The Teen New Media Program Assistant (TNMPA) supports the ICA’s efforts to connect Boston-area youth with contemporary art by providing opportunities to engage with new media, including digital filmmaking, digital photography, and music production. The TNMPA will assist with the planning, development, and facilitation of Teen New Media workshops. The TNMPA will also support the Teen Programs by maintaining files, providing data entry and tracking, processing program registrations, and coordinating with teachers in Boston Public Schools and other entities to help ensure a successful program. This is a full-time, hourly position. Because the TNMPA supports out-of-school time programs, some weekend and evening hours are required. 

Please note:

  • All ICA employees are required to reside in Massachusetts or within a reasonable commuting distance from our Seaport location as of their first day of work.
  • All ICA employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of work.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Teaching Artists and Teen New Media Program Manager on planning, development, and facilitation of Teen New Media programs. Support with development and implementation of program objectives and curricula with a specific emphasis on Fast Forward, an expansive program that requires enhanced staff involvement
  • Support teaching artists with incorporating ICA exhibitions and performances, as well as other contemporary art and artists, and ensuring that teens are engaging with and discussing contemporary art in relation to their own projects
  • Assist with the planning and execution of teen events, including screenings, exhibitions, teen nights, and other presentations.
  • Assist with the coordination of various ICA Alumni events and maintain database of alumni contact information
  • Assist Teen New Media Program Manager with maintaining the digital studio, equipment, and supplies; oversee equipment loans to participants.
  • Support the recruitment efforts for teen programs. Coordinate presence in and at schools, partner organizations, and community events. Plan and implement recruitment workshops. Create content for promotional purposes
  • Assume responsibility for all data entry in Teen Programs database, including participant registration, intake and participation records, consent forms and emergency contact information
  • Communicate with registered participants following workshop sessions and workshop completion as necessary
  • Maintain accurate program data records for institutional and partner needs. Support program evaluation and produce reports
  • Update Teen Programs website for workshops, participants, and artwork
  • Assist with archiving of participants’ digital works and workshop records
  • Under the supervision of the Teen New Media Program Manager, administer ICA involvement with the BPS Arts Expansion High School Credit Bearing Program. Attend program meetings, serve as primary liaison and maintain ongoing communication with teachers of record and program administrators, and coordinate teen attendance and grading records.
  • Administer ICA involvement with the Boston After School and Beyond Measurement Partnership
  • Represent the ICA and its Teen New Media program at city-wide meetings, conferences, and other professional opportunities
  • Maintain active and current knowledge in the fields of Museum Education, New Media Education, and youth audiences
  • TNMPA may provide additional administrative support within the department as it pertains to Teen Programs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • BA or BFA required in media arts, art education, or a related field, or equivalent experience required.
  • Broad understanding and willingness to learn creative digital media and technology tools.
  • Experience working Windows and Apple computers; familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in an administrative role
  • Previous experience working with teens
  • A demonstrated interest in contemporary art
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written
  • Possess the ability to communicate with a diverse populations and present in a large group setting
  • Must be able to work independently, demonstrating initiative and proficiency at problem solving
  • Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Ability to pass a CORI screening is required for this position
  • Must be able to lift up to 40lbs

Pay rate: $18 per hour

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While the above is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to bgibbons@icaboston.org. When applying, please include “Teen New Media Program Assistant” in the subject line.

The ICA is located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, and is accessible by public transportation Red and Silver Line.

The ICA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic workforce committed to working in a multicultural environment. Qualified candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply.

The ICA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.