Job Opening: Director of Arts Engagement and Learning
- 12 December 2018
- Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman
Founded in 2004, Kennedy Heights Arts is a multi-disciplinary community arts center in a racially and economically diverse neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its mission to enhance the life of the surrounding community through arts and cultural experiences that embrace diversity, foster creativity and build community. Serving more than 5,000 people annually, the Arts Center offers art exhibitions, arts education programs for youth and adults, an annual artist residency program, and community events from festivals to a jazz series.
Kennedy Heights Arts Center is seeking an energetic, collaborative and forward-thinking individual to lead, plan and manage its education initiatives, community partnerships, and public engagement. The Director of Arts Engagement and Learning creates and facilitates educational curriculum and programming for all ages, consistent with KHAC’s mission and in alignment state and national arts standards. This position is responsible for ensuring the successful facilitation of this programming at the Arts Center itself, and in outreach locations including schools and organizations throughout the city.
The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and collaborative spirit, and be a great motivator and supervisor working with staff and artists on program and curriculum development, program management, and community outreach. This is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director.
Arts Education Program Development and Management
• Oversee the development and execution of visual and performing arts educational programming for youth ages 5-17 and adults, in collaboration with contracted instructors
• Foster the educational experience via developmentally appropriate and highly interactive methods, which are also consistent with academic standards.
• Develop procedures and policies for safe and effective operation of the overall program.
• Teach occasional art classes and workshops.
Community Partnerships, Outreach, and Marketing
• Partner with public schools, libraries and community organizations to provide on-site arts programs serving underserved populations. Serve as coordinator for Woodford Arts and Culture Academy, a CPS Vision 2020 initiative.
• Implement marketing strategies to boost enrollment in art programs and promote diverse student participation. Develop and produce course descriptions, program catalogs and promotional materials, as well as related website and social media content.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships community groups, agencies, school officials, students and families.
Program Evaluation and Administration
• Establish a system for evaluating programs to measure customer satisfaction and impact.
• Establish performance standards for all personnel to assure that contractual service objectives are attained, and ensure performance targets are met.
• Monitor program budget, provide needed information for financial reporting.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in art, art education or related field.
• 5 years of professional experience in the art education and/or community arts field.
• Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
• Ability to work cooperatively with diverse colleagues, parents, and community members.
• Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule with minimal supervision.
• A strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
• Ability to speak and hear.
• Close and distance vision; viewing a computer terminal.
• Ability to move about office and program locations.
• Occasionally lifts/carries materials up to 20 lbs.
• Able to reach hands and arms in any direction and kneel, stoop or crouch.
• In-town travel expected for meetings, outreach programs, community events, etc.
Work Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday during the school year, and Monday- Friday during the summer. Occasional evening hours required as programs dictates.
To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and three references to Ellen Muse-Lindeman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Kennedy Heights Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.