A dynamic and innovative educator with a passion for students, the Director of Visual and Performing Arts will serve on the senior administrative team and report to the Headmaster, overseeing performing and visual arts in grades 5-12 and consulting closely with the Head of Lower School on related arts in grades pre-kindergarten through four. The responsibilities of Director of Visual and Performing Arts include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide a vision for the visual and performing arts at Kinkaid.
Promote the visual and performing arts for the purpose of improving the quality of experience for both “experts” and “explorers”.
Develop long and short range plans/programs.
Design and support a thriving arts program for both “experts” and “explorers.” Those who are considered “experts” participate in the following audition-based groups: Theatre Company, Dance Company, Symphony Orchestra, and Encore (vocal ensemble).
Manage, lead, and supervise part-time and full time staff of arts professionals (approximately 20 not including adjuncts or private lesson teachers) including a full time Costume Designer, Director of Technical Theatre, and a Technical Director.
Work closely with middle school and upper school administration regarding instructional and programmatic needs.
Manage all aspects of hiring as it relates to arts faculty (in collaboration with the division heads).
Oversee private lesson teachers and all adjunct personnel.
Oversee space use, arts calendar, and all logistics related to the arts.
Partner with faculty and the advancement office to secure artists for presentations and partnership.
Oversee the lower school art offerings, which, at present, include art and music across all grades.
Oversee the middle school arts offerings, which, at present, includes the following required and elective courses: visual art,music, theatre, band, orchestra, choir, speech, dance, drama, technical theater, debate, 8th Grade musical, Middle School play, Broadway Bound.
Oversee the upper school arts offerings, which, at present, includes nearly 60 courses in the following disciplines: painting, drawing, sculpture, music theory, choir, band, orchestra, printmaking, photography, theatre, Children’s Theatre, directing, filmmaking, technical theatre.
Provide leadership of the student-led Fine Arts Leadership Board.
Provide leadership of the parent-led Booster Club.
Serve on the Admission Committees in Middle and Upper Schools.
Manage all aspects and functions of the annual ISAS Arts Festival.
Along with arts faculty, secure adjunct support (as necessary)
Manage the Arts budgets.
Maintain the arts calendar including calendars for all arts spaces.
Maintain regular school hours; evening and weekend hours are also required.
Undergraduate degree in visual or performing arts.
Master’s Degree or equivalent in the performing or visual arts, or art leadership.
Substantial professional experience in the arts (experience in arts leadership preferred).
Effective organizational, communication, presentation, and interpersonal relations experience.
Reputable experience as an arts educator, preferably in grades 5-12. Private school experience a plus.
Knowledge of arts programming in the areas of fine arts, music, dance, and theater.
Demonstrated ability to implement and evaluate an effective and high-functioning Fine Arts program.
Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and personnel.
Exemplifies Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the community.