Director of Education and Community Partnerships

The Organization

The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free. Reflecting Seattle's evolving identity through exhibitions, programs, and outreach, the Frye Art Museum showcases local and global artists who are exploring the issues of our time as well as contemporary scholarship on historical subject matter. By taking calculated risks, we uncover new voices, facilitate conversation, and engage our community in relevant social dialogues.

THE POSITION

DEPARTMENT: Education
REPORTS TO: Director/CEO
SUPERVISES: Manager of Youth & Student Programs; Manager, Creative Aging Programs; Manager of Public Programs; Education Programs Assistant
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
STATUS: Full time
BENEFITS: Includes medical, dental, vacation accrual, 403(b), and more

The Director of Education and Community Partnerships is a newly created, senior level management position reporting to the Director/CEO. The position is responsible for strategic oversight and management of all aspects of the Education Department, including programs for youth & families, schools & educators, Creative Aging programs, and the general public. The position works within the regional and national educational and creative spheres to expand the Museum’s outreach by building relationships and forging productive partnerships, in order to promote the Museum and arts education generally, as well as to foster a more diverse and inclusive community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Department Staff and Budgetary Management (60%)

Community Partnerships (40%)

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work areas are inside, in a climate-controlled environment with light background noise. Work is occasionally performed at other indoor and outdoor event sites. Shift times may vary to meet the Museum's requirement to staff the facilities at all hours. Work may require long periods of sustained standing during Museum events.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The Frye Art Museum will consider reasonable accommodations for those applicants with disabilities who may need reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions/duties. Please contact the Human Resources Department (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) for additional information.

TO APPLY

Candidates should send cover letter and resume with "Director of Education and Community Partnerships" in the subject line to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). No phone calls please.

This job summary is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of this role at the Frye Art Museum. Employees must maintain a high degree of flexibility in our rapidly changing environment and, as such, may be required to perform additional duties beyond the scope described here from time to time.