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Studio Programs Manager

Position Overview
The Studio Programs Manager is responsible for conceiving, implementing, and managing studio programs for various age groups including children, teens and adults. This position oversees programs that utilize The Bass’ collections and special exhibitions as a learning resource for all ages.
This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week Monday through Friday onsite at The Bass; with frequent evening or weekend hours. This exempt position reports to the Director of Education. Primary areas of responsibility include general administrative and clerical duties for the Museum Education Department, developing and managing education programs and community events and providing customer service to visitors/callers and program participants to The Bass.
Essential Functions include, but are not limited to
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise contracted Teaching Artists, Class Assistants, Volunteers and Interns
  • Manage and oversee the scheduling of Teaching Artists, Class Assistants, Volunteers, Docents/Tour Guides and Interns; assist with logistical needs, and communicate updates to appropriate internal staff and departments
  • Conduct evaluations and assessments of programs
  • Develop strategic partnerships with cultural and community organizations to expand studio programs
  • Serve as the primary public contact for the department
  • Manage budgets for studio programs, order materials and submit invoices/receipts for any expenses related to the programs
  • Maintain 3 art studio classrooms and storage, including use, organization, and cleaning of spaces, purchasing and inventory of supplies
  • Handle registrations, scheduling and set up of all studio programs including school/group tours
  • Manage department records and databases and provide reporting information for grants and other supporters/funders
  • Prepare marketing material content, review online content, write text and provide images for communications department to promote studio programs
  • Occasionally deliver talks, workshops and activities in partnership with other education staff, storytellers and teaching artists
  • Contribute to other Education Department/Museum initiatives and project as time permits
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
  • Highly self‐motivated, energetic, outcome‐oriented individual who demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse audience and a wide range of contacts at different levels
  • Ability to handle a number of projects and prioritize work
  • Ability to devise, research, prepare and deliver exciting and engaging learning sessions
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail and organization skills
  • Strong computer skills and willingness to learn new programs
  • Commitment to social inclusion and making museums accessible to a wide-ranging audience
  • Proficiency in Spanish desirable
  • Comfort and ability with databases and compiling statistics
  • Knowledge of ALTRU program desirable
  • BA in art education or related field preferred, or equivalent experience
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in a museum or art education setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills in an environment with extensive public contact with people who are diverse in age, cultural background, and ability
  • Experience supervising teaching artists and part-time staff
  • Experience coordinating programs, developing lesson plans, originating, implementing and conducting art education programs 
  • Computer literacy, knowledge of Word, Excel and most Microsoft applications
  • Annual salary commensurate with experience
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, this person will split time between working remotely from home and working onsite at The Bass. Proper equipment and supplies needed to complete the requirements of the job will be provided. Once staff are required to return to the building, so will this position.
  • Position requires working at a desk and utilizing computer and telephone for prolonged periods of time.
  • For special events, must be able to stand for several hours at a time.
  • Position may require occasional heavy lifting of 30 lbs. or less.