Early Childhood Coordinator

Website Arts for Learning Maryland

About Arts for Learning Maryland
Arts for Learning Maryland, founded in Baltimore in 1950, is the country’s foremost arts-in-education
non-profit organization. The Maryland chapter of Young Audiences, Arts for Learning (A4L) provides
more than 9,000 arts education opportunities to nearly 200,000 students, artists, and educators
throughout the state each year. A4L is a mission-driven organization that values community,
innovation, and passion. The staff, board, and teaching artists have a shared commitment to advance
equity in the field of education by working tirelessly to generate opportunities for students to
imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts.

About Early Childhood at A4L
A4L believes that the way we engage children in the first years of their lives has a profound impact
on future learning and success. Our Early Childhood programs, led by Wolf Trap-trained Teaching
Artists, use arts-integrated learning strategies that connect the arts with core subjects such as
language, literacy, science, and math to bring learning alive. These programs are all delivered
through an embedded professional development model that aims to impart these arts strategies and
skills to caregivers, families, and classroom teachers. For more information about our Early
Childhood Programs, visit https://www.artsforlearningmd.org/programs/early-learning/.

Job Summary
The Early Childhood Program and School Relationship Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position
that will report to the Assistant Program Director. The person in this role partners with schools,
artists, and early childhood community partners, including Judy Centers and child care providers, to
meet their needs for art-based and arts-integrated programming. The coordinator is responsible for
developing relationships with schools and other partner organizations to promote, sell, plan, and
implement customized arts programs and services. Additionally, the coordinator may support or lead
special projects throughout the year based on the needs of the organization.

Responsibilities Include:
● Building relationships with venues, including schools, Judy Centers, and child care
providers to create strong partnerships and provide high-quality programs to early
learners, teachers, and parents/caregivers.
● Identify centers/schools with a high potential for a greater programmatic partnership and
work with these venues to expand A4L programs and services within them.
● Manage scheduling requests, which concern all stages of the scheduling process, from
initial inquiries through the final booking of A4L’s programs.
● Work with the Early Childhood team to help set team goals and to create and track the
annual budget for each program area.

● Support planning and implementation of all marketing and communications activities
related to all program areas.
● Facilitate the scheduling and planning process between artists, centers/schools, and
community-based organizations.
● Track and report on relevant program data, enter all program data into scheduling
software and create contracts to ensure timely payment.
● Facilitate planning and evaluation meetings between artists and centers/schools, which
may occur onsite at the school/venue.
● Regularly attend artist programs to be better able to describe programs and recommend
programs based on knowledge of the center/school environment, educational and artistic
objectives, and budget.
● Assist centers/schools in writing applications and applying for state, county, and
city-funded residencies by assisting with the development of individual grant
● Manage all paperwork related to state, county, and city-funded residencies, and ensure
their timely and accurate submission.
● Seek out and stay connected with opportunities in the program area, which may include
grant funding sources, artist showcases and catalog listings, local resource fairs, etc.
● Represent A4L at meetings, showcases, and resource fairs throughout the year; this may
include occasional evening hours, when necessary.
● Work with development and finance departments to report program outcomes.
● Work with the Early Childhood team to regularly evaluate A4L roster artists and programs
to ensure excellence through artistic, education, and equity lenses.
● Play an active role in supporting the organization’s goals related to racial equity and
● Work with the A4L staff on special projects based on organizational need; past projects
have included project management for new program innovations, participation in internal
task forces and work groups, support with specific funding programs, etc.

The ideal candidate will have/be:
● Extremely detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills.
● Past experience in customer relationship management and budget coordination.
● Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills required.
● Ability to work across teams and with a variety of simultaneously occurring projects and
● Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment.
● Passion for the arts and early childhood education.
● An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias, and its
impact on policies and practices, especially related to the administration of public education.
● Competency in analyzing policies, systems, and structures through a race equity lens, which
results in the advancement of equity and minimizing biases and injustices.
● Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic
● A self-starter with a proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making
● Strong computer experience (required). Skills with programs including Google Suite, Asana, Canva, Salesforce, and/or an ability to become familiar with organization-specific programs
and software is highly preferred.
● A local resident in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Although A4L is currently operating in a
hybrid structure with some in-office requirements through December 2022, candidates
should have the ability to work in the office multiple days a week, starting in 2023.
● Will need to provide their own transportation to and from regular, in-person activities.

We offer a starting annual salary of $40,000 – $43,000. This is a full-time position, with the salary
commensurate with experience. We offer an attractive benefits package which includes medical,
dental and vision health care coverage, retirement contributions, paid sick leave, and vacation time.

To Apply: For consideration, please apply on our website:

Hiring Timeline: Interviews will begin in mid-May, with a final candidate selected by mid-summer

Arts for Learning Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to cultivating a
diverse workforce and equitable workplace. We encourage applications from individuals of
all backgrounds, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity
and expression, age, national origin, veteran status, and disability. All qualified
applications will be given equal opportunity.

To apply for this job please visit www.artsforlearningmd.org.