Associate Director of Youth and Family Education, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
This Deadline Expired: Sunday, May 31, 2020
The Associate Director of Youth and Family Education ensures that Fleisher’s programs for children, youth, and families effectively and efficiently align with its mission, to bring the greatest amount of impact to Philadelphia residents who face barriers accessing art education and experiences
The position will report to the Executive Director and will serve as a member of the Leadership Team. Responsible for the strategic direction, development, and management of Fleisher’s education programs for children, youth and families, this position will work closely with programs team and faculty, and will serve as point person with Fleisher’s Board of Director’s programs committee with their counterpart in adult education. Direct reports include a full time Program Assistant, part-time Program Coordinator, and over forty faculty and teaching assistants. Core programs include Community Partnerships in the Arts; the Saturday Young Artists’ program, Teen Lounge, and the after-school Creative Labs.
Responsibilities include: Recruit, hire, evaluate, and manage Fleisher’s faculty and provide support to them as they design curricula and teach art courses. Attract, encourage and enlist partner organizations to participate in the programs, and ensure their experience with Fleisher is positive and rewarding for shared stakeholders. Develop and be held accountable for an annual program budget. Collect and use data to inform your work, and evaluate programming quality, content and personnel, making improvements and changes based on prudent rationale and recognized arts education standards. Know Fleisher’s partners and collaborators well and support their pursuits for creative exploration with Fleisher.
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Located in Southeast Philadelphia, Fleisher is recognized as the nation’s oldest community school of visual arts. Founded in 1898 as the Graphic Sketch Club, Fleisher has maintained its mission to make art accessible to everyone regardless of economic means, background or artistic experience. Samuel Fleisher created a place where anyone, especially those that otherwise lacked access to creative enrichment, could be inspired by art. The endeavor grew so popular that he ultimately acquired three row homes, a former school, and a former church to accommodate classes and exhibitions. After Fleisher’s death in 1944, his estate was left in trust to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the perpetuation of his vision. In his memory, the Club was renamed the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, and became an independent nonprofit in 1983. Additional detail about Fleisher Art Memorial can be found on its website: http://www.fleisher.org