Head of Education
 
JOB TITLE: Head of Education
EMPLOYER: YARAT Contemporary Art Center DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-19 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2019-12-19



Job Title : Head of Education
Location : YARAT Contemporary Art Center

Reports to : Artistic Director;
                  Executive Director.

Key Accountabilities

1. Develop, plan and supervise implementation of education mission, goals and strategy
2. Develop, monitor and manage departmental budges in conjunction with the Artistic and Executive Directors; conduct bi-annual expenditure reports with the Director of Finances
3. Develop activities modules, workshops, performances and events for visitors of all ages that are related to exhibitions through ongoing research
4. Conduct regular evaluation of educational content and methodologies. Adjust content and interpretation based on evaluation results
5. Supervise volunteer/internship program: support volunteer/internship training program
6. Serve on cross-departmental teams to collaboratively develop new audiences, including hands-on experiences and interactive programs
7. Conduct weekly meetings with direct reports to provide appropriate coaching, development, and assessment for the team
8. Coordinate event planning, including supplies, catering and other equipment, if necessary
9. Work closely with PR Director on creation of promotional materials and coordinate graphic design, printing, and distribution processes
10. Oversee the service contracts and acceptance acts with the Lawyer; monitor purchase orders, travel authorizations and other administrative paperwork
11. Establish and maintain good corporate relationships with colleagues, volunteers, senior managers with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, collaboration, professionalism and discretion
12. Establish and cultivate effective collaborative relationships with the local artistic and academic community, partner organizations and governmental institutions for increasing program diversity, audience interest and quality programming; responsible for other duties as assigned

Knowledge, experience and qualifications required

• At least 5 year experience working in education or related spheres.
• Knowledge of and passion for creative arts
• Proven leadership, supervisory, interpersonal and management skills are essential;
• Ability to write interpretive and promotional museum education materials (flyers, newsletters, brochures, exhibition researches, guidelines, etc.)
• Ability to give tours, moderate and lead public presentations, lectures, artist talks and panel discussions
• Ability to attend events that are after-hours, weekends, internally and outside of the country
• Ability to understand different learning styles and level of comprehension for different ages
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English, Azeri and Russian);
• High level of adaptability (ability to react quickly to any issue arising and to act accordingly in a challenging realm of contemporary art.)
• Ability to work effectively and tactfully with staff, artists and presenters, and the public
• Experience working with groups of children in a museum setting or similar environment

Candidates are required to submit their CV and expected salary to turan.a@yarat.az

Please indicate the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the application email, otherwise the candidacy will not be considered in the review process of the applications collected.
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the further stages of the recruitment process

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