Director of Education at the
CAC in New Orleans
The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), located in the heart of the Arts District near downtown New Orleans, seeks a dynamic and creative director of education who will bring a renewed vitality to existing programs in the department while developing new arts education and outreach strategies for children and adults in our four-parish region.
The CAC is a multi-disciplinary arts center, dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time through curated exhibitions, performances and programs; educating audiences; and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities, and supporters.
Offering creative opportunities, the CAC’s education department’s education and outreach projects offer unique settings where students work together with professional artists in personal, interactive experiences at all levels and ages. The education department functions with 1 full-time, 3-7 part-time staff and 10-20 arts teachers/year.
The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of arts education practices throughout the world with a keen interest in multidisciplinary and cross-departmental interactions. A commitment to ongoing community dialog with outreach partners, artists and educators is especially crucial. Recognizing that our region’s unique cultural heritage is reflected in the full range of contemporary art disciplines is particularly important.
The director of education has primary responsibility for the design and execution of arts education and outreach programs at CAC, including supervision of education staff to accomplish departmental objectives. Working under and reporting to the artistic/executive director, the director of education curates and directs current and new education programs for diverse audiences, including K-12 children, artists, educators, community groups and the public.
Status: Full time, exempt position, evening and weekends as necessary
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Link to the CAC website for the full job description and qualifications. The deadline for application submissions is Friday, June 29, 2012.