The YMCA Lighthouse Project Teen Center at the the Homewood-Brushton YMCA is currently seeking experienced teaching artists to lead project-based courses in the fields of visual & graphic arts, music production, photography, video and fashion design with teens between the ages of 13 and 19. Candidates will be considered for opportunities during the summer of 2019 and the 2019-2020 school year. The YMCA Lighthouse Project is an after-school program for high school teens that empowers young people through project-based arts instruction, leadership development, and career readiness.

Teaching artists are responsible for designing culturally responsive projects and delivering lesson plans that integrate experiential hands-on art-making practices with exposure to foundational works in the art form. Teaching artists are responsible for facilitating the
completion of student works and preparing youth for culminating performances and presentations. Ideal candidates have experience working with diverse populations including youth of color and LGBTQ youth.

The YMCA Lighthouse Project is currently seeking teaching artists with expertise in, but not limited to, the following disciplines:

  • Visual Art/Graphic Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Animation/Anime/Drawing
  • Music Production/Beatmaking

Job Qualifications:

  • Expertise and enthusiasm for digital media and the arts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience teaching youth, particularly ages 14-18, in one or more of the arts disciplines listed above
  • Experience with lesson planning and curriculum development
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate youth interests with pedagogies of counter-narrative and social justice
  • Positive attitude, adaptive and collaborative
  • Punctual and consistent

How to Apply:

All inquiries and resumes can be directed to James A. Brown at

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer.