Rhode Island School of Design is pleased to announce an exciting 9-month term opportunity within Continuing Education. The Young Artists' Program Manager is responsible for researching, planning, staffing, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating and implementing a select and diverse offering of young artist programs. This creative professional actively engages other Program Managers, Technicians, and key CE faculty in order to develop, recommend, implement and assess online learning initiatives related to Young Artist Programs. The position hires, orients, supervises, and evaluates course instructors. In addition to maintaining standards of current programs and proposes ideas for new programs, the Young Artists' Program Manager also makes suggestions for cross-disciplinary initiatives and for the integration of technology into traditional by-hand subject areas.This role serves as the initial point of contact on a variety of Young Artist Program inquiries/issues and engages faculty, staff, and students as appropriate to reply/resolve.
Research, design, and recommend course and course descriptions for Young Artists' Programs in order to cultivate student's artistic, creative, social and intellectual development in a supportive learning environment. Keep current with external trends, needs and interests and actively consult with other practitioners to identify areas appropriate for development. Set annual program goals and targets. Assess program outcomes and make recommendations to Assistant Director as appropriate.
Serve as subject matter expert and central point of contact for all assigned programs and ensure that standards, procedures, and academic policies are maintained and updated as appropriate. Responsible for identifying and resolving issues regarding grades, instructor relations, and satisfaction with courses and course content.
Recruit, train, contract and evaluate selected faculty. Responsible for overall communication with instructors. Engages the Assistant to the Executive Director to solve a variety of logistical and supplies issues.
Actively engages the Assistant Director, Computer Lab Technician and additional staff to solicit feedback, research, develop and assess online learning courses.
Advise parents/guardians on the appropriate choice of courses for their children.
Prepares comprehensive descriptions for all courses and programs in his/her area for final review and approval by the Assistant Director. Insures the timely flow of course descriptions/content and contract information.
Proactively engages the Assistant Director, Advising + Registration on student advisement issues and counsels current and prospective students as necessary.
Advises the Assistant Director on program and faculty assessment initiatives, thus contributing to the establishment of annual goals, objectives, and action plans.
BFA, BA/BS required, MA, MFA preferred, in appropriate discipline such as art, design, art education, arts management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Three to five years' experience in art education and/or program development/implementation in an arts or continuing education environment.
Demonstrated understanding and ability to stay abreast of current trends and developments in various art and design fields within assigned program area.
Teaching at the post-secondary level, a plus.
Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Google and database skills required. File Maker Pro preferred.
Familiarity with digital visualization and drawing tools and registration database software packages.
Prior supervisory experience.
Fixed Term, 9 months
Documents Needed to Apply:
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
For internal use only - Job Family:
CE - Academic Programs
Internal Number: R-00430
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.