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Buffalo Public Schools Director of the Arts - RB #18-516 in Buffalo, New York

Title:Director of the Arts - RB #18-516

ID:4282

Department:Art

Location:Other

Division:Instructional

Description

BOARD OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14202

RECRUITMENT BULLETIN #RB 18-516

DIRECTOR OF THE ARTS

JUNE 7, 2019

NOTICE OF POSITION

POSITION: The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kriner Cash, is interested in receiving applications from qualified candidates for the position of:

DIRECTOR OF THE ARTS

APPLICATION: Candidates interested in applying must complete an online application on the district web site at: www.buffaloschools.org

Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, we cannot guarantee that your application was received. You must submit an application until you receive a confirmation email.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, a permanent/professional teaching certification in the arts, and a New York State School District Administrator (SDA), or School District Leader (SDL) certificate by the time of appointment. It is required that candidates must attach a PDF or a screen shot of their certifications. Candidates must have effective interpersonal and communication skills, strong leadership and organizational development skills, and the ability to promote, execute and assess impact of strategic priorities and initiatives.

EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have completed five (5) years of approved and appropriate teaching and/or administrative experience, at least one (1) year of which must have been at an administrative level.

DUTIES: The Director will report to the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction. The responsibilities of the Director will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee the work of the Department of the Arts, including teachers of art, dance, and theater;

  • Develop a strategic plan to enhance the arts in the Buffalo Public Schools;

  • Lead curriculum planning and textbook adoption;

  • Design or enhance academic programming for the arts at the high school level from creation of new courses to submission for approval;

  • Lead and design professional development opportunities;

  • Collaborate with other departments to incorporate the arts into the Early Childhood Enrichment Program (ECEP);

  • Oversee the creation and implementation of a middle and high school theatrical production initiative;

  • Support the development and implementation of culturally and linguistically responsive teaching initiatives as related to the arts;

  • Coordinate the PK-8 field trip program in BPS;

  • Evaluate staff as appropriate;

  • Serve as the district liaison to SED for Arts related issues;

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to provide increased access to community programming.

  • Serve as the district’s point-person for external arts partnerships with schools;

  • Stay abreast of national and state trends in the arts to obtain information for essential program improvement;

  • Lead program monitoring and assess needs based on New York State regulations;

  • Oversee summer and afterschool programming for the arts;

  • Sponsor and enhance contests and exhibitions for the arts;

  • Solicit new funding sources;

  • Manage budgeting, purchasing, and contracts, ensuring fiscal responsibility;

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

This recruitment bulletin in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator or supervisor. Buffalo Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this recruitment bulletin and related duties at any time without prior notice.

SELECTION: Appointment will be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent following assessment of training, experience, credentials and evaluation of service. Interviews shall be scheduled as appropriate.

SALARY: Administrator’s Salary Schedule

FUNDING: Pending funding

FINAL DATE

FOR FILING: JUNE 20, 2019

DR. KRINER CASH, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
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