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Oasis Center

Art Studio Specialist/Artist in Residency

Oasis Center


Job Summary

Oasis Center:  Oasis Center provides a wide range of opportunities that reflect the diverse needs of youth and their families, from crisis intervention to youth leadership and community engagement to college and career access.

Position: Art Studio Specialist/Artist in Residence

Summary: To coordinate art studio collaborations, provide weekly creative programming, supervise volunteers and maintain the Underground Art Studio & Social Media Studio at Oasis.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Partner with internal Oasis program leadership to create art and social media workshops for internal youth programs.
  • Coordinate weekly or bi-weekly creative programming and calendar for teens with artist volunteers and Oasis staff.
  • Coordinate the calendar of art studio volunteers in conjunction with Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Provide and/or coordinate weekly and/or bi-weekly creativity workshops with exposure to jobs, careers, and entrepreneurial initiatives to earn money through fine art/commercial art.
  • Provide creativity workshops as service projects that explore art as expression, activism and community building.
  • Support youth while building positive relationships amongst teen and adult partners.
  • Document participation and level of engagement to determine which workshops are most effective.
  • Collaborate with art institutions, funders, artists and suppliers in the provision of art workshops/projects.
  • Promote art studio in the community.


  • Three years relevant experience or BA degree.
  • Ability to form strong, caring and affirming relationships with all youth –including LGBTQ+ youth.
  • Clear understanding of racial inequities and other forms of discrimination and willingness to operate from an anti-oppression model.
  • Knowledge of an ability to apply Positive Youth Development, Trauma-Informed Care, and evidence-informed practices based in an understanding of adolescent development.
  • Experience in working with teens in creative settings.
  • Hands-on experience with creating art, crafts, podcasts, tik tok. Etc.
  • Knowledge of various art practices and media.
  • Knowledge and ability to reach digital audiences.
  • Knowledge and ability to design and deliver workshops/sessions to teens and adults.
  • Knowledge and ability to access and coordinate community resources.

Additional Information



This part-time position offers studio space that encourages the artist/staff person to produce their own work and display it, along with youth art, as appropriate.  Material costs are the responsibility of the artist/staff person for their own art.

The studio may be used, with permission, for Oasis and Community sessions/space; however, programming is top priority with a maximum of  15 hours per week.

The artist resident/staff member is encouraged to use the studio as an incubator for productivity, forging relationships and finding inspiration.

How to Apply


Send cover letter and resume to Pam Sheffer –

Oasis Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is operated in accordance with a policy which does not permit discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


  • Date Posted: August 16, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: 17.00 an hour