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Director of School of Art
Merage JCC of Orange County
One Federation Way
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

JCC Info:

The Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County is a thirteen-year old 240,000 square-foot facility on 30 acres of land in beautiful Orange County, California. Orange County is home to approximately 100,000 Jews and sits between Los Angeles and San Diego and in between the Pacific Ocean and the San Bernardino Mountains The Merage Jewish Community Center, located on the Samueli Jewish Campus in Irvine, includes a state of the art health and fitness facility, gymnasium, licensed preschool and toddler care, teen lounge, Jr. Olympic swimming pool, senior center and professional theater. It is the place to go for programs that celebrate family, foster health and well-being, embrace tradition, create friendships, and expand cultural horizons, all in a safe, positive, friendly and inviting environment

Principal Responsibilities:

The Merage JCC School of Art is looking for a full-time creative Arts Director and administrator to oversee all aspects of the School of Art. This candidate must be comfortable working with all ages from children to seniors, and be able to motivate and inspire others. In addition to hands-on teaching, the candidate must be able to work in a variety of mediums, including ceramics and painting in an art studio setting. The candidate must be administratively sound and a creative programmer. He or she must be able to demonstrate their own ability to create, and their ability to teach their skills to others. The candidate will be responsible for developing in each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms. He/She must be able to instruct and help students express themselves creatively and guide students through all art processes. He or She must be able to set a curriculum, develop lesson plans and follow it through from concept to completion.

This is a full-time salaried position that includes some evening hours. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Director of the School of Art will perform the following tasks:

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for this position you must pass a live scan background check and have a TB test and CPR certification.