The LHPS comprehensive art curriculum offers students dynamic instruction in the fine and performing arts. Students begin their artistic journey in Lower School in acoustic choral and music classrooms, theater spaces, and an Innovation Lab that inspires creativity. In Middle School, students continue to make new discoveries and deepen their studies of the arts by displaying their work in LHPS and local art contests, and competitively in music and drama festivals. In Upper School, 9th-12th graders experience programs with advanced classes and competitions in a variety of visual and performing arts media.
We are intensely proud of the artistic accomplishments of our talented Highlanders. Many of our graduates pursue their artistic passions in college, and some are called to careers in the arts.
The Arts Administrator is a member of the LHPS Leadership Team, attends weekly meetings representing LHPS Arts, and performs administration duties as required. This role interfaces with faculty, parents, the Advancement office, and our greater community. Other related duties as assigned.
Manage the Harriett Coleman Center for the Arts (HCCA) and Staff
- Annually evaluate staff for contract and salary adjustments
- Respond to personnel concerns and needs
- Manage the HCCA expenses
- Collaborate with staff to schedule events in the HCCA and Black Box theater (BB)
- Work with the Production Manager on the LHPS Arts Twitter and website
Serve as Head of the Arts Team
- Collaborate with key stakeholders on articulating a cohesive vision and mission for the arts
- Liaison with the Arts League Board, Advancement office, and other stakeholders to promote the arts
- Represent the Arts faculty within the school and the greater community
- Consult with the Arts faculty to schedule events in the HCCA, BB, and Bourne Chapel
- Teach one or two Arts classes as needed
- Work with the Arts faculty on curriculum, classroom management, and scheduling; attends events
- Organize all art teachers’ budgets under the Arts Administrator
- Dotted line relationship to Lower, Middle, and Upper School Directors in support of their Arts faculty direct reports
- Observe select art faculty members at least once a semester and submit observation notes to their SharePoint folder
- Compile and promote student accomplishments effectively
- Write Arts Administrator’s letter and provide content to the Tartan magazine, three times per year
Manage Highlander Funds Restricted to the Arts
- Collaborate with stakeholders on the distribution of Highlander Fund donations: funds directed to specific arts programs; and funds directed to support general arts
- Communicate resources to the Arts faculty and manage their requests for funds
Arts League Board (ALB) Liaison
- Attend monthly meetings, act as advisor and provide monthly arts report
- Manage the Arts League expenses
- Communication link between the ALB and the Arts faculty
- Provide support for premiere Arts League programs: Applause annual publication, Arts Festival Week, projectART, Arts ProPanel, Student Arts Leadership Team - SALT Arts, Student Artists of the Year Awards
Master’s degree or currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program. Broad working knowledge of art, music, and dance. Minimum of five years teaching and leadership experience in the field of visual and performing arts (art, music, or dance). Experience with relevant technologies that support visual and performing arts education. Demonstrated ability to plan, facilitate and achieve goals for the visual and performing arts. Experience in staff development; experience with curriculum development and instructional design helpful. Ability to train teachers in instructional strategies, use of technology, real-world applications, and hands-on teaching. Experience managing key stakeholder groups in the support of fine arts education.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter indicating how you would succeed in this position, a current resume, and three professional references with at least one immediate supervisor (preferably current). The application deadline is September 28, 2018. All materials should be submitted electronically as PDFs and emailed to email@example.com specifying "Arts Administrator" in the subject line.
This position announcement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title and the education and skills required. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that are required or may be required in the future.
LHPS conducts background checks, including fingerprinting, and drug testing and may use a third party administrator. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.