Huntsville Art League Education Director
Our non-profit organization is Huntsville’s oldest visual arts organization, and holds a rich history of serving the community through our arts education program. We are seeking a dedicated, qualified, experienced Education Director to oversee the overall operation, financial performance and growth of our education program. In this extremely rewarding position, you will assume ultimate responsibility for growing and maintaining a professional, service-oriented program bringing together artists, art teachers and students of all ages in an inviting, positive, and creative environment.
The Education Director will be responsible for all areas of our art education program including but not limited to: planning, scheduling classes & workshops, organizing, outreach, promotion, budgeting and evaluating classes and activities, appearance, programs and personnel. The Director will also study the growth and trends of our market and implement the modifications necessary to offer the most needed art courses and programs for our area. The Director will help develop and maintain positive relationship with students, teachers, and art professional and organizations in the greater Huntsville area. The Director will help ensure the safety of all students and teachers within the program. The Director will represent and market the art program’s professional image in the community, maintaining its quality and reputation in the art education industry.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess high standards and a belief that the care and service he or she provides is invaluable. We are seeking a Director with a passion for the visual arts and their value, who has demonstrated skills establishing effective relationships with staff, education program participants and who has demonstrated extreme professionalism, self-motivation, and organizational skills in the building of other programs. The Director will build a solid foundation and grow the program financial as the director has the potential self growth.
This position requires excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills, as well as the ability to provide exceptional customer service. We offer a unique and meaningful opportunity to grow a small arts program into the largest arts education program in the Tennessee Valley.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Leadership skills to develop teamwork and assist the organization and individuals to obtain goals. This includes the ability to work with and motivate a volunteer workforce along with a paid team of teachers.
- Program planning and evaluation skills to monitor, supervise and ensure effectiveness of programs and services offered. The ability to produce quarterly schedules by soliciting and compiling class information from instructors, with all necessary prompting and assistance, to meet print/publication deadlines as well as monitoring and suggesting improvements to the registration system and procedures.
- Supervisory skills to plan, organize and manage the overall operations and provide reliable and constant communication with teachers and students. This includes teaching, lessons planning and guiding and assisting other teachers. Ability to assess and evaluate performance of teaching staff.
- Good communication skills: verbal to communicate with education (both homeschool and public school) officials, education program participants, staff, outside agencies, and the public; and written, to prepare reports, collaborate on pre-releases documents, complete forms, prepare notes, prepare business plans, grant writing etc. Interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of people in a courteous and effective manner.
- Computer and financial skills to prepare budgets, monitor expenditures, and check accuracy of all weekly financial reporting procedures, etc. Monitor class enrollment and calculate and submit teacher compensation to bookkeeper in a timely manner.
- Must be able to effectively advocate for the importance of the visual arts and visual arts education to the benefit of the individual and the economic growth of our area via our organization.
- Event planning for promotional activities and community offerings both within and outside our brick and mortar location.
- Assist Grant Writer with developing Education grant and/or donor packages and sponsorships.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
– Meets minimum preparation and experience required for Education Director. This includes but is not limited to, criminal background screening, finger printing, etc.
– Must have some prior teaching experience and references.
– Must be at least 21 years of age
– Management and teaching experience.
This position requires excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills, as well as the ability to provide exceptional customer service.
Employment Type Part-Time (with opportunity for growth)15 hrs/wk
Job Type Business Development, Education, Management
Education 2 Year Degree or equivalent through experience
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Yes
Industry Education – Teaching – Administration – Visual Arts
Required Travel Negligible
To Apply – Send cover letter, resume, and references to Ann Steverson at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm November 10th, 2013.