Walnut Hill School for the Arts seeks a full-time (12-month) Director of Auxiliary Programs to manage summer and auxiliary programs. This newly created position is a unique opportunity to shape the expansion and future of auxiliary programs to advance the mission of the school and generate additional revenue for Walnut Hill.
The Director of Auxiliary Programs is responsible for the strategic planning, administration, management and supervision of auxiliary programs. The ideal candidate will be strategic, innovative, and forward thinking and thrives on creating and sustaining a positive, inclusion and collaborative culture. In addition, this person will be committed and focused on operational excellence. This position reports to the Assistant Head of School.
Design and implement a multi-year strategic plan for summer and auxiliary programs to achieve school goals and take better advantage of Walnut Hill’s facilities;
Generate auxiliary net revenue through efficiencies and new program development;
Explore opportunities for leveraging the artistic and physical assets of the school;
Recruit, hire, train, and support the summer and auxiliary programs faculty and staff;
Prepare annual budget covering all aspects of program expenses and revenues with a focus on profitability;
Serve as primary recruiter to all programs; manage the activities of others charged with recruitment;
Work closely with the Admission Office to identify and follow-up with participants who have strong potential to convert to student prospects; and
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
Self-starter with the ability to work independently and effectively in a changing, fast-paced environment;
Share an educational and artistic vision that aligns with the core principles of Walnut Hill;
Demonstrated experience in the development of innovative programming;
Well-developed commitment to collaborative leadership and the ability to manage and grow a team’s skills, vision and cohesion;
Exceptional communicator with outstanding written, organizational, analytical, time management and interpersonal skills;
Commitment to and strong understanding of cultural competency;
Possess strong computer skills;
Outgoing and energetic attitude, passion for arts and education, and a sense of humor.
All Walnut Hill faculty/staff are active and engaged members of the school community who are committed to collaborating and growing in their field, participating in school events and supporting students in their arts, supporting other community members, and who have the ability to self-reflect on their own practice. Commitment to the school’s Core Values, of Community, Growth, Excellence, Creativity, and Respect are imperative to the success of a Walnut Hill community member.
Walnut Hill combines a comprehensive college-preparatory academic curriculum with intensive, pre-professional artistic training in theatre, dance, music, visual art, and writing/film/media arts. The school’s expert faculty works with students in their respective majors to strengthen their talents, foster their creativity, and stimulate their intellectual curiosity.
About Walnut Hill School for the Arts
The mission of Walnut Hill is to educate talented, accomplished and intellectually engaged young artists from all over the world. The School does so in a diverse, humane and ethical community.
Founded in 1893, Walnut Hill offers intensive training in five arts disciplines: dance, music, theater, visual art, and writing, film, & media arts, in the context of rigorous academic preparation for college.