Please Welcome Robyn Bykofsky, Director Of Programs


We are pleased to announce that The Crucible is welcoming Robyn Bykofsky as our new Director of Programs! This role is crucial to The Crucible, overseeing classes, faculty, events, community outreach, and so much more.

Robyn has lived in Oakland for over 25 years and worked with a number of Bay Area arts nonprofits like Youth UpRising, Ninth Street Independent Film Center, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The UC Theatre, and AXIS Dance Company. She has also worked in film production, sound engineering, and event management.

“Robyn is a maker at heart, who will enjoy and relate to the hands-on work that we do,” says Susan Mernit, Executive Director of The Crucible. “Robyn’s understanding of our goals and how we want to expand our work with artists and youth in our community is a real asset. She has the experience to help our amazing Programs’ team flourish, helping to foster their leadership, skills, and abilities.”

“I’m very excited to join the talented Crucible team in my role as Director of Programs. I’m looking forward to working with everyone in bringing The Crucible back to full capacity as we emerge from this pandemic,” says Robyn Bykofsky, The Crucible’s new Director of Programs. “Thank you for welcoming me to the team!”

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Not only is Robyn passionate about arts access and education, but she is also dedicated to programs designed to support youth empowerment through creative expression. Her wealth of experience and passion will benefit our creative community.

Please join us in welcoming Robyn!

If you are interested in joining our creative community as a working artist or staff member, we invite you to learn more about all open job opportunities here. The Crucible is reopening and expanding our class capacity and offerings. We are actively seeking new faculty members and new class ideas from passionate Bay Area artists. If you can teach kinetics, ceramics, welding, metal arts, or other artistic disciplines, we want to hear from you.

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