Marwen Opportunities

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Marwen welcomes staff and teaching artists from all backgrounds, industries, and skillsets. We believe our inclusive community helps us better serve our mission to provide free arts courses and college and career counseling to Chicago youth from under-resourced communities and schools.

Current Job Openings

Marwen hires exceptional practicing artists to teach courses that encourage creative thinking through instruction in a variety of visual art media. Three times per year, we seek teaching artists of all disciplines (particularly digital media, graphic design, video, photography, fashion, ceramics, painting, comics and street art). Teaching artist are not required to have a post-secondary degree but are required to have an artistic practice and previous experience as a lead teaching artist, working with youth.

 

To apply, click "Download Requirements" for New Teaching Artist Proposal Information. We accept course proposals year round; included in this form are submission deadlines for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 terms.

 

Note: Candidates with no prior lead-teaching experience may consider our Studio Facilitator (i.e., teaching assistant) positions to gain experience and professional development.

Teaching Artist
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Marwen hires exceptional practicing artists to teach courses that encourage creative thinking through instruction in a variety of visual art media. Three times per year, we seek teaching artists of all disciplines (particularly digital media, graphic design, video, photography, fashion, ceramics, painting, comics and street art). Teaching artist are not required to have a post-secondary degree but are required to have an artistic practice and previous experience as a lead teaching artist, working with youth.

 

To apply, click "Download Requirements" for New Teaching Artist Proposal Information. We accept course proposals year round; included in this form are submission deadlines for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 terms.

 

Note: Candidates with no prior lead-teaching experience may consider our Studio Facilitator (i.e., teaching assistant) positions to gain experience and professional development.

Marwen’s Director of Development is a central part of our leadership team. Along with contributing to the overall organizational strategy, the Director of Development will create, support and implement strategic fundraising plans and manage the day-to-day fundraising operations. The role requires effective leadership skills and rich experiences designing and guiding fundraising programs, including individual and corporate giving, events, government and foundation grants, planned-giving, and earned revenue.

 

For a full job description and to apply, click "Download Requirements." Application deadline is August 31, 2019.

Director of Development
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Marwen’s Director of Development is a central part of our leadership team. Along with contributing to the overall organizational strategy, the Director of Development will create, support and implement strategic fundraising plans and manage the day-to-day fundraising operations. The role requires effective leadership skills and rich experiences designing and guiding fundraising programs, including individual and corporate giving, events, government and foundation grants, planned-giving, and earned revenue.

 

For a full job description and to apply, click "Download Requirements." Application deadline is August 31, 2019.

Marwen seeks a passionate, equity-focused, youth development leader who believes in the power of young people, community, and the arts to lead efforts for social change. The Manager of Culture & Access is responsible for overseeing all student and family resource programs, ensuring that young people are supported throughout all aspects of their time with Marwen. The ideal candidate will possess a strong asset-based approach to working with young people and families, rooted in deep respect for the cultural wealth of local communities. This dynamic new role provides key leadership across the organization, bringing together the work of College & Career Programs and Student & Family Engagement to design systems and strategies to center to the experiences of young people and their families and deepen Marwen’s creative youth development work.

To see a full job description and to apply, click "Download Requirements." Application deadline is August 23, 2019.

Manager of Culture and Access
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Marwen seeks a passionate, equity-focused, youth development leader who believes in the power of young people, community, and the arts to lead efforts for social change. The Manager of Culture & Access is responsible for overseeing all student and family resource programs, ensuring that young people are supported throughout all aspects of their time with Marwen. The ideal candidate will possess a strong asset-based approach to working with young people and families, rooted in deep respect for the cultural wealth of local communities. This dynamic new role provides key leadership across the organization, bringing together the work of College & Career Programs and Student & Family Engagement to design systems and strategies to center to the experiences of young people and their families and deepen Marwen’s creative youth development work.

To see a full job description and to apply, click "Download Requirements." Application deadline is August 23, 2019.

Studio Facilitators have an important role in making Marwen’s courses successful. They provide valuable support to the Teaching Artist in a wide range of tasks including providing one-on-one student support, facilitating material and studio maintenance, and assisting with classroom instruction, discussions, and studio preparations. Studio Facilitators are key in providing an atmosphere of fun and varied learning for students. Marwen alumni are encouraged to apply.

> > > Hear stories and get tips from current Studio Facilitators about how they play an important role in making Marwen courses successful! WATCH VIDEO

 

Who are Marwen’s Studio Facilitators?

* Artists who want to share their practice with youth.

* College age students interested in working with youth.

* Prospective educators interested in learning from a Teaching Artist.

* Alumni who want to stay connected to Marwen.

 

For a full description, application instructions, and term dates, click on "Download Requirements." Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are a current or past Studio Facilitator and are interested in applying again, please email SF@marwen.org.

Studio Facilitator
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Studio Facilitators have an important role in making Marwen’s courses successful. They provide valuable support to the Teaching Artist in a wide range of tasks including providing one-on-one student support, facilitating material and studio maintenance, and assisting with classroom instruction, discussions, and studio preparations. Studio Facilitators are key in providing an atmosphere of fun and varied learning for students. Marwen alumni are encouraged to apply.

> > > Hear stories and get tips from current Studio Facilitators about how they play an important role in making Marwen courses successful! WATCH VIDEO

 

Who are Marwen’s Studio Facilitators?

* Artists who want to share their practice with youth.

* College age students interested in working with youth.

* Prospective educators interested in learning from a Teaching Artist.

* Alumni who want to stay connected to Marwen.

 

For a full description, application instructions, and term dates, click on "Download Requirements." Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are a current or past Studio Facilitator and are interested in applying again, please email SF@marwen.org.

The Maintenance Associate is responsible for cleaning Marwen’s public and staff spaces and studios. Additionally, this role will maintain the building’s common areas, studios, and offices as a possible fill in for the Maintenance Engineer. In addition, this role will perform deep cleaning and special projects as required and maintain a work log for additional tasks.

To see a full job description and to apply, click on "Download Requirements." Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2019.

Maintenance Associate
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The Maintenance Associate is responsible for cleaning Marwen’s public and staff spaces and studios. Additionally, this role will maintain the building’s common areas, studios, and offices as a possible fill in for the Maintenance Engineer. In addition, this role will perform deep cleaning and special projects as required and maintain a work log for additional tasks.

To see a full job description and to apply, click on "Download Requirements." Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2019.

The Enrollment Coordinator is the first point of contact for young people and families and a primary resource for ongoing communication between Marwen, young people, and families. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that young people can smoothly and responsively access all the information that they need to choose and register for programs at Marwen. This role also facilitates the collection and processing of data from enrollment and attendance documents. The ideal candidate will possess an asset-based approach to working with young people and families and an understanding of how clear systems of communication and support facilitate a young person’s ability to meaningfully engage. The candidate will be fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

To see a full job description and to apply, click "Download Requirements." Application deadline is August 30, 2019.

Enrollment Coordinator
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The Enrollment Coordinator is the first point of contact for young people and families and a primary resource for ongoing communication between Marwen, young people, and families. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that young people can smoothly and responsively access all the information that they need to choose and register for programs at Marwen. This role also facilitates the collection and processing of data from enrollment and attendance documents. The ideal candidate will possess an asset-based approach to working with young people and families and an understanding of how clear systems of communication and support facilitate a young person’s ability to meaningfully engage. The candidate will be fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

To see a full job description and to apply, click "Download Requirements." Application deadline is August 30, 2019.

 

The Coordinator of College & Career Programs plays a key role in the development and facilitation of responsive and relevant college and career programming at Marwen. The ideal candidate will have prior college and financial aid advising experience, specifically with first-generation students and families and young people from disinvested schools and communities. They will demonstrate the ability to build relationships with young people and families. The Coordinator will possess an asset-based approach and equity framework to partner with young people as they design their vision of their future and the steps it will take to get there.

 

To see a full job description and to apply, click "Download Requirements." Application deadline is September 1, 2019.

Coordinator of College & Career Programs
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The Coordinator of College & Career Programs plays a key role in the development and facilitation of responsive and relevant college and career programming at Marwen. The ideal candidate will have prior college and financial aid advising experience, specifically with first-generation students and families and young people from disinvested schools and communities. They will demonstrate the ability to build relationships with young people and families. The Coordinator will possess an asset-based approach and equity framework to partner with young people as they design their vision of their future and the steps it will take to get there.

 

To see a full job description and to apply, click "Download Requirements." Application deadline is September 1, 2019.

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Application instructions are included within each job post.

For other inquires about full and part time roles, contact careers@marwen.org.

For Teaching Artist opportunities, learn more here.

For Studio Facilitator opportunities, learn more here.

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