Summer Programs Administrative Assistant

Center for Architecture

Organization Description: 
The Center for Architecture’s Summer Programs are weekly architecture and design programs for students in Grades 3-12. Each program explores a different theme through art and building activities, design challenges, guided investigations of architectural examples, and site visits.
The Summer Program Administrative Assistants provide administrative support for Summer Programs and assist in the classrooms as needed. As a Summer Programs Administrative Assistant, you will be involved all behind the scenes aspects of running Summer Programs as well as an active participant in daily classroom activities.

Position Description:
The Summer Program Assistants provide artistic and administrative support to the Design Educators leading the Architectural Design Studios. As a Summer Programs Assistant, you will serve as an assistant educator supervising and mentoring students in the classroom and on field trips. You will help guide students through the creative process of designing and building their own architectural models.

Reports to:
Manger of Youth Programs

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Assist with all activities in the classroom and on field trips, including individual support for students’ final projects.
– Support Design Educator with supervision and classroom management, supporting a safe classroom environment.
– Serve as a positive role model for the students and staff in the program. Use good judgment in decision making, problem-solving, and mentoring young adults.
– Seek guidance and assistance from staff regarding student-related concerns and follows through on communication as needed.
– Coordinate the daily check-in/check-out, liaise with parents, assist in final presentations, and help educator with program evaluations.
– Help with daily program prep and clean-up.
– Document program activities through photos.- Respond to all emergencies and assist in the program’s needs as directed. Adhere to policies and procedures as outlined.
– Additional duties as assigned.

Candidate Qualifications:
Education and Experience:

– B.A. in Arts Education, Museum Education, Architecture, or related fields (completed or currently pursuing)

– Minimum 2 years’ experience facilitating youth programs (between ages of 8 and 17)

– Experience working with students in an academic, tutoring, mentoring, and/or recreational capacity

– Interest in both the administrative and teaching sides of museum education.

– Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively

– Interest in CFA’s educational programming & mission 

– Professional and friendly manner

– Assistants will be required to complete CFA-paid First Aid/CPR training

– Must be at least 18 years old

– Housing is not provided; Summer Program Administrative Assistants should live within a daily commutable distance and is responsible for their own transportation.

– Physical Requirements:

– Daily activities include walking, prolong hours of standing, bending, lifting at least 15 pounds.

Position Type:
Full-Time, Temporary

Union Status:

FLSA Status:

Schedule :
Dates: June 17 – 28, 2024: Program prep and orientation, 30-40 hours (schedule tbd) July 8 – August 16, 2024: Architectural Design Studios in session Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday (8 AM start on Mondays)

Salary or Compensation:

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Application Info:
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

AIANY and the Center for Architecture is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.