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Jobs & Opportunities

We know that learning doesn’t stop once our students leave the classroom so we’ve created a space to share the latest opportunities throughout the Boston area.

Volunteer Opportunities

BAA October Saturday Service

Students and Staff!

Sign-up for the BAA/Grover Cleveland Complex Clean-up and Beautification Project

Saturday, Oct 23, 10:00AM - 2:00 PM (4 service hours)

Rain Date: Saturday, Oct. 30.

Participants will engage in a campus clean-up and beautification of the grounds surrounding the school building, including the planting beds, courtyards, parking lot and lawn areas. We will be painting and doing yard work, so plan to be outside and wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty.

Please use the link HERE to sign-up

The Teen Leadership Council

The Teen Leadership Council is a school-year youth employment program that will hire up to 18 Teen Leaders, ages 15-18, specializing in an area of the performing arts (dance, music, or acting) to use the arts for social change in their communities. Teen Leaders will work collaboratively to create an original performance presented as a Final Showcase, and arts-based interactive workshops on a social justice topic. Teen Leaders will be paid minimum wage ($13.50) for up to 10 hours per week meeting on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in person at the Boch Center, located in Downtown Boston, and Thursdays remotely, all days from 4pm – 6:30pm.

If you are interested, please reach out to the contact below:

Associate Director of Education
Boch Center
P: 617.532.1250
P: 857.302.2722 

Artists for Humanity is Hiring!

AFH fuses art-making, entrepreneurial and business training, and experiential learning to create empowering and transformational experiences for Boston teens. Our Youth Arts Enterprise employs teens to work with creative mentors on commissioned art projects for Boston businesses.

If you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior then go to, click the get involved tab and fill out an application. Have questions and want to apply?

Email Gary Chen at

Youth Unscripted

Youth Unscripted is still recruiting students for the 2021-2022 program! This is a great opportunity for Boston High Schoolers to experience the arts with professional artists and GET PAID for their time!

Youth Unscripted uses theatre, music and dance to build community, explore identity and talk about social issues. Participants work with professional musicians/dancers/actors to explore the arts and GET PAID! No arts experience necessary, we just ask that you are open to trying new things! Participants are paid a stipend if they attend the majority of sessions and participate in the final performance. Youth Unscripted meets on Mondays from 4:30-6:00pm at the Hope Central Church (85 Seaverns Ave in JP). One block from the Green Street stop on the Orange Line. See full list of program dates here.

Interested students can reach out directly to:

Lead Teaching Artist Holly Tarnower
Head of Program for Urban Improv Jamie Ullrich, (617) 297-7832‬.


Fill out the student interest form here and someone will reach out to you.

Dunamis' Emerging Artist Fellowship

Dunamis' Emerging Artist Fellowship is now accepting applications through 10/29! This is a wonderful paid opportunity for young artists to be in community, take professional development workshops, and present original work presented by and funded by Dunamis.

You can visit their website here:

Community Programs
Apollinaire Play Lab Youth Classes

Apollinaire Play Lab Youth Classes - We are so excited to be returning to in-person Apollinaire Play Lab youth classes on October 2nd! 

This session we are offering Acting, Art, and Hip-Hop Breakdance for ages 6-9 and 10-15, Ballet for ages 6-9, Ballet & Musical Theatre Dance for ages 10-15, and Creative Movement for ages 3-5. They have EBT Card rate of $40/class and also make scholarships and payment plans available to those who need them. Here is a flyer. Here is the link to the registration in English and in Spanish.

Boston Youth Poet Laureate Search

Boston Youth Poet Laureate Search
Are you up for Boston’s civic challenge?
Be our next Youth Poet Laureate!

You must be

  • 13-18 years old,

  • a City of Boston resident for at least the past year,

  • passionate about poetry,

  • willing to participate in events throughout Boston.

Apply by November 14 at 5:00 p.m. here.

Summer Search Boston

"Summer Search is a year-round program. We identify sophomores who are open to new experiences, and our mentors partner with them for weekly conversations. Students are awarded scholarships for 2 summer experiences and paired with college advisors for individualized guidance.

Last summer, 900 students participated in summer experiences. Our students sailed around Boston's Harbor Islands, canoed Minnesota's rapid rivers, provided service in Ghana, attended courses on university campuses and at prep schools, and more!"

Learn more at

App link:

Contact their Engagement Manager Darryl at with any questions.

The Young Empowered Scientists for Continued Research Engagement (YES for CURE) Program

The Young Empowered Scientists for Continued Research Engagement (YES for CURE) Program at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center is now accepting applications for its fifth cohort of talented high school and undergraduate students! YES for CURE is a two and a half year training initiative for highly motivated high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in scientific research. Through engagement in hands-on mentored summer laboratory research projects, participation in an advanced scientific curriculum during the academic year, and year-round professional skills training, students acquire scientific knowledge and technical skills as well as increase their understanding of how to conduct biomedical research. We also support students on their academic and career journeys, providing support, guidance, and opportunities during the 2.5 year timeframe. Check out our website and Instagram page to learn more about our program, students, and alumni!

PLEASE NOTE: Because the YES for CURE Program kicks off on February 21st, online applications will be due November 22nd. The aim of starting early is to provide a strong orientation and introduction during the academic year so that students can hit the ground running when summer arrives. Academic year participation is part-time, with program activities limited to after-school sessions and Saturdays.

Summer Opportunities
BAA Summer Reading

BAA Summer Reading
Offered exclusively for BAA students, our Summer Reading Program has served over 400 struggling readers. As we participate in a grade blind admission process some of our artists have a gap in their literacy skills.

The Summer Reading Program teaches intensive word analysis techniques, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies through reading material that inspires and motivates BAA students to think deeply about issues that matter to them. Our goal is to position our graduates not only as passionate, gifted artists but also as articulate scholars.

BAA Summer Math

BAA Summer Math
Our Summer Math Program aims to increase numeracy, Geometry, and Algebra skills that are essential for not only advancement in mathematics classes but also for life. We are proud that students typically earn higher grades in math after experiencing our summer math program.

Mathematics & Science for Minority Students

Free summer STEM Program, currently accepting applications from eligible 9th graders (deadline is December 31 for Summer 2022)

Founded by Phillips Academy in 1977, Mathematics & Science for Minority Students—better known as (MS)2—is a three-summer residential program held on the Phillips Academy campus in Andover, Mass. It is free of charge to selected scholars! Beginning the summer after 9th grade, the five-week STEM program is open to African American, Latinx, and Native American students who have a demonstrated financial need. Rigorous yet infused with fun, (MS)2 boosts academic proficiency, improves self-confidence, and promotes independence in a safe and supportive environment. (MS)2 operates concurrently with the Academy's Summer Session, which offers academic enrichment to 550 students from around the United States and abroad.

For questions, call (978) 749-4402 or email

Website to learn more:

Summer at BAA

Summer at BAA

The following programs are offered in partnership with the Boston Public Schools Arts Office and are open to all BPS students. The schedule is flexible. Students can choose to participate in the first week, second week, or the full two-week program, culminating in a final showcase presented at a professional venue. No experience is necessary and all levels are welcome.

Summer Dance

The BAA Summer Dance Program offers professional training for dancers looking for rigorous study to push them to the next level. We offer training to students with varying levels of experience, and students audition the first day to be placed in a group of their peers. The final showcase will be performed with our resident professional dance companies.

Summer Film

Summer Film
The Summer Film Program emphasizes the whole student: creativity, technique, mindfulness, and curiosity. Over the course of two weeks, students are able to be involved in the entire filmmaking process from pre-production planning to post-production to create their own films. Students will also learn the basics of location scouting, screenwriting, lighting, sound, budget development, and more in an individualized learning environment of 12 students. Filmmaking is a highly collaborative art form so our program works on building interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work as a part of a team.

Questions about our Summer Programs? Contact Dean of Students Edgar Vasquez at

If you are an external organization and would like to promote an opportunity to the BAA community, please email

Boston Arts Academy Foundation

Talent is evenly distributed in society, but not opportunity. Help us change that reality in Boston.

Make a 100% tax-deductible donation to support Boston students. Contact us at (617) 513-3601.

Prefer to mail a check?

Make checks payable to Boston Arts Academy Foundation

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