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Studio Lab Program Leader 

Bayview Hunters Point YMCA
Part time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Youth and Teen Programs Coordinator
Salary range: 
$17.00 to $19.00 per hour

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The YMCA of San Francisco was named as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work by its employees as well as one of the Healthiest Employers.   Join our team and make a lasting impact every day in communities across San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.  Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. When you work for the Y, you’ll be supported with training, mentoring and career development opportunities. Plus, we offer great benefits to help you grow stronger in spirit, mind and body, even as you’re helping others.

About the Job

The Bayview Y’s Teen Center is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and creative individual to lead youth-development focused after-school music class designed to empower youth to write, produce, and record original music. The Studio Lab Program Leader will guide participants through sequenced project-based activities connected to each of the program’s three layers which will support participants in creating, recording, performing and promoting their own music. Each program layer will culminate in a community event for youth to showcase their work. 

The first layer will focus on developing basic media arts and studio production skills and building a strong sense of community and will culminate in a Winter Showcase. The second layer adds lyric writing and beat making. Students will produce original songs which will be presented at the Bayview Y’s Block Party at the end of the spring. Over the summer, students will gain marketing and self promotion skills and will conclude in a Summer Showcase.  

Under the direction of the Youth & Teen Programs Coordinator, the Studio Lab Program Leader is responsible for supporting the development and facilitating the Studio Lab program in partnership with a Studio Technician from the Blue Bear School of Music. As a team player, the Studio Lab Program Leader builds and maintains strong and productive relationships with and among students, school staff, parents, the YMCA, and community members of the Bayview community. They should be adept at working in a fast paced environment with students of color and thinking fast on their feet.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age. 
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • A commitment to providing young people with the highest-quality youth development experience.
  • Two or more years experience working with multi-ethnic, multi-cultural middle school youth.
  • Passion for social justice and knowledge of the Bayview Hunters Point community, its residents, and a desire to make a difference
  • A minimum knowledge of music theory: Logic X/ Garage band
  • Strong understanding of the theory and practice of youth development.
  • Experience teaching specific content area(s).
  • Ability to engage with middle school youth and build meaningful relationships with them.
  • Creativity and interest in planning hands-on projects for youth.
  • Team player with proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socio economic, educational, religious, sexual and generational backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual and generational backgrounds.
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Tagalog preferred.
  • Background/Fingerprint/TB Clearance.
  • Provide documentation that meets SFUSD Instructional Aid requirement or take equivalency exam.

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All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees