Department/Division: Division of Community Learning
Status: Full-time, salary, exempt
Work Schedule: 8:30 am to 5 pm (M-F), includes some evenings and weekend hours; occasional travel required
Job Summary: The Director, Community Arts School provides strategic direction and leadership for the University’s community-based divisional arts school which is housed within the nationally acclaimed Conservatory of Music. The ideal candidate for this position is a proven leader of arts education and is entrepreneurial, business-oriented, and able to lead a team in creating unparalleled arts education programming. Candidates must have demonstrated success in arts education and/or arts administration.
The Director will be responsible for building and maintaining positive and collaborative working relationships with key organizational stakeholders internally and externally. This position will report to the Assistant Provost & Executive Director, Division of Community Learning with a ‘dotted line’ to the Dean, Conservatory of Music. Additional advisement will be provided by the Associate Director of Conservatory Admissions.
Community Arts School:
Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School (CAS), originally formed as the Conservatory Preparatory Department, was established in 1976 to offer Dalcroze music classes and music lessons for younger children. Today, offerings span from infants through retirees and include dance classes and a dance company, visual art classes, theatre classes, both vocal and instrumental ensembles, summer camps, private lessons in music and voice as well as professional development classes for music educators. This wide portfolio of programming is centered on both exposure and immersion to promote lifelong engagement with the arts. In addition, CAS works in tandem with faculty, to create programming and experiences that focus on college/professional preparation for high school students.
CAS serves over 4,000 participants annually.
Division of Community Learning:
The Division of Community Learning (DCL) is an entity at Baldwin Wallace University that develops, supports and administers community-based and professional educational initiatives across all colleges/schools and their respective departments on- and off-campus. The DCL is focused on creating accessible opportunities for our community to work alongside our faculty, staff and students, and utilize the university’s significant facilities, research and expertise.
Conservatory of Music:
Established in 1898, the Conservatory of Music offers 300 undergraduate music majors a professional music program enhanced by a comprehensive and entrepreneurial liberal arts curriculum. Our artistically charged atmosphere inspires students in all majors to strive for creative excellence. Student programs are small enough for individual attention, yet large enough to provide outstanding performing opportunities. Our proximity to Cleveland provides countless cultural, educational, and performing opportunities for students and faculty alike.
Key Position Attributes:
Essential duties, tasks and responsibilities: The following duties are not to be considered a complete list of duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.
Organizational Leadership and Management
Ensures that the organization effectively achieves its mission by providing oversight of
day-to-day operations, human resources, fiscal management, and programming.
Revenue Generation & Budgeting
Develops and manages a diverse revenue portfolio and budget forecasts in alignment
with institutional goals and an established pro forma.
Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Works in tandem with program directors, managers and coordinators to establish the
annual portfolio of educational programming (or hosted programs).
Marketing and Registration
Works with the CAS Communications Manager to create messaging and external
marketing and communications material including, but not limited to, division
statements, press releases, print/digital advertising, signage/displays, newsletters,
website content, and social media channels.
A competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, sick leave, vacation, holidays, short-term disability, 403 (b) retirement plan, life insurance and tuition remission benefits.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Other than some local travel, work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. Flexible, remote work can be arranged, but some weekly time in the office will be required. Limited physical effort required. No or limited exposure to physical risk.
Application deadline of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022. Please submit one (1) PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references.
Baldwin Wallace University is an EEO/AA employer and educator. At BW, we support and encourage diversity in a variety of forms. We value and appreciate inclusive excellence in the classroom, within extracurricular activities, and as we engage our community partners. Learn more at Diversity Affairs at http://www.bw.edu/about/diversity/