, ArtLab at both PlatteForum’s main office and at one to two other partner satellite locations.  


About ArtLab:

ArtLab is an innovative year-round, out-of-school program for under-resourced high school youth that integrates the creative process and arts-based learning with academic, personal, leadership and professional skill development. As an intensive program, we are limited to 16 youth who go through a competitive application and interview process. Youth do not need to have an arts background. This program seeks youth who do not have access to learning through the arts and would benefit from structured immersion in the creative process.


ArtLab youth are involved in the creation and presentation of major works, mentored by professional artists, participate in workshops directed by visiting artists and participate in service-learning projects. All projects address social issues affecting their generation, which creates opportunities for youth to give voice to those issues and propels youth to become active members and catalysts for change in their communities. Through individual and group struggles, challenges, and obstacles, ArtLab interns learn to work together as a team, communicate, accept differences, and focus on completing a project/goal together. In the end, ArtLab youth create high-quality works of art and experience a sense of accomplishment, pride, and shared purpose.


ArtLab Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create workshops collaboratively with the ArtLab interns, Creative Programming Manager and artists
  • Plan and implement ArtLab workshop curriculum 
  • Coordinate with schools and partner organizations
  • Recruit ArtLab applicants, evaluate applications and select ArtLab cohort 
  • Lead ArtLab workshops with artists and partner staff
  • Assist in recruiting artists for programming 
  • Distribute and process pre/post evaluations and ArtLab paperwork
  • Mentor youth 
  • Document workshops 
  • Track and measure workshop outcomes and long-term ArtLab intern success
  • Oversee ArtLab Alumni program  


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with arts education and youth programming experience to grow and further develop a proven program. 

Specific Requirements:

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in arts education, the arts or related discipline (individuals in the process of earning their degree, who have demonstrated experience, may be considered)
  • Proven success and experience in youth programming, curriculum design, measurement and reporting
  • Proven commitment to working with low-income and/or under-served youth from various backgrounds 
  • Verbal and written understanding of Spanish or second language is preferred 
  • Strong belief in art and creativity as an empowering tool for youth success 
  • Involvement and/or interests in art, education, and/or the cultural community of the Denver-metro area
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work after-school hours and weekends during the school year and to work Monday – Friday during summer break (an average of 24 hours per week)
  • Proficiency in a Mac and Google environment and experience with Microsoft products for Mac (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) 


Non-exempt, 24 hour per week position: $14 to $18 per hour, rate is contingent on qualifications and experience
Benefits: Pro-rated paid time off (PTO), pro-rated health insurance and pro-rated holiday pay
Starting Date: early September 2019


To Apply: 

Email resume and cover letter to info@platteforum.org 

Please include the following in your subject line: “ArtLab Facilitator position” 

No phone calls, please 

Required Application Materials: 

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume/CV




-Job Title: Outreach & Engagement Manager
-Job Title: Creative Programming Manager


PlatteForum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should an offer of employment be extended to an applicant, employment with PlatteForum is at-will and is subject to all Denver City & County, Colorado State and Federal laws.  

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