Employment Opportunity – Director of Education

Director of Education Position Available

Position Summary

Kirkland Arts Center seeks a dynamic Director of Education to join our tight-knit nonprofit community and contribute to a vibrant, arts-minded culture on the Eastside. For over 60 years, KAC has served Kirkland and the Eastside and now offers a wide array of visual arts classes and contemporary art exhibitions, all within the historic landmark Peter Kirk Building. The Director of Education role offers a unique opportunity for a candidate with a strategic vision to grow a well-established Education program. 

Reporting to KAC’s Executive director, the Director of Education is responsible for the overall management of the Education Department, including department oversight, budget, program development and delivery. In addition to supervising staff, the role manages all education programming for KAC and has oversight of three teaching studio spaces: ceramics, 2D, and printmaking. The Director creates the quarterly class schedule, generates budget and board reports and analysis, participates in long-term planning and develops and executes sustainable goals in the Education department. The Director plays a critical role in maintaining positive relationships within the Education team, as well as with other staff, teaching artists, and students. Externally, the Director will foster and maintain partnerships in the greater Eastside community, including local school districts and other community partners. 

The Director of Education should be committed to ensuring KAC’s mission is carried out in an inclusive, responsible, and ethical way. The Director is expected to contribute significantly to fostering a diverse culture of transparency, inclusivity, curiosity, and collaboration.

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