Chautauqua Institution is a ‘not-for-profit’ global convener of dialogue and debate on the most significant issues of the day through engagement across four pillars of arts, education, religion and recreation. The Chautauqua community is located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in Southwestern New York State and comes alive each summer with a unique mix of visual and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship/programs, and recreational activities.
The Education Department offers a variety of programing for youth and families, including:
The Director of Youth & Family Programs will report to the Vice President of Education to plan and execute summer youth programing for pre-school, school-aged, young adult and family learners with focus on multi-generational, multi-disciplinary engagement across the four pillars. The incumbent will implement strategic initiatives to build upon a legacy of learning innovation while evaluating/reimagining programs for the ‘next generation of youth,’ which will honor the contribution of all children and instill a culture of curiosity, understanding, civility and civic participation.
In addition to partnering with colleagues on program development, the Director of Youth & Family Programs will collaborate with Chautauqua’s Director of Arts Education in positioning the Institution as a year-round educational resource for youth and educators in Chautauqua County (rural county with 18 school districts) and the broader region of Western New York. This partnership will advance performing, visual and literary arts education and maintain relationships with K-12 and higher education institutions, government officials and other regional partners.
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