Apr 24, 2024

New Horizons

North Hills, California

SUMMARY: The Art Intern for the CreARTive Arts program will help coordinate the classes, instructors, lesson plans, supplies and materials, and events of the CreARTive Arts program at New Horizons: Serving Individuals with Special Needs. CreARTive Arts is a grant-funded series of arts classes and experiences to help our Members (adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities) learn art skills, express themselves creatively, gain dexterity and confidence, and enjoy the world of arts.

NOTE: This is a temporary job beginning in July 2024 and ending around November 2024

Position Type: Temporary

SCHEDULE: Flexible 15-20 hours Monday – Friday (Occasional Evenings & Weekends)

RATE: 17.28 Hourly


1. Assists in scheduling art activities, including, but not limited to, talking with artists and New Horizons staff, making and distributing flyers, phone calls, supplies inventory and set up, and readying the spaces for classes and workshops.

2. Assist in conducting classes and events, including but not limited to room set-up, helping with member activities, set up of refreshments, track sign-in sheets, greeting guests, and distributing/displaying art materials.


1. Supports the Agency’s mission and partners with others to accomplish the mission.

2. Works effectively with staff, Members and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listens to and objectively considers ideas and suggestions from others; keeps commitments; keeps others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; addresses problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical solutions; addresses others by name, title or other respectful identifiers; and respects the diversity of the New Horizons workforce in actions, words and deeds.

3. Maintains the highest professional and ethical standards at all times.

4. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To do this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability needed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

· Interest in the arts – Appreciates the value of the arts.

· Good Communication Skills – can speak clearly – able to present information to small groups.

· Good People Skills – able to interact well with others.

· Self-starter – takes initiative and follows through.

· Must be comfortable working outside as well as indoors.

· Good customer service skills

A criminal record clearance is required for this position. A valid California driver’s license, active auto-insurance and a driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier are preferred.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: College student, in either Community College or 4-year University, is a requirement for this paid internship. Interest in the Arts. Customer service and/or experience working with the general public preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, write and communicate in English for the purposes of data collection, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. As many of our Members speak Spanish, the ability to speak Spanish is a plus. Ability to effectively present information in English and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk, see, hear, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Salary: $17.28/hour

Benefits: Paid sick leave
Differential rates for Holidays
All paid trainings including CPR/First Aide
Discounts Program
Referral Program
And more…

Education requirements: High School Degree, Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: Please send cover letter and resume to oramaz@newhorizons-sfv.org