Randolph School seeks a dynamic individual with a sincere love and passion for Arts education to serve as Director of Visual and Performing Arts beginning July 1, 2019.
The Director of Visual and Performing Arts has primary responsibilities of establishing a student centered K-12 vision for the Visual and Performing Arts Program and guiding the department in executing the mission of the Arts Program. The Director of Visual and Performing Arts must demonstrate a deep understanding of and high regard for the School’s mission to provide “a rigorous and well-rounded K-12 college preparatory education within a nurturing community”; to promote “commitment to excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics”; and to emphasize “honor, integrity, and character.”
Randolph School is a co-educational independent day school of approximately 950 students located in Huntsville, Alabama. Founded in 1959, Randolph operates on two campuses and offers a comprehensive arts program across all three school divisions. The School is housed on 67 acres on two campuses and employs 200 faculty and staff.
The Director of Visual and Performing Arts will execute on the following objectives:
Serve as a faculty member with a partial teaching load in the Arts
Serve as a member of the Administrative Leadership Team.
Collaborate with the Assistant Head for Academic Affairs and the Athletic Director to maintain continuity between Academics, the Arts, and Athletics.
Collaborate with the Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School Division Heads to establish and maintain developmentally appropriate areas of learning in the arts.
Collaborate with the Advancement Office to ensure that aspects of admissions, development, and communications are appropriately included in arts programming.
Manage the classroom/programmatic budgets, sponsorships, and needs of the arts department.
Manage, observe, and review the faculty and staff members of the arts department.
Facilitate regular meetings for the department and assist arts faculty one-on-one with challenges and special projects.
Serve as a member of the Facilities Use Committee, helping to establish precedence, protocol, and continuity for use of Randolph’s facilities.
Oversee the use of the School’s performance, exhibit, and teaching spaces.
Guide the Randolph Community in shaping and carrying out a K-12 vision for the Arts at Randolph School. Additionally, this vision should include appropriate ways for Randolph and the Huntsville Community to interact through the Arts.
Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, and several years of successful experience managing complex performing arts facilities, preferably at an independent school with strong educational programming. The successful candidate will demonstrate an established record of working closely with colleagues, parents, students, and peer schools. The Director of Visual and Performing Arts position requires a relentless attention to detail, an aptitude for organization, and an eagerness to communicate clearly, consistently, and promptly.
Preference will be given to candidates who apply by April 8, 2019.
About Randolph School
Randolph School is a co-educational, independent day school of 1000 students located in Huntsville, Alabama. Founded in 1959, Randolph operates on two campuses, and offers a comprehensive K-12 education experience.