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Arts Ignite is made up of dynamic, creative, and passionate individuals with a wide range of expertise.  We invite applications for Teaching Artists, Staff, and Intern positions as listed below.

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Teaching Artist Openings

Activity Submission

Ongoing – Creative Activity Kits

Create meaningful and accessible art that makes a difference in students’ lives! Creative Activity Kits contain workbooks with activities in various art forms (visual art, music, dance, and storytelling) for both individual and communal learning amongst students. With an umbrella theme of Community, Courage and Creative Capacity, CAK Teaching Artists create activities that establish genuine connections between students and art. 

Teaching Artists for Creative Activity Kits must have experience working with students aged 6-13 and a general knowledge of creating virtual activities. 

If interested, please contact

Video Submission

Ongoing – Arts Ignite NOW!

Ignite the arts anytime and anywhere with our workshop video series, Arts Ignite NOW! Each video highlights a different art form, including music, visual art, dance, poetry, and storytelling combined with one or more of Arts Ignite’s core skills. Led by Arts Ignite Teaching Artists, these asynchronous virtual workshops allow learners to strengthen their creative capacity, language acquisition skills, creative problem-solving skills, and innovation. 

Teaching Artists for Arts Ignite NOW! must have experience leading and creating activities for students ages 5-16 and the ability to self-record and submit content to the Arts Ignite team. Teaching Artists will take on one of two roles, our workshop leader or our video host. Our workshop leader should be prepared to create an asynchronous video lesson in their respective art form, while adhering to Arts Ignite pillars. Our video host should be prepared to welcome viewers, lead an introductory warm-up that gets viewers ready for the upcoming lesson, and lead a final reflection activity that gets viewers thinking more deeply about the lesson.  Apply here.

Staff Openings

There are currently no staff openings. Join our mailing list or check back for updates.

Intern Openings

New York, NY

The Development and Communications Intern will be a key part of Arts Ignite’s efforts to build support through grant and donor cultivation. They will work with the Development and Communications team and play an active role in identifying grants, researching funding opportunities, and executing communications initiatives. With an expected contribution of approximately 5-10 hours per week, each internship can be flexible to allow for the growth and experience to align with the intern’s desired goals.  College credit and stipend available.

Development & Communications Intern:

This position reports to the Director of Development and Communications

  • Researching successful fundraising campaigns
  • Participate in copywriting for outward facing materials
  • Participation in two Fall Fundraising Events
  • Participate in graphic design of Communication materials
  • Inputting data & building reports in Salesforce
  • Organizing and presenting research to the team
  • Identifying appropriate funding opportunities
  • Attending relevant team & staff meetings

Preference will be given to candidates who are located in New York City.  In-person opportunities include:  Two Fundraising events, in person all staff activities in October, and program visits.


Interested and qualified candidates should email a cover letter AND resume to or apply via Only applicants who are being considered as candidates will be contacted.

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