Hiring: Arts Education Coordinator

WPCA is seeking an Arts Education Coordinator to teach our on-site art programs and support off-site residencies at schools and with community partners. The ideal candidate will have experience in art education, an understanding of the non-profit sector and excellent organization and administration skills.

Major Functions: 

  •  Create a classroom space that is inclusive, safe, and that nurtures creativity in program participants.
  •  Ensure that “Hands-On” curriculum is inventive, educational and relevant to the needs of the communities served and that advance WPCA’s mission.
  •  Order, secure, and manage special services, equipment, supplies and A/V materials for studio classrooms.
  •  Research, plan and develop all lessons for programs that are housed on-site and work closely with visiting instructors to ensure organizational benchmarks are being met.
  •  Manage on-site volunteers, interns and contractors under WPCA’s art education programming.
  •  Foster strong partnerships with community partners.
  •  Lead the arts education program showcase and curate the annual Youth Art Exhibit.
  •  Maintain a display of artwork in the classroom and designated gallery space throughout the year.
  •  Assist Executive Director in data, and evaluation collection to meet various granting requirements; identifying funding support for proposed projects; and lead maintenance of participant records to synthesis required reports.
  •  Coordinate with Marketing Communications Coordinator to develop content for marketing within our various streams.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

Skills: 

  •  Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  •  Highly collaborative style, experience developing and implementing art lessons and programs.
  •  Knowledge of the non-profit and/or arts, education and community based initiatives.
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Behavioral competencies: 

  •  Self-starter with the ability to work in an ever changing environment.
  •  Problem solving attitude, self-directed, resourceful and entrepreneurial.
  •  Ability to relate to and work with a wide variety of stakeholders, relationship builder.
  •  Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities.
  •  Sincere commitment to our mission and willingness to work collaboratively with all constituents groups including staff, board members, organization members, artists, educators, volunteers, program participants, families and other supporters.

Education: AA/AS degree in Arts Education, Arts Administration, Community Arts, Fine Arts, or equivalent experience is required. BA/BFA is highly desired.

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a 30 hours a week position with a focus on 2pm-7pm schedule during the school year + 10 hours that are flexible and determined by WPCA programming. Must be willing to work some extended hours, and some weekends. Reports to the Executive Director. 

To Apply:

Email cover letter, resume and portfolio/samples (link and/or attachment no greater than 7mbs, please) to xela@wpca-milwaukee.org.

Deadline:

August 18th. No phone calls.