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Out of School Time (OST) Program Manager

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Arts Corps | Seattle, WA
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Arts Corps


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Published 15 days ago

Start Date

September 9, 2019

Application Deadline

August 16, 2019

Salary

$45,000 - $52,000
32 hours/week; salary range: $45K to $52K


Why Work at Arts Corps?

Founded in 2000, Arts Corps is a multidisciplinary organization in Seattle that provides free arts learning opportunities to young people from kindergarten through high school. Our programs encompass school-based programs, out-of-school time classes and teen leadership programs with an emphasis on serving young people from marginalized communities. Through these programs and local and national leadership, Arts Corps addresses a critical opportunity gap in a region where race is the greatest determining factor in access to arts education. 

Arts Corps classes are proven to build persistence and other “21st century” skills and creative habits such as imagining possibilities, thinking critically and exercising discipline – skills that build a foundation to help young people reach their full potential in school and in life. Students who are highly involved in our after school programs attend school more often and perform better in school than their peers not involved in Arts Corps programs. In 2012, Arts Corps received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, which recognizes exemplary arts and humanities education programs across the nation.

Arts Corps has grown significantly over the past several years, and our new OST Best Start Kids Programs Manager will have the opportunity to make a profound impact on young people and on the trajectory of this dynamic organization.

Arts Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, queer, gay, lesbian and bisexual people, transgender, genderqueer and/or non-binary folks are encouraged to apply. This position is rooted in anti-oppression, encouraging critical thinking and dialogue about how intersecting systems of oppression impact our work.

Arts Corps is committed to the personal and professional growth of its employees. We work hard to build a supportive, respectful and celebratory community among our staff, board and volunteers, and we have a remarkable retention rate of staff. We look forward to finding the next member of our extended Arts Corps family.

Job Summary:  OST Programs Manager will oversee the Best Start for Kids grant that supports after-school programming at Hazel Valley and Mount View Elementary in the Highline School District. They will also support the BSK grants funding the four New Futures sites that involve programming at the homes of students. The OST Programs Manager holds responsibility for the successful implementation and grant reporting of the Best Starts for Kids Programs including development of new ideas for classes, faculty hiring and cultivation, partner orientations and check-ins, faculty supervision, classroom assistant supervision, faculty communication/support, social/cultural aspects of youth across program sites, oversight of faculty payroll process in collaboration with Program Operations Manager, and accurate quarterly data collection and reporting in collaboration with our partner sites. This is a heavily administrative role, for the Manager must be able to effectively organize, track and communicate all aspects of grant to BSK staff and community stakeholders, in addition to lead reporting efforts to King County. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership

Teaching Artists

  • Recruit and support teaching artist roster
  • Provide recommendations on teaching artist placement
  • Negotiate and manage teaching artist contracts and assistant agreements
  • Maintain database contact and bio information for all teaching artists
  • Identify and place classroom assistants
  • Align to SELPQA methods of observation and feedback to TAs
  • Sign off on paperwork requirements for teaching artist timesheet and other billings
  • Perform regular teaching artist observations and evaluations with support of Director of Arts Education
  • Collaborate on quarterly teaching artist check-in meetings, professional development workshops and annual retreat

Site Management

  • Manage after school programs at 6 sites in the Highline School District
  • Support orientation and positive collaborations between TA’s, classroom assistants and partner sites
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve classroom and curricular issues

Best Starts for Kids (BSK) Grant Data Collection and Reporting

  • Collaborate with BSK Coach in external reporting
  • Work with Deputy Director, Executive Director on quarterly reports to BSK
  • Coordinate development and submittal of quarter plans and course ideas
  • Attend regular mandatory meetings with BSK Coaches and Staff. 
  • Track receipt of quarter plans, surveys, media permissions and attendance forms

General

  • Support Showcase, Festa, and other events as needed
  • Represent Arts Corps at various conferences, seminars, forums
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in liberal arts or fine arts (four years of arts education or related experience may substitute for degree)
  • Three years of arts education or related experience
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Well-organized with good interpersonal skills
  • Familiar with YPQA, SELPQA, and other youth assessment tools
  • Familiarity with observing teaching artists and offering feedback
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Passion for the arts
  • Passion for serving youth in need
  • Responsible, process oriented and detailed
  • Comfortable in multi-cultural social settings and diplomatic environments
  • A self-starter, yet able to work under supervision
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions 
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve 
  • Proficiency in word processing, database, and spreadsheet skills (Excel) 


Why Work at Arts Corps?

Founded in 2000, Arts Corps is a multidisciplinary organization in Seattle that provides free arts learning opportunities to young people from kindergarten through high school. Our programs encompass…

Details at a glance

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  • Full Time Schedule
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Benefits

Generous benefit package includes medical, dental and vision, 13 paid holidays and 20 days of PTO annually, additionally you will receive a personal and professional development allowance to be used at your discretion.

Generous benefit package includes medical, dental and vision, 13 paid holidays and 20 days of PTO annually, additionally you will receive a personal and professional development…

How To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Heleya de Barros, subject line: OST Programs Manager. Arts Corps is especially seeking applicants who have experience in and a passion for working for racial and social justice. People of color, LGBTQIA are strongly encouraged to apply.


Send cover letter and resume to Heleya de Barros, subject line: OST Programs Manager. Arts Corps is especially seeking applicants who have experience in and a passion for working…

Location

4408 Delridge Way SW, Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98106

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