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.


You anchor and steward the programs at our center, and are comfortable exploring grand vision and intimate detail in the same breath. You cultivate culture and process, and manicure the experience of all who visit Destiny. You are an experienced supervisor, youth development and arts specialist, and can both walk the walk and talk the talk as an educator. You are a compelling, expressive and collaborative leader among compelling, expressive and collaborative leaders on Destiny’s leadership team. You seamlessly embody and radiate Destiny’s core values of love, respect, care, responsibility, honor and peace, and occupy professional and community spaces with comfort. You are both skilled and resourceful and also unafraid of learning. Please click here for a more detailed description, and if interested and qualified, direct a thoughtful cover letter and resume to careersATdestinyartsDOTorg no later than Monday, April 20th.


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