Assistant Artistic Director

Assistant Artistic Director

CATEGORY: Academic/Instructor

The Possibility Project
New York, NY 10001

Job Details



The Possibility Project operates five-month virtual programs that bring together vastly diverse groups of youth from the five boroughs of New York City. Participants go through a creative process through which they produce a work of virtual performance art based on stories from their lives and their ideas for a more just and peaceful world. Using a proven arts-driven curriculum that combines diversity, violence prevention, problem-solving, and leadership training, The Possibility Project promotes personal and social change through unique youth-led programs.



The Assistant Artistic Director will perform the functions outlined below:

  • Assist the Artistic Director in leading online discussions, team-building exercises, and performing arts workshops for groups of teenagers

  • Assist in the creative development of virtual scenes

  • Help to manage the program’s operation by performing some administrative duties as assigned by Artistic Director and Operations Manager



  • Will have a strong background in theater, primarily as a Director and/or Actor

  • Has competency in working in an online environment and using online platforms

  • Enjoys working with youth of diverse backgrounds and experiences

  • Is energetic and passionate about the empowerment of teenagers

  • Is both attuned and committed to social change

  • Works efficiently both alone and in a team setting 

  • Will commit to The Possibility Project’s process and follow its curriculum

  • Has the ability to be highly organized, to work hard, manage multiple tasks, develop ideas, and create strong relationships



We are looking for Assistant Directors for our Saturday Program.

  • The Assistant Artistic Director should expect to commit to 6-8 hours per week to The Possibility Project.

  • This is an unpaid, volunteer position. Course credit can be coordinated through the candidate’s college or university if requested.

  • The Assistant Directors will be expected to attend the following events (some flexibility):

    •  Rehearsals: Saturdays from 2 pm to 6 pm (October 2020 to April 2021)

    • Production Team Meetings: Thursdays from 5 pm to 7 pm (October 2020 to April 2021)



Send the following to and include Assistant Artistic Director in the subject line:

  • Cover letter indicating what you hope to gain from the role with The Possibility Project and what you feel you can contribute to the program and the youth involved.

  • Resume including involvement in youth-centered programs and directorial/acting experience.


For more information about The Possibility Project, visit


October 17, 2020 - April 24, 2021



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