Arts Integration Manager

Website Arts for Learning NW

Date Posted: June 6, 2024
Application Deadline: Position open until filled; application reviews will begin by June 17
Position Status: Full-time; non-exempt
Compensation: $26 per hour, plus Gold plan health benefits, transportation benefits, PTO, work/life balance, and professional development opportunities
Reports to: Senior Education Manager


POSITION SUMMARY

The Arts Integration Manager is a key member of the Arts for Learning Northwest staff, bringing expertise in arts-integration pedagogy and a deep understanding of best practices in partnering with teachers, schools, and districts. There are two essential areas in which this position will participate: the Arts, Care & Connection project and The Right Brain Initiative.

The Arts Integration Manager will be the project manager for Arts, Care & Connection, a statewide initiative in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education. This project is designed to enhance arts education across Oregon by collaborating with teaching artists to create video learning modules that will be provided free to schools statewide. This role will ensure seamless coordination between all stakeholders and activities, from training and coaching artists to content creation and school outreach.

Additionally, the Arts Integration Manager will play a pivotal role in the Right Brain Initiative as an arts integration coach. The Right Brain Initiative is a collective impact partnership of schools, artists, and Arts for Learning NW to transform learning for all children through the arts. This role will guide schools through the design and implementation of Right Brain arts-integrated residencies, including identifying goals, facilitating meetings, and coaching both school staff and teaching artists to achieve quality arts integration for students.

Looking to the future, the Arts Integration Manager will collaborate with a team to build on partnership work done through Arts, Care & Connections and the Right Brain Initiative to expand elements of our support and services statewide.

This position is hybrid and only requires 1–3 days per week onsite in our Portland office. Some travel within Oregon may be required.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Arts, Care & Connection
This role is responsible for the project coordination of Arts, Care & Connection, a program that spans the state, working with schools, artists, and community members to deliver free virtual K-5 arts and social-emotional learning lessons for teachers and their students across Oregon.

  • Project Coordination: Maintain project timelines, ensuring all milestones and deliverables are met. Oversee logistical aspects, including scheduling and resource allocation.
  • Partner Engagement: Work collaboratively with a team to design, implement, and refine programming. Communicate with and coordinate program stakeholders including the advisory committee, design team, program mentors, and contacts at the Oregon Department of Education.
  • Evaluation: Review lesson plans and educational content for alignment with project objectives.
  • School Relationships: Create and implement strategies for reaching schools and districts to promote the use of the Arts Care and Connection curriculum. Manage professional learning opportunities for the community of participating teachers.
  • Continuous Improvement: Gather and analyze feedback from stakeholders to refine processes and content. Identify challenges and proactively develop solutions to ensure the project’s success.

The Right Brain Initiative

  • Coaching and school case management: Coach classroom teachers and teaching artists to achieve high-quality residency experiences, through direct support and informal classroom observations, offering insights to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Partner Engagement: Facilitate clear and consistent communication between school partners, administrators, and teaching artists to support high-quality arts-integrated experiences.
  • Evaluation: Review lesson plans and provide feedback to teaching artists, and school partners.
  • Outreach and Promotion: Work with the Senior Education Manager to create professional development opportunities for teaching artists and school partners.

School Programs (as a member of the School Programs team)

  • Develop ongoing relationships with school and district partners statewide to better assess and address needs relating to arts integration and general arts education beyond the scope of the ACC project.
  • Act as an advocate for district, school, and teacher needs in our school-based program decision-making.


EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES DESIRED

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and sustain genuine partnerships
  • Experience within, and understanding of school and district systems and structure
  • Strong knowledge of Arts Integration
  • Familiarity with curriculum development and/or teacher training is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience managing educational projects
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Communication skills and cultural fluency
  • A commitment to equity and anti-racism and a willingness to be a part of our organizational Equity Commitment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, maintaining high attention to detail
  • Strong leadership, communication, and stakeholder engagement skills
  • The ability to collaborate and problem-solve with team members and partners
  • The ability to balance competing priorities and navigate overlapping deadlines with grace and flexibility


SUBMISSIONS

Submit cover letter and resume to the Director of Programs at jobs@artsforlearningnw.org.

Please use your cover letter to answer the following questions:

  1. How has your experience given you a deep understanding of arts education and school and district systems?
  2. What is one area of this job where you will shine? What is one area where you will need support or skill-building?

Three references will be requested if candidates are invited to interview.

ALNW is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and does not discriminate in employment based on race, ethnicity, culture, gender, gender expression, color, military service, age, sexual orientation, religion, physical and mental ability, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

For full job listing visit artsforlearningnw.org/about-us/staff-positions

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To apply for this job email your details to jobs@artsforlearningnw.org

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