“Poly’s mission is to prepare and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and—above all—character.”
Poly Prep Country Day School announces the inaugural position of Head of Arts.
Pursuing a wider profile and vision for the Arts, the School is seeking a lead administrator to provide vision, direction, and oversight for the Arts, both within the school and with its wider community and constituencies.
Arts currently occupies a storied place in the school’s long history, encompassing curricular offerings in visual and performing arts, musical ensembles, and a state of art theater program. The commitment of our alumni to the Arts is high, with the school having nurtured many professional actors, visual artists, dancers, musicians, writers, and performers.
We believe that the School is situated to become a center for community engagement in the Arts. Our facilities and property alone suggests opportunity for real growth and expansion. Head of Arts is our next step to fully incorporate the Arts into our mission, values, and aspirations.
Inspire the pursuit of artistic excellence.
Work collaboratively toward ensuring that the K-12 Arts curriculum is vertically integrated.
Develop and implement standards for Arts programs.
Accommodate and ensure that standards and consistency are in place throughout the program.
Represent the Arts to the wider community.
Oversee the hiring and professional development of the Arts faculty.
Work with faculty and administration to ensure appropriate assessment of faculty.
Ensure the overall development and maintenance of Arts facilities.
Enhance the School’s public image with respect to the Arts, including working with the communications department to market and promote a premier arts experience.
Develop, manage, and construct budgets for all Arts programs and activities.
Ensure that Arts programs are appropriately staffed and supervised.
Prepare reports on Arts as needed
Support the School’s strategic plan and other ongoing initiates.
Promote diversity and equity in the program.
Model and promote best practice.
Poly Prep strives to provide a joyful, diverse, just and equitable education for our community. We seek a leader and colleague who is committed to promoting our values by inspiring and supporting students and faculty; and whose competence, integrity and collegiality will enrich us.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and current resume detailing their interest in the position and evidence of their qualifications to: Lori-Anne Brogdon, Assistant Head of School @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ideal candidate will have broad administrative, advancement, development, and programmatic experience with the Arts, and a minimum of 5-7 years experience in an education setting such as a school, museum, theater organization, or foundation. Knowledge of fundraising and other development support activities is desirable. Candidates will have earned a Master’s degree or its equivalent in a relevant field of study.
About Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn, New York
Nursery through Grade 12 Co-Ed Independent School. Founded in 1854