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Education Manager


Art Center Sarasota


Sarasota, FL, USA

Primary Job Function

Education / Teaching

Type of Position


Education Requirement

Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirement

3-5 years

Salary Range


Salary Terms


Remote Options

In-Person / In-Office (Not Remote)

How to Apply:

To Apply:

Please send a PDF file with your Cover Letter, CV, and Three References to: with the Subject Line “Education Manager”.

No in person solicitations will be accepted.

Description / Details:

Organization: Art Center Sarasota

Location: Sarasota, FL


Position Title: Education Manager

Position Level: Full-Time (Monday – Friday)

FLSA status: Exempt

Education Manager: The Education Manager is responsible for leading and managing the Education Department. This mainly includes developing and implementing art instructional programs for youth and adults. The Education Manager also works with community outreach programs with the local county school system and local community groups. This position reports to and works closely with the Executive Director to create art focused programming that is friendly for all skill levels, engaging, inclusive and diverse.    

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing, managing, maintaining existing and new programming for youth and adults.
  • Project management, creating and implementing timelines for education programs and ensuring that classroom space is available.
  • Development of art instruction curriculum, scheduling and programming for the annual summer camp.  
  • Identify and interview youth, adult, and camp instructors in the appropriate art genres and skill level for age groups. This includes completing background checks, references, curriculum reviews and orientations for instructors. 
  • Manage the schedules for the summer camp art instructors, and oversee check requests to compensate the instructors for their time and supply reimbursement.
  • Accept registrations, coordinate, and monitor registrant’s attendance.
  • Organizes supplies and classroom cabinets, requests for restocking materials and cleanliness of classrooms.
  • Establishes and enforces workshop structure and rules that ensure the engagement and the physical and mental safety of all students.
  • Celebrates the achievements and successes of students.
  • Oversees the coordination and instruction involved in the Slices of Art year-round program, working closely with the Sarasota school system to identify opportunities and to deliver instructional workshops in the school locations.
  • Maintain knowledge of art education teaching methods, research, and best practices through professional development and study.
  • Develop materials to market and broadcast the availability of education programs. Submit material for approval to the Education Director, and then facilitate the communication of material to potential registrants through social media sites including the Art Center’s Facebook page, website etc.
  • Communication, liaising with teachers and students to ensure that materials are received in a timely manner. 
  • Working closely with the Education Director for marketing and press relations to promote upcoming education opportunities and events.  
  • Cultivate relationships with leaders in the community to create opportunities for partnership and collaboration.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for special events.  
  • Support the Executive Director and perform other duties as assigned with general administrative and coordination needs for all education programs offered by the Art Center.

Qualifications and Qualities

  • 3-5 years of experience working with youth or adults in educational or instructional settings.
  • Strong customer service and relationship skills, working closely with instructors, students, parents/guardians and staff.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communications skills.
  • Art experience and passion gained through personal experience as an artist; as an arts instructor; or an arts advocate and ambassador as expressed through their own education and experiences.
  • Experience creating workshop and classroom curriculum and content.
  • Experience managing a number contracted workers and staff.
  • Strong organizational time management, and project management skills.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft office suite.
  • Proficient with Google Suite.
  • Proficient with constant contact, adobe, and squarespace.
  • Comfortable working over Zoom or in person.
  • Demonstrated abilities to coach and lead instructors.
  • Ability to problem solve, take direction and take action. 
  • Collaborative team player, “all hands-on deck” when needed.
  • Reliable and resourceful. 

Preferred Qualifications and Qualities

  • Bachelor’s and other advanced degrees in the arts preferred. 
  • Prior experience in a similar, community based, art center.
  • Knowledge of the art tools and equipment necessary for art instruction.

Communication Skills

Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrates the ability to: read, analyze, and interpret documents; respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries; communicate effectively at multiple levels within the organization; manage communications professionally and with respect; know when to escalate issues to upper management; communicate to various contractors and suppliers in a simple and timely manner. 

Physical Demands | Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Accommodations may be made to support individuals differently abled to perform the essential functions. In addition to the usual office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, this position will require frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery and ability to lift up to 35lbs. Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.  

Affirmative Action/EEO statement

Art Center Sarasota is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, artists, guests, and members of our community.

About Art Center Sarasota 

Originally founded in 1926 as Sarasota Art Association; Art Center Sarasota established itself as the first visual arts organization in Sarasota. Art Center Sarasota’s mission is to bring together creatives and the broader public to increase understanding of our human condition, support wellbeing, and build community connection through the universal language of art.

We envision a future where art and culture are increasingly essential to our community.  The contributions of visual and performing arts will be valued equally as pillars of a thriving bayfront historic district.  Through this cultural hub and community outreach, people of all ages and backgrounds will have access to enjoy the many benefits of art.  Artists will have the encouragement and practical support needed to gain visibility and grow professionally.  Art will stimulate discussion, enhance critical thinking, and elevate the community’s social consciousness.

Our Values

Inclusion:  We welcome, respect, and embrace people and art in all facets of their diversity.

Community-centric:  We maintain a spirit of collaboration as the community’s foremost home for local artists and art enthusiasts, serving as a bridge to other entities that promote the common good.

Uncensored Creativity:  We actively encourage freedom of expression.

Legacy:  We take pride in ACS’s historical role elevating the arts in Sarasota, and we are committed to the stewardship required to carry it forward.

How to Apply:

To Apply:

Please send a PDF file with your Cover Letter, CV, and Three References to: with the Subject Line “Education Manager”.

No in person solicitations will be accepted.