Director of Education and Enterprise - Maternity Cover

Recruiter
THE ROYAL DRAWING SCHOOL
Location
Shoreditch
Salary
£50,000 - £59,999
Posted
31 Aug 2019
Closes
03 Sep 2019
Ref
1230359410
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The School is looking to appoint an experienced high-calibre individual as Maternity Cover for the Director of Education & Enterprise to oversee the School's adult education programmes and commercial activity. This is a senior role at the Royal Drawing School, working closely with the Artistic and Executive Directors, and serving as a member of the School's senior leadership team. Responsibilities of the Director of Education & Enterprise will include oversight of The Drawing Year (postgraduate level programme), Public Courses and Alumni programme, and the development of revenue generating projects.

Founded in 2000 by HRH The Prince of Wales and artist Catherine Goodman, the aim of the Royal Drawing School is to raise the standard and profile of drawing through teaching and practise. It is one of only a few institutions in the world offering in-depth, quality tuition for those who wish to develop their observational drawing. The School has studios across London and runs a one year prestigious postgraduate course, a public programme of daytime and evening courses for adults, a one-year full time foundation course, a Young Artists programme and an International Residencies programme.

Due to the fixed term nature of the role, to succeed in this role you will need to be able to hit the ground running. The right candidate will bring extensive management experience in a relevant field/organisation (Art School, university, school, gallery and museum education programme management). You will be supported by a highly experienced team, and enjoy working in the supportive, inspiring and nurturing environment the School fosters for staff and students. You will also be supported by a part-time PA. The School has a reputation for excellence and quality and this will be reflected in the right candidate. Please see person spec below:

Person Spec

Work and Education
  • 10 years plus experience in similar field (art school, university, school, gallery or museum education programme management, ideally with Senior Leadership experience or equivalent
  • Extensive experience of managing teachers/artists
  • Excellent experience of managing several teams/departments and driving projects forward
  • Experience of managing multiple venues/sights
  • Proven track record of budget management
  • Experience of pastoral care/student support
  • Good understanding of Safeguarding Adults, Health & Safety and GDPR

Person

Background/ Knowledge
  • In-depth knowledge of the UK art education landscape
  • Good knowledge of art history and contemporary artists

Management
  • Ability to manage a large team
  • Strong management and leadership skills - Excellent project manager
  • Excellent budget management
  • Contract management

Character
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Adaptable, flexible approach
  • Experienced negotiator
  • Unflappable, patient, supportive
  • Self-driven and motivational team leader
  • Diplomacy
  • Creative and imaginative thinker
  • Meticulous thinker - attention to detail

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced education/art organisation manager/department head/director looking for a temporary role at the UK's leading small art school. Competitive salary depending on experience.

Maternity Cover (Fixed Term Contract) (6 - 10 months). Start date flexible, Sept/ Oct 2019 ideal but could start later depending on candidate. Contract to end July 2020.

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To apply: Submit CV & covering letter of no more than 250 words by email via the button below.

Deadline: 1st September (midnight)

Due to the high volume of applications received, if you haven't heard from us within 2-3 weeks of the closing date, please assume on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. Thank you for your interest in the Royal Drawing School.

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