Director of Education

PMAC is seeking a passionate Director of Education who thrives in a collaborative, creative, mission-focused environment. The Director of Education will be a member of the visioning team for PMAC’s extensive music and visual art education programs. The position will also be responsible for supervising our faculty of more than thirty teaching artists and hiring new faculty as needed. The Director of Education will play a central role in growing school enrollment and will work with faculty to facilitate a collaborative environment that promotes best practices in music and art education, performance, and exhibition.


The Director of Education will be responsible for overseeing all of PMAC’s education program, from the visioning process to the execution and evaluation of each program. Duties include developing course offerings including private lessons, group classes, large and small ensembles, and outreach programs; working with the COO to set the academic calendar and working with our Marketing and Communications Manager to create all course listings and descriptions for course catalogs, our website, and all other promotional materials; developing and leading on-going curriculum planning and day-to-day execution of same; planning workshops; coordinating and managing student performances and exhibitions; faculty supervision, including annual performance evaluations and the hiring of new teaching artists; identifying and implementing professional development opportunities for faculty; assisting the CEO, COO, and Finance Committee in the creation of program budgets; creation, promotion, and execution of PMAC outreach programs that take place on campus and throughout the greater Seacoast community; and overseeing the growth of school enrollment. The Director of Education will work with the Director of Development to seek grant funding opportunities where needed. The Director of Education serves as an important liaison within the organization and in the community.

Key competencies include the following:

  • A demonstrated capacity for leadership and the ability to interact with faculty, students, staff, alumni, board of directors, and benefactors.
  • Extensive experience as a music and/or art educator with the ability to understand pedagogical issues.
  • Creativity, empathy, and strategic thinking.
  • Professional experience as a performing musician and/or exhibiting artist.
  • The ability to develop plans and initiate necessary change.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, charismatic presentation skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, Google Suite, and general database experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a music or art related field (performance, education, studio arts, composition, music business, arts administration, or similar).
  • A minimum of five years professional experience in the field of community arts education.
  • Expertise in project management, organizational development, and team building in a collegial environment of mutual respect is needed.
  • The successful candidate should have a passion for arts as a tool for community engagement as well as enthusiasm for PMAC’s mission to build community through the arts.
Job Benefits

Salary range is low-mid $30K’s for 3/5 time, with the ability to earn additional income teaching lessons and classes during the remaining 2/5 time each week. PMAC offers benefits that include medical insurance, paid time off, and discounts on music and art instruction at PMAC. Schedule is flexible but will require some weekends and evenings.

  • Please send your cover letter and resume to COO Katie Grazier at katie@pmaconline.org
  • Please no phone inquiries.
  • PMAC respects, values, and welcomes diversity in our workplace. We welcome candidates of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities, and gender expressions. PMAC is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Application deadline is March 15, 2019

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Position: Director of Education

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Employment Type
3/5 time (24 hours per week + teaching hours)
Beginning of employment
April 2019
Job Location
973 Islington St., 03801, Portsmouth
Date posted
February 22, 2019
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