Seeks Outreach and Education Supervisor / Employment

September 30, 2021

Organization Name: Pilchuck Glass School

Organization Location: Stanwood, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Outreach and Education Supervisor
Full-time, year-round, exempt status


Pilchuck Glass School (PGS) is an international center for glass art education. Our serene campus in Stanwood, Washington, is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains on a former tree farm. PGS has a gallery and administrative office in Seattle, Washington, located in historic Pioneer Square.

From May through September every year, our summer and fall program offers a series of courses as well as residencies for established artists in all media. Summer sessions vary in length and offer concurrent courses in a variety of glass working processes for artists of all skill levels. Small classes taught by world-renowned artists and instructors emphasize experimentation and teamwork while fostering individual initiative and expression. PGS also offers residencies for both emerging and established artists during the fall and spring. Increasingly, PGS is introducing new programming to populations who have traditionally lacked access to this type of educational experience.

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Reports to: Artistic Director
The Outreach & Education Supervisor (OES) will serve an integral role on our Stanwood campus and is involved in the long-range planning of outreach and educational programs, both on our campus and in the community. Duties and responsibilities may shift seasonally. This position will work year-round to form new connections within our community and strengthen existing partnerships. In the summer, the role will focus primarily on the vision, planning, and implementation of our intensive on-campus program. The OES provides coordination of day-to-day onsite program activities and is the primary contact for all teacher, resident, and teaching assistant needs. In the offseason, the position will manage communication around future education programs while working to build new audiences by taking the Pilchuck mission off the hill.
This position reports to our Stanwood campus and works closely with all Pilchuck staff, particularly our campus staff. Salary range is $48,000 – $52,000 (DOE) with standard benefits package, retirement eligibility after 6 months, vacation, and sick leave.

Position Responsibilities:

• Assists in the planning and implementation of programs, collection of information for grants, and other projects as needed
• Attends Programs and DEAI committee meetings and takes minutes at all Programs meetings
• When appropriate, represents Pilchuck at conferences or art fairs, such as the Glass Art Society Conference
• Provides administrative support to the Artistic Director
• Provide appropriate assistance on the annual auction as directed by the Director of Development
• Other duties as assigned

• With Artistic Director, create yearly plan and long-range vision of Outreach Activities and Priorities
• With Artistic Director and Executive Director, set Outreach annual budget and help manage budget
• With Artistic Director, strategically research and pursue new Outreach partnerships
• Manage communication, planning, and supervision of on-and-off campus Outreach activities and events
• Manage teacher hiring, materials, and other budget considerations for Outreach activities and events

• Prepare and send program correspondence and collect all materials from teaching staff and residents
• Manage the production timeline for the Summer Program Catalog. Collect and edit course information and materials from all parties. Work closely with Artistic and Marketing Director on design and copy edits of program collateral
• Manage the production timeline and content for online program information
• Manage TA and AA application process
• Collect student letters, supply lists, and equipment needs from instructors and disseminate information so participants and campus staff can prepare properly
• Manage and distribute session calendars and studio schedules and assignments
• With Artistic Director, lead program meetings with Instructors, AiRs, AAs, and Tas at the start and end of each session
• Plan inclusive and welcoming opening night activities each session
• Manage disbursement of all travel reimbursements and honorariums

Required Skills:
• Strong organizational skills with a high attention to detail
• Self-motivated and able to set and meet deadlines
• Personable and possesses the ability to communicate and collaborate easily and effectively with a wide variety of individuals
• Ability to motivate constituents (Instructors, Assistants, Residents) to meet deadlines
• Ability to manage large amounts of complex and detailed information accurately and efficiently
• Exceptional computer skills, including Raisers Edge, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe software
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment especially during the summer program
• Knowledge of contemporary art, design, and technology
• Knowledge of glass processes, application, and the artists that employ the material, or the ability to learn about them
• Experience in outreach activities and educational programs, preferred
• A commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion (DEAI) principles is essential for consideration and success in this position
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to maintain calm and professional demeanor in a community setting
• Self-starter who can work independently but also as part of a team
• Knowledge and training in glass processes and equipment, or the ability to learn
• Function effectively in a team environment, no job is too big or too small
• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks under pressure
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree or minimum 3-5 years of equivalent experience required
• Previous outreach or education experience preferred
• 1-3 years of administrative experience required
• Previous or glass studio experience preferred

Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.
• Must be able to talk, listen, and speak clearly with fellow staff and campus students and visitors
• The ability to walk, as well as ascend and descend stairs, ramps, and ladders on campus

Interviews will be rolling with a deadline to apply by Thursday, September 30, 2021. Email resume, cover letter addressing relevant experience, and contract information for three references to Donna Davies, Deputy Director, at The email subject line should say “Outreach and Education Supervisor, [Your Name].” All attached files must be labeled that also include your last name.

Pilchuck Glass School is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and participants. Pilchuck encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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