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Accountability Objective

The Department Head is accountable for planning, administering, and facilitating a comprehensive and multidisciplinary program which offers students a variety of opportunities to learn about and enjoy the performing arts as both practitioner and consumer...

Nature And Scope

Curriculum coordination and development, program management as well as staff development, supervision, and evaluation are the most significant areas of responsibility for the Director of Performing Arts. He/she is responsible for the everyday functioning of the department in terms of curriculum, department meetings and culture, teaching assignments, and oversight of the performance programs. The Director serves as the most visible leader of Wellesley's art program to educators and to the community. He/she develops the K-12 department budget.

Principal Accountabilities
• With the faculty, plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate the curriculum development and performance programs for the K-12
• Plan, manage and evaluate courses and program
• Plan and lead meetings and activities to build and maintain a strong professional and collaborative department

Assign teaching responsibilities in cooperation with building
• Supervise and evaluate the staff assigned to the department including the Instrumental Vocals Extension Program.
• Prepare and administer the budget for the K-12 program and prepare appropriate reports.
• Prepare and develop a plan for the implementation of yearly program
• Plan, provide, and recommend professional development for the
• With the Art Department, arrange temporary art exhibits throughout the system and arrange for security measures when appropriate.
• Support the implementation of the Performing Arts program into other areas of
• Meet with staff to coordinate and arrange appropriate student placement, class size, teacher assignments, and student and teacher schedules (including colleges, i.e., entrance requirements and advance placement).
• With the Performing Arts Department, manage the selection, purchase and distribution of all Performing Arts Department supplies, media materials, equipment, and
• Maintain effective communication and public relations regarding the K-12 Performing Arts program within the school community and between the school system and the
• May teach a maximum of 0.2FTE as a teaching load.
• Keep abreast of innovative art techniques, programs, and research through participation in professional organizations and
• Monitor equipment maintenance and safety issues in art
• Manage the IVEP Program including registrations, room assignments and scheduling.

Job Qualifications

Job Qualifications & Physical Demands:

Must possess or be eligible for a MA DESE license in the appropriate subject area, at the appropriate grade level.

Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and possess a high level of capability with technology.

Diversity is a core value of WPS. We are committed to building and sustaining an inclusive school environment for all and seek to hire team members who will enrich our diversity.

Must be able to assist in the protection of students and school property, assist the principal in fire and other emergency drills as required by law and School Committee policy.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands or arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Applicants for employment are considered without regard to age, physical, mental or psychiatric disability, genetics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or military status
Massachusetts United States


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