Children’s and Latino Arts Coordinator

Summary

Anderson Ranch seeks a dynamic colleague who is driven by a belief that the power of artmaking can change individuals, and the world. This individual will lead our Children’s and Young Artists programs, shaping them into a world-class example of youth arts education. Our programs serve both the local full-time community, including the Latino population, as well as dynamic seasonal residents who return year after year, as well as students who travel to attend our workshops. The Children’s Program Coordinator will teach children’s workshops and will also be a leader in arts education who can teach other teachers, supervise faculty, and manage all planning aspects of the program. We have a specific need for a colleague with a deep understanding of Latino culture, traditional and contemporary Latino art and/or Indigenous arts, and who can make grassroots connections in our community.


Position Summary

The successful candidate will develop and implement year-round curriculum and programs for children and youth ages 4-17.  As part of the artistic team representing the major disciplines offered by the Ranch, this person will collaborate as a team member with the Studio Coordinators in each artistic medium, as well as the Artistic Directors and Administrative teams, to create programming that builds on strengths across the Ranch. The successful candidate will be passionate about arts education, teaching and integrating youth into the Ranch community. The Children’s Coordinator will develop curriculum and invite guest faculty to teach; oversee workshop instructors and interns; work with administrative and artistic staff on program promotion, student recruitment and community programming.


General Responsibilities

  • Develop and Coordinate Children’s and Young Artists’ Workshops: Design artistic and creative workshops for children and teenagers, identify and hire faculty, orchestrate logistics and monitor weekly workshops throughout the summer months, as well as periodic afternoon or weekend offerings during the academic year. Coordinator is expected to actively teach and/or co-teach and must be ready to take action when workshops are below standards. 
  • Latino Arts Ambassador: Advocate internally to improve the representation of Latino art and artists across Ranch offerings. Externally, build and lead programs that share the importance of both traditional techniques and contemporary practices of Latino artists to connect with the local Latino community and culture.  
  • Oversee School Partnership Programs: Oversee the coordination and expansion of scholarships for local children and teenagers in partnership with Roaring Fork Valley schools and local art teachers. In addition, oversee and expand the partnerships with arts high schools around the country that send students and teachers to participate in workshops at the Ranch.
  • Manage Children’s Program and Building: Manage and supervise the Children’s Building and programs, including budget, supply ordering, inventory of studio materials, equipment maintenance, hiring, supervising and mentoring seasonal teaching assistants and interns. Must also manage and execute child security and safety policies and procedures. 
  • Ranch Ambassador and Fundraiser: Act as a goodwill ambassador, internally and externally, for the Children’s Program and the Ranch with colleagues, funding partners, participant families and community leaders. This may include, but is not limited to, assigned relationships liaising with individual funders and underwriters, as well as writing grants and preparing grant reports.

Staff Community Responsibilities

  • Community Outreach Leader: All staff members are expected to build and lead partnerships with community organizations as they relate to their area of responsibility, and to actively support the outreach efforts of other team members.
  • Engaged and Supportive Team Member: All staff are expected to support colleagues and engage in the programs and events of the Ranch by attending lectures, artist talks, fundraising events and community events with a willingness to actively contribute to their success.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Continuing to learn and improve is a job requirement of all staff. Team members are expected to continually grow, learn and improve in their artistic and professional lives.
  • Brand Ambassador: All team members are expected to comport themselves in a manner that is fitting with the organization; represent the Ranch both on and off-campus, as well as online and on social media, keeping in mind that positivity and professionalism are respected and appreciated.

Other Duties

  • The descriptions above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the role. 
  • All personnel are required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
  • This job description may be changed or updated at any time throughout employment.

Expected Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of arts education, child development and teaching standards/methods
  • Experience as a supervisor or teacher of artistic youth program
  • Experience with a wide variety of artistic materials and processes including both traditional and digital media
  • Proven time management skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to multitask, coordinate current and long-range projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work both in a team setting as well as independently. Self-starter. Must be a strong and proactive communicator, both in verbal and written communication
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills under pressure 
  • Strong computer skills; experience with standard software
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed to be present at programs
  • Clear background check as related to supervising children and youth 
  • Minimum BA or equivalent college degree
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Physical Requirements: Typical examples of physical tasks include: reaching, standing, sitting, typing, talking, crouching, kneeling, seeing, and hearing. Typical tasks as required to actively teach and supervise children in a historic building space with uneven surfaces, stairs, gravel, etc. Occasional lifting and carrying up to 25lbs.

Compensation & Benefits: 

  • Competitive salary, Tier 2 level position
  • Company paid medical insurance, option to add additional family
  • Long and short-term disability insurance, include maternity coverage 
  • Paid Vacations (up to 4 weeks), Paid Holiday (up to 10 days), and paid sick time
  • Professional/continuing education support
  • Retirement plan/401K match 
  • NOTE: The above is an abbreviated representation of benefits defined in the Employee Handbook, which governs all employment terms. No other verbal or written exceptions to those terms are honored without a written directive by President and Chief Executive Officer and signed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Application Instructions

Submit complete application on-line at: andersonranch.slideroom.com

Application materials to include:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of intent indicating potential and desire for the position
  3. 10 images of student work
  4. Three references and contact information for each

Applications are currently being accepted and the position will remain open until filled.

Anderson Ranch is an equal opportunity employer.

To Note

This job summary is not to be interpreted to be all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and qualifications of the job. The applicant may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description. Certain functions not explicitly stated above are nevertheless understood to be essential to this position. Anderson Ranch is an equal opportunity employer.