Purpose of Position:
The Program Director plays a key role on the senior leadership
team at the Fine Arts Work Center and is responsible for ensuring
programmatic excellence across the Work Center’s programmatic,
community engagement, and partnership offerings. Specifically, the
Program Director oversees the implementation of several signature
initiatives at the Fine Arts Work Center, including the eleven-week
Summer Workshop Program, ongoing online writing program
24PearlStreet, and free year-round series of cultural events and
exhibitions. The Program Director also supports efforts to engage
the Work Center’s local community as well as the community of past
Fellows, a diverse network of visual artists and writers who
participated in the acclaimed seven-month Fellowship program,
through offerings such as the Returning Residency Program and
Opening to Wonder series.
Visual Arts and Creative Writing Education
Initiate and set goals for visual
arts and creative writing programs based on the Fine Arts Work
Center’s strategic priorities and objectives.
Ensure that program systems and
operations are effective, impactful, and aligned with strategic
Collaborate with the Education
Program team to oversee all aspects of program development
including planning, scheduling, and implementing Summer Workshop
Program and 24PearlStreet Online Writing Program.
Research, hire, and support
world-class visual arts and creative writing faculty.
Make recommendations for and enact
new educational program models that support learning and drive new
Work in collaboration with the
External Relations Director to market and promote open enrollment
education programs, to reach annual student enrollment goals.
Oversee Education Program revenue and
expenses to ensure programming achieves financial projections and
expenses remain within budget. Serve as point of contact for
Finance and Administration teams.
Collaborate with staff and faculty to
ensure smooth operations of both in-person and virtual classes and
Oversee meaningful student and
faculty evaluation processes and implement program changes as
Ensure that education programs
reflect the organization’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion values
and participants have an exceptional experience every time they
interact with the organization.
Oversee scholarship program to engage
new and emerging voices in our work.
Community Engagement and Partnership
Engage a broad and diverse audience
in the Fine Arts Work Center’s free year-round series of cultural
events and exhibitions, including the newly launched Opening to
Maintain gallery exhibition and
public presentation calendar and align cross-department staff
around its successful implementation.
Connect with past Fellows to
carefully listen and explore how The Work Center can best engage
with this community.
Oversee ongoing and new Fellows
network offerings, such as the Returning Residency Program and
other past Fellows outreach programs.
Manage all aspects of select
community-based partnerships, including bookstore collaboration
with local independent book seller.
Identify opportunities to create
collaborative alliances and mutually beneficial strategic
partnerships with regional and national visual art and writing
programs, schools, galleries, and other mission aligned
Deepen relationships with local
community-based partners and organizations through innovative
Represent the Work Center in national
meetings and conversations as appropriate.
Track and report on earned revenue
and program development progress to the Executive Director and
Board of Trustees.
Supervise Summer Program Manager and
24PearlStreet Manager. Promote a culture of quality performance and
continuous improvement that values learning and collaboration.
Work with Buildings and Grounds and
Housekeeping teams to ensure summer residential program
participants have a quality on-site living experience.
Identify opportunities to make Work
Center programming more accessible to audiences with
Play a key role in Strategic Plan
development and implementation.
- Five to seven years of experience in non-profit program
- Demonstrated track record of success in developing and
implementing programming and community engagement strategies.
- Knowledge of the field of adult education creative writing and
visual arts programs.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact
effectively with multiple stakeholders and advance Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion values.
- Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks
simultaneously, problem-solve, adhere to deadlines, and lead a team
- Interest, expertise, and background in visual arts
and/or creative writing.
The Work Center provides a competitive salary, as well as the
opportunity for subsidized housing in beautiful Provincetown.
Benefits also include employer paid medical, dental, and vision
insurances. The quality of life that Provincetown provides is also
a substantial benefit.