Community Arts Director
Clay Art Center seeks a dynamic educator and administrator to fill the position of Community Arts Director; to develop, manage, implement and evaluate Clay Art Center’s Community Arts Program. These programs work in partnership with area schools, community centers and organizations to provide access to the arts to the community’s economically disadvantaged and underserved youth, teens, older adults, and those with special needs. In addition, the community arts director manages Clay Art Center’s onsite educational programs for youth. The Community Arts Director is responsible for each program’s content, budget and continued growth.
● Direct, expand and deepen existing community arts and youth programs
● Manage sustainability of grant funded community arts programs and afterschool/ offsite partnerships
● Develop relationships and coordinate with new community partners
● Help manage community arts related fundraising efforts including grant research, grant writing and reporting as well as donor retention and cultivation
● Analyze and evaluate metrics and impact of community arts and youth programming
● Manage scholarship program
● Interview, hire and supervise community arts instructors
● Supervise community arts and youth instructors and complete observations each session
● Provide mentorship and teaching development opportunities
● Supervise and mentor Community Arts Fellow & Community Arts Assistant, who provide administrative and technical support
● Manage classroom calendar for onsite community arts and youth programs
● Create memorandums of understanding/invoices for each community arts program and manage payments
● Lead teachers meetings and distribute Instructor Agreements for each class session
● Maintain contact list of community partners and instructors with relevant information on database.
● Order supplies for all community arts & youth classes and monitor their use
● Oversee firings for youth and community arts programming
● Keep files organized and updated at all times
● Manage all administrative aspects and interpersonal communications for community arts activities and youth programming
● Other responsibilities and projects as deemed necessary by the ED.
● 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in community-based arts programming, k-12 education and gallery teaching
● A deep knowledge of ceramics
● Experience creating community driven public art/mosaics preferred
● A passion for community arts and an understanding of the impact and outcomes of such programming
● Ability to teach and develop programming for a wide spectrum of audiences and ages
● Knowledge of k-12 core curriculum standards/benchmarks in art
● BFA or an advanced degree in a related field
● Experience in grant writing preferred
Salary commensurate with experience.
Please email resume, cover letter, 2 work samples and 2 references to [email protected]