Arts Outreach Liaison
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ARTS OUTREACH LIAISON
The Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) is a non-profit arts and cultural organization serving West Michigan’s lakeshore community. We offer year-round live performances, classes, and workshops for adults and children, outreach programs, festivals, exhibitions, a Farmer’s Market, and professional theatre in the summer.
The Saugatuck Center for the Arts is seeking a creative, organized, and enthusiastic Arts Outreach Liaison with a broad skill set to maximize our education potential by providing support to the Education & Exhibitions Manager and Performance & Program Coordinator.
This hourly, part-time position will play an integral role in delivering multifaceted creative experiences for children and adults. The Arts Outreach Liaison will provide general administrative support and assist with the planning and execution of programming. Qualified candidates will have strong verbal and written communication skills, be fluent in Spanish, experienced in teaching children and adults, possess a strong ability to multitask, and always demonstrate a friendly demeanor.
JOB DESCRIPTION CON’T
Both office environment and field/community work are required. The Outreach Liaison will support multiple teaching projects from conception to completion.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Camps and Classes
Planning / November – December
- Design schedule for on-site children’s programming which includes: approximately 12-20
camps per season.
- Solicit local artists and creatives to facilitate camp instruction.
- Write descriptions for each camp and assess costs.
- Present camp proposal to Education Team to input into the registration system; proposals
include descriptions, estimated supplies, and proposed ticket/tuition price.
Implementation / June – August
- Responsible for teaching several SCA classes and supervising Studio Staff.
- Train and oversee 4 Studio Staff (composed of interns and instructors) which include
basics on safety, lesson planning, classroom management, collaboration, etc.)
- Onsite for all programming to facilitate guests, greet parents, and support Studio Staff.
- Alert Program Coordinator of supply and room layout needs.
Follow-Up / August
- Send evaluation surveys to Studio Staff and Visiting Artists.
- Schedule exit interviews and provide feedback to Studio Staff.
Children’s Film Festival / March
- Assist with festival programming which may include digital and/or in-person learning experiences for K-12 students.
Community Outreach / September – May
- Traveling to local schools and organizations to co-facilitate educational programming including, but not limited to assisting with the Growing Young Artists Program (July & August).
- Mobile classroom preparation, implementation, and evaluation.
- Support Visiting Artist-related programming as needed.
Exhibitions / September – December
- Draft exhibit-related outreach programming.
- Leading scheduled group gallery tours; providing substitute instruction as needed.
- Assisting with gallery installations, teardowns, and turnovers.
Our ideal candidate will bring passion, energy, and a spirit of collaboration to our institution. This person has:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in a related arts management, education, or comparable experience.
- 2-5 years of related professional experience.
- Fluent Spanish speaking skills; proficient Spanish writing skills.
- Desire to work with children and adults through creative lifelong learning experiences.
- Ability to work with diverse populations within a variety of settings.
- Ability to multitask and execute tasks in a timely manner.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to work both independently and thrive in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
- Appreciation and passion for learning about visual and performing arts.
- Proficient in Google Suite and MS Office, Adobe Creative Programs
- Experience event planning, curating, and/or teaching is highly desirable.
- Comfortable driving a passenger size van.
- Physical requirements: light physical effort equal to lifting or moving of materials up to 40 lbs. And
regularly required to sit or stand, bend, and reach.
COMMITMENT: Part-Time, 22 hours/week (hourly salary)
WORK SCHEDULE: Flexible M-F office days, occasional evenings, and weekends as necessary. Flexibility to work from home or mobile sites.
TO APPLY: Please send the following to the Education & Exhibition Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Resume with reference and contact information.
- A letter of intent outlining your administrative and creative experiences and how this current opportunity will be of benefit to you.
- A writing sample sharing a lesson you designed and/or an instance in which you had to lead, organize, meet deadlines, coax others into meeting deadlines, and create something for public consumption.
INTENDED START DATE: November 16th.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: October 20th.