Education Manager

The Foundry Art Centre is currently looking to fill the full-time position of Education Manager.


  • Works under the supervision of the Executive Director to develop educational programming in the arts for children and adults

  • Creates curriculum's for classes, camps, and workshops held at the Foundry Art Centre.

  • Schedules instructors to teach the classes as well as interview potentially new instructors.

  • Prepares and modifies contracts between the Education Manager and Instructors.

  • Collaborates with instructors on lesson plans and supply lists – ensuring the quality of the classes offered.

  • Works closely with instructors while under contract for a class, workshop, and/or camp.

  • Works with Administrative Coordinator to post all upcoming classes and online registration forms on the FAC website.

  • Collaborates with Media Coordinator to design promotional material for the education program. Materials are mailed and emailed to past students and members.

  • Coordinates with the Executive Director and Administrative Coordinator on marketing opportunities for the Education Program.

  • Processes student enrollment and fees.

  • Works within a budget to procure art supplies for all classes, camps, workshops and events.

  • Keeps track of education program finances including check requests, invoicing and reporting.

  • Responsible for coordinating and implementing art projects for the children’s area of two major festivals in St. Charles.

  • Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing free and ticketed children/family friendly events held at the Foundry Art Centre.

  • Coordinates and manages exhibitions in the Baue Children’s Gallery.

  • Creates hands-on activities for the Baue Children’s Gallery.

  • Researches up-and-coming workshops, art mediums and instructors.

  • Assists students and parents of students with any problems, concerns or questions regarding classes.

  • Manages the Foundry Art Centre’s Community Classroom and ensures it is organized and clean.

  • Organizes educational tours for school field trips and community groups. Collaborates with Studio Artists for activities and demos for the visiting groups.

  • Partners with Exhibition Manager and Events Manager to develop educational workshops, gallery talks, and other programming in conjunction with current exhibitions and events.

  • Assists Executive Director as assigned.


  • Excellent communication skills: including but not limited to writing, proofreading and public speaking.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments, working with a variety of staff and volunteers.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism.

  • Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision.

  • Excellent work ethic and high expectations for quality.

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in art education, studio art or art history or significant work experience in the art field.

  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and photo systems.

Required for all Foundry Art Centre Employees:

  • Flexibility of schedule; willingness to work weekends, evenings, special events, long hours and fill in when necessary.

  • Willingness to go above and beyond listed duties. Employees are expected to maintain a clean shared work space and cooperate in maintaining facilities, setting up and breaking down events, etc.

This position pays a salary and offers benefits.

Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Melissa Whitwam by February 1 at melissa@foundryartcentre.org.