Director | One River School of Art + Design

Submitted by ppeavler on Fri, 09/21/2018 - 8:36am

One River School of Art + Design is looking for a Director in Evanston, IL who is passionate about art and wants to be part of a new business concept that is "transforming art education" across the U.S. We have developed a system that blends a fun interactive social dynamic, with an innovative method that focuses on contemporary art education.

You are...

  • passionate about art, education and business
  • creative problem solver ready to take on any challenge
  • effective communicator with the ability to interact with with a professional and positive energy

We are...

  • an aspirational company that delivers exceptional art experiences to students of all ages
  • seeking people who want to learn and grow with us
  • a fun and fast paced place to work where we work hard, collaborate and strive for excellence
Skills & Qualifications: 

The  Director of One River School is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day customer facing experience of the school. Working directly with the Director of Education, the team is responsible for ensuring the highest quality of student experiences at One River School. In addition, the Director is the connector with the local community and their business development efforts help to maximize brand awareness and lead generation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and manage the overall day-to-day operations of the school, social media execution and help support overall digital marketing strategies
  • Manage the marketing / local community outreach for the school to make sure that One River School is top of mind and building high levels of brand awareness
  • Work with the team to develop and roll out new products and tools that support our innovative business plan
  • Drive the revenue development side of the school by managing the student enrollment and driving sales processes on student inquiries
  • Recruit, select, manage and lead a team of education and support professionals to drive excellence and build a dynamic and creative school culture
  • Develop strategies and executing programs that maximize student retention
  • Create a strong connection with members and ensuring the highest level of customer service
  • Work with the team to develop and roll out new products and tools that support our innovative business plan
  • Work closely with the Director of Education to manage teacher schedules, teacher assistants, substitutes and oversee the labor costs for teaching


  • 3-5 years of professional experience in an arts management or hospitality management
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business / Arts / Arts Management
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and goal orientated environment
  • Demonstrated ability to meet sales goals and strict deadlines
  • Desire and ability to act as an advocate for One River Schools
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to interpret data and reports in Excel
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator
  • Quick learner with new technology related to website updates, contact management and email marketing
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends
To Apply: 
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Paige Peavler
Contact Phone Number: