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Community Arts Director at Clay Art Center

Community Arts Director

Full time

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.


Program Development

        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

Program Administration

        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]   



Is Project Ongoing? yes
Deadline 8/15/2016
Contact Name Leigh Taylor Mickelson
Contact Email [email protected]
Website http://www.clayartcenter.org