The New Art Center is a non-profit, community art education space which offers exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art.The Center seeks a dynamic, experienced Director of Education to oversee, implement and evaluate all programs, including studio art classes for all ages, exhibitions and associated public programs. This position will have primary operational responsibility for all New Art Center educational programming for the public. The position works with all staff and is also responsible for many aspects of the organization's infrastructure: including operations, human resources and administration. The Director of Education is part of the senior management team, and works closely with the Executive Director on organizational development, strategic planning, outreach and finances.
Supervisor: Executive Director. Direct Reports: Registrar, Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator, Ceramic Studio Manager, Facilities Manager, Faculty, Summer Coordinator. FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time
Ensure smooth day-to-day operations of a busy art school, with over 2,500 enrollments in two facilities each year.
Provide all staff (direct reports and others) with a strong, supportive, approachable presence, empowering staff building, clear goals and work plans, access to resources, accountability, and troubleshooting.
Management, evaluation and hiring as needed of a faculty of 30-40 artists/teachers, as well as identify, hire, train and manage temporary summer/vacation staff.
Manage budget for education and exhibition programs revenues and expenses.
Oversee schedule for building use, including income-generating rentals and community requests.
Supervise the Registrar regarding registrations, class participation and cancellations.
Supervise the Ceramics Studio Manager and the Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator, which includes overseeing policies, studio and event operations, equipment purchase and maintenance and approval of supply purchases.
Work with the Office Manager regarding contracts, payroll, and timesheets.
Represent the organization externally as necessary.Program Oversight:
Design, implement, manage and coordinate all of New Art’s education programs. This includes approximately 140 classes, workshops, vacation programs (teens, children, adults) each semester, and a 10-week summer program for children and teens and school vacation program
Evaluate and supervise arts instruction for art students ranging from young children to seasoned adults
Develop 4 catalogues of classes offered which includes preparing the content.
Work with Marketing Manager to coordinate all program related printed and electronic marketing materials.
Oversee internal and external exhibition program of 8+ exhibitions per year which provides students, staff, faculty and volunteers the opportunity to exhibit.
Promote an organizational culture of reflection, curiosity, analysis, benchmarking, innovation, and open mutual feedback
Ensure that the classes offered are mission-driven and revise or develop new classes as needed.
Regularly evaluate ROI of classes and programs and revise or develop new classes as needed.
Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement.
Assist and participate in the development of vision, goals and objectives to outline and implement the next phase of New Art Center’s strategic plan.
Other duties as assigned.