We're so close! Help us reach our 2021 ArtsFund Campaign goal before the clock runs out. We need your support more than ever to keep the arts alive and thriving. Give to the ArtsFund today.

Education Program Director – Reconsidered Goods 

Education Program Director

Reconsidered Goods – Greensboro, NC 27407

APPLY HERE

Reconsidered Goods Education Program Director

Are you an Art Educator who is looking for a fun place to spread some creative reuse knowledge to your local community? Come join the team at the Triad’s only Creative Reuse Center: Reconsidered Goods!

We are a nonprofit organization that supports creative reuse education programs through our brick-and-mortar and online thrift-style store in Greensboro, NC. Want fun? Want creative? Want arty, funky, fun, wacky customers and co-workers? Oh, we got you at RG.

What does the Education Program Director do?

The Education Program Director serves a key role within RG by developing and facilitating a diverse range of creative reuse education programs. This role is responsible for developing curriculum for and managing an innovative, quality arts education programming for adults and youth centered on the themes of waste reduction, reuse and environmentalism using primarily non-traditional materials. The Education Program Director is responsible for managing all aspects of programming including program design and facilitation, marketing/promotion and volunteer management. This role works closely with other RG team members to ensure education programming aligns with the needs of the organization. This position requires a deep understanding of RG’s mission as a non-profit creative reuse center and can communicate comfortably with program participants of all ages and abilities.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Facilitate school field trip presentations for students in grades K-12 centered on creative reuse and waste reduction on site at partnering schools and on site at Reconsidered Goods.
  • Design and facilitate varied art workshops/classes for adults and children using primarily donated/non-traditional materials.
  • Design and lead weekly creative reuse summer camps from June-August for ages 8-13.
  • Design and lead birthday parties (ages 6-13) with set themes/activities using creative reuse materials.
  • Maintain the Make & Take Lab space; manage stock of materials, process registration sign-ups, assist guests and serve as point person for questions/concerns. Facilitate programming in the Make & Take Lab when applicable.
  • Maintain communication with program participants and serve as contact person for any questions or concerns.
  • Process class registrations (online, walk-in, or phone) and provide excellent customer service.
  • Manage and promote monthly calendar of events through various avenues (community calendars, social media, email newsletter, etc).
  • Train and supervise assigned volunteers assisting with education programs. Coordinate volunteer schedule and assign daily tasks appropriately.
  • Maintain the physical studio appearance/use of the studio facilities and storage closets and ensure that equipment, supplies, and other items necessary for instruction are available and in good condition.
  • Develop and coordinate outreach opportunities with partnering organizations, public/private schools, local festivals and community events.
  • Design and facilitate customized workshops/classes for a variety of organizations.
  • Anticipate program participant’s needs and take proactive steps to respond to them.
  • Maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and seek out new opportunities to secure funding through grant writing and sponsorships.
  • Keep informed of environmental issues, using current information to educate the broader community on waste reduction.
  • Ensure a safe and secure work environment at all times for participants of all ages from diverse backgrounds. Cultural sensitivity is essential.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Art, Education, Non-Profit Management or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to work independently and creatively.
  • Experience designing visual arts curriculum, class instruction, and program development.
  • Knowledge of developmental characteristics of learners of all ages.
  • Strong time management, organization, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to create interdisciplinary connections relating to recycling, reuse, and waste reduction.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work to maintain professional relationships with staff, board, community members and collaborators while representing the mission of Reconsidered Goods.

Working Condition:

  • Must be able to drive a motor vehicle or have access to reliable transportation
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be flexible in working multiple tasks with frequent interruptions in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects (20lbs+)
  • Work varied hours, including occasional nights, weekends, and holidays.

This position is a full-time position: no more than 40 hours a week; over time rare.

Are you ready to join this funky team to make a difference in the creative world? Looking to work in a place with a higher purpose? Have a sense of humor and a die-hard work ethic? Send us your deets ASAP!

Reconsidered Goods is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $42,000.00 – $45,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:

All employees, volunteers, vendors, and customers must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose while inside the building.

Application Question(s):

  • Are you available to work varied hours, including occasional nights, weekends, and holidays?
  • What is your experience with nonprofit organizations and/or Reconsidered Goods?
  • Why are you interested in working at Reconsidered Goods?
  • What pronouns do you go by?

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • arts education: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location