Snow City Arts seeks a full-time Program Director who is responsible for the vision and quality of SCA’s programming, champions the development and implementation of SCA’s project-based curriculum, plays a critical role in implementing strategic initiatives, advances SCA’s assessment and evaluation protocols, and sustains significant external relationships within the arts education and arts in healthcare sectors. The Program Director will report to the Executive Director, collaborate with both the Development and Communications Director and Associate, and supervise the Teaching Artist Advisers, Teaching Artists, Administrative Assistant, and the Exhibitions and Partnership Coordinator.
The ideal candidate can work independently and as part of a cohesive team. Key skill sets include: flexibility; ability to build multiple, individualized relationships across and outside of the organization; sophisticated understanding of current education trends, including learning standards, assessment, documentation and evaluation, and differentiated learning; ability to plan, facilitate, and approach meetings with clearly defined goals in mind; ability to work closely with people from various artistic and administrative backgrounds; excellent verbal and written communication skills; manage projects from conception through completion including evaluation; demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize and solve problems; ability to manage and facilitate the leadership of others.
Key Qualifications Include: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred; five or more years’ experience in the Arts Education field; specialized expertise in teaching artistry and/or maintenance of a personal artistic practice; passion for SCA’s mission and arts education; strong interest in non-profit administration; experience managing databases; self-motivation, accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines; and some evening and weekend work is required.
Snow City Arts (SCA) inspires and educates children and youth in hospitals through the arts. SCA provides one-on-one and small group instruction in the visual arts, creative writing, theater, music, and media arts to patients at Rush University Children’s Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Children’s Hospital University of Illinois. SCA’s curricula in arts education are steeped in studio practices and work in tandem with the National Core Arts Standards and Common Core State Standards. Student workshops are assessed and documented through a customized database and an extensive portfolio archive. The SCA team includes a professional staff of 6; an artistic staff of 11 part-time teaching artists; and numerous interns and volunteers. We are a small but dedicated, efficient, and creative organization with a broad reach.