The Director of Creative Arts Enrollment will coordinate the student admission process for our vibrant summer arts programs as well as for students who will enroll in our full year program in grades 9-12; boarding and day. The Director is a member of the Wyoming Seminary Summer Programs team, reporting to the Director of Summer Programs. He or she will work collaboratively with the Upper School Directors of International and Domestic Admissions, our Theater Arts Marketing Officer and our Director of Communications.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills and bring a “can do” attitude to the position. Experience with student recruitment processes and independent boarding school marketing along with a passion for the arts will prove desirable. The Director will maintain and grow the Sem Arts referral network including, but not limited to,
students, alumni, current and past parents, professional artists and educators, performing arts supporters, school counselors, junior boarding school representatives and school consultants. Attendance at placement fairs, travel for showcases and other opportunities for prospective boarding and day students is required. The ability positively to articulate the many benefits of the arts at Sem and effectively relate to young adults and parents is essential.
This is a twelve-month position that requires work on some evenings, weekend, and holidays and extensive recruitment travel.
Duties and Responsibilities · Develop promotional campaign for recruiting students · Establish strong relationships with potential and current parents, staff and faculty. · Maintain and grow the arts referral network · Attend placement fairs, travel for showcases, and establish other opportunities to yield student applicants · Attend essential programs, events and performances at feeder schools and at Sem · Manage student inquires · Review, interview and accept student applications, organize student audition process · Prepare monthly and annual reports of enrollment trends · Serve as a contributing member of the Summer Financial Aid Committee · Manage and coordinate advertising and public relations efforts with the Communications and Marketing office. · Work in unison with the Fine Arts Department and Summer directors to identify specific enrollment needs · Manage student enrollments and registration process · Support the summer art programs and campus activities during the summer months · Manage distribution and archive of summer art images, recordings and videos · Perform all such other related duties consistent with the position as assigned
Qualities Sought · Knowledge of and a willingness to grow an Arts referral network and a market for student recruiting · Passionate and capable recruiter · Clear understanding of the Creative Arts · Self-directed: The ability to grasp a vision and build effective strategies to achieve the vision without significant oversight. · Seasoned interpersonal and management skills · Success as an organizational leader · Exceptional written and spoken communication skills · Ability to build rapport and establish credibility to affect positive outcomes · Ability to lead, inspire and partner with a team · Highly organized, detail oriented and creative · Ability to work collaboratively, quickly and under pressure—with a sense of humor, integrity and professionalism · Authentic people skills
Candidate Background: · Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred · Three to five years of admission/recruiting experience · Experience working within the Creative Arts / working with and supporting artists
Wyoming Seminary, or more affectionately known as "Sem," is the oldest coeducational independent college preparatory school in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Wyoming Seminary is a day and boarding school with two campuses three miles apart across from the city of Wilkes-Barre. The Lower School in Forty Fort is a day school with classes from preschool (age 3) through grade eight. The Upper School in Ki...ngston is a day/boarding community with classes from grades nine through twelve plus a postgraduate year.