Associate Director of Residency Programs (Leave Replacement Early March – Early September)

Studio in a School NYC, LLC (Studio NYC) seeks an experienced, enthusiastic, empathetic and collaborative arts educator to join our program team as the Leave Replacement for the Associate Director of Residency Programs (the Leave Replacement for Associate Director). The Leave Replacement for Associate Director will coordinate, oversee, and support visual art instruction delivered by professional artist instructors in public schools and community-based organizations throughout New York City. The Leave Replacement for Associate Director will join a passionate, talented team in a dynamic and well-respected art education organization, while taking initiatives in implementing a diverse portfolio of residency programs.

The Leave Replacement for Associate Director is expected to work from early March to early September 2024, and will report to the Senior Director. This position is temporary, full-time, and supervises one Registrar and one Program Coordinator, and a team of Artist Instructors. Part-time inquiries are welcome.

About Studio in a School Association
Studio in a School Association is comprised of two LLCs: Studio NYC and Studio Institute. Studio NYC engages over 30,000 public school students in all five boroughs each year and aims to ensure that New York City public school students receive standards-based, quality instruction in the visual arts regardless of socio-economic status. Studio Institute provides programs and creates new partnerships with communities and cultural organizations nationwide. Studio Institute is currently working with partners in Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Memphis, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, and Providence.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Realize the mission of Studio in a School NYC, which includes managing classroom-based art instruction, professional development of artists and educators, and events or workshops for parents.
• Manage artist residencies typically ranging from six to fourteen weeks in public schools and community-based organizations throughout the five boroughs during the school year and summer.
• Collaborate with teachers, administrators, and artist instructors to develop goals and strategies for each residency.
• Market programs to new partners.
• Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with school leadership and school communities through ongoing communication and listening. Meet with school leaders to align programs with the needs of their schools.
• Oversee program start-up and implementation, support artists in all aspects of the residency planning including facilitating planning meetings and communication with schools in coordination with the Registrar/Scheduler.
• Provide support to artists and sites. Troubleshoot teaching issues and solve problems that arise during residencies.
• Observe and evaluate programs and sites, providing support and feedback to artists, and check-ins with teachers and site administrators, to ensure fidelity to program models.
• Design and implement events and workshops for parents and the school community.
• Supervise contracts, budgets, documentation, and scheduling of the programs.
• Collaborate with the Director of Teaching and Learning to plan and implement the Final Meeting for the Residency Program.
• Collaborate with the leadership to design evaluation and documentation instruments to collect and analyze program outcomes, using results as a tool for program development.
• Attend exhibition/networking/community events, as necessary.
• Spend between one to three days per week in the field at program sites.
• Other duties and ad-hoc projects as assigned.

Desired Skills and Background
Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s degree in Visual Art, Arts Administration, or Art Education preferred.
• Minimum 5 years of experience in a related field.
• Prior experience working with young people, curriculum development, supervision, outcomes-based program design, management and reporting.
• Familiarity with the NYC public school system.
• Familiarity with teaching students with disabilities and/or English Language Learners is a plus.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• High proficiency in using Microsoft Suites.

Personal Qualities and Habits of Work
• Commitment to the mission of Studio in a School NYC.
• Understand current educational issues and follow industry trends.
• Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment. Adaptive and thoughtful in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to delegate and prioritize departmental objectives and goals.
• Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities and manage projects simultaneously, oversee and track work details and respond flexibly to changes.
• Strong problem-solving and strategic-thinking skills, ethical decision making and sound discretionary judgment.
• Strong work ethic with an appreciation for deadlines. Adherence to project plans and following through.
• Able to complete NYC Department of Education Fingerprint and Background Check Clearance upon employment.

We are currently working on a hybrid schedule. The Leave Replacement for Associate Director will be asked to work at least 2 days per week in our office at 75 West End Avenue, New York, NY, or in the field, though this schedule may shift and evolve.

Generous paid time off, Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Commuter Benefits, 403b Retirement Plan, AFLAC supplemental benefits, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Vaccination and Masking Policies
Studio in a School NYC, LLC recommends that all new hires be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 prior to the start date. It is optional for employees to wear a mask in our office when the NYC COVID-19 Community Risk Level is “moderate” or “low” based on the CDC website. However, mask-wearing in our office is still required when the NYC COVID-19 Community Risk Level is “high” based on the CDC website.

The annual salary for this full-time position is $70,000-$80,000 and will be prorated based on the length of service needed for the leave replacement. Part-time inquiries are welcome.

To apply:
Email resume and cover letter to Write “Associate Director of Residency Programs (Leave Replacement)” in the subject line. No applications will be accepted without a cover letter. No phone calls, please.

If much of this job description describes you, please apply for this role. Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet all the qualifications. We recognize this and encourage those with relevant skills and experience to apply.

Studio in a School is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to hire staff members who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at Studio in a School are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, employment status, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.