The Art Effect empowers youth to develop their artistic voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change. We help youth in the Hudson Valley from all backgrounds explore, experience, and excel in the arts, introducing them to visual arts and media, giving them the opportunity to develop real skills in these fields, and guiding them towards achieving their academic and career goals. 
The Art Effect was created in 2018 from a year-long merger process of two long-standing arts education and youth development agencies in Poughkeepsie, NY: Mill Street Loft and Spark Media Project. Our legacy of supporting personal growth, creativity, and self-expression through the arts has been a driving force in the life of our multicultural community for more than 30 years – Mill Street Loft since 1981 and Spark Media Project since 1994. Building on this strong foundation, The Art Effect is now the largest arts education nonprofit in the region.


Current Openings:
Director of Visual Arts

The Art Effect is seeking an extremely creative, passionate, and talented person to join our team as the Director of Visual Arts and The Art Institute. This position is responsible for maintaining the renowned artistic excellence of The Art Effect. The Director of Visual Arts will both lead agency-wide artistic processes and creative direction, and oversee The Art Institute, an advanced-level, college preparatory program.

This is a full-time position offering health insurance benefits, 401K, paid vacation, and other employee benefits. The position reports to the Executive Director.

Open the full description in PDF: The Art Effect’s Director of Visual Arts Job Description.