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Director of Education & Community Engagement [Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA]

Job Title: Director of Education & Community Engagement

Department: Education and Community Engagement

Reports To: President & CEO

FLSA Status: Exempt

Revised Date: 9-12-16

Summary:

The Director is responsible for the development, execution and oversight of the daily operations, long-term vision and goals, and tactical strategies for the Education & Community Engagement programs of Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC). In addition, the Director cultivates and maintains relationships in Sonoma County and beyond to further the arts integration and community engagement work of the Center. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the LBC’s education programming, outreach services and engagement activities, and public use spaces are meeting the needs of our diverse community.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee the on-going operation, improvement, and future growth of an education and community engagement program that: 1) involves audiences of all ages and backgrounds in learning about and through the arts; 2) demonstrates the Center’s commitment to and regional leadership role in arts integration; and 3) reflects the LBC’s long-term strategic vision.
  • Provide responsive and nimble leadership to ensure that programs align with community-identified priorities—such as A Portrait of Sonoma, Upstream Investments, and Cradle to Career—which address critical equity issues regarding quality of life, education, income and health.
  • Play a leadership role in nurturing new partnerships and managing on-going relationships between the Center, community organizations and educational groups—such as Sonoma County Latino Leaders: Los Cien, Creative Sonoma, the Center’s Latino Advisory Council (LAC), resident performing arts companies, Arts Education Alliance, and Adopt-A-School—to inform, extend and deepen the impact of the LBC’s programs.
  • Research and apply arts integration best practices; regularly evaluate the efficacy of the department’s various programs; and advocate for changes and programmatic growth when organizationally and strategically beneficial.
  • Create and administer measurable and meaningful program evaluations and assessments, and provide relevant data analysis.
  • Oversee and manage on-going relationships with teaching artists, schools, school districts, and other educators.
  • Manage the Education & Community Engagement staff as well as related volunteers and contract labor; follow and fairly apply all employment and safety policies, and provide informational and inspirational leadership.
  • Develop, oversee, and manage execution of detailed budgets; and reduce risk exposure through meticulous contract negotiations and attentive revenue and expense management.
  • Work closely with fundraising staff—through such means as clear communication of priorities, goals and data; cross-departmental meetings and learning opportunities; donor cultivation events; and public speaking opportunities—to help secure on-going support for programs.
  • Work closely with the marketing, communications, and patron services staff members to coordinate efforts in sales, promotion, and press relations for education and community engagement programs and activities.
  • Maintain close and supportive relationships with other department heads, and attend regularly scheduled Senior Leadership Team (SLT) meetings.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the President & CEO as needed.

Current Portfolio of Education and Community Engagement Programs:

  • Professional Development: Arts Integration Tools for Teachers enhances professional learning for K-12 teachers. The program is in cooperation with the nationally renowned John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners In Education program.
  • School Shows make it possible for nearly 30,000 K-12th grade students each year to experience the educational enrichment of live performance. These age-appropriate, culturally diverse programs performed in the mainstage Ruth Finley Person Theater feature a range of experiences including drama, dance, music, and acrobatics. School Shows serve as the cornerstone of a set of complementary and innovative programs that radiate from the LBC throughout the community.
  • Literacy Initiative brings reading assistance, support materials and School Show attendance opportunities to underserved 3rd and 4th grade students.
  • Evert Person ArtReach Free and Reduced Price Ticket Program provides over 12,000 free and reduced-priced tickets annually to low-income students and other area residents living in the North Bay. Through this program thousands of students have the opportunity to experience the Center’s School Shows along with the rest of their classmates. Additionally, by working with local service providers such as the operators of women’s shelters and group homes, LBC places free tickets into the hands of local residents who cannot afford the cost to attend, helping make the arts accessible for all.
  • Evert Person Bus Fund offers a subsidy to schools for the cost of transportation to the Center’s School Shows. Title One schools from the most underserved schools receive the highest awards.
  • Artists in the Schools is a residency program that places teaching artists into local classrooms for in-depth artist-led lessons and hands-on workshops
  • One City Arts is a free, three-week, off-site summer camp that offers arts classes for underserved youth, allowing opportunities for creative self-expression.
  • Mariachi Camps teach low-income students basic music skills while providing opportunities to make positive connections with their peers, their family, and their cultural heritage. This lively, free three-week music education camp is being offered at multiple locations around the county.
  • Missoula Children’s Theater offers a free one-week theater camp, on-site at the Center, which culminates in the performance of a family-friendly, low-ticket-price performance in the East Auditorium.
  • New Song Music Camp is a one-week, on-site, paid camp that introduces youth entering 3rd to 6th grade to different musical genres and instruments with hands-on projects.
  • Music for Schools is a free lending library of refurbished musical instruments for students wishing to participate in the school’s band or orchestra who cannot afford to buy or rent their own instrument.
  • Family Fun Series performances, designed for families with children ages 3 to 12, serve to spark the imagination and delight the senses with live theater. “Free Fun with Art” events presented before each performance allow parents and grandparents to bond with their children and grandchildren, as well as other families, while making art together. Post-show autograph sessions with the casts allow children to meet artists and learn more about theatre and the performance they experienced.
  • Special projects of the Latino Advisory Council (LAC) include the annual Fiesta de Independencia and the Posada Navideñ.
    • Fiesta de Independencia kicks off and celebrates Latino Heritage Month with a free day-long festival featuring authentic food, music, dance, games and activities for the entire family.
    • Posada Navideñ celebrates the folk culture of Mexico and its unique customs and traditions during this Christmas production and traditional Posada celebration.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field (e.g., Arts Education, Music Education) required; an advanced business or academic degree is preferred; plus at least 5 years’ related experience with a similar program. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered, if all other requirements are met.

Critical Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Arts Integration and Common Core; working knowledge of California’s Academic Content Standards; and knowledge of the state and local education systems as they relate to the services the Center provides.
  • Familiarity with a variety of art forms from a range of cultures and traditions.
  • Multi-cultural awareness and sensitivity; direct experience with Hispanic and Latino communities and institutions, and fluency in Spanish, are strongly preferred.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, along with a tenacious attention to detail, to: 1) manage complex strategic plans and programs; and 2) work effectively even while juggling multiple projects and under strict deadlines.
  • Ability to study, evaluate and analyze Arts & Education trends, and to interpret data and make informed recommendations.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; ability to communicate ideas clearly, confidently and concisely, in both written andoral presentations, to a wide spectrum of constituencies; and comfortable editing the work of others as needed.
  • Strong executive and business skills: negotiating, project management, budgeting, and risk/benefit analysis.
  • Competence with Microsoft Office suite and other programs as needed (i.e. Access, Eventbooking, and Tessitura).
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently by personal vehicle locally, and occasionally by car or air to regional or national meetings and events.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

To apply: Send your resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest and qualifications for this position toHR@lutherburbankcenter.org. No phone calls, please.

Education Manager [The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, Sands Point, NY]

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy is a magnificent 216-acre park and historic site—with 4 mansions and the Phil Dejana Learning Center on property. The Preserve is owned by Nassau County, NY, and maintained and operated by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Sands Point Preserve Conservancy. and historic site located on the Long Island Sound. Built by robber baron, Howard Gould, and later owned by the Guggenheim family, this Gold Coast Estate offers visitors a glimpse into the grandeur of life for the most prominent American families of the early twentieth century. Today, the Conservancy offers visitors year-round educational cultural programs, seasonal celebrations, mansion tours, fitness activities, private/corporate event services, and film/TV locations.

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy is looking for a full-time education manager. In collaboration with the Managing Director, the education manger will develop and plan all programs in the following areas:

  • Programs for School Visits
  • Family Nature Education (10 to 12 per year)
  • Adult Nature Education (6 per year)
  • After School Art & Yoga (Monday – Friday during school year)
  • Family Yoga (Four per year)
  • Seasonal Celebrations (Four per year)
  • Girl/Boy Scout programs
  • Special Needs programs
  • Educational components of Preserve events, as needed

In addition, the education manger must be able to:

  • Oversee outside educational/family programs held on the preserve, e.g. Book Blossoms
  • Maintain budget for department
  • Identify sources of funding (grants, donors, etc.) for programs and help prepare proposal narratives.
  • Develop schedules for all programs, checking for all possible conflicts (community events and religious holidays, etc.)
  • Identify, schedule, and negotiate contracts for all presenters and educators
  • Identify, purchase, and organize supplies
  • Submit check/payment requests and pay vendors as needed
  • Maintain appearance of the Phil Dejana Learning Center
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with participating parents and children
  • Liaise with publicity and marketing staff to provide information and help build attendance at all events
  • Supervise Education staff
  • Walk on uneven trails and climb stairs
  • Have facility with Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, and, ideally, Publisher)

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy is looking for an education manger with the following skills and experience:

  • 3-5 years of education experience in a classroom, museum, or nature center
  • MA/MS in education, museum education, science, art/cultural history preferred. Exceptions possible for similar combinations of BA/BS in related fields plus multiple years on-job experience
  • Management experience, including budget and program planning
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Can independently create, multi-task, and manage projects
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends for special programs
  • Must have knowledge of K-12 NYS learning standards and practices
  • Grant-writing experience a plus

Salary commensurate with experience. This job reports directly to the Managing Director

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Managing Director, Beth Horn, beth.horn@sandspointpreserve.org

Education Specialist, School and Teacher Programs [The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC]

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery contain some of
the most important holdings of Asian art in the world. In addition, the
Freer Gallery holds exemplary examples of late-nineteenth-century works of
American landscape and portraiture by James McNeill Whistler and his
contemporaries. The Sackler Gallery is host to contemporary art from Asia
as well as international loan exhibitions. Together, both galleries form
the national museums of Asian art at the Smithsonian Institution, and are
dedicated to the acquisition, care, study, and exhibition of works in their
collections.

The Education Specialist, School and Teacher Programs is a key member of
the Freer|Sackler Education team. The individual’s primary responsibilities
are to plan, implement, market, and evaluate a full range of education
programs and services for K-12 students and educators. The principal goal
of this position is to introduce the collection, object-based teaching
approaches, and interdisciplinary integration to K-12 students and
educators. The ideal candidate has knowledge of the subject matter of the
Galleries’ collections, familiarity with current educational principles and
practices and various curricular frameworks, as well as experience creating
learning opportunities for K-12 students and resources and programs for
educators in an art museum.  S/he should also have experience training
docents, knowledge of new educational technologies, budget management, and
grant writing.  The salary is grade 9 and includes an excellent benefit
package.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter outlining
your qualifications to FSGEducation@si.edu. Applications will be accepted
until *October 7, 2016*. To learn more about the Freer|Sackler, visit our
website athttp://www.asia.si.edu/.  No phone calls please.

The Smithsonian is an equal opportunity employer.

Manager of Fund Development and Membership [Alden House Historic Site, Duxbury, MA]

Our organization will play an important role in commemorations such as the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in 2020. We are seeking a part-time Director of Fund Development and Membership to spearhead our efforts to grow our organization in members and financial support. The Manager of Fund Development & Membership will have the opportunity to strengthen the development function and be responsible for various fundraising initiatives as well as areas of membership. The candidate should have an interest in Colonial American History and a passion for working to help a 100+ year-old nonprofit organization reach its full potential. Experience with Major Giving Campaigns a plus. Key responsibilities include: Securing financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations; Managing donor and member database (Past Perfect) and gift processing; Working with staff and volunteers to overseeing planning and production of special events; Executing the organization’s development plan with the development and membership committees; This is a salaried position with flexible hours. Reports to Director. Please send cover letter and resume to dmobed@alden.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

Visitor Services Manager [The New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT]

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks seeks an experienced Visitor Services Manager. This position is responsible for the front desk and its part time staff, which includes ticket and museum store sales. This mission-critical position deals directly with visitor needs and serves as the Museum’s weekend manager. It is a full time salaried position with benefits. The work week is Wednesday through Sunday. Requirements include strong communications and people skills, management and retail sales experience. Public programing experience is also a plus. Computer skills, including point-of-sale software are essential. Basic purchasing, inventory management and marketing are desirable. We are seeking experienced applicants only. Located at Bradley International Airport, NEAM is the largest air museum in New England with three public hangars and over 100 aircraft. www.neam.org. Email cover letter and resume to Assistant Director Debbie Reed debbier@neam.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $40,000 – $50,000
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