Reports to:        Director of College and Academic Services

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

Overview: The Door’s mission is to empower young people ages 12-21 to reach their potential by providing accessible, comprehensive youth development services – health care, counseling, education, legal services, the arts and recreation – in a diverse and supportive environment. The Supervisor for Arts Programming will provide leadership and direction to the arts coordinator and teaching artists, including those teaching instrumental and vocal training and technique, recording and performance; studio recording, dj’ing and mc’ing; theater; dance; graphic design; and activity specialists to ensure that activities meet the needs of young people.


  • Supervise Arts Programming and ensure quality control of programmatic activities
  • Increase accessibility to and exposure of the Arts Program
  • Enhance and increase visibility of music and performance opportunities
  • Develop opportunities for collaborative work with community stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to increase integration of arts programming
  • Ensure teaching artist and activity specialists follow prepared lesson plans and attain outcome-based objectives
  • Meet with supervisor regularly to define and shape the direction of the program
  • Act as liaison between program staff and senior management
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise arts-based program staff and volunteers
  • Design and implement new programmatic activities as suggested by Senior Supervisor
  • Evaluate staff on an ongoing basis
  • Oversees data collection and meet reporting requirements
  • Ensure quality control of programmatic activities
  • Develop linkages with outside organizations and agencies
  • Attend and participate in all programmatic and agency-wide meetings and trainings
  • Implement and support all agency policies and decisions as defined by management
  • Represent The Door at outside events and functions
  • Other projects as defined by supervisor


  • BA required, MA preferred in arts, education or equivalent working experience
  • Excellent organizational and creative skills
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Excellent working knowledge of youth arts and recreation programming
  • Knowledge of youth issues and/or familiarity working with youth population
  • Ability to provide crisis management and crisis intervention
  • Commitment to professionalism and ability to maintain a professional attitude as a staff representative of The Door
  • Understanding of adolescent development, assessment, counseling and/or crisis management
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to provide ongoing supervision and direction
  • Demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse, multi-cultural, inner-city, adolescent population

Hours:  35 hours a week

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.