The Executive Director, working with the Board of Directors, management team, and staff, provides leadership and direction in matters of policy, personnel, budgeting, growth and change for the agency. The Executive Director is appointed by the PCAE Board of Directors, who are appointed by the governor. The Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Directors, maintains a close working relationship with the Board in carrying out its policies and directions. The Executive Director must work closely with all external and internal stakeholders, the governor, the legislature, the relevant state offices, and artists and educators statewide.
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
How to Apply
To apply, go to http;//www.mn.gov/careers and search for Job #11583. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
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Excellent leadership, human relations, communication skills, interpersonal communication skills, and public speaking with diverse audiences.
Demonstrated managerial ability (including oversight of budgets and staff).
A completed master’s degree in educational leadership, arts education, or a related field.
At least five (5) years relevant experience in educational administration.
Cultural Competency: recognizes, respects, and considers the differing origins, customs, values, beliefs, history and practices (“culture”) of others when performing managerial duties.
Human relations skills sufficient to effectively persuade stakeholders, negotiate complex and competing issues, and understand, develop, motivate, collaborate with and lead others.
Knowledge of theories and practices of management and leadership sufficient to direct human and fiscal resources so that program objectives are achieved.
Conflict management skills to analyze and resolve ambiguous or controversial situations and make difficult decisions.
Hold a State of Minnesota Superintendent license.
Previous experience working in an art school environment.
Knowledge of government financial policies and practices sufficient to prepare or direct preparation of, review and analyze budgets and fiscal reports.
Knowledge of the state legislative process; public policy-making processes; and state government structure and functions.
A completed doctoral degree in educational leadership, arts education, or a related field; and experience directing an institution with relevance to K-12 arts education issues.
**Successful candidate must pass employer reference checks and criminal history check**
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.
The Perpich Center for Arts Education (PCAE) was created by statute in 1985. The center/agency is dedicated to improving K-12 arts education for all Minnesota students and educators through innovative programs and partnerships centered in the arts. A 30-acre campus in Golden Valley houses the Center’s three main components: The Professional Development and Research Group (PDR), the Arts High Schoo...l (AHS), and the PCAE Library. PCAE serves as the premier source for arts education in Minnesota and is nationally recognized for its rigorous arts and academic programs.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.