Employment Opportunities at The Art Garage!

Updated 02/2023 Applications for Director of Education will be reviewed mid-February to mid-March ###### **The Art Garage Mission:** The Art Garage offers arts-based programs that inspire, empower and promote creative self-expression by people of all ages and backgrounds. On-site studio workshops and exhibitions engage the greater Denver community and outreach is provided to those who are under-served, at-risk, and for people with disabilities to ensure the artistic process is fully accessible and inclusive for all. The Art Garage strongly encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. At The Art Garage, we believe that all people (including but not limited to) every age, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical and intellectual ability, mental health background, religion, and culture should have access to visual arts. We want to encourage students to find their creative spark and give them the space, time, tools and the inspiration they need to nurture it. The Art Garage supports creative individuality and fosters continuous learning about ourselves and others. With a commitment to equity and diversity, we strive to ensure accessibility to the arts and to amplify voices that have been systematically excluded. We work to enrich our community through the process of providing a brave space for individuals to be their full creative selves. ###### **Open Positions:** 1. Director of Education 2. Interns 3. Guest Artists and Speakers 4. Studio Assistant 5. Visual Art Instructor/Facilitator 6. Visual Art Party Instructor All positions are part-time year round, part-time seasonal or full-time seasonal. All interested individuals are encouraged to apply, regardless of meeting all listed requirements. ###### <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**Director of Education:**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">_This is a new position at The Art Garage_</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">FLSA Status: Full-time Exempt</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**Roles and Responsibilities**</span> The Director of Education provides leadership for The Art Garage’s art educational programs, managing rosters of teaching artists and three full time team members.  The Director of Education reports to the Executive Director and serves in senior management roles, collaborating in grant and funding development to ensure The Art Garage’s daily programming aligns with its mission. The Director of Education will work as an advocate and take initiative to support the organization’s DEIA advancement. <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Responsibilities include:</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Direct and manage the development, implementation and evaluation of The Art Garage programs to ensure alignment with the organization’s mission. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Supervise three full-time program staff, providing guidance, support and oversight for The Art Garage’s programs: school day out, after school classes, homeschool classes, day programming, birthday parties, summer camps, off-site programs and community engagement programs. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Directly supervise three full-time staff: Community Liaison, Program Manager and Studio Assistant along with part-time teaching artists and studio assistants. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Quarterly and annual reviews of employee performance</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Consistent check-ins and communication with staff members</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Gauge, monitor and continuously improve program quality via evaluation practices including working with outside vendors, analyzing data, conducting site observations and soliciting community, participant and staff feedback.</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Develop and manage department budgets; monitor earned income targets and strategize with the Executive Director on program revenue development. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Completing invoicing and accounts receivable for programming</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Assess, update and implement program costs</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Collaborating with the Executive Director to provide grant related support such as partnering on grant proposals, drafting grant reports and coordinating funder site visits. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Develop, implement and support onsite and offsite programming that fulfills The Art Garage’s mission with The Art Garage Administrative Assistant and Community Liaison.</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Cultivate relationships with current and potential partners; school districts, administrators, artists, teachers, staff and community partner organizations. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Establish and maintain strong relationships with school leaders and community educators. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Represent The Art Garage at conference and community events</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Stay current with local, state and national issues and trends in arts education. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Establish relationships with all teaching artists and staff, supplying resources and managing administration. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Lead or collaborate with partners to provide professional development, developing a series of learning opportunities for teaching artists, staff that reflect current best practices in education. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Lead artists and staff recruitment and selection process towards the community needs and the organizations DEIA goals, enduring multiple art forms and geographic diversity are represented. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Onboard and training of new teachers, studio assistants and any new full-time employees where the Director of Education is the direct report. </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"></span>**Qualifications and preferred experience:** * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">5+ years of experience in education, arts education or educational programs.</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Commitment to fostering an inclusive culture. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Experience in developing educational programming (preferably in the arts) </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Experience managing staff and/or contractors</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Experience coaching, support and communication with team members. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Knowledge of Arts Integration, Social-Emotional Learning and Anti-Racism</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Experience developing and managing a budget independently</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Ability to be flexible and adaptable</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Ability to problem solve and deal with stressful situations calmly and effectively</span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Ability to work in small, collaborative environments with varied tasks day-to-day. </span> * <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Experience or willingness to learn Google Suite (gmail, google sheets, docs and drive), Slack and Zoom meeting management. </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**Office hours**: 40hrs/week in the Denver office.  Hours vary based on programming and organizational needs.  Availability for some evenings and weekends will be needed. </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**Desired Start Date:** March 2023</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**Compensation**: 55,000-75,000/year</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**Benefits:** Medical, dental and vision insurance offered after the 1st month of full time employment.  Flexible time off policy</span> ###### **Guest Artists and Speakers:** The Art Garage seeks local artists and experts in many fields. If you have a passion for the arts, a unique perspective to offer our students or if you would like more information about becoming a guest artist or speaker please reach out to The Art Garage: [info@artgaragedenver.com](mailto:info@artgaragedenver.com) 303-377-2353 6100 E 23rd Ave. Denver, CO 80207 ###### **Studio Assistant Position:** Starting at $17.29/ hour based on experience **Position Purpose:** The Art Garage Studio Assistants are responsible for many different aspects of The Art Garage’s success including but not limited to the following: anticipatory needs of students and teachers, proficiency of studio function and aid in administrative duties. **Position Description:** assist teachers in the classroom, as well as ensure general studio maintenance. Studio assistant’s work includes; assist prepping materials at the beginning of classes, preparing snacks for students, assist teachers in classroom clean up, assist students in classes, office work, answering phones, lead students in games, or provide story time to students while on break, cleaning and organizing art supplies and overall garage including restrooms, sinks, mopping, etc. Studio Assistants must be willing to work as a team, follow directions, work with customers and be positive role models for our students. We are looking for people with an interest in the arts, non-profit management or education. Completion of higher education or specialized programs are a plus.  This is a part time position that is year round.  Seasonal full time positions are available for the summer months.  Pay varies based on experience. We are looking for studio assistants that: * genuine enjoyment for and enthusiasm about working with children * positive work ethic * excellent organization and communication skills * have an understanding of art mediums and use of materials. * previous work experience with children * have the ability to be flexible * have the ability to collaborate with others * maintain a high level of professionalism * doesn’t mind cleaning, heavy lifting and organizing ###### **Visual Art Instructors, Facilitators and Visual Art Party Instructors:** Starting pay $30.00-$32.50 / hour **Position Purpose:** The Art Garage Instructors role is to facilitate a group of students through hands-on exploration of the visual arts using a variety of techniques and materials while meeting each student where they are at and guiding them through personal learning and growth. **The Art Garage is seeking talented, energetic artists or art educators that have:** * Passion for art and community work * Experience with children * Positive energy * Ability to be flexible * Ability to collaborate with others * Experience with fine arts, art education, art therapy, special education, early childhood education and/or adult education. * Maintain a high level of professionalism Instructors may have a background in art education, self-taught artists, ECE teachers, professional practicing artists, an artistic or therapeutic profession. Instructors work in one or a variety of instructor/facilitators roles at The Art Garage. Below are more details about different roles. Instructors may be facilitators in more than one role. **Party Art Instructor:** In this position you work directly with the children and family to offer high-energy, fast-paced, exciting and creative art parties. Families work together with the Administrative Assistant on choosing an art theme and materials. Teachers and Studio Assistant will greet the host family, guest of honor and the guests as they come in. Teachers are responsible for developing a 1.5 hr project/lesson plan, providing classroom management and engaging participants. Teachers should be comfortable with leading a game, story-time, song or dance to keep students engaged during any spare time during the party. In this position you are not only working as an art teacher, but also as a party host and entertainer to give the families a stress free, fun and safe party for their child. **Visual Art Instructor and Facilitators:** * Adult Classes: Art classes held during daytime or evening for students 18+ in a variety of art media. Instructors can propose ideas for adult day workshops or workshop series. * School Day Out Classes (SDO) are typically three hours for kids ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. (SDOs) are based around the local school year calendar. A theme is given to work with, and the teacher will develop the curriculum/lesson plan around the theme. The Art Garage is specifically looking for people available over Thanksgiving, winter and spring break. We ask that Instructors commit to working at least one holiday week. We are not open on the actual holiday, but we are open the days before and after. Instructors collaborate with studio assistants in the classroom. * Weeklong Summer Classes are typically three hours/day for kids ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and teens; Instructors develop the theme, class description and lesson plans which will be reviewed with the Co-Executive Directors. The 2022 summer classes have been finalized and so predetermined themes will be given to new hires or new teachers. * After School Classes Instructors can submit their ideas for after school classes which are held for a variety of ages during after school hours. These classes are usually in a series for a month+ and held once a week. * The Art Garage Community Engagement Program works with partnered schools during school hours or after school and invites groups from various organizations to participate in 6 weeks (or ongoing) art classes. This is not an Art Therapy program and we do not provide Art Therapy supervision. However, we do believe in the healing power of art and are looking for teachers who can bring a therapeutic approach to this program. This includes a non-judgmental attitude, the ability to create a safe and non-threatening environment, experience with diverse populations, and an understanding of the creative process and its therapeutic nature. ##### <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">**<u>All positions apply</u>**</span> [HERE!](https://forms.gle/1TqkArmeBhDhbhwp7)