Arts on the Block (AOB) has been in a continuous growth pattern (both personnel and programs) for the last 3+ years. Our Personnel Handbook has been under revision since 2015 and doesn't fully reflect the evolving philosophy and voices of AOB leadership. We would also like to modulate our handbook for our full time employees, and part time young adults and teen apprentices. We'd appreciate assistance in helping us revise our existing handbook.
AOB is committed towards sound workforce development practices. Having a flexible, clear and effective Personnel Handbook is critical towards the success of our practices and responsible modeling to our young employees.
Arts on the Block (AOB) empowers creative youth to imagine and shape fulfilling futures, join the creative workforce, and contribute to the quality of life in their communities. We achieve our mission by providing real-world experiences, entrepreneurial training, and new pathways to learning and achievement in a working art studio designed for social inclusion.
AOB apprentices join one of our existing studio crews led by master teaching artists and supported by a team of management professionals. AOB crew members work their way up through summer intensives and year-round projects to produce large-scale public art. Along the way, they receive customized professional skills training, connect with our creative network, and pursue individualized plans for success in creative careers.