NURTUREart is seeking a qualified individual for our Education Director position. The position is part time permanent (about 30 hours/week).
NURTUREart is dedicated to nurturing contemporary art by providing exhibition opportunities and resources for emerging artists, curators, and local public school students. The unique synergy between NURTUREart’s programs generates a collaborative environment for artistic experimentation. This framework, along with other far-reaching programming, cultivates a supportive artistic network and enriches the local and larger cultural communities. We work at the intersection of art, curatorial practice and education. We support outstanding and provocative ideas in their early stages, helping underrepresented artists and curators take bold steps forward. We value professionalism and accessibility while engaging broad, inter-generational audiences and encouraging their participation.
About the Position:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Education Director is responsible for development, management, and evaluation of NURTUREart’s education programs. The Education Director will join a dynamic team of three people on staff at NURTUREart and hire multiple teaching artists and two fellows to implement our arts programs at our partnering public schools.
NURTUREart partners with Brooklyn public schools K–12 and non-profit organizations to create opportunities for artistic collaborations with underserved populations through in-school and out-of-school programs. We believe in fair and equal access to high quality art experiences that are inclusive to all audiences. The Education Director will be responsible for maintaining and developing longstanding partnerships with schools, developing robust arts education programs and curricula, and building bridges to connect artists, curators, and students to each other and to our local arts resources.
—Cultivate, build, and maintain collaborative relationships with partners, teachers, and students. NURTUREart currently has three longstanding public school partners.
—Design, implement, and manage comprehensive programming with partnering schools and organizations, including:
• Create and oversee education program budgets, including managing expenses and purchasing materials and equipment;
• Manage open call and selection processes for artists- and curators-in-residence;
• Oversee developing partner-specific arts curricula;
• Communicate and liaise among artists-in-residence, teachers, and school administrators;
• Lead professional development workshops for teaching artists and public school teachers;
• Maintain program activity records including lessons, participation information, documentation, meeting records, and program structure.
—Observe, evaluate, and assess education programs to expand programs that respond to constituents’ needs.
—Integrate education programs with other NURTUREart programs, including exhibiting and promoting student work at NURTUREart.
—Teach students on-site at NURTUREart.
—Support fundraising, including contributing to grant writing, funder reporting, and cultivation efforts.
—Support the creation of website and social media content.
—Hire, mentor, and supervise team of hired artists, curators, and support staff.
—1–2 years of prior professional experience in the field of arts education, teaching, and/or nonprofit program administration.
—Experience working with and teaching students, preferably K–12.
—A background working in or with New York City public schools, knowledge of arts education standards, and familiarity with childhood development.
—Knowledge of contemporary visual art across all media, especially in the emerging arts.
—Demonstrated success as a project manager, at building arts education lessons and curricula, and as an effective communicator.
—Highly organized and self-managed.
—Excellent interpersonal skills especially among artists, students K-12, public school administrators and teachers, funders, and local public officials.
—Belief that high quality arts instruction should be an integral part of every student’s school education.
—Highest integrity, sense of responsibility, and desire to hold oneself accountable.
The Education Director works on average 30 hours per week at NURTUREart and on-site at schools. Compensation is commensurate with experience. The Education Director is expected to work during school hours and some evenings during education-related public events as well as seasonal cultivation events.
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Education Director Position” with your name in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
NURTUREart is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building an equitable environment and strongly encourages interest from people of color and all genders.