Director of Education (Part-TIme, 30 Hours)
Saratoga Arts is looking for a part-time Director of Education to join our team! Saratoga Arts’ Director of Education is an integral part of the Saratoga Arts team and helps coordinate nearly 100 classes and workshops annually, manages our 10-week, 5 program, summer camp, assists in the development and implementation of professional development opportunities for artists and works closely with the Saratoga Arts team to develop new, engaging programs for our constituents.
The ideal candidate will have:
1. Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of fine-arts, education-based programming
2. A broad knowledge of the fine arts
3. Solid administrative skills that include an ability to establish and stick with long-term planning calendars and maintain organized records for a multifaceted program
4. Strong written and spoken communication skills to accomplish program outreach and publicity goals and maintain positive relationships with teachers and students
5. Strong computer skills and a familiarity with Macintosh operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) iWorks programs (Numbers, Keynote and Pages) and InDesign. Familiarity with Drupal (or other website content management system) and database systems a plus
Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in the arts, education or relevant field, experience working in an office setting, preferably in a not-for profit, and a minimum of three years experience in arts-programming required.
Please send or email: cover letter and resume including contact information for three professional references to:
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
re: Director of Education position
or e-mail cover letter, resume and references to: email@example.com
Student interns must be reliable, motivated and able to work independently. For credit and not for credit internships are available for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. All interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Emma Huneck, Exhibitions Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibition Internship Application Deadlines
Spring Semester: no later than January 1
Summer Semester: no later than April 30
Fall Semester: no later than July 31
Do you love the arts? Volunteer for Saratoga Arts! Saratoga Arts relies on nearly one-hundred dedicated volunteers to operate. Without volunteers, Saratoga Arts would not function! By getting involved, you will have a unique opportunity to experience the inner-workings of a dynamic arts center that has grown tremendously since its inception in 1986. As a volunteer, you will also have an opportunity to do the things you love in a beautiful, arts-based, friendly environment where each individual’s skills and talents are maximized and appreciated.
There are many benefits to volunteering for Saratoga Arts. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to connect and network with working artists, arts professionals, the Saratoga Springs art community, and meet dozens of volunteers with similar hobbies and interests. Volunteers learn and develop new skills, can attend special Arts Center events FREE, have fun while helping an organization that offers over a dozen ongoing programs for youth, adults and seniors in Saratoga and the surrounding area, and our volunteers are the most up-to-date on community arts and Arts Center activities and programs.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at Saratoga Arts please call 518-584-4132!
Art in the Park:
Art in the Park is Saratoga Arts' annual fine arts show and sale, held on Saturday, September 16 from 10am - 4pm. The event, which is attended by hundreds of people, showcases work by fine artists in a variety of media. Volunteer to help artists set up or tear down booths and displays or help at the kids' arts and crafts table and enjoy this day of fresh air, fun, and art. Interested in signing up and helping out? E-mail Emma at email@example.com and get your name on the list!
First Night Saratoga:
First Night is a New Year's celebration of the arts and community. Each year, thousands of revelers come to Saratoga Springs to experience a wide-ranging variety of arts and music. But First Night would not be possible without the help of all our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. We are again seeking volunteers this year to serve as hosts and hostesses in one of over 30 venues, for a chosen 3-hour shift between the hours of 6 PM and 11:40 PM.
Would you like to be added to our mailing list? Give us a call at 518-584-4132.
Interested in volunteering for Saratoga Arts? Volunteers help with mailings, special events, First Night, Art in the Park, and in The Arts Center Gallery.
You can download a Volunteer Application Form here - just fill it out and mail it to:
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or call 518-584-4132.
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