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“As a teacher, it is a joy to work with Streetside Stories.”

— Kelly Taggart Scavullo, Teacher, Francisco Middle School

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Streetside is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Executive Director

21st Century Project Manager

Media Arts Teaching Artist

Theater & Storytelling Teaching Artist


Executive Director

Organization Overview

Streetside Stories is a nationally recognized, 24-year-old nonprofit arts education organization located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Streetside helps K-12 youth tell the stories of their lives through the arts and technology. This year, Streetside will serve over 2,000 students at 25+ sites, many of them low-income and English learners, in San Francisco and the East Bay.

Through the power of storytelling, Streetside Stories cultivates young people's voices to develop literacy and arts skills, fosters educational equity, values diversity, and builds community.

With a 2013-14 budget of just over $1 million, Streetside Stories receives their funding from the City of San Francisco, the U.S. Department of Education, a variety of corporations, private and family foundations, and individual donors.

BUDGET & STAFF: Streetside operates with 5 full-time staff, 8+ teaching artists and 1 VISTA volunteer. The current annual budget is just over $1,000,000 and approximately 65% of the budget is from government sources.

Position Summary

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of Streetside, including: setting and leading the strategic direction with Board and staff/faculty; oversight and growth of the budget; management of personnel; fundraising; public relations and networking; oversight of program and fundraising support staff, and board development. The ED provides leadership that upholds the values and mission of Streetside, while ensuring the sustainability of the organization.

Reporting Relationships

The Executive Director reports to the Streetside Board of Directors. The ED directly supervises 3 staff members (Director of Programs, Development Manager, and Administrative Manager).

Key Responsibilities

• Provides leadership to the staff, Board, teaching artists, volunteers, and the community by modeling and upholding Streetside's mission and values.

• Oversees all programs; collaborate with programs team to ensure quality curricula that has a deep and long-term impact on young people and their community; participates in program planning, development, and evaluation with groups such as admin staff, teaching artists, and youth representatives.

• Builds and maintains strategic parternships with all key stakeholders, including school sites, community centers and housing sites, and other community and government organizations.

• Cultivates, in collaboration with the Board and staff, relationships with funders and prospective donors, and has major responsibility for helping to enhance, maintain, and develop diverse revenue streams.

• In collaboration with development staff, plans, leads, and executes Streetside's fundraising efforts: leads research, writing and submission of grant proposals and related reporting; manages and pursues individual, corporate, community, government, and foundation relationships; develops events; writes and plans direct mail and donor campaigns; oversight of Salesforce donor database.

• Develops the annual budget and ensures proper controls in accordance with the guidelines of funding sources and with sound accounting practices, including provision of timely monthly financial statements to the Board.

• Leads long-range planning and visioning, including assessment of programs in partnership with the Board and staff. Ensures that Streetside's short and long-term strategic plans are fulfilled and updated as necessary.

• Oversees annual cycle of events and projects, including Raising Voices fundraiser, student anthologies, donor/partner appreciation events, and student showcases.

• Remains abreast of current policy and trends in arts, technology, and education.

• Maintains collegial relationships with partners, other city-based programs, government agencies, and elected officials; represents Streetside in coalitions and collaborative projects; works to enhance and develop relationships that benefit Streetside. Actively engages in policy issues affecting arts education in the San Francisco Bay Area, and assures that Streetside has a voice in said efforts.

• Engages, develops, and encourages a strong, active, and diverse Board that assists Streetside in fulfilling its mission. Maintains a mutually supportive relationship with the Board in the areas of governance, planning, fundraising, Board recruitment, and outreach activities.

• Along with staff and Board, serves as an agency spokesperson and is actively engaged in public relations and media communications. Provides strategic oversight in all marketing, branding, and communications efforts.

• Mentors and supports staff and their professional development, while allowing for independence and growth. Builds a strong organizational culture that values staff expertise, retains quality staff, and builds internal capacity. Monitors Streetside's administrative capacity and makes changes as needed.


- Demonstrated passion for and commitment to education, social justice/youth empowerment and arts education.

- Minimum of 5 years experience in nonprofit management as an executive director, senior manager, or equivalent.

- Verifiable success in fundraising; grant writing and reporting experience.

- Experience applying for, implementing, and reporting on Government grants (Federal/DOE grants experience preferred).

- Demonstrated experience with budgeting and financial management, including understanding of accounting practices and financial statements.

- Experience working with Boards of Directors.

- Background in urban education, preferably in delivering arts programming in school settings.

- Proven ability to build and maintain a highly-motivated and diverse staff.

- Visionary yet grounded.

- Exemplary communication skills, including public speaking and writing, and an ability to network with community partners, government representatives, business executives, foundation officials, donors, and the media.

- Possess integrity, a strong work ethic, and commitment to upholding Streetside's mission and values.

- A Master's degree in a related field, preferred.


Final salary offered will be based on the candidate meeting job qualifications and commensurate relevant experience. Comprehensive benefits package. Annual salary: $85,000 – $100,000.

How To Apply:

By March 1, 2014, submit your credentials, and a letter of interest that articulates why the arts are a critical component of urban youth education, to:



21st Century Program Manager

In fall 2013, Streetside received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help teachers in the Hayward and West Contra Costa Unified School districts integrate media arts into their classrooms using iPad labs.

Position Overview

The Project Manager, a one-year position that reports to Streetside's Director of Programs, will launch this exciting project, setting it up for long-term success. Duties include:

  • Managing the project's work plan and timeline
  • Adapting and producing project deliverables alone and with others, including online teacher resources, assessments, and curricula
  • Managing project evaluation in partnership with external evaluators
  • Leading and coordinating internal and external project teams
  • Participation in Streetside's Program Leadership Team
  • Participation in hiring project Media Arts Coaches
  • Developing strong partnerships with project partners
  • Developing internal and external program reports
  • Setting up systems for technology purchasing and management

The ideal candidate will be flexible, detail oriented and self-motivated, with a passion for technology and arts education and a commitment to social justice and the mission of Streetside Stories.

Requirements include:

  • At least three years' experience in project management
  • Knowledge of trends in media arts and technology education
  • Advanced Mac skills; proficiency with Ipads and iLife preferred
  • Arts experience preferred, especially experience using media arts software
  • A bachelors or equivalent experience in a related field such as education, management, or the arts
  • Experience designing and trouble shooting web portals or online forums
  • Experience designing project systems for sustainability
  • Experience working with teachers in low-income urban schools preferred
  • At least two years' experience working with young people, especially underserved urban youth
  • Experience with evaluation and assessment
  • Superb oral and written communication skills
  • Effective time and project management skills
  • Team orientation

This full-time, one-year position is slated to begin in early 2014. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and chiro-acu insurance, as well as generous paid leave. A 403(b) plan and commuter benefits are also available. One year salary is $46,000-$48,000 based on experience.

How To Apply

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2014. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter, along with an educational-technology related work sample, to

Streetside Stories is an "at-will" and equal opportunity employer.

Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.


Media Arts After School Teaching Artist

Position Overview

Our digital storytelling programs bring autobiographical writing, visual, and media arts workshops to 4-8th grade students in San Francisco and Oakland public schools. In each workshop, students will write scripts for their stories, record a voiceover, select and create images, and then use Streetside's mobile media lab to create digital stories.

We are looking for applicants who are dynamic in the classroom and passionate about working with young people and arts education. Applicants must be available to teach Monday through Friday, between the hours of 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

Key Responsibilities


  • Facilitate Streetside Stories workshops (teach writing and storytelling, facilitate visual arts activities, and facilitate students through digital storytelling process), guided by established curriculum
  • Document curriculum
  • Create a safe and supportive youth empowerment culture in the classroom
  • Treat all young people with dignity and respect


  • Participate in learning communities and staff meetings
  • Maintain excellent working relationships and communications with classroom teachers and Streetside staff
  • Support use of mobile digital technology lab and associated equipment


  • Maintain classroom/program files: attendance, rosters, internal evaluation documents, etc.
  • Supervise on-site volunteers and interns
  • Support production of annual DVD anthology content
  • Support other programs, outreach and organization's fundraising activities as needed
  • Prepare students' digital stories for DVD


  • At least 2 years experience teaching young people, preferably diverse, elementary to middle school aged youth
  • Experience teaching technology-based curriculum
  • Proficiency with Mac operating systems.
  • Proficiency with audiovisual equipment (scanners, audio recording equipment, digital still cameras)
  • Knowledge of software such as iMovie, ComicLife, Photoshop, iPhoto, Microsoft Office
  • Experience working with diverse populations of youth, including English Language Learners
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Commitment to youth development and educational equity
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and project management skills
  • B.A. degree or experiential equivalent in related field
  • Must be available to work during after school hours, Monday through Friday

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Spanish or Cantonese language abilities
  • Experience working with English Learners
  • Car with insurance

Candidates of Color, LGBTQ and Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a part-time hourly contract position with no benefits to start. Teaching Artists are eligible for medical, dental, and vision benefits after meeting certain professional benchmarks.

How to apply:

How to Apply:  Please email with Media Arts Teaching Artist in the subject line, and include the following:  1) resume 2) thoughtful cover letter 3) sample video clip of student work 4) a paragraph describing your teaching philosophy. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 


After School Writing, Theater & Storytelling Teaching Artist

Position Overview

The Writing and Storytelling teaching artist will facilitate afterschool storytelling programs in San Francisco and Oakland. Workshops improve students' critical thinking and writing skills using storytelling, theatre, creative writing and the visual arts. We're seeking a bold, creative leader with a deep connection with Streetside Stories' mission.

Key Responsibilities


  • Facilitate Streetside Stories workshops (perform stories, teach writing, facilitate improvisations) guided by established curriculum
  • Recruit students for programs as needed
  • Teach workshops to middle and elementary school students
  • Create, modify, and document curriculum as needed
  • Maintain communication with classroom teachers and Streetside staff
  • Participate in learning communities and all staff meetings
  • Create a youth empowerment culture in the classroom
  • Treat all young people with dignity and respect
  • Maintain classroom/program files: attendance, rosters, internal evaluation documents, etc.
  • Edit and support production of annual anthology content
  • Support other programs, outreach and organization's fundraising activities as needed


  • 2 years teaching experience or equivalent, preferably experience teaching writing, storytelling or theater
  • Experience working with elementary school students and diverse populations
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Performing arts experience (theatre/storytelling)
  • B.A. degree or experiential equivalent in related field
  • Strong communications skills and flexibility
  • Well-organized, ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Commitment to and training in youth development practices
  • Must be available to work M-F, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Spanish or Cantonese language abilities
  • Experience working with English Learners

Candidates of Color, LGBTQ and Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a part-time hourly contract position with no benefits to start. Teaching Artists are eligible for medical, dental, and vision benefits after meeting certain professional benchmarks.

How to apply:

Please email jobs[at]streetside[dot]org with Writing, Theater, and Storytelling Teaching Artist in the subject line, and include the following: 1) resume 2) thoughtful cover letter 3) a paragraph describing your teaching philosophy. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Streetside's Internship Program

Thanks for your interest in interning with us! Streetside interns help out in a variety of ways, from working directly with teachers and students, to assisting our fundraising, programming, and outreach teams. We are currently not accepting applications. Please keep an eye on this page for future openings!


  • Minimum commitment of ten hours per week for entirety of the term
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Editing/proofreading/writing experience preferred
  • Passion for youth empowerment and literacy
  • Interest in gaining skills in fundraising, nonprofit management, and/or outreach


"Now I understand that in the end, I will end up ahead in life if I continue to take risks and chances."

Lyla Sax, Claire Lilienthal School