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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: YOUTH LEADER, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
Youth Opportunities
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$15.00 - $15.50 Per Hour


The Division of Youth Opportunities in collaboration with the Cultural Development Division is seeking qualified candidates to fulfill the role of Youth Leader for the “Create 508 - Youth Creatives and Entrepreneurs program.” The program mission is to support youth leaders to drive Worcester’s culture, community, and business of art! Youth Leaders will meet regularly with the program’s Artist Mentors and Program Coordinator to engage in training, workshops, and dialogues; learn from guest speakers and panels; and organize and host a public event to spotlight and showcase youth artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs from Worcester. During sessions, Youth Leaders will have the opportunity to develop leadership and workforce skills, skills related to cultural organizing, event planning, art curation, community engagement, marketing and branding, and other skills pertaining to the fields of arts and culture. Youth Leaders will be supported to implement these skills by planning, organizing, hosting, and evaluating their final event: a youth-led public space for youth artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs to showcase, spotlight, and amplify their projects, voices, and networks. The final event will build community and contribute to Worcester’s landscape of creative and cultural community spaces.


  • Experience creating art
  • Engaging in cultural/community organizing, planning events, and/or youth entrepreneurship
  • Strong passion for creating positive social change in our community
  • Strong passion for arts and culture
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and be flexible
  • Ability to build relationships with peers and community members
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations.


  • Special interest in art, culture, and /or entrepreneurship
  • Ability to pass CORI & SORI check
  • Valid work permit required if under 18 years of age


  • Experience facilitating and/or organizing youth activities and programming
  • Experience working with children and families from diverse cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities
  • Special Interest in community organizing

SALARY RANGE: $15.00 - $15.50 hourly, part-time, temporary, non-benefitted.

To apply, please visit:  or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. OPEN UNTIL FILLED, applications received prior to or on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2023 will receive preference. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030,

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