Develop, support, and advocate for arts education in Wyoming.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
- Develop, implement, and assess arts education goals, objectives and strategies that focus on providing programs and services to build the capacity of certified arts educators, community arts providers, and certified non-arts educators.
- Oversee grant programs for arts educations services which may include but is not limited to; collecting and researching information on needed financial support, developing criteria for funding, work with WAC manager on developing funding models, market grant information to possible grantees, develop panelists and criteria for judging financial need, work with grant manager on disseminating funds, and evaluating the success of granting programs.
- Actively cultivate relationships with various people and components of the Department of Education and the Professional Teaching Standards Board, including but not limited to; Superintendent, arts specialist and supervisor, data and technology development staff, etc.
- Actively cultivate relationships with teacher organizations to build their capacity in offering strong and sustainable programs and services for arts education teachers.
- Create and develop structures to advocate about the strength of arts education to principals and district administrators.
- Using, state, regional, and national data/research, and information, provide structures to disseminate information to constituents on best practices to advocate on behalf of arts education.
- Create, develop, implement and assess the Wyoming Poetry Out Loud (POL) Competition, funded by the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA).
- Serve as the Wyoming Coordinator for POL to the NEA and Poetry Foundation.
- As a supplement to the NEA Wyoming state partnership grant, write the narrative and budget for POL.
- Collaborate with teachers, administrators, Wyoming Poet Laureate, artists, etc., to host school-wide POL competitions and send winners to the state-wide competition.
- Host statewide competition, following national criteria which may include but is not limited to; setting up judges, criteria, hotels, venues, production, meals, programs, marketing and advertising, etc.
- Provide professional development and educational opportunities to teachers and students to strengthen POL.
- Increase numbers of districts, schools, and students that participate in the Wyoming POL competition.
- Actively cultivate relationships with partners, schools, and the Wyoming Department of Education to strengthen POL.
- Assist as needed with annual Governor's Arts Awards events.
- Assist with planning and hosting conferences, gatherings, and events.
Preference may be given to those with a Master's degree in art history, arts administration or an arts related field, education, or non-profit management.
Preference may be given to those with a minimum of two years of experience as an arts administrator or arts educator.
Preference may be given to those who have demonstrated experience in working with educators and artists.
- Knowledge of working without direct supervision, exercising considerable initiative, independent analytical and evaluative judgment.
- Knowledge of how to achieve program goals while fully complying with all State and Federal regulations.
- Knowledge of arts, cultural or historic policy and procedural issues.
- Knowledge of community and economic development policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of administrative and financial procedures and techniques and the ability to communicate them.
Education:Bachelor's Degree (typically in Cultural Resources) PLUS Experience:0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources) OR Education & Experience Substitution:3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Cultural Resources) Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:None