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Director of Programming

Madeline Island School of the Arts
Job Description
                                          
 
ABOUT US
Madeline Island School of the Arts is ranked among the top five art and craft schools in the country. We began our operations just six years ago, and currently offer five-day adult workshops in quilting, writing, photography, and painting.
We are located in La Pointe, WI, on one of the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. A short ferry ride to our unique campus location amongst vast prairie fields adds to the charm and attraction of this destination workshop location.
 
Known for our first-class hospitality, deluxe accommodations, and dining facilities, as well as natural light filled expansive studios––instructors and students travel from all over the country to take part in our programming. Exceptional workshop space and outstanding customer service are associated with all three of our locations, including our winter workshop locations in Tucson and Santa Fe.
This business is a unique segment of the hospitality industry experiencing a strong growth rate, and offers excellent opportunities for career advancement.
IN A NUTSHELL We are Seeking Someone Who Can:
            1) Manage our well-established workshop program at the campus on Madeline Island
 
            2) Lead the expansion of our winter workshop operations in Tucson and Santa Fe
 
POSITION SUMMARY
 
Director of Programming provides hands-on leadership and management for the school's programming department, reporting to the President.
Responsibilities:
Ensure the most qualified and popular teachers are scheduled two to three years in advance at all three locations
 
Continuous review, research, and recruitment of instructors to cultivate a fresh and interesting workshop schedule for both new and returning students of the program
 
Work closely with the director of finance to develop appropriate budgets, strategies, and financial planning
Facilitate instructor contracts and communication
Manage and promote all workshops and instructors on the website
Work with the director of marketing to design and implement promotion and marketing strategies for all workshops
Provide oversight to related capital projects to ensure proper adherence to policies and procedures
Plan workshops from start to finish; to include research, communication, negotiation, logistics and promotion
Qualifications:
Proficient in computer technology, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and some graphic design skills.
Team player with ability to guide others in collaborative problem solving
Knowledge of data analysis, reporting, and budgeting
Possess high energy, creativity, a sense of humor, and willingness to ?"jump in with both feet”
Requirements:
Minimum one possibly two-week training relocation to Madeline Island, Wisconsin.  Then depending upon permanent location of the applicant, scheduled working visits to the Island office every 6-8 weeks or as needed. 
 
Compensation: 
Commensurate with experience. We also offer generous benefits including profit sharing.
 

 
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