4 Mar 2016

Full-Time Job Director of Studio School

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (Job Poster) – Summit, New Jersey, United States

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Job Description

Position Type: Full Time, Exempt
Weekend, and evening work as required
Salary: $55,000-$75,000, depending on experience

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is inviting applications for the position of Director of Studio School.

Review of applicants will begin immediately, continuing until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than April 4, 2016.

Job Description:
The ideal candidate will bring visionary thinking and the highest standards of creative and educational excellence to the position. Evidence of professional leadership within an organization, excellent management and strategic skills, and the proven ability to gain and manage resources is essential. These attributes may be demonstrated through a track record as an educator, artist, practitioner, and/or administrator in the visual arts, with the ability to build and contribute to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Knowledge of developmentally/age appropriate approaches to arts education and experience in evaluating and enhancing art curriculum is preferred.

The person filling this position must be able to collaborate effectively with a wide range of people who work across a variety of aesthetic premises with diverse tools and processes. Candidates should have an inspirational and aspirational approach to both artmaking and to the education of diverse artists of all ages. The position requires effective decision-making/problem solving, curriculum development and management, cultivating new economic resources, embracing new technologies, and a high level of energy, dedication and passion for art.

A full job description can be found here: http://www.artcenternj.org/about/opportunities/employment/

About the Arts Center:
The Visual Arts Center’s studio program is highly regarded for how it shapes contemporary art practices among studio school students ranging in age from early childhood to older adults. Founded in 1933, the Art Center has grown into one of the largest visual arts organizations of its kind offering studio art classes, contemporary art exhibitions and public programs for adults, children, and special needs audiences. The Art Center is a fully ADA compliant, 23,000 square foot facility in Summit, New Jersey, featuring 5 galleries and 10 studio classrooms. The studio school offers several hundred classes a year to over 5,000 students. The Art Center includes an AAM accredited museum. Exhibitions introduce contemporary, internationally-recognized artists through group and solo exhibitions. Exhibition-related programs include lectures, films, workshops, and concerts.

• A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s preferred; and a minimum of 5 years professional experience is preferred.
• Candidate must have art studio experience. An understanding of a wide-range of visual arts disciplines is a plus.
• Candidate must have a professional art education background. Knowledge of cognitive development and developmentally-appropriate arts curriculum is preferred.
• Position requires excellent management, organization, and people skills, including the ability to work with faculty and students.

The Visual Arts Center is committed to diversity in education. We encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to fostering a broadly diverse educational environment. The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is an EEO/AA employer, and we invite and encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a statement of interest in joining and leading the Studio School, a summary of teaching, research, and/or professional activities, current resume, and names of five references with contact information. These documents, along with a portfolio or other support materials, may be e-mailed to hr@artcenternj.org.



• Job Title: Director of Studio School
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
• website: www.artcenternj.org/
• Location: Summit, New Jersey, United States

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts center, arts education, arts management, director, and school. Location: New Jersey.