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Manager of Education & Programs

The Manager of Education & Programs is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of SVAC’s educational programs for adults and children including: classes, workshops, exhibition-related offerings, as well as developing new initiatives and strengthening SVAC’s position in the community. The Manager of Education & Programs will also coordinate several fundraising events and performances each year.

Essential functions:
Education & Public Programs

  • Plans and coordinates all aspects of workshops/classes for adults and children to include:
    • Schedules full roster of activities
    • Manages contracting and payment to instructors
    • Plans and maintains budget for education and performance programs
    • Maintains studios/programming space
    • Provides promotional material for timely marketing
    • Manages student enrollment processes
    • Develops evaluation program to assess future offerings and revenue cost analysis
  • Plans, develops and implements unique exhibition-related programs in conjunction with Gallery Director
  • Creates lesson plans and teaches informal educational opportunities such as SVAC’s parent-child class, Young at Art, gallery tours and related art-making activities, and other opportunities
  • Trains and supervises volunteers and part-time staff assisting in educational and public programs
  • Organizes student and school-related programmatic partnerships such as Art from the Schools, Burr and Burton Academy’s Gawlik Awards, etc.
  • Develops new relationships with schools and other educational partners (libraries, theaters, etc.) to create new programming on SVAC’s campus or to bring SVAC’s offerings into the community
  • Organizes family-related activities such as Halloween on the Hill
  • Creates, maintains and refreshes new family gallery, Artventure, in Yester House

Events & Earned Income Opportunities

  • Plans and implements SVAC’s performance series in Arkell Pavilion including artist contracts, coordinating artist amenities, online ticket box office sales, and required staff and volunteers
  • Plans and coordinates fundraising events related to SVAC’s programs with Executive Director and key staff
  • Maintains programmatic budgets, evaluates programs and events, and develops and refines opportunities for earned income
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Key relationships:
Works closely with Marketing & Development Coordinator for promotion of all programs; with Gallery Director on student-related exhibitions and exhibition-related programs; with the Business Manager on contracts and payments; and with the Deputy Director of Operations/Executive Director. Also serves as the first point of contact for rental program inquiries and works with outside rental coordinator.

Reports to:
Executive Director (Deputy Director for Operations)

Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, Education, Museum Studies, Master’s Preferred. Experience working with teachers and/or administrators. Formal and/or informal teaching experience. At least 2 years program management experience. Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, including public speaking. Proficiency with Google Suite, cloud-based ticketing software and CRM platforms.

Position classification:
Full-time, salaried (exempt)

This position will operate Tuesday-Saturday schedule. Some additional night and weekend work will be required based on SVAC’s programs and events.

If interested, please send cover letter, résumé, references, & salary requirements to Anne Corso at