Position Summary: The Music & Gospel Fine Arts Manager is responsible for the overall administration and coordination of all program development, implementation and ongoing operations related to the Music/Fine Arts programming of the Kroc Center. The Music and Gospel Fine Arts Manager will create a vibrant variety of music gospel programming leading to practical lessons and performances, which will enhance mission integration and promote the Kroc Center of The Salvation Army. This position is a key member of the program team and serves under the leadership of the Director of Arts and Education.
The position of the Music and Gospel Fine Arts Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of all instrumental and vocal arts activities for the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (RJKCCC). The Music and Gospel Fine Arts Manager works directly with the Arts and Education team relating to interdepartmental activities and programs and under the direction of the Director of Arts and Education in making budgetary, curricular and programmatic decisions relating to Music/Fine arts programs in line with the mission of The Salvation Army.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As part of the RJKCCC Managerial Team, provides leadership in administration, planning, implementation and evaluation in order to provide quality programming through arts and education.
Develop and implement a standardized curriculum for all Kroc Center music programs. Utilize and implement a standard assessment tool for program participants to measure required outcomes.
Oversee coordination and development of class schedules, curriculum and fee schedules.
Establish relationships with local schools for the marketing of Kroc Center music programs. Recruit students from local schools, general community and existing Kroc Center programs.
Establish partnerships with universities and colleges. One goal is to utilize university students for student teaching assignments in the Kroc Center’s music programs.
Develop systems that safeguard any and all facilities, supplies and equipment related to the Music/Fine Arts programs.
Recruit, train and supervise all Music/Fine arts department staff and volunteers.
Work with THQ Kroc Fine Arts liaison to ensure alignment of Territory mission objectives and standards.
Incorporate a spiritual discovery element into all music programming, in close coordination with Officer for Congregational Life.
Plan, implement and supervise Music/Gospel arts showcases. Establish and maintain performance ensembles, including but not limited to the three Music and Gospel Art defined areas of fine arts (i.e. brass, guitar, choral, & piano). This will include performances during Sunday morning worship services at The Chicago Kroc Center, as well as a Divisional and Territorial events as required.
Meet regularly with the Director of Arts and Education and Officer for Congregational Life to coordinate critical operational issues associated with the Music/Gospel Arts programs and program space issues relating to their area of responsibility.
Work in a cooperative manner with other departments of the Kroc Center within the facility in which their programs operate.
Attend all scheduled staff meetings and training workshops.
Must be flexible to work weeknights, weekends and holidays as needed.
This position reports directly to the Director of Arts and Education
This individual will be evaluated on how effective the outcomes of this position are achieved as well as the timeliness and accuracy of accomplishing assigned goals.
Bachelor’s degree in Music, with three years experience required or equivalent combination of music education and work experience. Previous teaching experience required. Three years management experience in a Performance/Fine Arts setting with progressive levels of responsibility: developing, planning, managing and supervising music programs. Master’s Degree preferred.
Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work/communicate effectively with multi-cultural clientele, program staff and multiple disciplines without discrimination, demonstrate the ability to handle sensitive issues with diplomacy.
Must be able to work autonomously, and be highly organized with the ability to focus on multiple priorities while meeting deadlines.
A communication and management style that exhibits the principles and values of the Army as well as fosters team relationships and effectively communicates information.
Demonstrate a servant’s heart and a strong and growing walk with Christ.
Successfully complete Safe From Harm training as established by The Salvation Army.
This individual will only commit Army resources that have been allocated or approved.
This individual will adhere to all policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position is required to do moderate physical work and must be able to lift 10 pounds.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
About Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
The Chicago Kroc Center is the crown jewel of the south side of Chicago. Located on 33 acres of land, this 160,000 square ft. Kroc Center has been developed to provide positive, life-changing opportunities for people of all ages. The programs as well as the building itself, have been designed to see individuals of all ages, creeds, and nationalities discover their natural giftedness and potentia...l through education, the arts, sports and the development of the spirit in a holistic, Christ-centered atmosphere.
The Chicago Kroc Mission Statement
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Chicago exists to express the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army through a safe, enriching and sacred environment where all individuals have access to opportunities to reach their physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual potential.
The Chicago Kroc Vision Statement
The Vision of the Chicago Kroc Center is to touch individuals, families, and seniors of the Southside while building community, promoting excellenc, motivating wellness, teaching character, and encouraging faith. The Kroc Center is a place for Discovery and Opportunity.