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Education Coordinator

Posted: 02/16/2023

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Status: Full-Time Position, Exempt

Organizational Background
The Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) serves people of all ages, races, culture and socioeconomic status throughout Cincinnati’s diverse “Uptown” neighborhoods and beyond. As a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, we are dedicated to connecting people and building relationships through the creation, interpretation and appreciation of art.

CCAC is currently undergoing construction on a $10.5 million, 18,000 sq. ft., multi-purpose community arts center in one of Cincinnati’s most diverse, eclectic and arts-centric neighborhoods. The Education Manager will be instrumental in achieving the goals of the institutional strategic plan by activating the new facility’s multiple education and programmatic spaces, slated to open in early 2024.

Position Summary
Clifton Cultural Arts Center is seeking an inclusive, collaborative, and forward-thinking individual to lead its arts education initiatives and school partnerships.  The Education Coordinator develops and manages CCAC’s signature “CCACMakes” educational programs, as well as other arts, culture and wellness classes for diverse people of all ages at CCAC and in outreach locations. The Education Coordinator works cooperatively with a dedicated team of arts professionals, contracted teaching artists, and community partners to ensure the successful implementation of high-quality, innovative programming consistent with CCAC’s mission. 

Essential Functions:
Program Development and Management

  • Plan, organize and evaluate educational programming for adults and youth including classes, summer camps, workshops, young professional programs, and in-school partnerships.
  • Develop MakeShop educational programs and course calendar for CCAC’s brand new, hands-on makerspace (opening 2024)
  • Establish model for both earned revenue and free community memberships in usage of MakeShop
  • Hire, train, schedule and coordinate program instructors; prepare and manage contracts.
  • Foster positive educational experiences via developmentally appropriate, inclusive and highly interactive methods, which are in alignment with state and national arts academic standards.
  • Ensure supplies are available and prepared for programs; purchase equipment, materials, and supplies for education programs per budget and as needed.
  • Select, orient, supervise, schedule and evaluate student interns and volunteers for MakeShop and other class-related functions.
  • Develop procedures and policies for safe and effective operation of the programs.
  • Teach occasional classes and workshops. 
Community Partnerships and Outreach
  • Partner with public schools, libraries, and community organizations to provide on-site arts programs engaging underserved populations, e.g. Summer Scholars and Rockets to Robots. 
  • Implement marketing and outreach strategies to increase diverse student participation, especially among historically marginalized communities.
  • Working collaboratively with CCAC’s Marketing & Development Manager, develop and produce course descriptions, program catalogs and promotional materials, as well as related website and social media content to promote enrollment in education programs.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with community organizations, school officials, students and families.
Program Administration and Evaluation
  • Manage registration process for all education programs
  • Maintain accurate records of program attendance and provide statistical information for grant proposals and reports.
  • Maintain and improve systems to evaluate programs to measure customer satisfaction and impact.
  • Work collaboratively with Programs Manager to establish performance standards for all education personnel and ensure performance targets are met.
  • Monitor program budget, track expenses, and provide needed information for grant reporting. 
The successful candidate is highly organized, reliable, a problem solver, and self-directed. The ideal candidate has:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in art, art education or related field OR equivalent, relevant work experience.
  • 5 years of professional experience at the teaching or coordinating level in the arts education and/or community arts field, specifically as it relates to social/emotional learning and digital art and educational software.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with diverse colleagues, parents, and community members.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule.
  • Reliable form of transportation.
Physical Requirements: 
  • Ability to move about office and off-site program locations.
  • Occasionally lifts/carries materials up to 20 lbs.
  • In-town travel expected for meetings, outreach programs, community events, etc.
Work Schedule: The work schedule is subject to change based on program schedule. Occasional evenings and weekends are required. 

Clifton Cultural Arts Center does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, financial status, or marital status in its programs, activities, and employment. CCAC prioritizes the inclusion of traditionally marginalized people in leadership and staff positions, and encourages applications from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve. 

To Apply: E-mail a resume and cover letter indicating why you are the right candidate for this job, and three references to Leslie Mooney, Electronic submissions (as PDF files) are required with the following file name: last name_first name_resume.pdf. No phone calls, please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. View position online at

Salary & Benefits: This position is full-time with some benefits, including matching retirement contributions, generous Paid Time Off and benefits allowance. Salary is budgeted at $40,000 annually.

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