Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 11-Aug-2017 to 10-Sep-2017
  • - Indianapolis Art Center
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

The Indianapolis Art Center is looking for an organized and self-disciplined person to serve as Community Programs Manager.  Under the general supervision of the Director of Education and Outreach, this position oversees programming, evaluation, coordination and policies pertaining to community-based (offsite) programs, classes and workshops, such as the ArtReach program, including the management of related faculty and staff.  This position works to elevate the Art Center's position in the community in support of the mission.

Essential Job Functions:
• Develop schedule of program locations and partners (sites) for three semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer) annually according to vision and strategy determined by Art Center strategic plan and the Director of Educational Programs.
• Evaluate programs through analysis of student evaluations, enrollment trends, and other qualitative and quantitative data, ensuring programs remain relevant and meet quality standards, and identifying areas for program growth/development.
• Manage program partnerships including communication, relationship-building, and resolving conflicts and challenges to the success of programs.
• Supervise and manage program faculty, ensuring strong communication between faculty and administrative staff.
• Develop and enforce policies pertaining to the operation of community-based programs and partnerships.
• Work collaboratively with other Education Programs managers on shared projects, initiatives and goals.

Additional Job Functions:
• Conduct regular observations of adult programs.
• Assess and address growth/professional development opportunities for faculty, including development of quarterly faculty meetings.
• Monitor program expenses.
• Plan and execute program-related exhibitions and/or events, working together with the appropriate departments.
• Assist in reporting program outcomes to stakeholders as necessary, e.g. Art Center Board of Directors, funders, etc.
• Delegate administrative tasks to support staff and/or volunteers as needed.
• Provide program support for other Educational programs or activities, including attending critical program meeting dates, conducting observations, preparing materials, and additional duties as required.
• Recruit, hire, and train new faculty as needed.
• Assist with Art Center major events, exhibitions, and performing additional duties as required.

Competency Requirements:
• Management skills: Ability to motivate, coach, and develop direct reports 
• Interpersonal skills: Ability to build relationships, negotiate, and manage conflicts
• Organizational skills
• Cultural competency: Ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Curriculum development
• Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office software
• Working knowledge of a variety of art media

Education and Experience:
• A combination of education, training  and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in art, art education or a related field  
• Two years' experience working in partnership based programs
• Prior management experience
• Experience developing curricula or writing lesson plans
• Prior teaching experience preferred

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
• Works primarily indoors in open office environment
• Works regular hours; some evening and weekend hours are required
• Occasional physical demands associated with carrying/moving art materials and supplies, installing exhibitions, etc. Individuals must be able to move freely about the work site.
• Individuals must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Perks include:
• A supportive and collaborative environment where you can make a difference in the community
• Passionate colleagues
• Free art classes
• Fun and relaxed working environment

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Indianapolis Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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