S•M•Art Studio Director

Posted by
Flying Cloud Institute
Great Barrington, MA
Published 3 days ago

Position Overview

Flying Cloud Institute (FCI) seeks a dedicated and inspiring educator to lead its science and art programs in community schools and during outside of school time. FCI is a dynamic, small nonprofit committed to inspiring the natural curiosity of children through real world science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) challenges that inspire creativity. The S•M•Art Studio Director will lead vacation camp programs, after school MakerSpaces, Family STEAM challenge events, teach STEAM residencies in local schools, and work with the FCI team to appropriately budget, plan, and execute programs. The Director will work in partnership with local school districts, artists, teachers, STEM professionals, and nonprofit organizations to bring meaningful experiences to students.

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Coordination

• Work with the Executive Director (ED) to set a strategic course for FCI’s school programs, including classroom residencies, after-school programs, and professional development (PD);

• Coordinate and oversee 5-7 weeks of S•M•Art Summer science and art explorations;

• Coordinate and oversee 1-2 weeks of vacation programs in April and February;

• Help hire, train, and support the work of teaching artists and STEM professionals in classroom residencies, PD, STEAM camps, and after school programs. Cultivate and maintain a network of youth assistants/ mentors;

• Supervise staff who offer after school enrichment programs in science, engineering, and technology;

• Teach at least one weekly after school program for students in grades 3-8;

• Organize community events to include families and our larger community in STEAM explorations, such as the annual STEAM Challenge Night;

• Evaluate and analyze the efficacy of S•M•Art Studio programs to measure impact, demonstrate progress, and provide reports to the ED, the board of directors, and funders;

• Serve as a role model to other FCI educators, demonstrating program design and delivery strategies that exemplify FCI’s learning philosophy.


• Work with the ED and the Young Women in Science Director to communicate and coordinate annual program budgets, calendars, and staffing needs;

• Work with the ED and the Development Manager to seek sources of funding through grants, individual gifts, and program fees to meet revenue goals for the S•M•Art Studio program;

• Work with the Office Manager to administer tuition-based program registrations and invoicing.

• Oversee the annual calendar for FCI’s vacation programs, school residencies, PD, and community STEAM experiences.


• Build relationships with other organizations and participate in STEM networks and art collaborations, including representing FCI at community meetings;

• Build and maintain positive relations with schools, administrators, teachers, families, funders, teaching artists, and volunteers.

Required Experience and Qualifications

• Bachelor or Masters degree in a STEM discipline, education, and/ or the arts

• Minimum of 2 years combined relevant experience

• Demonstrated experience working with children in classroom and/ or out-of-school time settings

• Passion for K-12 STEAM education

In all aspects of this role the following personal qualities are essential:

• Excellent planning, time management, and organizational abilities

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Strong proficiency with technology

• Highly motivated and able to work independently to achieve goals and targets

• Comfort working in a fast-paced, growing organization, including flexibility to simultaneously perform a wide variety of tasks

• Ability to work closely with colleagues with a range of professional backgrounds as part of a small, closely-knit team

• Experience working with G-suite, Excel, and Cloud-based services

Position Overview

Flying Cloud Institute (FCI) seeks a dedicated and inspiring educator to lead its science and art programs in community schools and during outside of school time. FCI is a dynamic, small nonprofit committed to inspiring…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


USD 50,000 - USD 56,000


Health insurance reimbursement

Paid time off

Health insurance reimbursement

Paid time off


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Great Barrington, MA
Associated Location
Great Barrington, MA, USA

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