The Kennedy Center is searching for an exceptional individual to provide support to the Turnaround Arts program as an Implementation Manager.
The Turnaround Arts program uses arts education as a tool in school reform for the nation’s most underserved public schools, grades PK-8. Through ambitious and strategic arts investments – aimed at impacting every hallway, every classroom, every staff member, and every student in the school – Turnaround Arts fuels whole-school transformation. The program provides tangible arts education resources to each local program partner and school, including arts supplies, musical instruments, school musicals, teacher trainings, and more. Through our framework for school improvement, ongoing coaching, and a focus on the connections between broader school goals and strategic use of the arts, Turnaround Arts schools are making enormous gains after years of struggling.
The objective of the Implementation Manager is to:
Provide support to
the national network of Turnaround Arts local programs through direct
coaching, regular site visits, phone calls, and other technical assistance
Cultivate a strong
national network through strategic coordination of internal and external
Manage an annual
training for new local programs, and co-plan and develop other national
trainings for local program teams, including the annual Summer Leadership
for a national cohort of early childhood education teachers.
communication and collaboration with related partners, including
professional development strategy and special projects.
This position reports directly to the Implementation
Direct Support of Turnaround Arts Local Programs
National Professional Development Support
Development and Refinement
Childhood Education Strategy
Five years’ experience working in schools as a teacher or administrator. Broad knowledge of educational pedagogy and arts integration is required.
A graduate degree in the arts, education, or administration or equivalent experience is preferred.
coaching teachers and providing professional development is preferred.
Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge
Strong interpersonal skills - Collaborative and friendly, contributes his or her strengths to projects
Organized and resourceful - Problem solves independently, not easily overwhelmed with multiple tasks
Able to prioritize and multi-task - Responds to a full docket with efficiency and expediency
Responsive to feedback - Seeks feedback and applies immediately, takes suggestions with good intent
Communicative - Able to communicate openly and freely with supervisors and colleagues, in-person and remote
Independent - Able to solve problems alone and manage own projects and workload
Writing and editing - Must have proficient writing and editing skills to compose and edit written documents and public correspondence; advanced writing skills including grammatical precision and business writing are preferred
Excellent computer skills - Must be computer literate with typing speed of at least 50 word per minute; advanced Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook skills are preferred; advanced Excel and Google Drive skills are essential
Knowledgeable and passionate – About the arts
and their potential for learning and instruction, as well as early childhood
development, reform approaches, and pedagogy
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan.