Fashion Specialist, Booker T. Washington

The Booker T. Washington Beacon 54 is a community-based organization that works with a diverse group of families, providing educational, recreational, and cultural activities.  We are seeking a part-time Fashion Specialist.  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to teaching various aspects of fashion including, costume design, hand and machine sewing.  The ideal candidate must have experience teaching to middle to high school students and be comfortable working with at-risk youths.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and design costume for fashion shows, showcases and productions during the term
  • Work with program participants to develop their artistic, educational and leadership potential
  • Engage youth in the following areas through the arts: critical thinking, evaluation, risk-taking, rehearsals, hands on project-based learning, documentation of work, community-building and activism
  • Prepare syllabus and lesson plans
  • Participate in all technical, artistic, planning and professional development meetings
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or firm educational background in fashion design and production, including background in hand and machine sewing
  • 1 year experience working with adolescent youth in preferred; in an after-school program
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching arts to children
  • Strong organizational, planning, leadership, writing and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and to work effectively as part of a team in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Energetic, motivated, self-starter and a team player

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word Format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Be sure to include "Fashion Specialist" in the subject line.  No telephone inquiries or recruiters please.  Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants.  HCZ is an EOE.