Job Opportunities at Working Classroom

Feb 1, 2018

Working Classroom seeks dynamic, experienced and creative artists of all disciplines (visual art, theater, new media, and photography)! Teaching Artists support a group of 12 – 15 middle or high school students in creating high quality, contemporary, thought-provoking art. Workshops may take place at our Youth Art Center located in downtown Albuquerque or at partner school sites – South Valley Academy, Native American Community Academy or ACE Leadership High School. We hire artists who demonstrate a commitment to working on art that engages with social justice, community and contemporary aesthetics and artists who have experience working with youth from underserved communities.

If you would like to know more about the qualifications and application process for this ongoing opportunity please download the Call for Teaching Artists form below.

Call for Teaching Artists (.pdf)

Call for Teaching Artists (.doc)

Email your resume, cover letter, and work samples to 

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We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to leading an organization that engages with social justice, prioritizes community leadership, and manifests in contemporary aesthetics. Candidates with experience working with youth from underserved communities highly encouraged to apply.

The executive director oversees all aspects of the organization and is responsible for driving our mission and vision.

The executive director will:
• implement an organizational strategic plan with the Board of Directors
• identify, recruit, train new board members
• Ensure the effective operation and delivery of programs
• support and supervise staff
• manage finances
• oversee the maintenance and safety of our Youth Art Center
• ensure the annual budget is funded and organization has adequate cash flow.
• develop a strategy to generate revenues through a variety of fundraising techniques including the
identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors, the planning and implementation of special events and
earned income opportunities
• oversee grant writing and identify and cultivate new funders (foundations, government, private donors)
• public relations, including raising organizational visibility locally and nationally
• cultivate and maintain mutually beneficial community partnerships
• support the organization’s mission and principles.
• maintain an environment that facilitates the achievement of youth artists and ensure delivery of programs,
services and activities that prioritize youth artists
• implement administrative and operational systems to support effective operations.
• ensure productive and effective staff performance, providing guidance, feedback and opportunities for
professional development.

• 5 years senior leadership experience or equivalent
• degree in arts, arts administration, nonprofit management, social sciences or equivalent
• demonstrated success in grant writing and fundraising
• excellent written and verbal communication skills
• demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion
• because we work with minors, candidate must be willing to submit to and pass a background check

• fully bilingual in Spanish and English
• a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the arts
• a commitment to serving low-income and communities of color
• experience working with a board of directors

Salary range, $45,000 – $55,000 D.O.E., plus benefits, paid vacation and sick leave, and annual stipend for professional development.


Kindly send a cover letter and resume including all contact information for three references, to

Semifinalist candidates may be asked to provide more information, including but not limited to a writing sample, lesson plans, or other creative work.

Interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. Application period closes on February 16, 2018.
Ideally, the successful candidate will start between March 12 and April 1, 2018.


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423 Atlantic SW ● Albuquerque NM 87102 ● T. 505 242 9267 ● F. 505 242 2877 ●

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Working Classroom provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Working Classroom complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

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