WPCA is seeking an Arts Education Coordinator to teach our on-site art programs, coordinate off-site residencies at schools and with community partners. The ideal candidate will have experience in art education, an understanding of the non-profit sector and excellent organization and administration skills.

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Major Functions: 

  • Ensure that Hands-On curriculum is inventive, educational and relevant to participants.
  • Research, plan and develop daily lessons for after school classes/review visiting and resident teaching artists lesson plans.
  • Inventory and purchase supplies, manage budget and maintain organization of materials in classroom space for a conducive to a safe, creative environment.
  • Coordinate culmination and celebration events as well as curate annual Youth Art Exhibit in Summer and maintain a display of artwork in the classroom.
  • Foster strong partnerships with schools, parents, families and artists to bring quality arts education programming to Milwaukee’s underserved youth.
  • Coordinate with artists and schools to develop schedules, program content and goals.
  • Liaison between site coordinators, artists and school staff to ensure goals are being met.
  • Manage independent artists contracts and oversee administration and collection of evaluations.
  • Build strong partnerships and community engagement while fulfilling WPCA’s mission.
  • Manage on-site volunteers relating to arts education and or building clean-up efforts.
  • Coordinate with community youth serving agencies or alternate venues for youth arts education outreach efforts (i.e. youth art work and performances in the community and at public events).
  • Assist Executive Director in collecting and synthesizing grant requirements, keep records (student demographics, attendance, evaluations, etc).
  • Develop community relations and funding support for proposed projects; pursue possible funding sources.
  • Coordinate with Marketing Communications Coordinator to develop publicity and website content.


  • Excellent project management and organizational skills .
  • Highly collaborative style, experience developing and implementing art lessons and programs.
  • Knowledge of the non-profit and/or arts, education and community based initiatives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Behavioral competencies:

  • Self-starter with the ability to work in an ever changing environment.
  • Problem solving attitude, self-directed, resourceful and entrepreneurial.
  • Ability to relate to and work with a wide variety of stakeholders, relationship builder.
  • Sincere  commitment to our mission and willingness to work collaboratively with all constituents groups including staff, board members, organization members, artists, educators, volunteers, program participants, families and other supporters.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Art Education.

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a Full-time position-must be willing to work some nights and weekends.  Reports to the Executive Director.  

To Apply: email Cover Letter and Resume to staff@wpca-milwaukee.org. Deadline: August 15th. No phone calls.