London, Greater London
£60,000 - £65,000 per year (pro rata)
Permanent, Part-time, 3-4 days per week
Job description

The Royal Drawing School provides heavily subsidised drawing tuition at the highest level to over 2,500 people each year, bringing arts education to all.  We are recruiting for our next Director of Education. This is a senior role at the Royal Drawing School, leading the Education Department and serving as Deputy to the School’s Principal.

Working closely with the Principal and Founding Artistic Director, you will serve as a member of the School's Senior Leadership Team to oversee the School’s full and part time education programmes. You will have oversight of and manage five separate programmes: the Drawing Year; Public Programme; Young Artist Programme; Online Courses; and Alumni programme. You will work creatively and programmatically to feed in ideas, experience, and expertise to help shape School vision, strategy, and ethos on both a macro level as well as departmental strategy.

The Director of Education oversees student pastoral support and safeguarding for faculty and students, formalises and implements policy,  deputises for the School’s Principal, collegiately feeds into School messaging and communication strategies, and regularly attends and reports to committees and boards. This role also plays a key part in delivering the School’s approved 5 year plan, and helps identify educational funding opportunities, working with integrity to maintain the School’s reputation for artistic excellence and quality teaching in observational drawing.

To be successful in the role, you will be an experienced Senior Leader in arts education or a related visual arts field be an excellent team motivator and manager; build relationships with stakeholders at all levels with great communication and diplomatic skills, and have demonstrated excellence in driving projects. You will be a patient, supportive and motivational leader, with emotional intelligence, as well as demonstrating the ability to uphold the highest standards and School policy. Please note this is not a teaching post, but would suit someone coming from a Head of department or Senior Leadership Team in an art education setting or equivalent.

We welcome candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds and are open to flexible working arrangements.

Download the full job description from our website.

To apply:  Complete the online application form on the Royal Drawing School's jobs page.

Deadline:  6 October 2021 (Midnight)

Due to the high volume of applications received, if you havent heard from us within 1-2 weeks of the closing date, please assume on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.  Thank you for your interest in the Royal Drawing School.

Posted on: 22 September 2021
Closed date: 06 October 2021
Tags: Senior Management