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Director of Mid-Pacific School of the Arts

Company: Mid-Pacific Institute
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Mid-Pacific School of the Arts Full-time Regular Honolulu, HI, US *If you are interested in applying for this position, please download and complete the attached Mid-Pacific Institute Application Form. This form must be submitted with your application to be considered for the position.* - JOB -SUMMARY The Director of the Mid-Pacific School of the Arts (MPSA) acts as a liaison between the Middle and High School Principal, program heads, and the faculty. As an outwardly facing role, the Director of MPSA is responsible for understanding all aspects of the Mid-Pacific School of The Arts. Therefore, the Director must be an innovative and forward-thinking leader who can keep the Mid-Pacific School of the Arts on an upward trajectory without compromising essential Arts instruction. - ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES -include the following. In addition, other duties may be assigned.

  • Leads or coordinates MPSA department/collaboration meetings. -
  • The director is responsible for disseminating information; facilitating discussion; providing feedback to the appropriate middle and high school administrative team (department chairs, curriculum committee, middle and high school principal, and the IB coordinator).
  • Develops long and short-range programmatic plans and programs (e.g., identifying MPSA-specific support needs; outlining visual and performing arts programs; integrating adopted curriculum; staffing, etc.) to realize Mid-Pacific and MPSA objectives.
  • Collaborates with various Mid-Pacific departments (e.g., principals, theater staff, area performing arts groups, vendors, colleagues, etc.) to develop curriculum/course modifications, implement and maintain services and programs and serve as a liaison and information/process resource.
  • Researches various Arts related topics (e.g., new visual arts and performing arts programs, grant availability, professional development, etc.) to develop new programs that meet staff training needs.
  • Monitor departments' updating of MyPueo assignments and MyPueo progress reports -
  • Communicates with teachers and parents as concerns arise in the classroom.
  • In coordination with the arts program heads, conducts class visits with accompanying teacher feedback.
  • Completes department head artifacts for evaluation portfolios for the Arts Program Heads
  • Responsible for representing MPSA at admissions, open house, and other school events.
  • Write reports as needed (Board, WASC, IB Program Review, etc.)
  • Works with the Mid-Pacific Safety Compliance officers to ensure that all planned activities operate within the safety guidelines.
  • Prepare annual budget proposals and monitor departmental expenditures.
  • Assist the program heads and middle/high school principal in the hiring of MPSA faculty.
  • Work with the program heads and principals to orient new teachers on departmental and school procedures. -
  • Assist the program heads in assigning peer mentors to new MPSA faculty.
  • Work with the administration on individual department member discipline and/or action plans.
  • The Director of MPSA is expected to represent the Mid-Pacific School of the Arts department at graduation.
  • Attend arts functions, including performances and gallery events.
  • Coordinate and secure the on and off-campus space reservations for MPSA events.
  • Directly responsible for all aspects of ticket sales for various MPSA events
  • Coordinate remodeling and construction efforts for Arts rooms with all appropriate Mid-Pacific personnel
  • Works with the Middle and High School Principal with hiring contractors as necessary for art functions in conjunction with the business office and other appropriate Mid-Pacific personnel
  • Serves as an instructional leader and maintains an active voice in the curriculum committee. -
  • Submit curriculum proposals to the Curriculum Committee when appropriate. SCHOOL SAFETY
    • Participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace.
    • Comply with the instructions given for their own safety and health and that of others, in adhering to safe work procedures.
    • Take reasonable care to ensure their own safety and health and that of others.
    • Report any injury, hazard or illness immediately, to their Supervisor and Human Resources.
    • Not place others at risk by any act or omission, not willfully or recklessly interfere with safety equipment.
    • Act as a role model by demonstrating safe work behaviors.
    • Identify, assess if necessary, and control hazards within area of responsibility.
    • Ensure that equipment/supplies are properly maintained.
    • Maintain relevant knowledge of safety laws.
    • Mandatory reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement or child protective services, and Human Resources. Sexual abuse includes child molestation, any actual or alleged illegal or otherwise wrongful sexual conduct with a minor, and serial sexual misconduct, any actual or alleged illegal or otherwise wrongful sexual conduct with more than one victim; and committed by or alleged to have been committed by any perpetrator who is not a student of an included entity. CULTURAL COMPETENCIES
      • Demonstrating Professional Body of Knowledge: - A professional demonstrates an understanding of practice area knowledge and appreciates learning more about this practice area and beyond.
      • Professional as a Learner : A professional engages in career-long professional learning and ongoing critical reflection to identify opportunities for improving leadership, mentoring, and collaboration. The inherent nature of a professional staff member is a keen, lifelong passion for learning, and a deep curiosity and wonder about people, events, and places.
      • Fostering Effective Relationships: - A professional builds positive working relationships with colleagues, other departments, and the community.
      • Establishing an Inclusive Environment: A professional creates a safe, caring environment that is inclusive of and engaging for others.
      • Professional as a Leader: - A professional seeks leadership opportunities. QUALIFICATIONS: - A successful candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in an Arts related field or relevant leadership experience. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Our campus consists of multiple buildings on 44 hilly acres that requires frequent walking, including uphill and stairs. The individual is required to talk and hear, often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel, and to manipulate keys on a keyboard. The employee may be required to stand, walk, lift and carry approximately 10-15 pounds, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Requires close vision. MENTAL DEMANDS Daily must frequently problem solve, make decisions, interpret data, organize, speak, write, plan, and clearly communicate. EQUIPMENT USE Telephone, computer, iPad - frequently; Copier, printers, and other hardware - occasionally WORKING CONDITIONS Indoor - frequently; Outdoor, Loud Noise, Cold and Hot Temperatures - occasionally. WORK ENVIRONMENT Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT Mid-Pacific Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. It prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, marital status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu , Director of Mid-Pacific School of the Arts, Executive , Honolulu, Hawaii

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