School and Community Programs Coordinator - Krasl Art Center

Position Summary

The School and Community Programs Coordinator is a new position at Krasl Art Center (KAC)
focused on advancing the organization’s mission to “inspire meaningful change and strengthen
community through the visual arts” and strategic goal “to use the visual arts as a fulcrum for social
transformation.” Serving as a liaison between schools, community organizations and KAC, the
School and Community Programs Coordinator will identify potential new community partners and develop
innovative, enriching and educational art programs for youth in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. In
addition to developing new programs, the School and Community Programs Coordinator will manage,
evaluate, and maintain existing programs including Understanding Art tours, the Community Student Art
Exhibition, Family Days and Family Nights.

The ideal candidate for this position is a self-motivated advocate for the visual arts, who will
enthusiastically engage new and existing community partners and is passionate about bringing diverse
audiences together.

Reports to:

Manager of Education

Job type:

Part-time, Non-exempt, 32 hours per week

Flexible work hours including some weekends and evenings

Collaborates with:

Manager of Marketing, Deputy Director, Curatorial Assistant

Delegates tasks to:

KAC Teaching Artists, Volunteer Docents, Front Desk Volunteers

About Krasl Art Center

Krasl Art Center offers exciting opportunities for achievement and ownership of success in an established visual art center and in an emerging culturally significant community. Located in St. Joseph, Michigan overlooking Lake Michigan, KAC is 90 miles from Chicago, IL and Grand Rapids, MI. KAC staff and teaching faculty are comprised of fun, competent and enthusiastic professionals.

Krasl Art Center’s varied audience base includes rural populations, second home owners, local families and retirees, community organizations and schools, and weekend and summer tourists..

Primary Responsibilities
  • Able to communicate effectively and professionally with diverse audiences (internal and
    external) through written and verbal means

  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with community partners

  • Demonstrated project management and evaluation experience

  • Impeccable attention to detail, highly organized and strong time management skills to excel in
    fast paced environment

  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, art education or a related field

Preferred Attributes
  • Passion for community engagement

  • Strong belief in the potential of visual art to be a fulcrum for social transformation

  • Knowledge of best practices in museum and arts education

  • Experience developing curriculum supporting national or state standards

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and Adobe Creative Suite

  • Strong presentation skills and ability to appeal to a diverse audience base

Program Development
  • Develop, manage, evaluate and maintain school and community partner programs in
    partnership with the Manager of Education.

  • Identify potential new partner organizations and develop programs that bring diverse
    audiences together.

  • Meet regularly with local school and community leadership to assess needs and
    collaboratively develop programs.

  • Plan and attend Faculty Meetings, Studio Open Houses and other education events.

  • Creatively promote faculty, school and outreach programs in partnership with the
    Marketing Manager.

  • Develop and write lesson plans for the Understanding Art program with guidance from
    the Curator and Manager of Education.

  • Recruit and recommend potential new faculty to the Manager of Education and assist
    with new faculty orientation.

Administrative Tasks
  • Maintain daily administrative functions during scheduled office hours including answering
    phones, responding to emails, updating forms, registering students, etc.

  • Attend weekly Cur-Ed meetings.

  • Adhere to the departmental budget; monitor supplies and submit material requests.

  • Recruit, schedule and invoice schools and organizations for tours and programs.

  • Collect and organize stats and other grant materials to support program funding.

Studio Maintenance
  • Oversee the maintenance of studio spaces and equipment as it relates to School and
    Community Partner programs.

To apply: Email cover letter, resume, and 2 professional references with contact information to Nathan Margoni, Manager of Education, at Include your last name and “School and Community Programs Manager” in the subject line.

In your cover letter, please share a specific program that you have participated in and how it strengthened
community through the visual arts or brought diverse audiences together.

This position will be filled in October 2018.

Krasl Art Center is an equal opportunity employer that supports and subscribes to a policy of nondiscrimination in all aspects of employment.  KAC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, weight, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law in any terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.

It is KAC’s intention to provide a safe and pleasant environment in which to work.  Therefore, each employee is responsible for ensuring Equal Employment Opportunity by treating all co-workers, guests, students and volunteers fairly and equally and by fostering a spirit of cooperation and good human relations in a working atmosphere free of prejudice, ill feelings or resentment.

Individuals who may require special accommodations to perform their job function(s) must notify the Executive Director, in writing, of the need for accommodation.

Posted on the MMA website 10/16.

 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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