Director of Fine Arts

Michelle

Website Bishop Lynch High School

Director of Fine Arts
Job Description
FLSA Status: Exempt
MISSION
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth,
and work for justice in the world.

SUMMARY
Bishop Lynch High School seeks a mission-driven professional who will serve as the Director of Fine Arts. Reporting to the Assistant Principal for Academics, this experienced professional will be responsible for providing exemplary leadership in the implementation of the goals of Catholic education as outlined in The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools (Archbishop Michael Miller):
• Inspired by a Supernatural Vision
• Founded on a Christian Anthropology
• Animated by Communion and Community
• Imbued with a Catholic Worldview
• Sustained by Gospel Witness

Qualified candidates will be driven and inspired by the mission of Catholic schools to develop young men and women in a high school setting “who will be good citizens of the world, loving God and neighbor and enriching society with the leaven of the gospel, and who will also be good citizens of the world to come,
thus fulfilling their destiny to become saints” (Miller, p. 20).
Reporting to the Assistant Principal for Academics, the Director of Fine Arts will oversee all aspects of the Fine Arts Department and all Fine Arts facilities, including the Catholic Foundation Performing Arts Center (CFPAC) at Bishop Lynch High School.

SKILLS REQUIRED
Qualified candidates will be able to perform the following duties at an exemplary level:
• Promote the ideals and vocabulary of Intentional Discipleship in a college preparatory setting
• Inspire in others an appreciation for truth, goodness, and beauty
• Commitment to continuous growth as a leader
• Provide leadership, oversight, and management of all aspects of the fine art department with a “first choice” frame of mind
• Inspire teamwork and cultivate leadership within the fine art department
• Ability to effectively resolve conflict
• Work collaboratively as a member of the academic leadership council team
• Ability to cultivate positive relationships with parents
• Communicate effectively with other professionals, parents, students, and supporters of Bishop Lynch High School
• Be flexible, adaptable, and open to new learning and growth
• Cultivate and maintain high levels of trusting relationships with others through openness, benevolence, reliability, competence, and honesty
• Make use of highly effective strategies to give and receive feedback to support program effectiveness
• Ensure that all performances and products originating in the fine arts department reflect the
Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the mission of Bishop Lynch High School
• Promote a culture that embraces the school’s core values of faithful, caring, and dedicated
• Promote professional development, including leadership formation, of all members of the fine arts department
AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
• Serve in the capacity of department chair with its associated responsibilities for all fine arts
programs, including curriculum, instruction, and assessment
• Be responsible for the promotion, visibility, and marketing of all fine arts programs
• Provide oversight and work collaboratively with fine arts parent support groups
• Collaborate with other personnel at Bishop Lynch to promote the school’s mission
• Oversee and manage all aspects of the fine arts department including but not limited to personnel, budgeting, and the efficient and safe operation of all facilities
• Implement policies and procedures for the efficient operation of the fine arts department
• Represent the fine arts department at all functions, both internal and external, that require the presence of the Director of Fine Arts
• Provide support in all areas to members of the fine arts department
• Promote and encourage preparation for and participation in relevant competitions, including TAPPS Fine Arts
• Serve as the campus director of fine arts for TAPPS competitions (academics, visual, and performing arts)
• Ensure school compliance with all TAPPS regulations pertaining to fine arts
• Approve all travel within the department before receiving administrative approval
• Use relevant data and statistics to track, report, and promote growth in student participation in fine arts
• Recruitment, development, manage and train fine arts personnel
• Provide oversight for all fundraising within the department in collaboration with the advancement department
• Collaborate with partner schools and Diocese of Dallas to promote and expand the fine arts program participation
• Build relationships with community members
• Develop and communicate the long-range goals for the fine arts department
• Coordinate relevant internal and external personnel to manage and maintain the CFPAC, which includes the McGonigle Theatre, Blackbox Theatre, and Monsignor Weinzapfel Atrium
• Collaborate with relevant school personnel to approve and maintain the Fine Arts calendar
• Schedule and maintain events for the CFPAC, including performing groups, meetings, seminars, rehearsals, etc. giving priority to BL events
• Provide house manager for all theatrical events scheduled for the CFPAC
• Operate lighting, sound equipment, and other audio/visual equipment in the CFPAC
• Act as production consultant and producer for campus and community events and theatrical performances
• Assess and maintain off-site storage facility that includes costumes, set and scenery pieces, and set construction materials
• Negotiate rental contracts for the CFPAC
• Collaborate with the department of communications to ensure widespread visibility, accuracy, and timeliness of information about fine arts events on all school media
• Keep the Assistant Principal for Academics informed of relevant matters encountered in the fine art department
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Principal for Academics

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, education, or related field is required
• General knowledge of audio, lighting, theatrical set design and production equipment
• Knowledge of theater house management needs, including ticketing and sales
• Knowledge of theater maintenance and safety operations, event management, and performance needs
• A high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations in a professional manner
• Ability to demonstrate poise, tact, and diplomacy
• Exemplify a “can do” spirit with a positive attitude
• Ability to communicate effectively with all school stakeholders
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Must be able to discern among competing priorities, separating what is essential from what is non-essential
• Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
• Availability to work after school hours and special events

Preferred qualifications include:
• Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church
• Master of fine arts, educational leadership, or related field is preferred
• Minimum of 3 years’ relevant school administrative experience
• Theater management experience is preferred

Qualified candidates should email resume to [email protected].