Under the direction of the Director of Programs and with your colleagues in the programs department, craft, execute and manage Fleisher’s programming for children and youth consistent with the goals and objectives outlined in Fleisher’s strategic plan. Develop and be held accountable for an annual program budget. Recruit, hire, evaluate, and manage Fleisher’s faculty and provide support to them as they design curricula and teach art courses. Attract, encourage and enlist students to participate in our programs, and ensure their experience at Fleisher is positive and rewarding. Collect and use data to inform your work, and evaluate programming quality, content and personnel, making improvements and changes based on prudent rationale and recognized arts education standards. Know Fleisher’s faculty and students well and support their pursuits for personal fulfillment at Fleisher. Additional duties include program research, attendance at various board and staff meetings, and other duties as assigned. Candidate must be available for on-site management of after school program and willing to work Saturdays.
· Develop program content consistent with Fleisher’s vision, mission, and all programmatic expectations. Establish goals with specific, measurable results and continually measure progress in achieving them, fine-tuning efforts to ensure progress is made. When necessary, troubleshoot difficulties and/or respectfully realign expectations.
· Write curriculum and amend as necessary to adapt to changing needs of the program. Support faculty by collecting and evaluating lesson plans and curricula. Maintain program manual(s) (policies, procedures) consistent with existing manuals. Ensure program quality throughout the year. Support staff with feedback and stepping in with classroom management when needed.
· Develop and provide professional development goals that prepare faculty to deliver the highest quality experience for students at Fleisher.
· Recruit, hire, orient, and evaluate faculty and teaching assistants, including all new hire paperwork with appropriate clearances as required by state law.
· Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and supervise program support staff which may include: Teen Lounge Coordinator, Summer Coordinator, Creative Labs Coordinator and/or interns. Schedule and document annual evaluations, provide Programs Director with annually updated job descriptions.
· Proactively and constructively address issues that seriously impact instructors and the program.
· Track staff attendance and arrange for substitutes.
· Develop budget(s) annually, with approval of Director of Programs. Stay within the designated budget. Handle invoicing for contracted artists.
· Work collaboratively with Director of Programs and Registrar to set annual earned revenue goals for tuition and fees.
· Oversee documentation and evaluation of program. Ensure the program is managed consistently with grant requirements. If needed, meet with funders, ensure grant requirements and outcomes are being met, work with development staff on interim and final reports.
· Address any immediate issues that occur within youth programs, including but not limited to: fielding parent and faculty concerns, emergency issues as needed.
· Manage and execute Saturday Young Artist Program.
· Manage and execute Creative Labs After School Program.
· Manage and execute Summer Youth Workshops.
· Oversight of Teen Lounge and special events.
· Four-year degree in arts administration, art education, child development, or related field, or equivalent experience.
· At least two years’ work experience with youth in an in-school and/or out-of-school time art education setting, including development of curriculum and lesson plans.
· Demonstrated small- and large-scale project development and management experience.
· Strong management and supervisory skills.
· Excellent writing skills and strong public speaking skills for presentations that may include participants with primary languages other than English.
· Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
· Must be comfortable working with students and parents from a diverse range of ethnic, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
· Can provide PA State Police Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History, FBI background check, and Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training Certificate.
$35,000-40,000, commensurate with experience.
If this description seems like a good match for your personality, skills, and career goals please send us a cover letter, resume and three references (all in one document). February 29, 2020.
Fleisher Art Memorial is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fair and inclusive employment practices, and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas to apply.