Program Manager, The Studio in a School Association, Inc., in NY

August 8, 2011

(New York NY)

An award-winning visual arts education program, Studio in a School encourages an appreciation for the arts and an enthusiasm for learning. For over 30 years, STUDIO has provided opportunities for New York City children and their teachers to experience the excitement and creativity of art through innovative visual arts activities. Under the guidance of close to 100 professional artists in over 120 public schools, community and day care centers, STUDIO reaches over 30,000 young people, from pre- kindergarten through 12th grade, throughout the five boroughs.

Primary function: Guide and support development and implementation of visual arts curriculum-rich programming in NYC public schools citywide, monitor (through regular site observations) and evaluate artistic staff; serve as member of team of program managers with responsibility for in-depth and residency sites across various STUDIO programs serving children pre-kindergarten through second grade as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Conduct the staff work by supervising artists, coordinating, scheduling and monitoring programs to ensure high-quality arts in education programs to NYC public schools and communities.
• Review written documents (lesson and unit plans/feedback forms/timesheets) from each artist; share needs based on this review with Director of Programs for artistic staff training purposes
• Visit program sites to observe and evaluate programs, provide support to artists and interact with school personnel to conduct planning and assessment meetings, implement programs, and ensure proper program administration.
• Complete on-line observation form for each program visit completed
• Develop various program sites and program components.
• Plan and administer artists’ and teachers’ staff development activities, in conjunction with other program staff, to ensure achievement of program goals.
• Provide input for curriculum and training materials and program administration guidelines.
• Provide input to development department for preparation of funded projects proposals and reports.
• Oversee site and project budgets.

Qualifications:

• PLEASE NOTE: in-depth knowledge of K-8 visual arts curriculum and professional development for classroom teachers required, Early Childhood knowledge and experience required
• Minimum of BA or BFA required, MA or MFA a plus
• Excellent interpersonal, writing, and supervisory skills
Skilled advancing multiple projects and managing deadlines
• Experience in arts administration/ program management
• Ability to organize and implement program designs
• Budget management skills
• Teaching experience/knowledge of child development
• Knowledge of Excel and Access desirable

Salary: commensurate with experience.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to mbeard@studioinaschool.org.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.