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10 Aug 2022


Director of Art Education

One River School of Art + Design  Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States

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Job Description

Director of Art Education

Position Overview:

The Director of Art Education is responsible for managing the education program for One River School in Lake Oswego, a for-profit after-school, weekend, and summer camp-based art school for kids of all ages and adults. This position oversees all teachers, their onboarding, continual training, annual reviews, and scheduling with the support of the Assistant Director of Education (Digital). You will be responsible for building and maintaining a staff of world-class art instructors and organizing and disseminating curriculums and projects while simultaneously providing the highest level of customer service to our students and parents.

You are…
• passionate about arts education and the arts
• service-focused and detail-oriented
• a driven problem-solver

We are…
• an aspirational company that delivers exceptional art experiences to students of all ages
• a fun and fast paced place to work where we work hard, collaborate, and strive for excellence
• seeking people who want to learn and grow with us


Job Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of educators and teaching staff to ensure exceptional educational experiences at the school. This includes recruiting, onboarding, and training educators with a goal of driving student retention by ensuring great experiences in the classroom
  • Teach up to 20 hours (11 classes) of studio art classes weekly
  • Establish an art studio management systems that ensure each class runs smoothly and efficiently
  • Manage educational expenses such as studio art supplies and teacher wages
  • Manage art studio classrooms to ensure cleanliness, organization, and effectiveness for staff and students
  • Implement lesson plan project roadmap for the school across all classes
  • Track project results and document student success / student artwork
  • Provide ongoing coaching and guidance to art and digital instructors to ensure that our execution is consistent and achieves our goals
  • Meet with and enroll new students
  • Develop one-on-one relationships with the student body and parents
  • Answer member / student related inquiries
  • Create strategies to enhance the experience for all students and to resolve issues with students who are not having a satisfactory experience
  • Identify and partner with local organizations to exhibit student artwork and promote our brand
  • Conduct outreach to local schools to get to know the art education staff to encourage future collaborations with One River School



  • Salary range $45,000 – $55,00
  • Paid vacation days
  • Company contributes to health coverage
  • 401K with match
  • Ability to take free classes at One River School



  • 2-3 years prior teaching experience in a public / private school or alternative art education program required
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited, four-year college or university required
  • MFA or MA in Art Education preferred
  • Strong leadership experience (coaching, developing, or mentoring individuals with examples of success stories is a huge plus)
  • Amazing communication skills — must be able to set clear expectations and give/receive feedback clearly and effectively
  • Must posses a passion for the One River School brand and arts education
  • Able to work a non-traditional schedule, some weekend days required


How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to with “Director of Art Education” specified in the subject line


One River is an Equal Opportunity Employer institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, pregnancy or marital status in employment or the provision of services and is an equal access/equal opportunity employer.


Full-Time Job in Education:
Director of Art Education
One River School of Art + Design
 Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: director, management, recruitment, school, teacher, and teaching. States: Oregon.

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