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Job Description – Professional Development Specialist
Reports to: Director of Education
Status: Part-time (20 hours a week)
Location: Marquis Studios’ office – DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY; www.MarquisStudios.org
About Marquis Studios:
Marquis Studios is a non-profit organization founded by David Marquis is 1977, currently providing arts education services to 160 New York City public schools. We serve diverse populations: 80% of program participants live at or below the poverty line, and as the Kennedy Center VSA NYC Affiliate, more than half of our grant-funded programs serve students with disabilities. We offer a full spectrum of residencies that encourage student exploration of visual arts, theater, music, dance, architecture, media arts, circus arts and puppetry. Our team of 83 Teaching Artists work with over 40,000 students annually from Pre-K through High School in all 5 boroughs. Our goal is to develop a passion for creative learning in each and every child allowing students to reach their full potential.
The Professional Development Specialist is responsible for ensuring that Marquis Studios’ Teaching Artists are given access and opportunity to excellent Professional Development in both skills-based and pedagogy-based subjects as they relate to arts education. We believe in the ongoing support and development of our staff, which is included in our company’s mission statement. The person in this position will be challenged to create opportunities to facilitate discussions on relevant topics with our team of Teaching Artists and to keep them informed of other conferences and workshops happening in the NYC arts education community. In collaboration with the Director of Education, the Professional Development Specialist will assist in identifying Teaching Artist needs and in planning and executing trainings and workshops. The ideal candidate is a passionate, active educator of youth and adults, looking to fulfill an administrative leadership role at a leading arts education non-profit.
-Train and professionally develop all new Teaching Artists (TAs).
-Ongoing assessment and professional development of current staff of TAs.
-Design and execution of Marquis Studios’ professional development programs such as semi-annual company meetings and monthly in-house professional development workshops/trainings.
-Oversight, management and facilitation of the annual Teaching Artist Training Program (TATI), a 6-week training for arts educators in working with special needs students.
-Act as liaison to Teaching Artist Project Cohort (TAP) through The Community Word Project.
-Represent Marquis Studios’ participation at Face to Face Conference and other external conference opportunities.
-Effective and timely communication with all internal departments and TAs.
-Responsible for keeping staff updated on trends in arts education alongside the Director of Education.
Requirements and Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BFA) required, MA or MFA preferred
-At least 3 years of experience working in the NYC Arts Education community
-At least 5 years of experience working as a teaching artist (any arts discipline)
-Extensive experience working with and leading a team of arts educators
-Experience working with special needs populations
-Strong inter-personal relationship skills, collaboration and teambuilding skills
-Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
-Strong problem solving skills along with an ability to handle multiple priorities
-Ability to work in an open office environment
Application Deadline Date: June 23, 2017; Starting Date: August 1, 2017
Inquiries: Email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to Jobs@MarquisStudios.org; Subject line “Professional Development Specialist”. No calls please. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Marquis Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to seeking a diverse staff with respect to gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, educational background, religion, sexual orientation, and physical ability. All applicants are welcome.