Senior Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs

Senior Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs

Studio in a School NYC, LLC (Studio) seeks an experienced, enthusiastic, empathetic and collaborative arts administrator with a specialization in early childhood education to join our program team as the Senior Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs (the Senior Coordinator). Supporting the Director of Early Childhood Programs, the Senior Coordinator will assist in managing existing programs and large-scale professional development, support classroom-based instruction delivered by artist instructors, and contribute to the program design, implementation, improvements and new initiatives.

The Senior Coordinator will report to the Director of Early Childhood Programs. This position is a non-exempt, full-time position, and will be expected to become a member of United Autoworkers Union Local 2110.

About Studio in a School Association

Studio in a School Association is comprised of two LLCs: Studio in a School NYC and Studio Institute. Studio NYC engages over 30,000 public school students in all five boroughs each year and aims to ensure that New York City public school students receive standards-based, quality instruction in the visual arts regardless of socio-economic status. Studio Institute provides programs and creates new partnerships with communities and cultural organizations nationwide. Studio Institute is currently working with partners in Boston, Cleveland, Memphis, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

•Realize the mission of Studio in a School includes classroom-based art instruction, professional development of artists and educators, and events or workshops for parents.

•Assist the Director of Early Childhood Programs in the design and content of the Early Childhood programs and large-scale professional development.

•Provide feedback and support in implementing new initiatives in Early Childhood.

•Support the Director of Early Childhood Programs in selecting, training, assigning, and supervising professional artists with the goal of providing the highest quality visual arts experiences to children ages 2-5 throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Provide feedback to artists and sometimes teachers as needed.

•Collaborate with Program Coordinators on the logistics and administrative tasks within Early Childhood.

•Organize and respond to the outreach requests and inquiries of Early Childhood programs.

•Assist with observing and evaluating programs and sites, provide support to artists, teachers and administrators as requested, to ensure fidelity to program models.

•Collaborate on design, implementation and analysis of results of authentic program assessments, using results as a tool for program improvement. Conduct post-residency surveys and report outcomes.

•Provide support in planning and implementing artist and teacher development activities to address areas of need.

•Provide support in writing, editing, and updating curricula and other materials.

•Report regularly on program progress vis a vis both programmatic and financial targets.

•Provide administrative and organizational support to the program team.

•Attend networking/community events, as necessary.

•Actively participate in Studio’s performance evaluation system.

•Other duties and ad-hoc projects as assigned.

Desired Skills and Background

Education and Experience

•Bachelor’s degree in Education, Arts Administration or related field, Master’s degree preferred.

•Experience in classroom teaching in Pre-K to 2nd grade, teaching children ages 2-5 in a museum setting or an art education organization required.

•Prior experience in:

  • Child development, curriculum development, Pre-K to 2nd grade.
  • Visual art education.
  • Teaching Professional development for classroom teachers and artist instructors, and disposition for working with adults.
  • Outcomes-based program design, management and reporting.

•Familiarity with teaching students with disabilities and/or English Language Learners is a plus.

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

•High proficiency in using Microsoft Suites including Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

Personal Qualities and Habits of Work

•Commitment to the mission of Studio in a School NYC.

•Extremely organized, attentive to detail, and able to work independently and effectively while juggling multiple tasks.

•Strong ability to set up efficient systems and processes to track various aspects of a program.

•Strong work ethic with an appreciation for deadlines. Adherence to project plans and following through.

•Ability to collaborate within a team environment and interact with diverse staff members and populations.

•Self-motivation, assertiveness, positive demeanor and willingness to work in a collaborative team environment.

Skilled in providing direct feedback to artists and teachers as needed, organized and planned.Adaptive and thoughtful in a fast-paced environment.

Able to complete NYC Department of Education Fingerprint and Background Check Clearance upon employment.


We are currently working on a hybrid schedule. The Senior Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs will be asked to work at least 2 days per week in our office at 75 West End Avenue, New York, NY, though this schedule may shift and evolve.


•Generous paid time off, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Pre-tax Medical Flexible SpendingAccount (FSA) and Commuter Benefits, 403b Retirement Plan, AFLAC supplemental benefits, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP), all pursuant to our union contract.

Vaccination Requirement

•Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines including boosters. Studio in a School NYC, LLC requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start date.


Salary set pursuant to a union contract.

To apply:

Email resume and cover letter to Write “Senior Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs” in the subject line. No applications will be accepted without a cover letter. No phone calls, please.

If much of this job description describes you, please apply for this role. Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet all the qualifications. We recognize this and encourage those with relevant skills and experience to apply.

Studio in a School is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to hire staff members who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at Studio in a School are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, employment status, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.