Call for Applications! Youth Representative

by Milena Deleva

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) seeks a 2024/2025 Youth Representative to serve on its Advisory Council. As part of Education Commission of the States, AEP relies on the Advisory Council to provide guidance and advice. The Youth Representative will be a full member of the council, serving a one-year term from June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025.

The Student Representative will commit to:

  • Working with an AEP staff member on a project or topic related to the youth representative’s areas of interest.
  • Attending virtual advisory council meetings in June 2024, December 2024, and March 2025, dates TBD.
  • Providing occasional feedback and guidance via email as requested between scheduled meetings.
  • Traveling to AEP’s Annual Convening in Pittsburg, PA (dependent on local pandemic conditions) to attend the in-person council meeting on Sept. 11 and two-day event on Sept. 12-13.

AEP will provide:

  • Up to $2,000 to reimburse travel expenses to/from Pittsburg for the Annual Convening.
  • Complimentary registration for the Annual Convening.

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Be between 18 and 24 years old as of June 1, 2024.
  • Have a strong interest in arts education issues in arts administration.
  • Be aligned to AEP’s mission to build leadership capacity for arts and education leaders.

If this flexible and collaborative opportunity interests you, please send the following materials to [email protected] no later than April 22, 2024:

1) Experience résumé

2) Cover letter, including:

  • Your motivations and interests in serving on AEP’s Advisory Council
  • Examples of related experience, coursework, or other demonstration of qualification
  • Your commitment to attend all virtual and in-person meetings as outlined above

The Arts Education Partnership is a national network of more than 180 organizations dedicated to advancing arts education. AEP has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Education since 1995 and is administered by Education Commission of the States.


AEP is the nation’s hub for arts and education leaders, building their leadership capacity to support students, educators and learning environments. Through research, reports, convenings and counsel, leaders gain knowledge and insights to ensure that all learners receive an excellent arts education.