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OUR MISSION

Ensure opportunities for young people to express themselves, discover the arts, and create connections. Serve as home for the Children’s Theater of Madison and Madison Youth Choirs.

OUR VISION

By 2025, the Madison Youth Arts Center will be recognized and valued as a vibrant community space.Youth from all backgrounds will explore, create, and connect through an array of impactful arts programming that evolves with the mission of those who call the center home.

OUR VALUES

Discovery
We celebrate activities that nurture young people’s curiosity, bring together
youth from diverse backgrounds and create community through the exchange of ideas.
Inclusion
We welcome all young people to experience the arts and we strive to foster a
sense of belonging among all involved.
Collaboration
We pursue connections that create shared experiences, cultivate insight, and inspire growth.

POTENTIAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Please give us feedback about how you’d potentially use this exciting new space here.

EMPLOYMENT

Madison’s Youth Arts Center (MYA) is seeking a Director of Community Partnerships and a Director of Facilities to serve as co-leaders for this new facility. Both positions report directly to the Board of Directors. 

The search committee will be accepting applications for both positions until they are filled but to receive first consideration, please apply by January 20, 2021. Ideally, candidates will be available to start by February 15, 2021. To apply: 

  1. Send a cover letter specifying for which position you are applying and highlighting your qualifications, a resume, and three references (contact information only; no letters needed) to jobs@madisonyoutharts.org. Thank you for sending this information as one .PDF document. 
  2. Questions or clarifications needed? Please use jobs@madisonyoutharts.org to reach out. 

MYA is an equal opportunity employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

We value diversity and inclusion and seek to build and maintain a community and culture that celebrates and values diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives. We consider equivalent combinations of experience and education for jobs, and all candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

Click here for full position descriptions and detailed information.

OUR BOARD [Click here to learn more about our board]

Elizabeth Odders-White | President
Kris Rasmussen | Vice President
Pamela Krill | Secretary
Samuel LeMense | Treasurer
Yorel F. Lashley
Ginger Ann Contreras

Seated (L-R): Pamela Krill, Elizabeth Odders-White, Samuel LeMense. Standing (L-R): Yorel Yashley, Kris Rasmussen, Ginger Ann Contreras

Madison’s Youth Arts Center’s Board of Directors is made up of members who benefit from white privilege and members who experience systemic racism and oppression. Together, they make this promise: Madison’s Youth Arts Center (MYA) stands in solidarity with communities of color and people who suffer racial injustices in our local community and across the country. We share in the anger and grief of historical racial injustices and marginalization. We pledge to do our part to fight for the changes that are so desperately needed. We commit to looking inward and examining our own beliefs and actions. The MYAC Board of Directors promises to invest in diversity as we build the center, and work to abolish the effects of structural racism. We promise to build a thriving hub of discovery and creativity in which youth from all backgrounds experience a true sense of safety, belonging and celebration of identity.

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THIS IS OUR MOMENT TO MAKE THIS DREAM A REALITY

Madison’s Youth Arts Center (MYA) is seeking a Director of Community Partnerships and a Director of Facilities to serve as co-leaders for this new facility. Both positions report directly to the Board of Directors. 

MYA is an equal opportunity employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

We value diversity and inclusion and seek to build and maintain a community and culture that celebrates and values diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives. We consider equivalent combinations of experience and education for jobs, and all candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

Click here for full position descriptions and information about applying for these positions.