Job Opportunities

CITYarts is looking for talented individuals who are looking for an opportunity to join the non-profit sector while making a difference through art with youths. Look at our listing of available positions and apply. We look forward to your submissions.


Development Coordinator

We are looking for a hard-working, committed, detail-oriented and enthusiastic development professional with a sense of urgency and a passionate commitment to youth and the arts. The position requires people skills as well as excellent writing and research abilities. The candidate must be a capable self-starter who works well as an individual, accepts directions, and works well in a team. Reports will be made to CITYarts’ & Creative Executive Director on a weekly basis.

•     Master’s degree
•    3+ years of prior development/fundraising experience
•    Knowledge of non-profit arts development
•    Excellent writing, presentation, research and planning skills
•    Attention to detail
•    Experience in writing grants and proposals to foundations, corporations, and individuals
•    Ability to set goals and take ownership of duties
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Salesforce

•    Research and cultivate new sources of government, corporate, foundation and individual support in writing by phone and in-person
•    Write and submit letters of inquiry and proposals
•    Provide meticulous care in the appearance and content of work products
•    Maintain system for tracking all development correspondence, reporting and supporter records
•    Maintain fundraising calendar and donation records
•    Provide staff support and outreach for the Annual Benefit and other fundraising events

•    Starting salary commensurate with experience: $42K and up
•    2 weeks (10 business days) accrued vacation
•    May join in 403B
•    Health Insurance to be discussed on an individual basis

Email current résumé and a detailed, one page cover letter to Tsipi Ben-Haim, Executive & Creative Director, at: Please include in the subject line: Job Application, Development Coordinator.

Lead Artist, Always in Bloom

CITYarts’ Global HeARTwarming Program

CITYarts Always In Bloom project at Urban Assembly School for Green Careers

Deadline: December 14th, 2018

Interviews: November 15th – November 21st and December 11th–December 14th, 2018

This project is a collaboration between CITYarts and the Urban Assembly School for Green Careers. CITYarts is planning to create a mosaic with professional artists, students, and community youth.





 Aquaculture Pond

Aquaculture Pond


A. Located in the Upper West Side, this is the first year project out of 2 years consisting of designing multiple garden elements in collaboration with the local youth using paint and mosaic:

1. Designing and creating a mosaic on the concrete wall surrounding the aquaculture pond

2. Creating and painting a design for the landscaping fabric over the pond

3. Painting the metal barricades of the pond

4. Painting a design for the storage shed

5. Creating signage for 2 places on the outside of the gates

6. Creating a plaque for the outside of the gates

7. Painting the pagoda

8. Painting the picnic tables

9. Painting planters

B. Under the CITYarts Global HeART Warming program, the artist will lead workshops in which youth will discuss nature, raise awareness to the speed of climate change, and draw attention to healthy eating and sustainability. With guidance from the artist, students will create visual works based on their ideas.

C. Based on the drawings and ideas of participants in workshops, the artist will create a mosaic design proposal. The artist will also collaborate with the students to create a design proposal for the other garden elements.

D. CITYarts will review the proposal with the artist before the final drawing is submitted.

E. The artist will lead the youth group in the mosaic mural process, which includes preparation of the wall, installing mosaic tile with adhesive, applying grout, and providing instructions for maintenance, etc.

F. This project will start around mid-January, 2019: the artist will lead 2-hour workshops (flexible) once- twice a week in the school January-March (not when the school is closed) and will work in the school garden April-August. The schedule will be discussed with the artist at the interview.

“CITYarts’ goals are to enable youth to think positively about where they live; to give them a sense of ownership and pride; to uplift and bring members of all ages together; and to become actively involved in impacting their lives for the better while transforming their community. We hope that this permanent garden will continue to be an inspiration to all those who worked on it and enjoy it.”

–Tsipi Ben-Haim, Executive and Creative Director, CITYarts


1. 5 high-res images of your recent work (no more than 5 MB in total)

2. Résumé or CV

3. 1-page statement outlining your professional approach and experience working with youth


1. Experience is required.

2. The artist will be responsible for leading workshops with youth ages 12 to 18, creating the mockup for the mosaic and the signage inspired by youth’s artwork, and supervising participants and volunteers.

3. FLEXIBILITY is important. The artist must be open to changing the mockup according to the panel’s suggestions, as this is a collaborative project.

4. The final design will be decided after youth workshops are completed at the end of April, 2019.

5. The artist’s compensation is $4,000-$6,000, based on duration of the project and experience of the applicant. There will be a separate materials budget.

6. This is a WORK FOR HIRE; the copyright will be owned by CITYarts as the author of the work pursuant to 17 U.S.C.S. 201(b).


Stage 1: A panel of art and community professionals will select 5 semi-finalists December 11th-December14th.

Stage 2: Semi-finalists meet at the CITYarts’ office with panel members, to explore themes and answer questions. Artists will be notified of the final selection the week of December 11th, 2018. Learn more at

SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO: Jennifer Vazquez, Project Coordinator, at