Title Community and Education Outreach Director
Organization The Woodlands Arts Council
Closing Date
Location The Woodlands, Tx

The Woodlands Arts Council, Inc. (TWAC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide regional, cultural and educational enrichment opportunities that encourage, support and promote the performing and visual arts.

Our strategic priorities are to: 1) present The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival and other community art events; 2) support performing and visual arts outreach programs to inspire at-risk students to stay in school; 3) provide community outreach programs to improve the quality of life through the arts. The Council is able to offer scholarships to aspiring young artists, and to develop partnerships with others to create a strong arts presence in the region.

The Community and Education Outreach Director will be an independent contractor reporting to the Board President and Committee Chairs and will have responsibility for planning and executing the year-round outreach programs of Because Art Matters. The Director needs to understand and embrace the full mission of the Council, working cooperatively year-round in all aspects with the Development Director (responsible for fundraising/grants), The Events Director (responsible for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival and other fundraising Council events), the Board and its committees to achieve and fulfill the mission of the Council and its artistic and educational programs.

The Director is responsible for facilitating, and on-going development of the year-round programs of Because Art Matters in four pillars of service; Mentoring Youth, Serving those with Special Needs and Circumstances, Working with Seniors and Forging Partnerships in the Community. Working as committee with sub-committees that report to the Council, the Directors duties include aspects such as scheduling monthly meetings, developing projects and programs, timelines, financial arrangements and budgets, event planning and management, marketing and public relations, creation of an annual strategic plan, monthly reports, special reports, grant reporting and measurement, and attendance at monthly Board meetings, in addition to conducting monthly committee and sub-committee meetings.

Coordinating, managing and staffing Because Art Matters Programs and Events and working with artists, program directors and staff, volunteers and school representatives. Development of new programs and projects, tracking and measurement of goals and objectives. Establishment, coordination, recruitment and management of the volunteer program. Management of the Spotlight on the Arts Gallery at The Woodlands Mall. Marketing and communications for Because Art Matters with social media postings and updates, help with content and maintenance of the TWAC Website press releases, media relations, preparation of marketing materials for all events and programs. Assist with The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival committee as an advisor in areas such as; on-site media contact and liaison with Artopoly Because Art Matters working closely with chairpersons to execute the programs and site logistics. Facilitation and management of the following programs; Dr. David Gottlieb Outstanding Teacher in the Arts Award, Student Art Scholarship Program, Master Artist Program, Early Inspiration Gallery (at WWAF), Art Dash Decorations and Entertainment (at WWAF), Artopoly Archway creation (at WWAF), POD’s Container Mural project, High School Photography Contest, Summer Art Workshop, Fast Draw Competition. Additionally, the Director is in charge of maintaining detailed data including descriptions of programs, people served, outcomes when possible and other measurements for an annual report (Infographic), and all other duties specified for the position.

• High level of organization skills to successfully schedule, facilitate and manage areas of community and education outreach programs, committees and volunteers.
• Project management skills in a deadline driven environment.
• Leadership, collaboration, and delegation skills which encourage others to be creative, take responsibility and work as a team.
• Strong marketing and public relation skills a must, with the ability to multi-task in promotion of events and programs (social media postings, graphic design, press releases, etc.).
• Event planning experience highly encouraged.
• Ability to create special reports for grants and measurement progress for different programs and projects throughout the year.
• Excellent communication skills and ability to manage interfaces internally and through proactive outreach to represent the Council externally, including with artists, schools, students, community organizations and the media.
• Personable and inclusive management style skilled at establishing and maintaining positive long-term relationships.
• Business perspective with financial proficiency, including preparation and management of budgets to achieve agreed goals, financial analysis, and an understanding of financial statements related to assigned events/projects.
• Innovative style which promotes new ideas and best practices.
• Technical competence with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF documents, Google Drive and Docs, social media and abilities in website manipulation.
• Non-profit work experience encouraged.

• Compensation package is negotiable and will be determined by the Board.

• Email resume to: TWACBAM@aol.com

Website http://www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org/