Indianapolis Art Center Seeks 2D Program Manager

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Indianapolis Art Center Seeks 2D Program Manager


Job Summary:

In conjunction with the Director of Adult Education, the 2D Program Manager oversees onsite educational programs for students 18 and older in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking at the Broad Ripple location. This position is responsible for class programming & scheduling; supervision of faculty & evaluation of faculty performance; overseeing models and student volunteers; managing operations of the physical studio spaces and related functions. This position is also responsible for managing 2D supply and equipment budgets.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking through class programming.
  • Supervise faculty, including conducting regular classroom observations, providing ongoing feedback and coaching, and conducting annual reviews.
  • Ensure adequate staffing for studio programs, including models.
  • Facilitate smooth and efficient scheduling of classes and studios.
  • Provide oversight and responsibility for overall operations and policies of the studio, including safety and proper equipment functionality.
  • Maintain open and effective communication between faculty and staff.
  • 2D Program Manager will teach a minimum of one class per semester and teach no more than three times per week (or no more than 12 hours per week).
  • Manage and maintain equipment and supply needs for the Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking studios.
  • Manage 2D equipment and supply budgets.

Additional Job Functions:

  • Participate in setting and enforcing policies and systems as well as supporting organizational policies and strategic plan.
  • Actively participate in retention and recruitment of faculty and students.
  • Serve as an ambassador to the Art Center.
  • Help cultivate community among faculty and students within the 2D department.

Competency Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Possesses functional knowledge of various educational techniques (ex. curriculum development, lesson planning, etc.) and processes related to the studio mediums.
  • Possesses technical knowledge required for operation of the studios.
  • The ability to lead others effectively (ex. management skills, coaching, etc.) in order to achieve prescribed goals and objectives.
  • Ability to receive, process, and utilize criticism in a constructive manner.
  • Ability to manage budgets.
  • Classroom/behavior management experience.
  • Possesses the proficiency (either through education and/or experience) to engage students of all abilities and teach concepts for specific courses taught.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

Education and Experience:

  • A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to a master’s degree in art, art education, or a related field.
  • Two years of relevant teaching experience minimum.
  • Experience working with diverse and underserved audiences preferred.
  • Art experience such as exhibitions, commissions, or professional work. A personal art portfolio may be requested.

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