Director of Education
The East End Arts Education Director is part of the senior management team and is responsible for all educational programs at East End Arts, working alongside the Executive Director to enhance the overall East End Arts Organization. The Director manages the school facility, the educational staff, the faculty, registered students, and the educational outreach to area schools and the general public. The Director will ensure an efficient and organized administration that sustains the smooth running of the school and educational programming. The Education Director represents the East End Arts School of Music and Art at community and professional events.
- Under the direction of the East End Arts Executive Director and in accordance with EEA’s mission and values, manage the daily operations and strategic planning of the East End Arts Music and Art School to enhance the East End Arts organization as a whole.
- Develop the curriculum and educational strategic plan for East End Arts including creative and professional programming for approximately 1,000 students in music, the visual arts, theater, and creative writing, along with professional development for artists and educators. Cultivate new programs and initiatives to ensure the goals of the strategic plan are met.
- Manage and recruit faculty (35 faculty) and educational staff (3 staff) and recommend new hires to the Executive Director.
- Promote and design educational artistic programming year-round including group instruction, private instruction, summer camp and the sound/recording studio operation.
- Outreach and form alliances within the community including regional public and private school teachers and administrators (Pre-K through 12), college/university program and admissions directors, and professional associations for art and music educators.
- Prepare and oversee the EEA education operating budget including revenue, expenses, and scholarship funding to support growth of EEA’s educational programming and in accordance with the strategic plan.
- Institute best practice business management procedures/methods/technologies to improve school performance and enhance offerings in order to meet the needs of the organization and community.
- Manage registration process including the educational calendar, room scheduling, and posting of updated schedules and course offerings.
- Monitor the physical needs of building including daily and long-term maintenance issues. Work with the Town of Riverhead engineering department and the EEA facility manager to ensure all maintenance issues are resolved in a timely and safe manor.
- Analyze other community programs and offerings in order to keep pace with the competitive market place and so that we create program schedules and offerings that meet our target market needs.
- Interact with patrons, faculty, and staff, responding positively and efficiently to questions or concerns raised and provide effective pragmatic solutions. Treat every interaction as a chance to deepen relationships with all stakeholders.
- Work alongside the EEA Marketing and Development manager to create a marketing and development strategic plan for our educational programs. Manage the educational Constant Contact and social media postings in accordance with the plan.
- Supervise faculty and educational staff (contracts, evaluations, and new programming initiatives) and establish sense of community among faculty and staff.
- Coordinate with the EEA education committee chairperson to organize meeting schedules, set agendas, analyze current and new programs, and advocate for art and music education in accordance with the EEA educational strategic plan.
- Oversee instrument and equipment needs, both in-house and for recitals/concerts.
- Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts or Academic Administration. Master’s degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, & QUALIFICATIONS
- At least five years administrative experience required working in arts education, visual or performing arts non-profit, or related field and the ability to read and understand financial statements.
- Multi-lingual a plus.
- Music and/or art training beyond the amateur level.
- Excellent organizational skills, self-starter, good at multitasking, and has the ability to think independently and creatively.
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to engage and delegate authority to staff and capacity to operate the school effectively.
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written accompanied by an eye for detail.
- Solid research and analytical skills.
- Must be enthusiastic about artistic education and development, community building, and audiences of all ages.
- Ability/willingness to attend evening and weekend meetings and events.
- Candidate must be an enthusiastic marketing and service oriented leader who is able to interact effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word, accompanied with prior experience in database management is required.