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Assistant Director of Education
One River School of Art + Design

Who we are:

One River School of Art + Design was founded 10 years ago with a simple goal in mind:  To build a community for  Contemporary Art in the Suburbs through fun educational programs and partnerships with living Contemporary artists.

If you are ready for a career where you will make a real difference to the art community in your area, we are ready to share our proven and highly successful business model with you.

We aim to be the “best place to work in the arts” – we promise to be upfront about what the job entails and give you a realistic picture of what to expect if you work for us.

We will encourage your entrepreneurial mindset while giving you the security of a corporate structure and state of the art process management tools.

Position Overview:

The Assistant Director of Education is responsible for ensuring the highest quality of student experiences at One River School.  We have developed a system that blends a fun interactive social dynamic, with an innovative method that focuses on contemporary art education.  The Assistant Director of Education leads the effort by working closely with a staff of instructors to make sure the culture of the school is on brand and the quality of the outcomes are truly dynamic.

Who you are:

  • You thrive in an environment that is busy, varied and requires a wide skill set
  • You are an inspirational educator who can spark creativity in students of all ages
  • You have strong commitment to providing a student-centric, inclusive and fun learning environment
  • You have a demonstrated passion for art and the contemporary art community
  • You set high standards and develop the competencies of your teaching team

Position Highlights:

  • Teach weekly classes drawing, painting and mixed media for kids and teens
  • Track project results and document student success / student artwork
  • Establish art studio management systems that ensure that each class runs smoothly and efficiently
  • Manage art supply ordering, organization and inventory to ensure each classes has the necessary items within the appropriate budget
  • Maintain the digital lab with the latest software, hardware and educational tools
  • Track and report out on expenses related to wages and art supplies
  • Share key metrics across student retention, attendance, makeups and student satisfaction
  • Meet with and enroll new student prospects and ensure student and parent satisfaction
  • Develop new strategies to prolong retention of students
  • Develop one to one relationships with the student body and the parents
  • Assist in creating and implementing local marketing strategies including events, school partnerships, outreach and other awareness tactics
  • Create strategies to enhance the experience for all students and to resolve issues
  • Identify and partner with local organizations to exhibit student artwork and promote our brand


  • Competitive starting salary in the $40,000-$50,000 range plus bonus
  • Paid vacation days
  • Non- traditional work schedule
  • Company contributes to Health Coverage
  • Take classes free at One River School
  • Promotion prospects – we are a growing organization looking to develop our talent from within
  • Training and development to prepare you for your role and for more responsibility in the future


  • 2+ years experience teaching art classes for kids, teens or adults
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited, four year college or university required
  • Majors in Fine Art or Art Education required
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the proven ability to network, collaborate and build relationships with clients, partners, staff, remote colleagues and others.
  • Must possess a passion for the One River School brand

One River is an Equal Opportunity Employer institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, pregnancy or marital status in employment or the provision of services and is an equal access/equal opportunity employer.

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