School and Community Programs Manger

Posted on 08/08/2017

School and Community Programs Manger
Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, Inc. – Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Reports To: Director of Education, Public Engagement, and National Partnerships

FLSA Status:
The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, Inc. (AHCT) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate a more creative community.  Founded in 1961, AHCT advocates for arts and culture policies and programming in the community and in the education system. AHCT takes a lead role in fostering cooperation among Tulsa arts and humanities organizations as a whole to benefit the entire community; and develops, supports and nurtures innovative programs and exhibits that bring the arts to the public. AHCT operates a state-of-the-art facilities to support the mission, the Hardesty Arts Center.

Position Summary:
The School and Community Programs Manager is responsible for overseeing The Arts & Humanities Council’s education and community outreach programs. The Manager works both independently and collaboratively to ensure a positive participant experience, and highly effective logistics for school and community participation in The Council’s outreach programs. Primary areas of responsibility include school and community program planning and execution, part-time staff development and management, and budgeting and financial oversight. In addition, the Manager works collaboratively with colleagues to help identify and measure key performance indicators to drive participant growth and satisfaction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties may be assigned in keeping with the mission of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, Inc. (AHCT).

  • Works collaboratively with Director of Education, Public Engagement, and National Partnerships to create, modify, manage, and evaluate innovative, engaging, research-based school and community programs for diverse audiences of all ages
  • Manages all aspects of: Harwelden Institute, Artists in the Schools, Any Given Child-Hardesty Arts Center, After School Artists Residencies, Community Arts Partnerships, PK-12 School Tours, and other programs as assigned
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Education, Public Engagement and National Partnerships to oversee and implement the daily operations of Any Given Child-Tulsa
  • Works collaboratively with Hardesty Arts Center Member Organizations and other community partners to develop engaging, innovative, and mutually beneficial programs for diverse audiences of all ages in the community
  • Develops and delivers innovative, engaging public tours of Hardesty Arts Center that meet the needs of PK-12 audiences
  • Creates professional development opportunities and curriculum for K-12 teachers
  • Creates and implements professional development opportunities for School and Community Program Teaching Artists
  • Provides Communication and Events Manager with content for marketing, e-news and web
  • Seeks ongoing opportunities for meaningful professional development
  • Stays informed on current trends and best practices in art education

AHCT Values:
Employees of AHCT must be committed to upholding the values of the organization:

  • Self-Expression
  • Creativity
  • Education
  • Community
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Capacity Building

Supervisory Responsibilities:    
Directly supervises part-time school and community Teaching Artists. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the AHCT's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Continuous Improvement

  • Works hard consistently and enthusiastically
  • Displays original thinking and creativity
  • Meets challenges with resourcefulness
  • Develops innovative approaches and ideas


  • Accepts accountability for personal performance and behavior
  • Admits and takes responsibility for correcting mistakes
  • Represents collective interests over personal gains


  • Able to establish and maintain effective and professional working relations with coworkers
  • Relates well to all kinds of people, building rapport with diplomacy and tact
  • Shows empathy and respect towards others

Customer Service

  • Deals courteously and effectively with the public at all times
  • Responds promptly to customer needs
  • Solicits customer feedback to improve service

Safety and Security

  • Adheres to all safety regulations and policies and maintains a safe and productive workplace for visitors, program participants and fellow employees
  • Reports potentially unsafe conditions

Project Management

  • Develops project plans
  • Coordinates projects and communicates changes and progress to the team
  • Completes projects on time and budget


  • Displays passion and optimism
  • Inspires respect and trust
  • Serves as a role model for employees, embodying AHCT’s core values
  • Mobilizes others to fulfill the AHCT mission and vision
  • Accepts feedback from others
  • Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People

  • Delegates tasks, projects and assignments effectively
  • Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement
  • Makes self available to staff
  • Provides regular performance feedback
  • Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth
  • Continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Business Acumen

  • Understands business implications of decisions
  • Displays orientation to profitability
  • Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition
  • Works within approved budget
  • Develops and implements cost saving measures
  • Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals
  • Adapts strategy to changing conditions


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from college or university in art education, studio art, museum education or related required, Master’s degree preferred; four or more years related experience and/or training; experience teaching art and working with K-12 educators; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills                        

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of AHCT employees, managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions and percentages. Ability to apply basic concepts of algebra and geometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and decimals to practical situations.

Computer Skills

Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft PowerPoint or Prezi; Square or equivalent point of sale system; Tessitura or equivalent programs registration system.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires moderate standing; moderate walking; substantial sitting; moderate reaching with hand and arms; minimal climbing or balancing; minimal stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; substantial talking or hearing; lifting up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This work environment involves minimal wet or humid conditions; minimal work near moving mechanical parts; minimal work in high, precarious places; minimal work with or around fumes or airborne; minimal work with or near toxic or caustic chemicals; minimal work in outdoor weather conditions; moderate work with moderate noise level; and moderate work with high noise level.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 

The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1961, is hiring a School and Community Programs Manager. This position is responsible for overseeing The Arts & Humanities Council’s education and community outreach programs to support our mission of cultivating a more creative Tulsa.  To apply, please email a current resume, cover letter and three references to Dr. Amber Litwack, Director of Education, Community Engagement and National Partnerships, to [email protected]. No phone calls please.