• Youth & Family Programs Director

    Thomasville Center for the Arts
    Job Description
    Thomasville Center for the Arts seeks a Youth & Family Programs Director to lead the development and
    implementation of innovative, multi-disciplinary creative learning programs and experiences that engage
    children, students, and families. In addition to designing programs, this position oversees all studios,
    maintaining a safe and welcoming environment that fosters learning and artistic expression.
    • Recruit and develop a program team which currently includes a K-12 school programs manager, a youth
    and family coordinator, and fine art instructors.
    • Develop infrastructure and systems to deliver compelling, efficient and safe programs.
    • Research, develop and implement programs for diverse local and visiting audiences.
    • Provide fiscal oversight of programs, including annual budget planning and regular monitoring of income
    and expenses.
    • Design programs in various formats including, but not limited to, workshops, classes, tours, seminars,
    lectures, demonstrations, events, excursions, immersions, and camps.
    • Direct program initiatives designed to address special market needs (i.e. mobile art studio, therapeutic
    arts, educational tools for the visually impaired, etc.)
    • Collaborate with Development team to apply for grants and sponsorships, and design benefits for
    member families.
    • Collaborate with other Center teams to design and implement youth and family programs for Center
    events and festivals including Wildlife Arts Festival, Flaunt, and Due South.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with community organizations and seek opportunities to collaborate
    to expand and diversify the Center’s audience and reach into the youth and family community.
    • Oversee management of studios to facilitate safe, functional, and artistic program experiences.
    • Recruit, train, and direct program interns and volunteers.
    • Direct the development of program materials including curriculum guides, promotional collateral, and
    digital content; collaborate with marketing team to promote programs and drive audience
    • Represent programs in TV, radio, and print interviews.
    • Develop, document, and evaluate curriculum for education programs and artistic experiences.
    • Develop instructor training program including policies, procedures, curriculum design, and program
    • Provide monthly program reports and statistics.
    • Conduct annual program staff performance reviews.
    • Participate in the Center’s annual and long-range planning processes.
    • Participate in all collective staff activities.
    • Keep current on best practices in the field of arts education and community engagement.
    • Bachelor's degree in Education, Early Childhood Development, Museum Education, Museum Studies, or
    related field required. Advanced degree preferred.
    • Three to five years of professional experience developing and delivering programs targeted toward
    families, students, and children.
    • Two or more years of professional experience in a museum, cultural institution, or related setting.
    • Two or more years of project management and supervisory experience, including hiring and training.
    • Practical experience designing, developing, teaching, and evaluating education programs.
    • Ability to work well and collaborate effectively with a wide range of audiences including staff,
    volunteers, administrators, educators, funders, general public, and other constituencies.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team setting and collaborate across the organization.
    • Commitment to values of diversity, inclusion, and learner-centered interpretation and education
    • Strong ability to make sound, on-the-spot decisions.
    • Ability to lead change, build cooperation, and help advance the goals of the Center.
    • Thorough knowledge of educational pedagogy, educational trends and the needs of early childhood
    educators, families, and youth groups.
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
    • Comfortable speaking publicly in large and small group settings.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point).
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills.
    • Ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently.
    • Multi-lingual skills a plus.
    • Ability to communicate via voice, read and speak English, and generate written communication
    manually and by using a computer.
    • Ability to sit at a desk for extended periods of time, lift and move documents and supplies up to 25 lbs.,
    and bend or reach to file and retrieve documents.
    • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time during day-long programs.
    • Valid driver’s license and access to personal vehicle is required. Position involves regular in-town travel
    and occasional out of area travel.
    • Occasional weekend and evening availability required.
    To apply, please email a letter of interest including salary requirement and available start date, resume, and
    references to ops@thomasvillearts.org.
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