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The Southwest School of Art is seeking applications from highly motivated, passionate, and creative applicants for the position of Teen Program Coordinator. The ideal applicant will have experience instructing teens and young adults in an array of fine art mediums with strong technical skills, interpersonal skills and curriculum development. We are seeking a Teen Program Coordinator to continue the strong teen program that is currently in place while also broadening the horizon for what our talented teen students experience during their time at The Southwest School of Art.

The Teen Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the Teen Studio Intensive at the Southwest School of Art. The Teen Program Coordinator will with the YAP Director, create and implement high quality curriculum, lead instruction of teens (middle school/high school) at various skill levels towards improvement in their skills, process and concepts while also guiding older students to create strong portfolios. He/She will also plan and promote a yearly public exhibition of student work. The Teen Coordinator is responsible for recruitment and instruction of students, relationship building with parents/guardians, and community networking to increase opportunities for teens and the visibility of the program. The Teen Program Coordinator manages daily program operations, the program budget under the supervision of the Director, tracks progress of students and collects evaluative data in order to measure impact of program. The Teen Program Coordinator will also work closely with the Teen Studio Intensive Assistant.

Program Delivery and Supervision

Currently, the Teen Studio Intensive is a high quality foundational drawing and painting focused program. These two fundamental mediums will continue to play a strong role in future curriculum/programming of the Teen Studio Intensive. Due to the fact that the SSA has top tier resources available including faculty, visiting artists, galleries, and studio spaces, the Teen Studio Intensive should also encompass opportunities for students to study an array of media during their time with the program (printmaking, metals, ceramics, etc.) The Teen Program Coordinator will ensure that the program is consistent with the Southwest School of Art mission and program goals specifically related to the Teen Studio Intensive.

The Teen Program Coordinator must strive to reach the following programmatic goals:

• To afford a supportive environment for teens

• To develop critical and creative thinking

• To develop technical skills in the studio

• To launch teens for artistic success

• To enrich and inspire teens through the arts

General Administration

Oversee the duties and expectations of the Teen Studio Intensive while working in partnership with the Teen Studio Intensive Assistant. Establish and maintain a system for evaluating the Teen Studio Intensive content to measure satisfaction, effectiveness and impact. Establish performance standards for students to assure that objectives are attained. Develop relationships with schools, artists, and other arts agencies through community networking in art education to find opportunities for teens as well as partnerships. Under the direction of the Director, monitor program budget; provide needed information for financial reporting. Work closely with the Director to develop and implement marketing efforts for the Teen Studio Intensive.

Qualifications: BFA in Art or Art Education or related field. Masters degree preferred. Administrative and teaching experience, with emphasis on curriculum /program development. Strong management, communication, and interpersonal skills. Experience teaching teens/young adults. Familiarity with new technology a plus. Bi-lingual skills a plus.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 11, 2014
START DATE: August 11, 2014

COMPENSATION: Salary commensurate with knowledge and experience

Send Letter of Application, CV, and names and contact information of three references to pmorales@swschool.org

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