Executive Director for the Arts, Boston Public Schools

The BPS seeks an Executive Director for the Arts to provide internal and external district-wide leadership for Pre-K-12 arts programs, in keeping with the goals of the BPS Arts Expansion Program, BPS Strategic Implementation Plan and Boston Creates, the city’s cultural plan, to ensure all BPS students have equitable access to quality sequential arts education. This position is charged with linking the district with the larger arts community, expanding school-based arts programming, and creating stronger connections across schools (art specialists, teachers, and school leaders) to share best practices.  The Executive Director is responsible for building stronger systems, improving coordination between and among schools and external partners, and raising the visibility of the BPS commitment to the arts as part of a well rounded education for all BPS students. The Executive Director provides overall strategic leadership for Pre-K-12 arts programs, is supported by the Visual and Performing Arts department team and oversees all functions of the BPS Arts Department.