Arts Administration Position Opportunity: EDUCATION MANAGER

Arts Administration Position Opportunity: EDUCATION MANAGER


Bronx River Art Center, Inc (BRAC) seeks a seasoned 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 and creative industries programs and oversee the integration of our new Maker Space facility into all aspects of our center’s creative production. 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 10-5:30pm 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, 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.

  • Conduct visits to off-site programs to observe teachers at schools and CBO’s, as well as  develop and maintain relations with community partners.

  • Develop and maintain daily contact with students and families to provide a creative, positive and safe educational and creative environment.

  • 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, grant applications, budgets and report narratives.

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

  • Coordinate BRAC students’ participation in community events, 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.

  • Minimum five years experience in primary and secondary art education and three years in non-profit administration (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.

 

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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Opportunities

Internship:

Interns assist the Executive Director, the Education Director, the Gallery Director, Staff, and Teachers in all projects at the Bronx River Art Center, including teaching preparation and classroom instruction, administrative tasks, exhibition installations, and other assigned duties. Enthusiasm for working in a multi-ethnic community is a must.

Qualifications: College students pursuing a degree in Fine Arts, Visual Media Arts, Arts Management, or Art Education. Interns assisting with media classes should have experience operating filmmaking equipment and knowledge of Final Cut Pro. Junior level or above preferred. Good writing skills, computer literacy, graphic design or internet skills desirable.

Days/hours required: To be arranged. 10 to 20 hours per week. BRAC is open Monday through Friday, from 10am-6:30pm, Saturday 10-5. After-school classes begin at 4:30pm.

How to Apply: Please send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining what type of internship you are interested in and why you want to intern with BRAC to info@bronxriverart.org.

Questions? Call us at 718-589-5819.

Volunteer:

Are you interested in donating your valuable time to helping some of the most talented youth in the Bronx?

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available at BRAC:

  • Cataloging and Archiving
  • Classroom Monitors
  • Education Programs Assistants
  • Entrance Monitors
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Student Exhibition Assistants
  • Website/Newsletter Team

Please contact us at info@bronxriverart.org or 718-589-5819 for more information about internships or volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819
info@bronxriverart.org

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GALLERY HOURS:
Wednesday - Friday: 3 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

OFFICE & CENTER HOURS:
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

 

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DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.