Education & Outreach Manager
Pelham Art Center
Pelham Art Center was founded in 1969 and is a non-profit multi-arts organization whose mission is to give area residents and visitors a place and the opportunity to see, study and experience the arts in a community setting. Located in southern Westchester County, many artists and more than 16,000 people are served by free and affordable education and public programs that include: classes and workshops, exhibitions and public programs, outreach, and special events. The Center owns and occupies a 5,500 s.f. facility in downtown Pelham, NY, has 2 full and 4 part-time staff, three dozen artist contractors, seasonal staff, and an active Board of Directors.
This full-time position is key to Art Center operations, as well as to its education and outreach programs. The ideal candidate is extremely organized, pro-active, flexible, independent, and multi-tasks with ease. S/he communicates well with students of all ages, with art instructors, and the public. A high proficiency in MS Office is a must; strong technology skills and experience with the Adobe Creative Suite highly desirable.
The Art Center’s friendly, collaborative and casual atmosphere is reinforced by the excellent relationships among staff, a supportive Board, and a longstanding affection from the community.
RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES:
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
*Research, plan and schedule educational art classes and workshops for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters
*Plan and schedule outreach programs in local schools and community venues for after school and lunchtime enrichment programs
*Supervise front end operations including enrollments, registration, payments and rosters for classes
*Hire teaching artists, assistants, and school vacation counselors
*Create budgets and contracts for outreach venues and artists; negotiate instructor fees
*Oversee facility needs and supplies for programs, including studio organization and upkeep
*Review and approve need-based scholarship applications
*Assist with marketing education and outreach programs to the media and the public, including social networking and creating eblasts using Constant Contact
*Work with staff to plan and manage fundraising events
*Manage events pertaining to education and outreach
*Perform and oversee kiln firings for ceramics classes
ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS:
*Maintain and create (as needed) file management systems for classes, events, and fundraisers; thorough knowledge of Excel and Google Docs a must
*Update database (currently Microsoft Access)
*Maintain office computer network
*Website updating and maintenance using a CMS
*Create ads for Art Center classes, workshops, and events
SKILLS and EXPERIENCE:
*BA or MA in related field and 3+ yrs work in a cultural organization or comparable field
*Interest and knowledge of nonprofit arts
*Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
*Excellent keyboarding, technology management, and computer skills including: web applications, Excel spreadsheets, databases, automated mailings, and schedules. Software: MS Office, Photoshop, InDesign, Constant Contact. Networked PC/MACs
*Excellent editing, writing, and visual information skills
*Proven success in planning and implementing successful projects from beginning to end
*Experience in school or art school administration a plus
*Hands-on worker who must multi-task everyday
*Effective communicator of ideas and instructions
*Genuine affection for and interest in community development and art initiatives
*Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and ability to lift 25 lbs.
Please 1)send cover letter, 2)resume with salary history, 3)any relevant work samples and 4)contact information for three work references to: Education & Outreach Manager Search, Pelham Art Center, 155 5th Ave. Pelham, NY 10803 or to firstname.lastname@example.org to fax (914) 738-2686. Please call (914) 738-2525 x111 to request more information on the Art Center. Pelham Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.