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?


The Deputy Director plays a critical operational and leadership role and is responsible for supervising key organizational and operational functions such as staff hiring, evaluation and development, information systems, overseeing bookkeeping, financial leadership and strategy. The Deputy Director leads the day-to-day operations of the organization and as part of our management team, plays a direct role in the continued growth and visibility of the organization. We are seeking a strategic thinker that pays attention meticulously to detail with a desire to build and improve our people, our organizational effectiveness, and operations. For the full position description click here. This position closes on February 27, 2015.


The Donor Engagement Specialist is the social chair at Destiny Arts Center. A successful candidate loves people, building and sustaining authentic relationships and creating new ways to engage and motivate our donor community. The Specialist will lead our individual donor fundraising portfolio and work with our creative team to promote and produce our signature events. For a full description, click here. This position closes on February 27th and will start in early March, 2015.


You are a powerful storyteller, able to connect deeply with our client community and share the impact of our work using technology, the written word and personal connection. An organized and efficient administrator, you support the operation and execution of all of Destiny’s programs in the community, also known as our Outreach Programs. Please click here for the full position description and email a one-page cover letter and resume to careers@destinyarts.org. This position closes on February 24, 2015.


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 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.

what people are saying about working at Destiny Arts Center

“You cannot even know how much I love, value, and appreciate my Destiny family as well as feel honored to be a member.”

- Denice Simpson, Modern/Jazz Instructor

“The staff is very committed. Many have been with the organization for many years but they also infuse the organization with new energy. There is an immense respect and support for teaching artists as well.”

- Foundation professional, Philanthropedia

See what else our staff says by visiting our testimonials section.

I can spot a Destiny Arts dancer from a mile away...they view performance as a forum for expressing the best parts of themselves.

Linda Carr
Dance Director, Berkeley High School