Youth Programs Specialist Position

26 days ago
Employment type
Part Time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Clockshop works with artists to deepen the connection between communities and public land, in order to build a shared vision of a future based in belonging and care.

As a Los Angeles-based arts and culture nonprofit, Clockshop produces free public programming and commissions contemporary artist projects on public land to better connect Angelenos to the land we live on.

We address the climate crisis as a cultural problem that requires equitable cultural solutions. Through long-term collaborations with artists, like-minded partners, and local stakeholders, Clockshop promotes ecological stewardship and climate resilience among the communities we serve.

Our projects center working-class communities of color in Los Angeles and aim to support the wellbeing and vitality of multiple communities. Whether Indigenous, African American, Latinx, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or immigrants living in LA, we shape the city’s future together.

We bring this mission to our work at Los Angeles State Historic Park in Chinatown and Rio de Los Angeles State Park (The Bowtie) in Glassell Park, in collaboration with California State Parks.

Learn more at or on instagram @clockshopla

About this job

Clockshop, an artist-run arts non-profit based in Elysian Valley, is looking for a part-time Youth Programs Specialist who will take on the development, management, and implementation of key youth programs, designed for youth to deepen their relationship to the land they live on as future stewards and advocates; as well as increase access for youth in NELA to contemporary arts education (with a focus on art in public places) and environmental activism.

These include youth and family-focused public programs related to artist commission projects, curriculum collaborations and field trips during the school year with local K-12 schools (but focusing primarily on middle and high school engagement), school workshops leading up to and during the annual Community & Unity People’s Kite Festival in May, and a 4-week summer youth fellowship and internship program focused on art and advocacy.

The Youth Programs Specialist will have a key role in developing the curriculum, program, learning outcomes, and logistical details of the Fellowship pilot in July 2024. Responsibilities include delivering every program on time, within budget, and within scope; working collaboratively with teachers, youth advisors, interns, artists, partners, community organizations, and vendors; and visioning and developing programs that align with Clockshop’s core values and mission. Clockshop youth programs often take place on public land, and involve an alignment of learning outcomes, artistic ideas, community interests, and land use issues affecting environmental and social justice. The ideal candidate is a resourceful and creative individual with strong organization, communication, and collaborative skills to expand Clockshop’s youth advocacy and engagement programs.

Roles & responsibilities


Ensure that all youth programs (workshops, public programs, curriculum partnerships, and Summer Youth Fellowship) are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.

Coordinate internal and external resources for the flawless execution of these programs.

Assist in the definition of project scope and learning objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders, ensuring feasibility of outcomes.

Develop detailed program and curricular plans to monitor and track progress.

Manage changes to the program scope, schedule, and costs using appropriate tracking tools.

Measure performance using appropriate evaluation and survey tools and protocols .

Successfully manage relationships with teachers, school administrators, park staff, youth, clients, partners, and all stakeholders.

Lead creative outreach to engage youth, families, and schools.

Create and maintain comprehensive program documentation and archives.

Manage, order, and maintain relevant equipment and materials.



Proven working experience in program development and management in the arts or advocacy education field. It is particularly important that the person in this role understands and has experience with youth advocacy around environmental justice or social justice, either personally or in a facilitative, educational role.

Experience with curriculum writing, learning objectives, and execution, including some form of teaching/facilitation experience at the middle or high school level.

Experience with evaluating learning objectives with youth, including rubrics, surveying, and outcome evaluation.

Cultural or lived experience understanding of youth growing up in Northeast LA is a plus, but not required.

Able to create an environment of welcome, safety, and care for young people while keeping clear goals and expectations transparent.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.

Fluency in Spanish is helpful, but not required.

Comfortable with quick turn-around projects

Flexibility, nimbleness, and the ability to pivot quickly

Solutions-oriented, and able to achieve high standards of production and presentation within a small non-profit environment

Fluency with Google Suite and Microsoft office is required; Proficiency with database management software, project management systems (Airtable, Basecamp, Smartsheets,etc), and Wordpress are highly desirable.

To apply

Please submit a cover letter, CV and contacts for 3 references, combined in a single PDF, to this link:

This position is scheduled to begin in January 2024.

Please reach out to with any questions and inquiries.

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