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ArtsConnect Now Hiring Education Director

ArtsConnect

Education Director Job Description

Creating an engaged and vibrant community through the arts and events.

Job Title: 

Education Director

Supervisor:

Executive Director of ArtsConnect

Position Purpose: 

The purpose of this position to provide, develop, market and cultivate a quality educational program for all ages in response to the demand of the community.  


About ArtsConnect

Sharing a philosophy that where arts flourish, communities prosper and lives are enriched, the Springfield Township Board of Trustees passed a resolution on September 26, 2012, authorizing the creation of a 501(c)3 Arts and Enrichment Council. By establishing the Arts and Enrichment Council, the community benefits with better access to the arts, expanded public events, a renewed public image, a more connected community, and increased economic interest for development in the township. The organization, a separate non-profit of Springfield Township now operating under the name ArtsConnect™, is a sustaining resource for arts and enrichment opportunities. ArtsConnect™ hosts around 30 events a year to help bring the community together. In addition to events, ArtsConnect™ facilitates art classes for all ages, summer camps and community volunteer projects. Programs are held in the Springfield Township Community Arts Center, which will be undergoing a remodel of every room beginning January, 2020. The Education Director is an integral part of the ArtsConnect organization that plans and oversees all art classes, workshops and education-based programming.


Core Values:

ArtsConnect has established the following as its core values that employees are expected to follow and embody.  These values include:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Positive Attitude
  • Dedication to the Arts and Culture

Essential Job Functions:

The Education Director will:

  • Supervise and direct the ArtsConnect Summer Camp Program
  • Create and implement education programs year-round for all ages
  • Design age and developmentally appropriate curriculum for each program.
  • Recruit, interview, hire and train all education instructors, assistants and volunteers for all education/camp programs
  • Facilitates instructor contracts
  • Create standards and facilitate ongoing training for instructors
  • Generate invoices for instructor payments
  • Supervise and direct the work of all education instructors, assistants and volunteers for all education/camp programs
  • Maintain online and hard copy registrations for classes and camps
  • Conduct marketing for classes using a variety of methods including, but not limited to social media, press releases, in-person meetings, guest speaking invitations, sampler programs and community calendar listings
  • Apply for and track grant funding requirements
  • Track class attendance
  • Generate class and camp budgets
  • Purchase and manage program/camp supplies
  • Maintain equipment related to programs/camps
  • Maintain and fulfill camp accreditation standards
  • Light cleaning from art classes
  • Attend meetings and serve on the Advisory Board for ArtsConnect
  • Assist the Executive Director as needed

Core Competencies:

The Art Education Director will:

  • Deal with Ambiguity - deals effectively with change; isn’t upset when responsible for, or participating in, multiple investigations in progress and at various stages. 
  • Remain Composed - remains calm under pressure and does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is mature, handles stress, and remains calm while handling crisis.
  • Orient to the Goals - possesses initiative and tenacity to actively influence events rather than passively accepting events as they occur.
  • Utilize interpersonal Skills - relates well to all kinds of people, builds appropriate rapport and constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact when diffusing high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Lead – demonstrates professionalism to provide a standard of excellence for others; inspires subordinates to improve, perform, and engage in achieving goals, tasks, and assignments.
  • Organize – Marshals resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things accomplished; orchestrates multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively.
  • Mentor and Develop – provides teaching, mentoring, and motivation to subordinates; provides appropriate and timely positive and constructive feedback.
  • Conduct her/himself ethically – acts within the law and with integrity both on and off the job.

Required Qualifications:

The Education Director must be a college graduate with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the arts education or arts administration field. The ideal candidate would be a licensed K-12 art educator and have  supervisory or administrative assistant experience in community-based arts education. Organized camp program administration is desired. The Education Director should have knowledge of artistic development levels of children. The success of this position requires an understanding of arts curriculum and development. It is essential to have an excitement for the arts and a desire to educate individuals in order to reach their full, artistic potential.

Physical Aspects of the Job:

While performing the duties of this position, the Education Director is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, see, talk and hear, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, and to reach with hands and arms.  The Director must be able to lift and carry between 15 and 50 pounds. The Director must be able to load, unload and fire a kiln. Must be able to hear to perceive information at least at normal spoken word levels.  Must be able to see to perceive general surroundings and to supervise children.   Specific vision abilities required for this job include close and distance vision (which may be achieved through glasses, lenses, etc.) and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to speak to communicate and exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, to provide direction and important information to others at normal spoken word levels 


Work Environment:

While the Education Director will normally work in a quiet, climate-controlled office environment to perform the functions of this job, he/she will be required to participate in programs or camps which occur in various environments including outside environments.  

Classification:

This is a full-time hourly position that is not exempt from the overtime requirements of the FLSA.


EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK/ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:  

The normal hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the normal work week is 40 hours.  However, given the nature of the position it is understood that the Education Director’s work hours will vary from the normal workweek, especially during summer camps and to introduce new programming  when the schedule may be between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. It is also understood that programs may be scheduled on weekends and during evening hours.  During those periods, the Education Director and the Executive Director will develop a flexible schedule within the budget for the position. 

 

Given the need to supervise other ArtsConnect employees/contractors and the need to be present during camps/programs, attendance is an essential function of this position.  Remote work may be performed on occasion with the prior, express permission of the Executive Director.


Pay Range:  $17-$20 Hour


Selection Process:  A resume will be reviewed with a rating of education and experience.  An oral interview will be conducted along with a motor vehicle records check, reference check, background investigation, and a drug screening.

Modification of Job Description:

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between ArtsConnect and the Education Director and is subject to change by ArtsConnect as the needs of the organization and requirements of the job change.



How to Apply:

Please send an ArtsConnect application, resume and cover letter to kflamm@springfieldtwp.org. 


For questions, call 522-2108