Educational Programs Manager

Center for Book Arts

Organization Description: 
Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of artistic practices related to the book as an art object.

Founded in 1974, Center for Book Arts (CBA) is the oldest non profit dedicated to uplifting and furthering the book arts & book art through education, preservation, exhibition, art making, and community building.

Center for Book Arts is an equal-opportunity employer.

Position Description:
Center for Book Arts’ Educational Programs Manager is part of a team of 5 full-time and 3 part-time employees. This position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Artist Programs and Studio Community Managers. This role is responsible for shaping and executing the organization’s calendar of over 150 in-person and virtual workshops on book art techniques. This position manages a stable of about 50 Artist Instructors plus a small team of interns and volunteers.

Reports to:
Executive Director

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
With the Executive Director & Director of Development
-Develop a sustainable plan for the successful implementation of CBA’s educational programs;
-Set short and long-term goals for program deliverables;
-Develop and follow budgets for CBA educational programs;
-Collaborate to identify areas of potential program growth;
-Ensure educational programs are reaching the best audience and fulfilling the organization’s financial needs;
-Manage the selection processes for new instructors;
-Seek to expand CBA’s scholarship program by identifying potential donors.

With Program Staff
-Manage an annual schedule of workshops and educational programs;
-Hire, negotiate contracts with, supervise, and evaluate instructors;

Other Responsibilities
-Recruit, train, and supervise Volunteer Virtual Workshop Monitors;
-Recruit, train, and supervise Education Interns.

Skills & Qualifications
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, people person, with 2-5 years work experience in a nonprofit arts educational position or a related activity. This candidate has excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and has a clear and timely communication style that comes across as warm and welcoming. An interest and background in the book arts is strongly preferred. Excellent written and verbal skills and customer service experience required. A sincere interest in working in a nonprofit educational environment needed.

Candidate Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred;
2-5 years experience managing education programs;
Proficient at hosting programs in zoom;
Experience managing a complex calendar of events/workshops;
Experience managing budgets;
Proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel and Word);
Ability to work well in a small team.

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Salary or Compensation:
$60,000 – 65,000

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Application Info:
No phone calls please. Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a cover letter and resume via email attachment to: with ‘Educational Programs Manager’ in the subject line. Due to the number of submissions only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.