General Manager

Submitted by ppeavler on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:31pm

General Manager // One River School


One River School of Art + Design is coming to the Chicago-area in early 2018 and looking for motivated professionals who are passionate about art and want to be part of a new business concept that is “transforming art education” across the U.S.


You are…
• passionate about art & creative education
• service-focused and detail-oriented
• a hard-worker and a problem-solver
• care about others and want to help people grow creatively

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

The General Manager is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Customer & Community Engagement and the Financial Success of One River School. They lead and manage a team of staff across education, sales and marketing and represent the One River School brand by building the art community in their area. 




Sales: Maximize student enrollment by installing and managing a systematic method for closing new student inquiries and upsell current members / campers to new classes

Marketing: Promote and execute One River School events such as the Grand Opening, Open Houses, and Workshops to drive new enrollment and local awareness

Social Media: Oversee social media execution to establish and reinforce our special brand position and generate inquiries and awareness

Community Networking: Execute year round off site promotions at local street fairs, schools and charity events

Develop relationships with local businesses, public / private schools, PTA’s and community members for an active presence in the local community

Student Experience: Oversee onboarding tactics of new students to ensure student and member satisfaction throughout their One River School journey

Drive retention through consistent customer communication and engagement

Staffing: Lead recruitment efforts for Teachers and Staff and manage a team of up to 12 educators and administrators

Class Scheduling: Manage daily schedule of classes and camps, class inventory and teacher assignments

Reporting: Perform Annual and Monthly Reports measuring Enrollment, Marketing Performance, Sales Conversion and Customer Retention

Gallery Exhibition: Plan local artist gallery exhibitions and sell artwork to local collectors





Paid vacation days

Non- traditional work schedule

Medical benefits Available

Study at any One River School location for FREE

Skills & Qualifications: 



2-3 years prior management experience in education, museum, gallery or hospitality environment

Degree from an accredited, four year college or university

Strong leadership experience (coaching, developing, or mentoring individuals with examples of success stories is a huge plus)

Amazing communication skills — must be able to set clear expectations and give/receive feedback clearly and effectively

Must posses a passion for the One River School brand

Able to work a non-traditional schedule, Saturdays required

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Paige Peavler