Director of Education

  • Full Time
  • Madison

Website Arts + Literature Laboratory

Classification: Full Time (40 hrs)
Salary: $48K
Schedule: Weekdays; occassional evenings and weekends as needed based on program schedule; some flexibility in schedule
Applications due: August 31, 2022
(Interview Availability: September 6-9, 2022)
Start date: October 3, 2022

Our Mission

To steward a community laboratory for creative experimentation, collaboration, and excellence in contemporary visual, literary, and performing arts.

Scope of Position

ALL seeks a Director of Education to lead our Education program starting in the fall of 2022. The Director of Education is responsible for developing a cohesive but diverse youth education program that prioritizes accessibility, equity, and sustainability. This position provides key vision and leadership across all educational programming, including adult workshops, youth classes and summer camps, community outreach, teacher training, and curriculum development. It is important for the Director of Education to be able to balance detailed planning and program implementation with higher-level strategy and leadership. This position will work collaboratively with the Co-Directors, Public Programs Coordinator, and ALL Programmatic Teams, and will hire and supervise other education staff, interns, and volunteers.


Leadership & Strategic Planning

  • Lead visioning, strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development for ALL’s Education program.
  • Represent the Education program in staff meetings and participate in decision-making, ongoing planning, collaborations, key events, etc.
  • Communicate education programs and outcomes to the ALL Board and community.
  • Develop the annual Education budget, assess funding needs for programs, apply for and manage program grants, and cultivate donor and sponsor relationships.

Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation

  • Work with Co-Directors, Public Programs Coordinator, and Programmatic Teams to create, schedule, implement, and evaluate public programs related to ALL’s mission and exhibitions, including, but not limited to Afterschool Youth Arts, Youth Arts Lab, Summer Camps, Early Childhood and Family Programs, Homeschool Arts, Teacher Development (and seasonal orientations), and Adult Literary and Visual Arts Workshops.
  • Manage program enrollment and communicate with participants and families.
  • Develop and implement seasonal education program marketing plans in collaboration with other team members.
  • Create a system for program assessment and implement mechanisms for community feedback, including students and teachers.

Community Partners & Outreach

  • Manage relationships with community organizations who partner with ALL on educational programming.
  • Develop partnerships with community organizations and/or audiences to create programming that relates directly to ALL’s mission.
  • Create strong relationships with local teachers, students, and schools.

Administration & Staff Management

  • Maintain records and data for all ALL education programs.
  • Create and manage the budget for Education programs.
  • Order supplies and equipment for Education programs.
  • Ensure a safe, clean, and welcoming environment.
  • Supervise and mentor Education team members, teachers, volunteers, and interns.
  • Create and adhere to ALL policies to assure the safety, professionalism, and wellbeing of ALL community members.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the visual and literary arts and arts education.
  • Experience in teaching, training, and/or program facilitation.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and comfort in public speaking.
  • Interpersonal skills emphasizing tact, diplomacy, and empathy.
  • Time management skills, the ability to balance many projects and priorities at once.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, with an open, positive, and learning-focused attitude.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as program schedules require.
  • Knowledge of and experience in community outreach, program development and evaluation.
  • Experience managing employees, interns, and volunteers.

Qualifications (required)

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in the visual, literary, or performing arts, art education, arts administration, or related field; or equivalent practical experience in the field.
  • 3 or more years of experience in education, arts, or related fields.

Qualifications (preferred)

  • Experience in classroom teaching, classroom management, and innovative curriculum development.
  • Experience working with youth and families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience teaching in non-traditional settings.
  • Experience in community organizing.
  • Grant writing/grant management experience.
  • Experience creating and managing program budgets.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.

To Apply

Submit a recent resume/CV and cover letter with “Director of Education” in the subject line to [email protected]. No calls, please. Applications accepted until August 31, 2022, or until filled.

Arts + Literature Laboratory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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