The New Art Center is currently seeking a Summer Art Program Coordinator
Job Title: Summer Art Program Coordinator
Supervisor: Director of Education
FLSA Status: Temporary Full-Time (June 22 – August 28, 2020, with approximately 10 hours of training TBD.)
The Summer Coordinator is the liaison between the Director of Education and the summer staff during the 10 weeks of New Art Center’s Summer Art Program. This position ensures smooth daily operations, and communicates with a rotating staff of faculty, Teaching Assistants, C.I.T.s, and parents of up to 72 children and teens each week. This position coordinates art projects and materials, manages student or staff absences, and maintains communication with families or caregivers regarding behavior or illness. In addition, the coordinator conducts training for the TAs and CITs. The position will begin in a part-time capacity in early June, becoming full-time (40 hrs/week) from June 22 through August 28. The Coordinator will be on site from 8:15am until 4:15pm, Monday – Friday. This position requires:
- A dependable, energetic person with experience in full-day art programs for students ages 5 – 17.
- A positive, helpful attitude and friendly etiquette while talking to students, parents, counselors, faculty, staff, community members and vendors.
- Exceptional ability to multi-task and remain focused in a busy, high energy studio environment.
- Ability to build strong teams, yet be self-directed and work alone when necessary.
- Coordinate teacher, Teaching Assistants and C.I.T. work schedules and availability. Support unexpected absences by maintaining a list for backup availability of alternate teachers/counselors
- Oversee daily arrivals and departures of both students and faculty.
- Train CITs as needed
- Work with teachers to develop projects in line with weekly themes, ordering special materials if necessary.
- With the Director of Education, develop and conduct basic staff/faculty orientation and training for summer program, and if needed, coordinate consultants for additional training in basic skills in first aid and management of students’ emotional and mental health issues.
- Interface with New Art Center’s Studio Coordinator to maintain necessary stocks of supplies and equipment
- Support classes in progress through open communication lines to teachers, management of individual student needs or behavioral issues, teacher requests for materials/supplies/information, etc.
- Be available to fill in for teacher and counselor breaks as necessary by teaching art projects and/or supervising students. This position will not be scheduled as a regular teacher or counselor, but will be responsible for the smooth flow of daily activities, and may be called on to cover unexpected absences or emergencies
- If needed, produce daily and weekly check-in sheets, name tags, emergency forms and class rosters in coordination with Registrar (basic training on our database will be provided)
- Communicate with families, evaluate feedback from surveys and adjust as needed
- Coordinate all Summer Art Program activities with appropriate New Art Center permanent staff
- Other duties as assigned
Experience and Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree required, Masters degree preferred
- Minimum 3 years teaching experience (art preferred)
- Knowledge of art making and art materials
- Experience working with children and teens, especially in creative summer environments
- Some administrative experience required
- Familiarity with databases and information systems (Filemaker Pro, Google Apps, Excel & Word) a definite plus
- Excellent organizational skills required
- Ability to deal with the unexpected with a smile, a positive and helpful attitude, and a passion for the arts
$24-$25 per hour
The position is temporary full-time, not exempt from overtime and not eligible for benefits other than paid holidays (July 4). The New Art Center is a non-profit, equal-opportunity employer and actively seeks diverse applicants.