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Duluth Art Institute

Education Program Manager

Job Description

Now is the time to join the creative and fast paced team at the Duluth Art Institute. Work with artists and creative learners of all ages. Our mission is to enrich daily life with dynamic, innovative visual arts programming that upholds excellence and promotes inclusive community participation. You will lead hundreds of hours of arts education for our community.

Position open until filled

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Education Program Manager is responsible for the vision, integrity, planning and implementation of the education programs.

The Education Program Manager is responsible for the successful direction and coordination of all education programs at Duluth Art Institute, in accordance with the policies and objectives established by the Board of Directors, with the ultimate objective to provide service to the region’s general and artistic community.


Works under the guidance of the Executive Director and in partnership with the Operations and Marketing Manager and the Exhibition Director.

Work Schedule:

30 hours/week

Please note: Events often take place after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Education Program Manager must be flexible in work schedule.

Duties and responsibilities include the following:

Planning: Coordinate long-range education program plan and participate in strategic planning. Coordinate robust education program that fulfills DAI mission to enrich daily life with dynamic, innovative visual arts programs that upholds excellence and promotes active community participation.

Programming: Coordinate innovative and responsive arts education programming that includes hands on art making experiences for artists at all stages of their development. Serve as main point person for physical studio environments and provide oversight for ceramic studio managers. Apply education policies, develop goals and objectives for education programming, and conduct regular evaluation of programming.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Create long-range education program plan
  • Participate in staff retreats and organizational strategic planning
  • Provide program content, statistics and budget information for grant proposals and reports and participate in site visits as needed
  • Produce program descriptions and gather images for newsmagazine and PR
  • Conduct program evaluations
  • Ensure safety and security of teachers and students
  • Support DAI ceramic studio
  • Design, develop, schedule and promote classes and workshops
  • Prepare material lists and informational correspondence
  • Order, receive and maintain inventory of class supplies
  • Prepare and maintain studios and program equipment
  • Prepare teacher contracts and payment invoices
  • Determine scholarship award recipients
  • Coordinate special projects for education program
  • Coordinate Lincoln Building community activities
  • Coordinate participation in program-based special projects such as Empty Bowl
  • Manage Lincoln Park site and coordinate onsite Lincoln Building programming
  • Provide accessibility to Lincoln Building; monitor and distribute keys to building
  • Attend building committee meetings
  • Coordinate snow removal, lawn maintenance and garbage removal
  • Supports all DAI Education instructors and volunteers

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in visual arts or four years or more of related experience
  • Strong experience in training education required
  • Comprehensive knowledge of, and connection to, the artistic community
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of word processing, database and spreadsheet programs
  • Ability to work independently with flexible hours
  • Ability to work with a diverse constituency
  • Strong experience in class/training design and classroom management

Send Resume, Cover Letter and inquires to

Christina Woods

Duluth Art Institute

506 West Michigan Street

Duluth, MN 55802



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