Work with youngarts

Alumni Advisory Council

On a rotating basis, YoungArts will engage up to nine alumni representing a diverse group of ages, ethnicities and artistic disciplines to join the Alumni Advisory Council. The council provides critical feedback about artists’ needs, evaluates impact of alumni programming initiatives, participates on selection panels for open call opportunities and identifies new avenues for fundraising potential. Council members are asked to dedicate 20 hours per year to alumni programming, including two annual meetings and participation on a minimum of three selection panels for open calls.    

To inquire about serving on the Alumni Advisory Council, contact us at [email protected].

Discipline coordinators

Discipline Coordinators (DCs) are present throughout YoungArts Week Program Weeks and function as administrative liaisons between YoungArts staff, Panelists, Directors, Faculty, Creative Team members and YoungArts winners. They play a pivotal role in ensuring the entire program runs smoothly and consistently. For YoungArts Week, Discipline Coordinators begin working with YoungArts remotely during the Adjudication process in early Fall and then on location through YoungArts Week each January.

If interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Resident Advisors

Resident advisors (RAs) play an integral role in the quality of YoungArts programming and the mentorship of winners. YoungArts hires resident advisors for five programs: National YoungArts Week (January), YoungArts Miami (February), YoungArts Los Angeles (March), YoungArts New York (April), and Presidential Scholars in the Arts rehearsals and performance (June).


With dozens of open calls for alumni available each year, as well as our annual competition for high school students, YoungArts regularly employs a diverse group of alumni with an established practice in their field to review submissions of work. Reviewers are tasked with evaluating applications for a variety of programs, assessing everything from artistic excellence to funding potential and technical expertise, based on the needs and guidelines of each specific program.

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please send your resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].
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