Mark Arts

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Explore your creativity and imagine the possibilities at Mark Arts.  We are committed to fostering a culture of diversity and collaboration, promoting sustainability in our endeavors and giving our employees what they need to develop their careers and enrich their lives.

EDUCATION MANAGER

Overview:

The Education Manager is responsible for developing and promoting educational courses at Mark Arts to the community and collaborating with other organizations in the community for programming opportunities within these disciplines. This role is also responsible for managing the administrative functions of the school such as assisting with enrollment, maintaining class rosters, managing the school website & class schedules, maintaining appropriate contracts and documentation for the classes, managing the faculty, budget, facilities and supplies for these disciplines. Additionally, the role will have responsibility for external educational programming opportunities. The Education Manager will supervise the various teaching artists and oversee summer intern(s). The work schedule for this position requires some regular week night and weekend hours.

Duties:

  • Coordinate faculty & overall innovative programming for the Youth, Culinary, Digital & Metals studios, including developing class and workshop schedules as well as Adult and Youth private parties
  • Research & evaluate trends in arts education and make recommendations to Program Committee regarding new ideas
  • Visit classrooms regularly to make announcements, monitor instruction, classroom appearance, etc.
  • Monitor competition in the community (including gaps) for art education programming
  • Present proposed educational courses to Executive Director and then to the Program Committee
  • Partner with other educational organizations, non-profits for programming opportunities
  • Collaborate with ideas for educational opportunities with Exhibition Director
  • Target Study Collection to be utilized for classes & events in the school
  • Coordinate with Marketing & Development Director to produce course catalogs, include on website and promote through social media
  • Provide educational information and class and workshop information for Mark Arts publications
  • Manage Profit & Loss Statement for the studios
  • Evaluate classroom space and determine best utilization for revenue and educational courses
  • Make recommendations to Executive Director on course fees – develop sustainable model for class structure
  • Draft, distribute and summarize quarterly student experience surveys
  • Manage incentive programs for faculty within budget
  • Observe classes and workshops to identify opportunities with teachers to market classes on social media in conjunction with Development & Marketing Director
  • Manage classroom supplies & inventory. Look for opportunities for in-kind supply donations for school and evaluate various vendors for lowest cost
  • Manage ways to deliver education programming (off site, home schools, etc.)
  • Implement STEAM in youth programming.
  • Coordinate events and multiple family friendly educational activities including Autumn & Art and Wichita Riverfest events; Faculty Exhibition and Student Exhibition – (coordinate with Exhibitions Director); Art Fairs; Youth Exhibition
  • Manage/monitor housekeeping of classrooms
  • Assist with enrollment and maintain class rosters
  • Manages website for school class schedule listings and parties
  • Prepares and maintains class instructor, private party and guest instructor agreements
  • Maintains files for consent forms (photos, emergency contact, studio procedures, etc.)
  • Staff lead on Program Committee

Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Analytical skills to manage classroom trends, course timing, etc.
  • Ability to take calculated risks and experiment with programming
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Able to work independently & manage deadlines
  • Detail oriented & strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects with conflicting deadlines

 

Education/ Experience Preferred:

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Art History or Business

PLEASE INCLUDE COVER LETTER WITH RESUME

Job Type: Full-time

YOUTH EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

We are looking for youth education instructors for beginning through advanced students in the following areas.

  • Bookbinding
  • Ceramics/ Pottery
  • Clay Sculpture
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Arts
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Glass Fusion
  • Handbuilding
  • Homeschool Visual Arts
  • Mixed Media
  • Printmaking
  • STEAM Programming (Educational programs linking Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)

ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

We are looking for adult education instructors for beginning through advanced students in the following areas.

  • Culinary Arts
    • Pastry and Baking
    • Beverage and Meal Pairing
    • Knife Skills
    • Breakfast Foods
    • Entertaining and Appetizers
    • Smoothies and Fitness Meals
    • Vegan/ Vegetarian
    • Gluten-Free Cooking
    • International Foods
  • Ceramics/ Pottery
    • Potter’s Wheel
    • Handbuilding
    • Glaze Mixing & Techniques
  • Digital Arts (Adobe Suite Software used)
    • Graphic Design
    • Computer Illustration & Photoshop
    • Digital Drawing & Painting
    • Film Editing for Beginners
  • Enameling, Glass, Jewelry & Metalsmithing
    • Enameling
    • Jewelry & Metalsmithing
    • Lampwork Bead Making
    • Lapidary
    • Glass Fusing
  • Painting & Drawing
    • Oil Painting
    • Acrylic Painting
    • Drawing
    • Clothed and Nude Life Drawing
  • Printmaking
    • Collagraph
    • Solar Plate Intaglio
    • Dry-Point and Mezzotint
  • Sculpture (clay)
    • Portrait Sculpting
    • Relief Sculpting
    • Mold-Making