Arts Education Director
Description

Greenacres Foundation (GAF):  

GAF is a highly motivated service organization focused on using the assets of Greenacres to provide custom-designed hands-on active learning opportunities for children of all ages. All opportunities are customized to the needs of the visiting group which primarily consist of local school groups from K to 8. All school based programs are tied to the national and/or state standards so that they contribute to the success of the classroom teacher.  


In 1988 we focused on Environment Education, had one employee and provided hands-on programs about riparian zones for 60 children.  In 2017 we provided programs based on the environment, generative agriculture, equine, and classical arts to over 32,000 visitors.  Our programs are of the highest quality. They should be. Quality Quality Quality (QQQ) is a core value.  


Our dedication to our values: Grace, Good Neighbor Policy, and Green cannot be overstated. Our employees strive to be the best of the best and flourish in a team environment where outcomes are the result of teamwork. Greenacres is not just a place to work – it is a career, a lifestyle, and a place to exude passion for the Mission and Vision of our Founders – Louis and Louise Nippert.  We are here to serve the community and change the lives of children.  


Summary:

We employ the most curious and brilliant people.  Our ideal candidate will be passionate about the Mission of Greenacres and our values. We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual to join our team. Our education approach focuses on hiring and retaining passionate topic area experts who love to share their expertise and love of their topic with children (of all ages).  In this case the topic is the arts with a focus on music, visual and dance (think symphony, opera, May Festival, Cincinnati Art Museum, Ballet, pottery, and others). Your primary focus will be in the development and implementation of curriculum as well as on boarding and helping to develop and support the teaching staff within the Greenacres Arts Center. The Arts Education Director has strong leadership skills, is an excellent communicator, and can motivate and inspire others. This role will not only oversee the Arts Education team, they will also teach alongside them as an Educator for most programs. You must be willing to provide hands-on teaching experiences, dig into curriculum, and deliver high quality programming. A successful Arts Education Director must be an excellence champion.


The Arts Education Director position works as a unified member of the Education Director team under the supervision of the CEO. If you love Music, Art, Opera, Paintings, Education, Sharing, Research and watching a child light up the room with a smile when they realize at Greenacres they matter, you might be a Greenacres person.  


Requirements
  • Bachelors or MS Degree in Classical Arts or Art Education or comparable academic discipline or equivalent experientially gained knowledge.
  • 8+ years of demonstrable education or Arts Experience.
  • Administrative experience is highly preferred. 
  • Be a cheerleader, passionate supporter, and teacher of the ARTS.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, children and adults (challenged and gifted) and subject matter experts.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to successfully pass a post-offer pre-employment drug test and fingerprint FBI background screen.
  • Desire to live a life of service to others by providing hands-on educational experiences focused on the ARTS.  
  • Ability to work with both internal and external partners with the same or very different backgrounds to ensure that all who visit Greenacres get the highest quality experience that addresses their needs. 
  • Knowledge or proven ability to obtain knowledge of best practices in Arts Education.
  • Ability to lead a team of dedicated arts educators to assure QQQ, Grace, Good Neighbor Policy, and Green.
  • Ability to lead a Team to study and advance their knowledge and share their knowledge through presentation at professional meetings and publication in professional journals. 


Why Choose Us?

As a company, we invest in our employees in all aspects of their life. We understand that the health of yourself and families are very important; along with your time here at GAC.  All TEAM Members of GAC are a part of Greenacres and live the values that we promote for our visitors: Grace, Good Neighbor Policy, Green, and Quality Quality Quality.  Listed below you will find some of the top benefits and perks if you choose to be a part of our team.


  • Market Competitive Salary     
  • Generous PTO Package 
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Plans
  • Simplified Employee Pension Plan
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Fun & Engaging Culture
  • Ongoing training, education, and industry partnerships that allow you to be up to speed on the latest innovations, technologies and processes.


GAF is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.



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