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The Arts Center is seeking a Full-time Education Coordinator (30 hours a/week).  The position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of our class offerings, including our Arts After School, and our artist-in-residence program.  Knowledge/experience in the arts, education and office management strongly preferred.  Competitive salary with medical insurance and employer-matched IRA.  Interested applicants send resume and cover letter to mschmitz@jamestownarts.com preferably by October 10.


Education Coordinator – 30 hours/week

Primary Role: Responsible for organizing classes, artists’ contracts, schedules and supplies.


Classes at the Arts Center

Organize, contract, and continually evaluate:

  • Adult classes and workshops
  • Youth classes – Arts After School, Artist in Residence, summer youth camps, Second Saturday program
  • Family workshops
  • Workshops/classes for regional rural schools as needed
  • Class opportunities for special needs groups in the community
  • Oversee use and maintenance of classrooms
  • Purchase supplies for all classes keeping within the annual JFAA budget
  • Track income and expenses/class
  • Set-up and maintain online registration for youth programming, communication with parents, oversee accounts receivable via Active network
  • Arrange transportation for AAS and other performances/activities
  • Assess and track development/learning within programs
  • Organize other workshops/visits for community outreach: Girl Scouts/4-H, at risk youth, birthday parties, homeschool families, middle/high school class, college class visits, preschool, etc.
  • Coordinate marketing for all classes in a timely manner

Artist in Residence in the Schools

  • Conduct applicant search, interview and contract new Artists in Residence
  • Issue contracts and schedules to artists and to schools
  • Observe and assess artists to maintain quality instruction/programs
  • Meet weekly with Artist in Residence to review class progress/supplies/schedules
  • Arrange substitute teachers or rearrange schedules when artists are unable to fill contract.
  • Plan agenda and meet two-three times per year with LEAP committee, coordinate AIR schedules with principles and teachers
  • Gather feedback and assessment from k-5 teachers, and 6 at St John’s
  • Contract Theatre Group, schedule transportation for all elementary schools, coordinate auditorium with high school, administer pre-performance learning guides to students

Arts After School, Summer Camps & Downtown Arts Market

  • Hire artists in consult with Education Committee and Executive Director
  • Review lesson plans
  • Approve and purchase supplies and after school snacks
  • Coordinate marketing for all AAS classes and Summer Camps and Downtown Arts Market
  • Write grants and letters of request to PTO’s to support arts education
  • Assist local school’s and teachers in writing NDCA teacher incentive and artist in residence grants
  • Coordinate with Gallery Manager when possible to tie classes to exhibits


  • Attend weekly staff meetings, regional seminars, and national conventions
  • Represent “visible presence” for Arts Center in the community
  • Assist with review of strategic plan, facility use and maintenance plan, emergency response plan