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Arts Administration Position Opportunity: EDUCATION MANAGER

Bronx River Art Center, Inc (BRAC) seeks a passionate arts administrator/educator to oversee our out-of-school time art education program at a critical moment in BRAC’s 32-year history.  The successful candidate will oversee our renowned interdisciplinary art and environmental studies program in our recently restored 18,000 sq. ft. facility, and help facilitate its expansion into new creative endeavors. He/she will work as part of a team of program managers of our exhibitions, artist studios, performances and creative industries programs and oversee the integration of our new Maker Space facility into all aspects of our center’s programs and productions. This position requires the candidate be committed to arts-based community activism and environmental justice, be ready and willing to work independently and as part of a team on interdisciplinary programs and projects, and be seeking a long-term engagement at a community-based cultural institution.

This is a full-time, non-hourly (exempt from overtime) position, Tuesday - Saturday, which includes management of Saturday classes from 10-5:00pm and some evening and weekend assignments out in the community. After a probation period and showing evidence of successful fulfillment of performance expectations this position will become permanent and will qualify for benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES
ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

Oversee the implementation of our interdisciplinary arts and environmental studies curricula throughout all facets of our education programs.

Manage registration process for both in-center and off-site classes, including design and printing of the classes brochures and its distribution throughout the community, 

Schedule 10 – 12 classes/teachers for each of our four semesters annually. Maintain Eventbrite payment site, update Education page on BRAC website, prepare press releases and post regularly to our social media pages.

Manage teacher support and assessment tools to track program development, including regular updates to BRAC’s unique Art and Environmental Studies Teachers’ Handbook.

Oversee teaching artists’ performances, train staff and interns to keep records accurately and up-to-date, and organize student files in a file management systems.

Maintain digital data systems for student tracking, including attendance records, pre and post student evaluations, surveys, documentation of classes and artworks, and academic records obtained from schools and/or parents.

Oversee maintenance of classrooms, studios, materials and equipment in clean working order.

Develop and maintain relationships with community partners and CBO’s as well as conduct visits to off-site programs to observe teachers at our partnering schools and CBO’s. 

Work with Executive Director to develop long-term goals for Education Programs and design strategies for reaching them.
 

OUTREACH

Manage ongoing development of partnerships with schools, CBOs, and other organizations to provide programming at their sites as well as at BRAC.

Prepare contracts and curriculum materials for bookings of workshops and gallery tours for school groups and CBOs.

Work with Executive Director and staff on research, development, write/edit program announcements, correspondence, budgets and narratives for grants and reports.

Provide program records for monthly, quarterly, or annual reporting to funding agencies.

Coordinate BRAC students’ participation in community events including street and/or river festivals.

Oversee production of 2 - 3 student exhibitions annually in our gallery, including design and distribution of exhibition announcements, installation, organizing reception and awards celebration, and photographic documentation of events.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree in visual arts, arts administration, art history  or related fields required.

Master’s Degree in any of above preferred.

Experience in primary and secondary arts education and in non-profit administration a plus (references required).

Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills (conversant in Spanish a plus).

Resourceful and flexible and able to work independently or as part of a team.

Excellent time manager and able to multi-task projects and programs.

Computer literate in MS Office applications and digital art programs on Mac computers (knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite design software a plus).

Interest in environmental concerns for natural and urban environments.

Knowledge of the New York City Department of Education contracting a plus.

Familiarity with Bronx cultural and community institutions and/or schools a plus.

3 years non-profit administration experience (in Arts preferred) and /or Education for Visual Arts K-12,

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Full-Time, (non hourly, exempt from overtime) Benefits package after probation period.

Some travel within the Bronx and NYC required.

Reports to Executive Director.

Supervises Teaching Artists, Interns and Volunteers.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

 

ABOUT BRAC
The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is a community-based, multi-arts organization located in the heart of The Bronx at the major transportation hub of West Farms Square, three blocks south of the Bronx Zoo. Because of our unique location next to our namesake — the Bronx River — an important natural resource in the heart of the Bronx, we were one of the first interdisciplinary art and environmental studies organization in the country, incorporating environmental concerns and urban design into our visual arts curriculum. In our recently restored, 18,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility we offer four interlocking programs: after-school and weekend visual arts classes for both youth and adults, a ground floor, 2,000 sq. ft. gallery featuring professionally curated contemporary art exhibitions, artist studios, a co-working space for emerging and mid-career creative entrepreneurs; and, a multi-purpose event space featuring an array of performing arts and cultural events. BRAC meets the cultural needs and artistic opportunities of a multi-ethnic community in the south-central Bronx, as well as for the larger cultural community of New York City.

BRAC is conveniently located one block east of the East Tremont/West Farms Square stop on the #s 2 and 5 subway lines, and six bus lines stop within one block of our building. 

Please submit your resume with a cover letter, up to five examples of your work, and/or a link to your website.  to: Jobs@bronxriverart.org.  No phone calls please.  Professional references will be requested of final candidates. Position open until filled.

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