Arts Education Manager
See Google Doc for details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10DrcaHfoM9JUawbx7lg1kqU2IW-ML_6NEfiChA6yvHY/pub
Mission Statement: The mission of the Cedarburg Cultural Center is to provide a gathering place to celebrate community, arts, and local heritage. We provide access to and participation in the visual and performing arts, the humanities and local heritage. This mission expresses itself in the presentation of the performing arts; art and historical exhibits; class offerings in a variety of subject areas for students of all ages; the encouragement and promotion of the local arts community; and the preservation and sharing of historical sites and collections.
Position Summary: The Arts Education Manager is responsible for devising and implementing marketable, high-quality, diverse, and creative educational programming. In order to promote the mission of the organization, the Arts Education Manager ensures that educational offerings reflect the brand of the CCC.
Working Relationships: The Arts Education Manager reports to the Executive Director and will be the CCC staff representative to the Education Program Committee. The position will work with all of the other programming managers to coordinate the activities of this department with the other program areas of the CCC. This position is the primary point of contact between the CCC and contracted teaching staff, and between the CCC and the arts community.
Responsibilities: The following are included in the responsibilities of the Arts Education Manager. Additional responsibilities may be assigned to meet the Center’s needs:
Responsible for identifying, interviewing, hiring, determining pay structure and reviewing contracted paid and volunteer teaching staff
Develops a diverse course selection of adult, child, and family classes including visual, written and performing arts
Builds database of class offerings for registration purposes
Creates products & class registrations in Ecwid storefront for online purchase
Processes class registrations
Develops a series of adult one and two-day arts workshops
Develops “Cocktails & Canvas” series
Plans, coordinates and executes the annual Children’s Plein Air contest and exhibition
Schedules use of classrooms and maintains upkeep with assistance of maintenance staff as needed
Creates class lists of students for teachers
Oversees and coordinates classroom keys for teachers
Procures necessary supplies
Conducts surveys and evaluations as needed
Conducts background checks on teachers working with youth
Artist in Residence
Develops an Artist in Residence program to showcase the work of local artists and to serve as an educational tool for the community
Procures & schedules artists each month
Provides Graphic Coordinator with information and graphics for interior signage/biographies for artists
Sets up AIR workspace as needed
Photographs artists at work and delivers to Social Media Strategist & Graphics Coordinator for online posting
Creates & conducts interview questions for video interviews and posts videos onto Youtube and/or Vimeo, and CCC website
Schedule AIR workshops
Youth Plein Air
Creates registration materials for contest
Procures supplies for sale at registration
Works with Graphics Manager to create signage needed for marketing purposes
Processes registrations into Donorsnap as needed
Plans awards ceremony
Procures juror & awards for contest
Oversees volunteers for registration
Installs plein air youth exhibit
Conducts People’s Choice voting & tally results
Coordinates artist booths & attends to the needs of artist vendors
Researches, plans & tests kids’ craft activities
Procure supplies needed for kids’ crafts
Oversee volunteers that run kids’ crafts and face painting
Processes class registrations into D/S as needed
Creates check requests for teacher payments
Maintains & updates budget income & expenses
Provides the necessary written information and graphics for the production of marketing collateral in support of classes and related functions (press releases, newsletter, website, Constant Contact, postcards, Facebook, etc.)
Posts press releases & calls to MARN (Milwaukee Artist Resource Network) and other websites (ie portalwisconsin.org) as needed
Posts classes to other websites (ie portalwisconsin.org/ MilwaukeeMoms) as needed
Assists with seeking out grant funding and sponsorships for educational classes and works with the Executive Director to secure funding
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Familiarity with arts curricula and ability to implement classes including planning, hiring of teachers, classroom and supplies set up, and post-class surveying
Proficient in professional written communications
Working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to communicate effectively, tactfully, and courteously in person and by telephone
Must be able to perform sedentary work as well as exerting up to 50 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects
Must possess the visual acuity to compile and compute data and statistics, operate a computer terminal, and proof read materials
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in the arts or education from an accredited college and three to five years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Please contact Stephanie Hayes at 262-375-3676 x107 or Stephanie@artmusichistory.org for further information.
It is really true....one never sleeps in New York City! The City is alive with sights, sounds, smells and tastes at all hours of the day and night. February 28 - March 5th artists, art educators and art lovers descended on the City to share their love for the arts and their ideas for making our practice better. The theme of the National Art Education Association 2017 Convention was "CHANGE" and many of the sessions offered ideas about how we can change the experience of children and adults through art education.
There were famous artists like Jeff Koons and Oliver Herring discussing their process for art making and mingling with art educators. There were residents of New York city, hired to offer tours to sites such as the High Line Park, Rockefeller Center, Chelsea Market, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Central Park and more. There were opportunities to make art and play too, with a giant Light Bright wall, hands on workshops and a coloring zone to just chill as needed. There were friends to make and catch up with. There was the rich cultural diversity of the city available on the streets with food carts, street vendors, performers and restaurants of high quality. There was Times Square, Rockefeller Center, MoMA, the Guggenheim, Central Park and more....so many choices and destinations! There was art everywhere in museums, on the street, in the architecture and the shops. Parties and social gatherings sponsored by NAEA, Davis Publications, #k12artchat and others provided the ambience for after hours socializing, dancing and mingling. Art Education rock stars like Tricia Fugelstad, Alice Gentilli, Samantha Melvin, Cassie Stephens, Laura and Matt Grundler of #k12artchat and Nicole Brisco were there too, and above all a wonderful contingent of Wisconsin art educators making the city more friendly wherever their familiar faces popped up.
The WAEA Board was well-represented with Jen Dahl, Tiffany Beltz, Devon Calvert, Jeanne Bjork, Jenny Urbanek, Kathryn Rulien-Bareis and Frank Juarez (former Board Member) in attendance. Many other WI WAEA members were there too as both presenters and participants including Sarah Fredrikson, Deb Brooks and Lisa Formanek. NAEA celebrated many well-deserving award recipients including WAEA's own, Tiffany Beltz and her outstanding work in 2016 on the Wisconsin Youth Art Month activities. Jen Dahl moved off of the WAEA board so that she can serve the NAEA Board of Directors.
If you've never been to a National Convention it is really something incredible! There are so many ways to enjoy the experience. Whether your district pays the entire fee or you have to pay for your own, it is an experience worth saving money for. The friends you make, the ideas you're exposed to and the rich conversations that happen because of the collegial atmosphere of learning make a National Convention a worthwhile investment. NAEA 18 will be in Seattle. Will you be there?
Thanks to the following photographers for their images highlighted in this slide show: Frank Juarez, Jeanne Bjork, Jen Dahl
The Art Teacher of the Month is Salena White, who currently teaches in River Falls.
For as long as I can remember, I have always enjoyed art. As a child I would spend hours drawing, creating and crafting. It was in high school I saw the possibility to incorporate my love for art with a career. I was fortunate to be a student of Sherry Zei, long time WAEA member and Visual Arts Classic coordinator. I was an intern for Mrs. Zei, a participant in VAC, and president of the Art Honor’s Society. The relationship over my high school years with Mrs. Zei was the catalyst for becoming an art educator. She gave me confidence, encouragement and constant support as her student. She was a remarkable teacher, and I strive to emulate her. In 2005 I graduated from UW-River Falls with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education.I have been teaching for the last 8 years. After several years of subbing, I was hired in 2011 for the Minocqua J1 School District. I taught community education classes after school, and was the costume director for the middle school plays. I fell a school should be a gallery for the students masterpieces. Every spring I would showcase 1200 works of art in conjunction with the school's STEAM night.
After a big move across the state last summer, I am currently teaching at Westside Elementary in River Falls. It is wonderful being back in the Western region of the state. It is so beautiful here, and I appreciate the access to music, art and culture that the area has to offer. Teaching at Westside has been a wonderful experience. When I am teaching, I feel in my element. My hope is that I can create relationships with students that will last a lifetime and be as encouraging as Mrs. Zei was with me.
Join me, Frank Juarez, at the Walker's Point Center for the Arts on March 10 from 5-9pm for an artists' reception. WPCA is located at 839 S. 5th Street in Milwaukee 53204.
This exhibition features the works by 15 MAS artists (2014-2016). States represented are WI, IL, OH, IA, NE, MN, and KS.
See attached for a postcard.
For more info on this exhibition please visit: http://wpca-milwaukee.org/2017/01/exhibition-mas-group-show/
For info on the MAS Project please visit: http://www.midwestartiststudios.com
Wisconsin public school art teachers: Here’s your chance to help your students strut their creative stuff! WEA Member Benefits is now taking submissions for our second annual student art contest.
Go to the following WAEA page for details on this contest. Student Art Contests
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