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Director of Education | GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (Reading, PA)

About GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

GoggleWorks is a place to develop skills, ask questions, experiment freely, and investigate the human spirit. Here we create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the contemporary and the traditional. Through exceptional arts education and engaging community programming, we inspire people to expand the boundaries of art making, personal growth, and appreciation for material culture. GoggleWorks supports aspiring, emerging, and established artists through year-round arts education including workshops, classes, visiting artists, residencies, summer camps, studio access, and exhibitions. Additionally, GoggleWorks offers a robust schedule of community programs and special events; including Arts Festival Reading, monthly Spotlight Nights, and our After School Arts Program. 

Our Mission

GoggleWorks’ mission is to nurture the arts, foster creativity, promote education, and enrich the community.

Position Description

The Director of Education is responsible for facilitating a broad range of arts education programs including: classes, workshops, tours, demonstrations, private lessons and other activities. Under the direction of the Chief Program Officer, manages the day-to-day operations of such programs while continuously analyzing for improvement. Performs curriculum development, implementation, budgeting, and reporting tasks that are relevant to all educational programming.

Reports to

Chief Programs Officer

Direct Reports

Two Program Coordinators, Artist Instructors

Key Responsibilities:

Student Experience

  • Oversee and deliver the highest standard of art experience and customer service for all students and patrons involved in GoggleWorks' programs
  • Responsible for all student communication/notifications of pertinent information (welcome letters, pick-up, supply list, evaluations) in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Field questions and delegate associated tasks on a daily basis
  • Implement and enforce standard registration procedures to ensure an overall pleasant and intuitive enrollment experience


  • Maintain course content (frequent update of systems, website, calendar, class listing)
  • Provide clear and detailed workshop packages for general inquiries
  • Track and synthesize student and course data
  • Maintain annual calendar with schedule of events, key dates and deadlines (due dates for content, applications, notifications, supplies, mailings)  
  • Request, track, and send invoices, itineraries, and follow-ups
  • Allocate and manage scholarship program
  • Track and improve the financial viability of course offerings
  • Supervise artist instructors/faculty and oversee timely and accurate contracts, payment, and policies
  • Effectively delegate responsibilities, letting people finish and be responsible for their work
  • Present information that people need to know to do their jobs and provide employees with information so they can make accurate & timely decisions

Program Fulfillment and Development

  • Direct, evaluate and maintain recurring curriculum of quarterly course offerings
  • Work collaboratively with program and marketing departments, assist the development of new class/workshop offerings and distribute materials to promote and properly communicate programs
  • Take initiative in managing projects and programs with close attention to detail
  • Maintain and facilitate existing relationships with program partners
  • Identify problems, analyze solutions, and anticipate student and teacher needs
  • Interview and assess potential instructors/partners of variety and diversity
  • Ensure all program related groups are greeted and hosted in a timely manner and with enthusiasm
  • Supervise and approve ordering of all supplies and materials that are required for classes
  • Lead the development and execution of all youth based programs including summer camps, After School Arts Program and Field Trips

Key Competencies & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a related field with at least 2 years of experience in non-profit work environment
  • 4 years managerial experience preferred
  • Some significant studio experience highly preferred
  • Some teaching experience highly preferred
  • Experience with youth based curriculum development is highly preferred
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic, good judgment and operates internally with full transparency
  • Possesses the ability to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to measure effectiveness and inform future decisions
  • Knows personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and limits
  • Seeks feedback and gain insight from mistakes
  • Possesses a strategic point of view to guide thoughtful decision making and anticipates future needs
  • Experience working with groups of students age 5 to senior
  • Excellent written and oral skills, communicates clearly and succinctly
  • Strong computer skills and a familiarity with Google Drive / Google Docs, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word)
  • Ability to manage competing priorities effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public, artists, vendors, and other staff members
  • Passion for GoggleWorks’ mission and community

To Apply: Send us a cover letter to telling us why you are a great fit for our organization and include your resume.


GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that are prohibited by law.