EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER
consultation and collaboration with the Director of Education, the primary role
of the Programs Manager is to direct the overall operations, development, and
implementation of The Umbrella’s education and public programs for youth,
including summer camps, vacation weeks, classes, workshops and other learning
opportunities such as, drop-in art activities, birthday parties, and family
Manager will work to refine and promote existing programs, and develop new
initiatives to further the organization’s mission and maximize participation
among community members in the local and regional area.
the Programs Manager will work with the Education Director to assist with the
overall operations of the Education Department throughout the year and will
have a variety of corresponding responsibilities, including but not limited to
such areas as classroom oversight and scheduling, logistics and administration,
and contributing to achieving the department’s strategic and annual goals.
The Programs Manager
is a full-time member of The Umbrella Art Center’s staff, reporting to the
Director of Education, and is a critical member of the Education Department,
which also includes the Ceramics Program Manager.
Director of the Summer Camp and Vacation Weeks
- Annually, serve as the Summer
Camp Director and Vacation Week Director assuming all of the
responsibilities entailed therein.
- Provide complete oversight of
camp and vacation week programs, staff and volunteer management, orientation
trainings, and program and curriculum development.
- Create and maintain the daily
schedules for staff and students.
- Update and maintain all
documentation and requirements pertaining to full compliance with Board of
- Oversee COVID-19 precautions ensuring compliance with state and local regulations for public health and safety.
- Serve as behavior management supervisor, intervene, and
support staff with unexpected/negative behaviors.
- Work as the liaison between program staff and ensure
cohesion and shared vision and goals.
- Conduct regular evaluations of staff and programs.
- Make annual and regular program improvements that will
benefit all participants and staff.
- Annually attend local camp
fairs to promote and advertise summer camp/vacation weeks during off-season.
- Other related duties as
specified by the Director of Education to ensure the safety and smooth day-to-day
operations of the camp and vacation week programs.
- Help to organize,
manage, and create programs and content for The Umbrella’s seasonal course
catalogs, periodic newsletters, website, and other media and marketing platforms.
- Assist in the
development of course proposals that expand and enhance the Umbrella’s
- Research and recruit
teaching artists, performers and other resources for programs.
- Work with the
Director of Education to develop new and innovative arts education initiatives
and programs, to enhance and grow The Umbrella’s outreach programming,
strategic partnerships, and grant opportunities.
- Participate in the evaluation of the program’s
effectiveness both quantitatively and qualitatively, and prepare regular and
periodic evaluation reports to the Education Director.
- Manage and
expand programming for youth and adults and other related events such as
birthday parties, room rentals, drop-in programs, and private party events.
- Work with the
Education Director to find administrative efficiency and better operational
Umbrella to a variety of participants and visitors and engage the public and
- Oversee all classrooms
and their systems of organization and scheduling (except ceramics).
supplies are ordered, properly organized, and on-hand for programs as needed.
EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND EDUCATION
candidate for Program Manager at The Umbrella will have two or more years of experience
building and managing arts education programs, preferably programs for children,
a firm understanding of and experience working with artists, teachers, students
and the public.
qualities of a qualified candidate are:
- A highly
energetic and self-motivated individual with excellent organizational and
experience organizing children’s summer camp programming – Camp Director,
Assistant Director or equivalent level of experience.
- Previous responsibility managing COVID-19 precautions for public youth programming.
administrative skills and a keen awareness of the field of art and education.
- Ability to
work in a small team environment; and demonstrated ability to supervise
volunteers and contracted staff.
- A firm
knowledge of child development and behaviors
- Preferred experience
writing and developing arts education curriculum.
- Minimum of a BA
in Arts Administration, Education, Teaching, Fine Arts or a related field.
- MA preferred,
will consider equivalent work experience in a related educational, arts,
cultural, community, or nonprofit organization, preferably with a focus on
education, program management, and customer service.
December 31, 2020
$45,000 - $50,000
About this Organization:
The Umbrella Arts Center, is located at 40 Stow Street in downtown Concord. Our mission is to enrich lives and build a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth through education, performing and visual arts, cultural events, and community collaborations. Each year we engage, excite, and educate people of all ages – from toddlers to seniors – in the arts. Our performing arts and events draw thousands to our 344 Main stage theater and 100-seat black box theater. We present approximately 8 exhibitions per year including curated, juried, and non-juried exhibitions and works by local, regional, and national artists. Our popular Musketaquid arts and environment program links discovery of art with passion for nature. And, our community of 50 artists adds tremendous vitality and inspiration. For more information, please visit www.theumbrellaarts.org.