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Director of Community Learning

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Director of Community Learning




Herron School of Art and Design provides professional education in the visual arts for degree-seeking students and offers opportunities for creative exploration for the broader community. Herron’s programs add value to their culture and economy, enhance the quality of lives of those they serve and contribute to the development of society.

Herron prepares its graduates to become leaders in a world that requires a unique combination of creativity, conceptual skills and technical abilities. Through its distinctive academic programs, unique community collaborations and faculty research and creative activity, Herron continues to expand its role as a leader in the visual arts for the State of Indiana, across the country and throughout the world.

The school currently enrolls 800 degree-seeking students and nearly 1,200 non-art majors and community members, including nearly 500 youth. A second facility, the Eskenazi Fine Arts Center, located at 1410 Indiana Avenue, houses the school’s sculpture and ceramics programs, graduate studios and gallery space.

In addition to providing high-quality education to its degree-seeking students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the school serves Central Indiana through its community outreach program. Herron’s location next to the White River State Park/Cultural district provides greater public access to the Herron Galleries (7,700 visitors annually), sculpture gardens, the Herron art library, visiting artist lectures and Community Learning Programs: Youth Art Camp, Saturday School, Teen Intensives and the Herron Pre-College program.

Job Summary

Direct, plan and coordinate all community learning programs at Herron School of Art & Design, IUPUI. Serve as primary contact for Saturday School, Youth Art Camp, Honors Art and Design, Evenings At Herron and Pre-College programs; oversee, implement, report, expand/develop new programs according to community demands and interests. Develop and write camp curriculum and ensure that curricula for other programs is reviewed.

Coordinate all aspects of human resources within each program and serve as supervisor. Partner with Herron’s Art Education program to provide community art teaching opportunities for Art Education teaching practicum.

Identify and pursue fundraising opportunities and grants for Herron’s community programs in tandem with Art Education faculty and the development and budget personnel at Herron. Herron School of Art and Design Community Learning Programs are self-supported. Money raised through enrollment, successful grant initiatives, and philanthropy efforts provide cash flow for the operation.

Attend, coordinate and make recommendations for improvements on art fairs and community events where Herron is a participant. Advise and research other community and IUPUI programs. Develop partnerships with other youth-serving and cultural organizations. Verify that all programs meet the mission of Herron School of Art & Design. The Director of Community Learning is expected to grow the program which could include other work sites off campus.

Teach non-major studio classes and/or assist in community teacher workshops and venues with the Art Education faculty as needed.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree/Bachelor’s degree in fine arts and three years of combined experience in visual arts teaching, arts administration, and writing experience related to proposals/fundraising/grants.

Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

General knowledge of artmaking tools and equipment. Credit card terminal/familiarity with Paypal and mache forms. Revenue Processing Training. Knowledge of art education teaching methods, youth development, and continuing education models. Ability to interact with diverse customers and collaborate internally and externally. Ability to multi-task. Managing and supervision skills. Strong ability to work with children of all ages, educate, provide support, and communicate effectively. Ability to collaborate. Knowledge of marketing and programming techniques. Writing skills for proposals, program copy and correspondence. Microsoft Office familiarity including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in fine arts or Master’s degree in education. Mac computer experience.

Working Conditions / Demands

Ability to work flexible hours according to program schedule, including Saturdays. The Director works hand-in-hand with Art Education faculty to reach out to communities across the state of Indiana and beyond to grow the programming to enrich art education efforts. This is a professional position with primary responsibility for the success of the program.

Work Location

Herron School of Art and Design has two education buildings: Eskenazi Hall  and Eskenazi Fine Arts Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Classification

Salary Plan: PAE

Salary Grade: 3PR

FLSA: Exempt

Deadline: October 25, 2019

Application: Please apply at the link provided with a cover letter and resume

This posting is scheduled to close at 12:01am EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but it will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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