Director of Pre-College Art Programs (part-time), School of Art-2010962
The School of Art seeks a Director of Pre-College Art Programs who will develop, plan, manage, and evaluate the School's competitive summer art curriculum for resident high school students from around the globe. In this role, you will be responsible for providing teen students with a safe, constructive, and rigorous experience through a full slate of studio courses and workshops. You will report to the Assistant Head of Administration and your core responsibilities will include:
Recruit, hire and have oversight of 8-10 pre-college staff and faculty;
Develop admissions and scholarship application criteria;
Adapt and evaluate pre-college syllabi and program curricula,
Collaborate closely with university administrators to assure overall smooth matriculation of pre-college students.
In tandem with university admissions, you will engage with prospective pre-college families on campus and via phone and email. You will also work closely with university and School of Art staff throughout the program planning and implementation process as well as undergraduate student teaching assistants and adjunct instructors.
Working hours for this role will vary seasonally and will require a substantial summer workload – most especially throughout the run-time of the program itself which falls in July and August. Anticipated schedule is about 5 hours per week Sept-Apr, increasing through May and mid-June, and then estimated FT during program run of July - mid-August.
We are looking for someone who:
Must have or be willing to obtain any and all relevant state and federal clearances to work with minor students.
Has experience and enthusiasm for working with teenagers and/or younger audiences and developing art programs for high-school aged students; Experience establishing and maintaining policies and protocols for working with minor-students and their parents.
Has demonstrable analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
Has an adept ability to provide discreet and confidential record keeping relating to high school aged students.
Can prioritize responsibilities, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set goals, and meet deadlines.
Is organized, responsive, and detail oriented.
Has excellent written and oral communication skills; An ability to maintain a professional and tactful tone when interacting with diverse audiences, teenage students, and parents is crucial.
Is comfortable with public speaking and acting as a representative of the School of Art and its Pre-College Programs is necessary.
Ideal Candidates will have:
Understanding of collegiate art programs and curriculum.
Experience working in a university setting or non-profit art organization.
Strong interest and/or background in contemporary art and specifically in working directly with young artists.
Experience handling issues of conflict with sensitivity and discretion.
An ability to creatively approach program planning and problem solving.
Bachelor's degree required
3+ years of relevant work experience
Internal Number: 2010962
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.