Join a collegial community of talented professionals dedicated to the power of the arts to transform the lives of young people, families and our communities. Destiny Arts Center, a respected leader in youth development and violence prevention through the arts, is seeking members of our professional and artist community to join us as we grow our organization as a nexus for creativity and connection in North Oakland and the Bay Area. This is a rare opportunity to join our administrative and professional teaching community. Will you answer the call?


Destiny Art Center is growing, and we are looking for champions of art, youth development and social justice to join our team. We have two management level positions open for experienced and talented individuals who will want to grow the positions within the organization.

DAC provides a competitive and extensive benefits package and believes in a healthy and open work environment. Come join our team and help use art to change the lives of kids, families and communities!

Find our full description for our Onsite Program Manager here.

Find our full description for our Outreach Program Manager here.


Our community of teaching artists provide the foundation for all our programs. Our classes and workshops develop an appreciation for the arts, develop youths’ skills in various artistic disciplines, promote lifelong learning, and transform people and communities.

We are searching for an awesome and skilled martial arts instructor to lead our martial arts classes for pre school age children, which occur on Saturday mornings at our center. This person should have strong experience both in teaching martial arts in general, as well as in teaching young children specifically. 

Please refer to a full description here, and email a cover letter and resume to info@destinyarts.org to apply. We are also hiring teaching artists specializing in teaching hip hop, martial arts, spoken word, and traditional performing arts.

Click here for the full description, and email a cover letter and resume to aurora@destinyarts.org to apply.

To learn more about Destiny programs and the work we do throughout the Bay Area, consider volunteering.

See what our staff says by visiting our testimonials section.

What a brave band of determined souls is Destiny!

Alice Walker
Author, poet, feminist, and activist