Director is responsible for all aspects of the program design and management. This position reports to the Director of Summer Programs. The director will work in unison with the Director of Creative Arts Enrollment to market program and recruit students. This is seasonal summer contract employment with required program design and planning before arriving on SEM’s campus in early July.
Duties and Responsibilities
Define and organize the program offerings
Organize the selection of performance literature and performance schedule
Ensure the artistic program standards remain in line with SEM’s mission statement
Schedule and coordinate all meetings, rehearsal dates and program-specific space usage along with associated building requirements. Manage all logistics involved in preparation and follow-up with meetings and rehearsals.
Attend and direct all program events and performances, welcome audiences, parents and guests.
Recruit, train and direct appropriate volunteers and staff to support programming, including but not limited to: faculty, interns, event staff, stage crews.
Identify and secure guest artists and clinicians of significant importance to insure a successful season
Work within a set budget to manage revenue and expense, insure program sustainability
Facilitate day-to-day program operations
Establish strong relationships with parents, students, staff and faculty
Oversee student experience and accountability
Work closely with Summer admission staff to foster student enrollments
Manage and coordinate all program specific content for marketing and promotion of programs.
Passionate and capable administrator, educator and artist.
Seasoned interpersonal and management skills
Passion, experience and temperament to design an innovative arts program
Exceptional written and spoken communication skills
Strong budget/financial management experience
Ability to lead, inspire and partner with a team
Able to handle a wide variety of conflict situations in a calm and professional manner
Highly organized, detail oriented and creative
Strong and authentic interpersonal skills.
Ability to work collaboratively, quickly and under pressure—with a sense of humor, integrity and professionalism.
Knowledge of and a willingness to help grow an Arts referral network for student recruiting
About Wyoming Seminary Wyoming Seminary, or “Sem” as it is affectionately known, is situated in the beautiful Wyoming valley of northeast Pennsylvania, famously dubbed, the “valley with a heart.” In close proximity to the Poconos, the area contains many opportunities for outdoor pursuits with its picturesque mountains and lakes. Sem is also only two hours from New York City and Philadelphia.
Known as a school that encourages faculty and students to develop individuality and strength of character, there are abundant opportunities for student participation in a wide variety of well-developed athletic, artistic, and extra-curricular activities. Wyoming Seminary has always been a caring, diverse school that enrolls students from around northeast Pennsylvania, the United States and the world. With 174 years of successful educational service and a tradition of academic excellence, Wyoming Seminary enjoys a strong place in the independent school world.
Sem is where students can study their creative craft and present it on stage, in an ensemble, on the dance floor, or in a gallery. Sem’s creative arts programs are broad and deep, with a seasoned, dedicated faculty who nurture students to develop the full range of their creative talents. Our recently completed $16.3 million Kirby Center for Creative Arts provides professional-level practice rooms, classrooms, a dance studio, as well as a 600-seat theater with technology, lighting, and acoustics that rival those found on many college campuses. Recent acts to appear on stage at Sem include the world-renowned José Limón dance company and Wynton Marsalis and his jazz quintet, among others.
Wyoming Seminary, or more affectionately known as "Sem," is the oldest coeducational independent college preparatory school in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Wyoming Seminary is a day and boarding school with two campuses three miles apart across from the city of Wilkes-Barre. The Lower School in Forty Fort is a day school with classes from preschool (age 3) through grade eight. The Upper School in Ki...ngston is a day/boarding community with classes from grades nine through twelve plus a postgraduate year.