The purpose of this position is to develop, implement, direct, monitor, evaluate, and promote the Visual and Performing Arts programs at NWSA; represents the arts programs within the community, and provides direction and program support.
Coordinates program components, support needs and materials (e.g. negotiating contracts with vendors, reserving space, etc.) for the purpose of meeting school and program guidelines.
Promotes the Visual and Performing Arts program for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes and encouraging student development.
Collaborates with teachers and school staff to identify and seek out opportunities that correspond to curricula and can enrich lesson plans; arranges visits to school by visiting artists and arts organizations and assists with field trip planning.
Collaborates with a variety of internal and external sources with similar missions including non-profits such as the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Art + Culture, Charlotte Symphony, Bechtler Museum Modern Art, Mint Museum, Opera Carolina, Carolina Ballet, Blumenthal Performing Arts, etc. for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and programs and serving as a liaison and informational resource.
Arranges student performances in the community for special occasions; procures student work for gallery installations, etc.; advises outside organizations relating to use of performance space through Communities in Schools; coordinates setup for these events.
Develops long and short range plans/programs (e.g. identifying school-specific support needs; outlining visual and performing arts programs; integrating adopted curriculum; staffing, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring objectives are realized.
Participates in a variety of meetings that involve a range of issues related to visual and performing arts (e.g. regulatory requirements, program offerings, funding status, participation levels, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and gathering information; evaluating topics/materials, identifying appropriate actions, and developing recommendations.
Researches a wide variety of topics (e.g. new visual arts and performing arts programs, grant availability, professional development, etc.) for the purpose of recommending new programs that meet staff training needs.
Responds to inquiries of students, parents, other school personnel, community representatives, etc. for the purpose of providing information, assistance and/or direction regarding the arts program and student activities.
Coordinates the process linked to academic probation by speaking with students and parents regarding the situation and facilitates students leaving the school when academic improvements are not made.
Prepares a wide variety of materials (e.g. news releases, funding requests, reports, grant applications etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and issues, making presentations, and providing supporting materials for requested actions.
Supervises the annual arts audition process for prospective students; oversees the annual update of audition requirements and assists in the development of rubrics used in the process to assure outcomes are achieved.
Develops a recruiting plan and visits schools to present information and answer questions from parents and students; presents information at open houses, information sessions and school tours.
Maintains a variety of records related to equipment and supply inventory; contract documents; evaluation forms and tabulations, correspondence, memos, etc. for the purpose of meeting program reporting requirements.
Maintains oversight of the NWSA 501-c-3 foundation for the school, reporting to the principal.
Serves as a representative on the SALP committee for Magnet Schools, reporting to the principal.
Writes Magnet Schools merit applications for Magnet Schools of America for overview by the principal prior to submission.
Works with the Technology Facilitator to ensure arts programs needs are able to be met.
Develops and adjusts the school’s online Arts Master Calendar and works with the principal to ensure a comprehensive and cohesive calendar for the school community.
Provides coverage for events outside the regular school day that pertain to the arts in a rotation with the other members of the administrative team, including the Testing Coordinator, and the Academic Facilitator.
Attends administrative team meetings for the purpose of discussing the overall running of the school, and the part that the Arts Director plays or can play in helping it run smoothly.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in education,arts, business or a related field
Three (3) years successful teaching experience, preferably supplemented by management experience
Curriculum and Supervision License
Marketing, advertising, and public relations experience
Successful experience in grant writing
Licensing / Certification Requirements:
NCDPI teacher’s license