Asian American Arts Alliance

Lincoln Center Education

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center campus, which is home to 11 separate resident organizations. LCPA presents over 350 performances annually throughout our different performance series including American Songbook, Great Performers, Live from Lincoln Center, Mostly Mozart Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and White Light Festival.

In addition, LCPA supports an array of programs for Lincoln Center Education including its community and family programming. Further, LCPA supports initiatives related to events at the David Rubenstein Atrium, LC Kids, as well as numerous key institutional initiatives and projects.

Lincoln Center Education (LCE) enriches the lives of students, educators and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the arts on stage, in the classroom, digitally and in the community.

The Assistant Director, Professional Learning Programs will work closely with the Director, Educational Partnerships to develop and oversee the implementation of programs we provide for our higher education partners, select K-12 school partners, teachers attending our annual Summer Forum, and our Fellowship programs for teaching artists and classroom teachers. The Assistant Director will oversee strategic planning and development for our Professional Learning Programs and will manage our collaborations with universities, school districts, and teachers while also managing partnerships with external evaluators.

Program and Partnership Strategy and Development: Work with the Director to set a long-term vision and immediate work plans for each program after assessing the quality and impact of the current approach through gathering stakeholder feedback, observing programming in action, analyzing program data, and identifying barriers to and opportunities for program refinement and expansion.

Curriculum Design & Instructional Development: Work with School Programs team to develop a cohesive strategy to align professional development offerings with school program priorities by developing a scope and sequence for professional development programs for our K-12 partner teachers.

Program and Service Delivery: Provide administrative and operational oversight for the planning and implementation of Professional Learning Programs to ensure consistent quality.

  • Collaborate with other team members across Educational Partnerships team and other teams at LCE to ensure programming is meeting the team's goals and strategies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with universities, school districts, individual schools and organizations in the field.
  • Implement annual Fellowship programs for teaching artists and teachers, including designing recruitment efforts to continue to expand the applicant pool.
  • Serve as the central point of contact for higher education and K-12 professional development partners.
  • Plan and execute professional development programs that utilize the strengths of our teaching artist faculty and school programs team.

Data Management: Track program outcomes (survey data, observation data) to measure and evaluate overall program success; utilize data to inform understanding of trends related to program delivery, impact, and quality.

Financial Management: Prepare and manage approved annual budget for each program. 

• Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction preferred but not required; other related fields considered.
• A minimum of ten years of experience as a program manager. 
• Prior systems experience managing multiple programs or grants simultaneously strongly preferred.
• Experience administering professional development or educational training.
• Experience in budget development and oversight.
• Evidenced commitment to arts education and inquiry-based teaching and learning across disciplines required; knowledge of aesthetic education and action research practices strongly preferred.
• Previous experience as a teacher or teaching artist strongly preferred.
• Experience coaching teachers and/or pre-service candidates strongly preferred.
• Track record of successful project management and data-based program evaluation.
• Knowledge of teacher preparation and designing and delivering professional development to a variety of stakeholders are essential for this position. Effective communication and strong relationship building are at the center of this role.
• Strong technical skills with the ability to learn new database systems required.

APPROXIMATE START DATE: Early to mid-June in order to be a part of summer professional development series

Candidates should apply with a resume and cover letter to the provided link. In the cover letter, candidates should address how they have designed and managed programs that work with teachers in a professional development setting.

Cover letters should also outline interest in Lincoln Center and your salary expectations and are required for applications to be considered complete. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Internal candidates should submit an application via the employee portal.

It is the policy of Lincoln Center to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, marital or civil partnership/union status, familiar or caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status, genetic information, predisposition, or carrier status, unemployment status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.


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