S.C. Arts Commission seeks administrative assistant
Application deadine is Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
The S.C. Arts Commission seeks a technology savvy, creative, and personable individual to perform with excellence while aiding the agency in meeting its mission. Under direct supervision of the Program Manager I (Director for Agency Administration and Operations), the Administrative Assistant performs a variety of complex clerical and administrative duties for agency programs and departments requiring superb skills in time management, logistics, and customer service.
The ideal candidate exhibits personal qualities such as:
- Communicating with adeptness
- Attending to details and organization
- Striving to meet goals
- Accepting personal responsibility
- Solving problems creatively
- Demonstrating respect
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for developing processes, procedures, and protocols that support his/her ability to deliver of a broad range of secretarial and paraprofessional duties, which generally requires the application of program guidelines and departmental policies. Utilizing web-based technology (e.g. Survey Monkey, Constant Contact, Submittable, SCEIS), computer software programs (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite), and office equipment (e.g. desktops, laptops, printers, projectors), examples of essential tasks include:
Typing, faxing, scanning and copying documents; answering and directing calls; routing incoming and outgoing mail; arranging for office supplies; preparing documents for meetings; organizing data; creating reports; maintaining and scheduling meeting rooms; setting up for on-site meetings; and handling travel arrangements.
View the complete list of requirements and job duties and find out how to apply here.
Anderson Arts Center seeks executive director
Apply by January 15.
The Anderson Arts Center is looking for a team leader with limitless vision and innovation, and a proven track record of presenting creative, inspiring numerous arts programs. Our executive director will nurture existing relationships and foster new partnerships to further our mission to develop, advance and deliver high-quality arts and cultural experiences in the Anderson community. Our goal is to continually enhance the quality of life for our residents, while presenting Anderson as a destination city for visitors. If you have a passion for the arts and understand the strong influence they can have on people’s lives, we invite you to apply for this position.
The executive director is responsible for:
- Board Relations/Strategic Plans. Teaming with the President and Directors to implement Board decisions, assisting in developing goals and long-range plans, and reviewing progress of achievements. Aggressively implementing the Arts Center’s Strategic Plan, offering sound recommendations, and inspiring Board responsibility. Working effectively with City and County Governments to develop and implement strategic goals.
- Internal Relations. Working in full cooperation with the Board and the Chairs of the Membership, Executive, Special Events and Capital Campaign Committees to further the mission and goals of the Arts Center.
- Public Relations. Enthusiastically and effectively serving as an ambassador and spokesperson for The Arts Center to the public, special constituencies, potential donors and other organizations. Developing publicity materials, newsletters, annual reports and resource materials for various constituencies. Establishing and maintaining beneficial relationships with key individuals with integral roles in shaping the Arts Center’s future. Developing innovative educational opportunities for artists, students, Board members and potential donors.
- Development. Overseeing and implementing annual appeals, while actively soliciting and managing solicitation of sponsorships. Developing and supervising fundraising events. Providing excellent service to donors, and issuing comprehensive, accurate and timely statements of donor activity.
- Membership. Working with the Board and Membership Committee to grow and retain Anderson Arts Center memberships. Remembering that we are only as good as our collective membership.
- Grants Management. Administering the grant request program of The Arts Center, using the framework established by the Board-approved Fundraising Plan. Actively generating methods for The Arts Center to leverage its resources to meet community needs. Initiating and/or partnering with other nonprofits to enhance the effectiveness of Arts Center funding. Providing oversight and research for new foundation funding sources, and for creating and writing new grants.
- Fiscal Management. Preparing and operating within the parameters of the annual budget. Anticipating and planning for capital needs of The Arts Center. Working with the Executive Committee to assure proper cash management. Ensuring that The Arts Center complies with established policies and procedures, and with all governmental regulations and requirements. Working with auditors in the performance of annual audit, and effectively implementing recommendations.
- Human Resources. Attracting and retaining quality Arts Center personnel, demonstrating a good working relationship with all personnel, and providing regular performance evaluation and counseling.
- Personal Performance. Working effectively with the Board of Directors, volunteers, staff, other organizations and the community to achieve common goals. Demonstrating critical problem examination that leads to identification of key relationship components, and developing solutions. Continually improves the organization by exploring creative ideas or seeking further education on issues of importance. Demonstrating positive oral and written presentation of ideas within and outside the Arts Council. Understanding and following established policies. Exuding self-confidence, and demonstrating enthusiastic job performance with a minimum of direction. Trying new ideas, experimenting and taking reasonable risks. Forming sound evaluations of facts, opinions and options, while minimizing personal bias in decisions. Delivering consistent, reliable results, while instilling confidence in others.
- Fiscal Year Goals. Hiring talented staff to replace vacancies, developing a Strategic Plan, expanding the Board by recruiting new members, and developing and executing successful fundraising for The Arts Center.
Knowledge and abilities needed for success include:
- Vision and proven leadership abilities; A knowledge and appreciation of the arts and art education; Excellent organizational and communication skills; Honesty, enthusiasm, assertiveness and independence; A fine degree of diplomacy; Flexibility in task completion, and in interaction with professional and volunteer personnel; A solid commitment to the mission of the Anderson Arts Center.
- Excellent communication skills; A collaborative leadership style; Demonstrated knowledge of administrative and fiscal management; Resource management and solid business protocol; Professionalism, the ability to manage multiple projects at once, Flexible working conditions; Juggling content and scheduling.
- A proven track record in fundraising, event planning, donor development, membership development and retention.
- An understanding of the characteristics and differences in communities, including rural, underserved, urban and suburban; Effects of geographic, cultural and economic barriers, and their effects on the role of the arts, arts education, economic development, community development and cultural tourism.
- A knowledge of local, state and federal government affairs and the legislative process; diplomatic skills, and sensitivity to the current political environment (policies, practices and positions).
- An ability to oversee the work of the staff, committees, contract workers, website management, graphic design, bookkeeping, database management, publications, information distribution, brand-based advertising, technology infrastructure and facility management.
- An ability to manage and oversee Arts Center-related facilities, while maintaining strong tenant relationships.
- Negotiation and executing all legal documents (annual renewal of Director & Officers Liability & Employment Insurance, Building, General Liability, Exhibit and Personal Property, Annual registration with the Secretary of State, Contracts for SC Arts Commission grants, Private Foundations and local government documents).
- Working relationships with the SC Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, various foundations and other granting agencies in securing funding initiatives; Grant and proposal preparation for foundations, local government and private businesses.
- Maintaining a professional awareness and interest in the field; Attending exhibits, performances, festivals, professional seminars and workshops; Advising Board members of trends in the field and upcoming changes in the future; Facilitating long-range and strategic planning for the organization.
- Have a proven working relationship with artists, a knowledge base of various media, presentation techniques, exhibition policies, artist contracts, installation procedures, lighting, gallery programming, public and past curating experience.
- Planning and organizing various programs/services within the stated purposes and policies formulated by the Board of Directors and General Membership.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree, along with a minimum of seven years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility and oversight of an arts division or organization. Part of that experience must include active supervision and leading of others to reach departmental goals. The ability to work flexible hours is required.
The position is full-time, with a base salary starting at $55K. Any additional incentives for the position will be discussed with candidates during the formal interview process.
The Anderson Arts Center is accepting resumes and cover letters through January 15, 2018. Please submit via email@example.com
About the Anderson Arts Center
Established in 1972, the Anderson Arts Center is a 501(c)3 that promotes and fosters the practice and appreciation of the arts in Anderson County and the surrounding areas in South Carolina. Once a primarily rural and textile area, Anderson continues to grow at a rapid pace with close to 30 schools, over 230 manufacturers, including 22 international companies, in the county. The Anderson Arts Center strives to meet the cultural needs of our diverse community through local and national exhibits, comprehensive arts programming for all ages, and community based public art projects. Our organization’s major partners include the Anderson Convention and Visitors Bureau, Anderson County, the City of Anderson, and the South Carolina Arts Commission.
After its founding, the Arts Center found a permanent “home” in the Carnegie Library building, secured through the Pendleton District Historical and Recreational Commission. There, the Center thrived and increased its arts programming for 34 years, until growth necessitated acquiring and renovating the adjacent P&N Railway Warehouse. Since 2006, the 33,000 square foot Anderson Arts Warehouse has provided exhibition and classroom space in a handicapped accessible location. The Anderson Arts Warehouse significantly changed the cultural landscape of our area, and has opened the arts to thousands of people in Anderson County and the surrounding areas in South Carolina.
SC Philharmonic seeks marketing/communications director
Apply before January 12
The South Carolina Philharmonic, based in Columbia, S.C., seeks an energetic, creative, forward-thinking marketing/communications director.
Develop and manage communications and marketing strategies to make symphonic music fresh and relevant to a broad, modern audience. Primary responsibilities include:
- Achieve budgeted goals for earned revenue and strategic goals for organizational communications
- Create, edit, and disseminate visually compelling and well-written sales and communications materials across channels for (but not limited to): marketing/advertising; news releases/advisories; e-mail newsletters to patrons; event calendars
- Create and manage engaging content on social media outlets
- Handle media inquiries and solicit/arrange media appearances for S.C. Phil personnel
- Develop strategic partnerships with area media outlets
- Create and manage compelling content for CMS-based website: add/update general content pages; add/update events, news, etc.; coordinate website design needs with vendor
- Manage brand direction and ensure visual and messaging consistency
- Create/implement advertising plan each season and manage advertising budget
- Provide copy, layout/design/production, and editing for: advertising (direct mail, print, digital, outdoor); marketing materials (magnets, decals, guest cards, posters); educational and some fundraising materials; multi-page publications (season brochures, annual review, concert-night program books for Masterworks Series and Youth Orchestras); event invitations for development activities
- Manage CRM database for list segmentation
- Serve as a committee liaison as assigned and give regular written and verbal reports on various duties to executive director, board of directors, and board’s executive council
Qualifications, skills, and attributes:
- Three - five years experience in marketing at another non-profit organization, preferably in the arts-and-culture sector, demonstrating proficiency and success in managing subscription and single-ticket campaigns and organizational communications
- Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent
- Excellent verbal presentation and written communication skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and to respond thoughtfully, calmly, and with excellent judgment to shifting priorities and urgent situations
- Comfort in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
- Knowledge of and passion for classical music highly desirable
- Commitment to providing world-class, patron-centric customer service in all patron interactions
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, e-newsletter programs such as Vertical Response, and graphic design software such as InDesign and Illustrator
- Experience managing data and generating reports using PatronManager or other patron databases highly desirable
- Respect for and ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
- Availability to work frequent evenings and weekends
- Generous medical, dental, vision and life insurance contribution (currently 75%)
- Simple IRA retirement plan with company match (currently 3%)
- Paid vacation, personal days, and sick leave
- Optional supplemental insurance (cancer, short- and long-term disability coverage, etc.)
Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements before January 12, 2018, to Charlie Owens, Executive Search Consultant, Resonate Search Group: firstname.lastname@example.org
The South Carolina Philharmonic is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in employment.
About the South Carolina Philharmonic:
The South Carolina Philharmonic
entertains, educates, enriches and excites diverse audiences through live symphonic music. An independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the South Carolina Philharmonic performs and promotes high-quality, professional symphonic music in South Carolina’s capital city, Columbia, serving the community’s needs for cultural development and education, entertainment and tourism since 1964. The 2017-18 season marks the 10th season of the Philharmonic’s fifth Music Director, Morihiko Nakahara, whose arrival in 2008-09 ushered in a new era of artistic excellence for the Midlands’ preeminent performing arts group and one of the leading orchestras in the Southeast. The Philharmonic performs its signature, six-concert Masterworks Series at the Koger Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of South Carolina, along with a wide range of community programs, including concerts and lectures in the community, educational programs in schools and out, and a collaborative “Music for a Cause” program in association with other area charities. Founded in 1964, the S.C. Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (SCPYO) offer exceptional orchestral playing experience for young people throughout the Midlands. Each year more than 200 students participate in three orchestras comprising the region’s top student musicians, age 8 through high school, selected on the basis of competitive audition.
Sumter Gallery of Art seeks director of art education
The Director of Art Education at the Sumter County Gallery of Art (SCGA) manages the Art Education Programs. He/she is responsible for the overall development, coordination and operation of the Gallery’s educational programs, which includes gallery based programs and art classes, and off-site, community–based art education programs and partnerships. The position requires a high level of professionalism, commitment to quality programming and excellent service, connecting with families and children, artist communities, education communities, community organizations, and the community at-large.
The successful candidate possesses knowledge of modern and contemporary art and artistic practices, including socially engaged and culturally diverse art; commitment to the community engagement role of the gallery; some familiarity with museum education theory and best practices; program development and implementation, research, budgeting, personnel management skills.
- Job Duties/Responsibilities
- Implement, evaluate and manage all established SCGA art education programs including: 7-week Summer Art Camp for youth ages 4-17, spring and fall classes for youth and adults, Summer Art Camp Scholarship Fund, workshops, festivals and off-site partnerships including, but not limited to, the HYPE afterschool program serving 300 children at 4 sites.
- Develop and expand new art education programming and community partnerships
- Seek out community groups with different missions for possible collaborative programming that align with the socially aware and inclusive mission of SCGA.
- Collaborate with gallery staff, the Director, Curator, and education assistant on ideas, programs and activities that integrate SCGA art programs with the exhibitions.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and graphic design computer programs. Ability to design and generate spreadsheets, invitations, brochures, posters for all SCGA art programs strongly desired. Maintain the Education page of the SCGA website.
- Identify and write grants to fund educational programming
- Work with educators from Sumter School District to coordinate field trips and design assignments based on SCGA exhibitions. Work with Sumter art instructors to present the annual Senior Exhibition at the gallery. Plan, advertise and host reception.
- Supervise and train education staff, including PT education assistant and volunteers
- Plan and manage education budget
- Prepare written/verbal reports for the Gallery’s board of directors.
- B.A. required; Master’s degree preferred in Art Education, Art History, Museum Studies, or related field OR a minimum 2 years prior experience in art education at the classroom, museum or arts organization level.
- Knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art, artistic practices, socially engaged art, and museum education methodology
- Solid computer skills including Filemaker Pro, Word, Excel and PhotoShop. If candidate is not adept in PhotoShop, a willingness and motivation to learn is imperative
- Knowledge of WordPress website platform
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills, including personnel management, budgeting, prioritization, preparation and time management.
- Self-directed, energetic, highly motivated, and outcome-oriented. Respect for and sensitivity to diversity and individuality.
- Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds
- SCGA has a small, close-knit staff and we all wear many hats – some not directly related to the job description. Must be a good “team player” with an attitude and willingness to help and support each other.
- Some evening and weekend work – at least one Saturday a month.
Competitive salary based on experience. No benefits. Vacation and sick leave. E.O.E.
Email Resume w/references and cover letter to email@example.com. 803-775-0543
Chapman Cultural Center seeking corporate giving manager
Apply by August 11.
Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg is seeking a corporate giving manager who loves Spartanburg and the arts. He/she must thrive on connecting people with great causes. Making calls and meeting strangers in local businesses is a must.
Chapman Cultural Center is a fun and exciting work environment that produces meaningful work for the entire community.
Corporate giving manager is responsible for assisting with the fundraising of the United Arts Annual Fund Campaign and works closely with the senior development staff in creating and implementing an annual fundraising and stewardship plan with goals, objectives, and strategies for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting corporate gifts.
Description of work/primary job factors:
- Actively cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate donors in the Upstate region looking for revenue growth and increased corporate donor investment
- Collaborate with the development staff to design and execute United Arts Fund campaign collateral including brochure, online giving campaigns, and direct mail solicitations, etc.
- Assist in managing ROIs of direct mail solicitations and recommend potential opportunities for additional direct mail campaigns
- Manage donor recognition and stewardship program to retain donors and encourage increased engagement in the arts
- Work with the development staff and marketing and communications director to convey our mission, value, and relevance in a manner that is highly compelling in all of our communications and marketing materials
- Lead organization to increase donor retention with special emphasis on first-time corporate donors and lapsed corporate donors
- Assist with the development committee of the board of trustees to successfully implement United Arts Fund annual campaign, stewardship activities, and events
Annual giving campaign administration
- Assist development team with Cultural Champions luncheon, Peggy Gignilliat reception, and other donor recognition events
- Attend community cultural events and represent United Arts Fund Campaign at festivals and community events
- Utilize Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge software and target analytics to support strategic donor cultivation and solicitation; and to prepare campaign management reports, campaign forecasting, prospect tracking, etc.
- Work with development associate to insure accurate and timely gift record-keeping, management of database, and all records, files, gift processing, pledge reminder and donor acknowledgements
- Provide support for the president, development staff, and campaign chairs, committee members and other campaign leadership as well as the board of trustees. Attend development committee related meetings, scheduled board meetings and monthly executive committee meetings
Salary range: $30,000 - $40,000 depending upon experience.
Find more details and application instructions online.
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County seeking executive director
Application deadline: August 21
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, located in historic Camden, S.C., is a 501-c-3 nonprofit performing arts center serving Kershaw County as a cultural center for entertainment and education in the performing and visual arts. Founded in 1974, the campus has three main buildings: The Bassett Building with a 284-seat auditorium and smaller black box, performing arts wing; The Daniels Education Building (studios, classrooms); and the historic Douglas-Reed House.
The executive director provides overall artistic and administrative leadership and is responsible for achieving the Center’s goals for artistic excellence, audience development, fundraising, sponsorship and business relations development, financial sustainability, and community engagement. The director sets the artistic vision, including the selection of performances, artists, and other creative and educational programming.
The position is a full-time, salaried position with a competitive compensation package. The director’s duties include, but are not limited to, hiring and managing employees and contractors, fundraising and development strategies and implementation, and budget management, as well as developing the season of performances and programs.
The candidate should have excellent written and oral communications, interpersonal and customer service skills, and a strong ability to multi-task with organizational skills, as well as knowledge and proficiency in computer and social media skills. He/she should be able to exhibit strategic thinking, diplomacy, flexibility, and creativity.
Applicants should submit resume/vita to include qualifications and experience.
Apply by e-mail or by mail:
- firstname.lastname@example.org (application must be received by 11:59 pm August 21)
- The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
1201 Lyttleton Street
Camden SC 29021
(mailed applications must be postmarked by August 21.)
Position will remain open until filled.
SC Arts Commission seeking communications director
Application deadline: September 18
The South Carolina Arts Commission seeks an energetic, creative and resourceful communications director with a successful record of managing public relations and communications programs and a commitment to public service for the citizens of South Carolina. The communications director must be willing to take the initiative to accomplish tasks, manage projects and programs and solve problems. Our ideal candidate will share our mission and values, have a love of the arts and be excited to help lead the agency's efforts to communicate our programs, services and activities to a range of audiences.
View the complete list of requirements and find out how to apply.
- Plans, directs and manages communication strategies for the agency's public relations, marketing and advertising efforts designed to promote and publicize agency goals, objectives and activities.
- Develops and implements a comprehensive communications plan that elevates public awareness and visibility of the agency statewide, regionally and nationally.
- Directs the planning, development, editorial content, production and evaluation of educational, informational and promotional communications tactics through print, internet, social media, traditional media and other channels.
- Produces communications products and resources that promote, market, and support agency programs and services.
- Manages media relations and develops and disseminates news releases and other information to appropriate media outlets.
- Manages the agency's websites and social media channels, working collaboratively with staff to produce content.
- Assists executive management in coordination of long-range and strategic planning processes.
- Assists and advises Arts Commission board, executive management and other staff in developing and presenting information and representing the agency to the public.
- Manages the agency's compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and develops policies and procedures for releasing agency information.
- Responds to requests for information from public, media and staff.
- Delivers speeches and presents programs to various organizations.
- Develops and manages the public information budget.
- Attends legislative, public and advocacy group meetings as appropriate.
- Advises agency constituents on communications issues as appropriate.
SC Arts Commission seeking Poetry Out Loud coordinator
Application deadline is Aug. 14.
The South Carolina Arts Commission is hiring a part-time Poetry Out Loud coordinator to manage and implement the statewide Poetry Out Loud (POL) program and assist with arts education programs. Working under the supervision of the Arts Education Program Director, the POL coordinator plays a vital role in working with national, state, and regional partners, teachers, and students.
Duties include not be limited to:
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- Work extensively with Arts Education Program Director, regional, and state partners to administer the Poetry Out Loud program throughout the state;
- Work with Arts Education Program Director to develop new Poetry Out Loud partnerships;
- Increase awareness of and participation in the Poetry Out Loud program, specifically in school districts that have not participated in the past three years;
- Research and implement alternative participation opportunities for students whose schools do not participate in the Poetry Out Loud program;
- Serve as liaison for participating Poetry Out Loud teachers and notify them of important information related to regional competitions, state finals, national finals, and future dates;
- Supervise regional partners in the organization and execution of three Poetry Out Loud regional competitions; work with regional partners to ensure all regional partner responsibilities, expectations, and programmatic goals are met; collect final reports from regional partners;
- Work with Poetry Out Loud fiscal agent to ensure payment is delivered on time to regional partners;
- Coordinate arts education events, including but not limited to Poetry Out Loud state final competition;
- Work with Communications Director to develop a Poetry Out Loud marketing plan; write and distribute press releases for events;
- Manage social media engagement for Poetry Out Loud program;
- Work with Arts Education Program Director, Communications Director, and Grants Office staff to create grant and program webinars;
- Coordinate with SCAC Project Team for administrative and/or project assistance in a timely manner;
- Coordinate with Poetry Out Loud state champion and her/his teacher to ensure s/he registers for National Competition;
- Coordinate coaching opportunities for Poetry Out Loud regional finalists in preparation for the state finals competition and for state finalist in preparation for the national finals competition;
- Attend Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC as SCAC representative;
- Prepare required Poetry Out Loud Final Descriptive Report for National Endowment for the Arts;
- Work with Arts Education Program Director to execute arts education special projects;
- Other Poetry Out Loud and arts education administrative duties as assigned.
City of North Charleston Seeking 2017/18 Artist-in-Residence
The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking a visual artist to serve as the Artist-in-Residence for fiscal year 2017/18. The City’s Artist-in-Residence serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist will share his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing free visual art residencies, workshops, and demonstrations to public schools, recreation facilities, and community groups within the city limits of North Charleston. Local visual artists with a willingness to share their talents and an ability to work with students of all ages are invited to apply for the part-time, contracted position by July 21.
At the written request of art teachers and school liaisons, the Artist-in-Residence will conduct visual art residencies at North Charleston schools throughout the 2017/18 school year. Additional workshops will be coordinated at the request of community groups, as well as during the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest. In addition, the Artist-in-Residence has the option to present an exhibition of his/her work at the North Charleston City Gallery from December 2017 through January 2018. Additional exhibition opportunities are available during the North Charleston Arts Fest in May. Past artists who served in the position include Caroline M. Self (2016/17), Daryle Halbert (2015/16), Alexandra Roberts (2014/15), Charlynn Knight (2013/14), Kristy Bishop (2012/13), Lori Starnes Isom (2011/12), Deborah Meyer (2010/11), and Robert Maniscalco (2009/10).
Rate of pay for this part-time, contracted position is $25 an hour for up to 300 hours completed from August 2017 through June 2018. Program supplies are provided. A background check is required. Interested artists should submit quality photographs or digital images of their work along with a current résumé or CV by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017. Application materials may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to the attention of Krystal Yeadon at City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016.
For more information about the Artist-in-Residence program, or the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org or call 843-740-5854.
Aiken County Public Schools seeks fine arts coordinator
Aiken County Public Schools is seeking a fine arts coordinator to provide leadership in developing, achieving, and maintaining strong fine arts programs and special projects.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
- Coordinates, facilitates, implements, and evaluates the summer acGateway program, including, but not limited to the following tasks:
- Assists the Department of Federal Programs with the annual update to the District’s Gifted and Talented Artistic Plan
- Visits schools to create an awareness and interest in the program
- Works with school-level coordinators in the application process
- Sets up the program calendar in accordance with State regulations, including audition and acceptance dates
- Updates a brochure to inform students and parents of the program
- Reviews, revises, and updates all application forms
- Submits all acGateway information to be posted on the District’s website
- Receives, reviews, and evaluates all student application
- Sets up audition schedule and secures judges according to the recommendations in the State Regulations and Best Practices Manual
- Conducts auditions and works with Evaluation and Placement Team to qualify students
- Notifies students and parents of auditions, acceptance/non-acceptance and program details
- Interviews and hires teachers
- Coordinates dates and times of program with acGateway site principal
- Evaluates the program
- Submits timesheet/payroll documentation to the acGateway coordinator at conclusion of Program
- Submits all student information to the Office of Federal Programs for SCDE data submission
- Meets with Department of Federal Program staff at the conclusion of the acGateway program to debrief concerning program strengths and challenges
- Assists in the implementation of quality instructional programs throughout the district
- Determines in-service needs for personnel and assists in organizing professional development
- Arranges and conducts professional development sessions, as needed
- Reviews and develops materials to aid in instruction
- Maintains and supervises an inventory of fine arts materials and equipment and assists in reviewing needs for the district and schools
- Stays abreast of current curricular and methodology changes in instruction through research and study
- Meets with department heads, grade chairpersons, or other designated staff members to ensure continuous communication, information distribution, and feedback concerning assigned curriculum responsibility
- Actively participates in fine arts and special project programs held within the district
- Actively participates in and facilitates curriculum updates and trainings
- Assists with the implementation of a community-wide Arts Festival
- Serves on the District Arts Committee
- Works with department heads and grade chairpersons to conduct orientation sessions for new fine arts teachers to familiarize them with district guidelines and responsibilities
- Works collaboratively with Department of Communications to advertise district and school-level special projects and events
- Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Federal Programs
Education and/or experience: Valid teaching certificate, Masters Degree, five years experience
Find the complete list of qualifications and application instructions online.