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Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center to Hire New Education Director

By | 2017-08-10T09:00:00+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

The Lansing Art Gallery’s Education Center has been around for 30 years, which offers on-site instruction with qualified, teaching artists in a dedicated educational space, holding up to fifteen students per session.
The center, according to their website, is actively providing “public awareness, education and enjoyment of the visual arts by promoting the work of Michigan artists” through these exhibits, and more.
Former Education Coordinator of the Lansing Art Gallery, Sydney Richards, has left, due to a work opportunity elsewhere, according to a City Pulse report. This has forced the team at the gallery to search for someone new to fill the part-time position.
Executive Director of the gallery, Barb Whitney told City Pulse that the center has sought out “driven, excited and motivated” individuals.
“Who can just really engage with the community and blow up our educational programming. That is why there is a change in the title and some of the responsibilities, there is a potential of the Education Director to really assist with some of the fundamentals around the programming,” Whitney said in the report. “The right person can come in and make this full time pretty quickly.”
The priority deadline for the job of Education Director was Aug. 1. The center is working with a hiring committee on the process and they already have a pool of “really highly qualified” candidates.
They will take a week to review all of the applications, then a week or two to call up candidates for interviews. According to the report, the center plans to have the position filled by Sept. 15.

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