Supervisor of Youth Programming

Jabberwocky Studios is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that builds equity and inclusion through a variety of arts programs in Columbia, MO. The Programming Supervisor is responsible for overall implementation, coordination, supervision and evaluation of all programs including dance, the Art Bus, theater, in-school art classes, mural creation and Africa Fest, as well as maintaining the day to day operation of the studio. They manage a team of employee and contractor staff, maintain a close working relationship with our collaborators, and work closely with the Executive Director. The successful candidate will believe deeply in our mission to build equity and inclusion in our community.

Benefits and pay range:

Pay $30,000-$35,000

3 weeks paid time off

Personal Attributes of the Successful Candidate:

Dedication to the job, reliability, a positive outlook, high energy, friendly, loves children, open to all sorts of people, flexible, adaptable, self-motivated

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Communicates daily with the Executive Director
  • Maintains a positive interaction with employees, independent contractors, collaborators, participants, and their families
  • Supervises and assesses dance instructors for class structure and lesson delivery
  • Supervises summer mural painting along with the lead artist
  • Transports students to and from classes in the Jabberwocky van
  • Drives the Art Van (no passengers), assists the artist, collects data
  • Assists the theater Director, is present at rehearsals, collects data
  • Maintains day to day operation of the studio space including ensuring that the space is accessible, clean and useable
  • Participates in local civic or cultural organizations
  • Provides photos of programs to social media director
  • Assists Executive director with local aspects of planning annual Africa Fest
  • Plans and implements annual picnic and recitals

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (Preferred) (Degree in the arts, social work or education preferred)
  • One year of working with children in a learning environment
  • Uses appropriate strategies to work with children of different ages and backgrounds
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and results-oriented
  • Clear ability to plan and execute tasks/projects with appropriate follow up
  • Have, or be able to secure, a valid Class E driver’s license, have a good driving record, and have been licensed to drive for a minimum of two years in order to transport passengers in studio vehicles
  • Able to work irregular hours, weekends and evenings
  • Able to pass mandatory background check
  • Periodically required to lift items up to 25 pounds (e.g. tables, equipment)
  • Able to walk outside in spring, summer and fall


The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this position. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Application instructions:

Application will close when a qualified candidate is found. The successful applicant can begin work almost immediately. Please submit your resume and 2 references to Linda Schust via email:


A beautifully diverse world in which equitable, inclusive access to life enriching arts and educational experiences bridges opportunity gaps. In this world, the drive for equity and inclusion will be built upon an understanding of our shared humanity and our shared destiny.


 Jabberwocky teaches and performs ethnic and urban arts to build equity and inclusion in our diverse community.

Jabberwocky is committed to making our programs available to everyone—regardless of income. We serve foster kids, immigrants, incarcerated youth and school children.


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We believe in the power of art

Art transforms the way we see the world and one another, creating common ground upon which we can build a better community.

Jabberwocky is a dynamic organization responding with high quality arts programming to needs in our diverse community. Our vision is a community that supports every individual to reach their full potential in school, work and life.

EVERYONE is welcomed here.

“Thank you Jabberwocky Studios for the wonderful dance instruction and the amazing teachers and staff. This studio not only gives you the platform to showcase your talents, but helps you to find hidden talents that you are not aware of. Here focus goes beyond helping students to maximize their potential as an artist. I feel fortunate to be a part of this studio. ”
-Agrim, 14, dance student

Stay tuned for our
upcoming 2022 Season announcement!

Look for the Art Bus and our summer mural painting program!

We offer classes in hip hop, break dance, and african dance for people of all ages.

Help your middle schooler to succeed in school and work with our super fun science, technology, engineering, art and math program.

We are dedicated to removing barriers.

We realize that economic differences are a significant source of diversity in our community. In an effort to represent this diversity among  Jabberwocky participants,  we offer a tuition waiver program.

Tuition wiaver


Africa Fest 2022- Malagasy Cooking Class

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

Africa Fest 2022 Gala Performance

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

Africa Fest 2022 African Market

September 19 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Jabberwocky Dancers at Family Fun Fest

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

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