Art4Schools Program Manager

Regular Full-time Exempt

The Art4Schools Program Manager is responsible for CSMA’s growing in-school art program. The manager ensures the highest quality programming through thoughtful hiring of qualified art teaching faculty, excellent support of teachers, regular review and development of standards-based art curriculum and coordination of student art exhibits at school sites and in the community. The Program Manager oversees a staff team of two and approximately 40 faculty.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Leadership:

  • Contributes to strategy development for niche and branding of Art School
  • Represents School in the community as arts advocate and standards-based curriculum expert
  • Contributes to the development of and meet annual budgets goals and manage expenses
  • Designs and leads Program Evaluation
  • Meets with principals, mentor teachers and school site art teachers to strategize scheduling and launch year
  • Maintains positive relationships with school administrators, art teachers, classroom teachers, and parents (includes scheduling classes, communicating program goals, general correspondence, and resolving problems)
  • Manages contract negotiations with schools and districts
  • Ensures a high quality student art experience
  • Supervises and supports the program coordinator and the program administrative assistant


  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates faculty
  • Approves biweekly timecards
  • Oversees faculty training program


  • Researches and develops compelling curriculum, keeping current with state standards
  • Supervises and supports mentor teachers


  • 5 or more years of executive level program management experience in a nonprofit setting
  • Knowledge of education standards for the arts and curriculum development experience
  • Budgeting and strategic planning experience
  • Open and direct leadership style
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to interact positively with a diverse group of constituencies, including school administrators, teachers, parents and funders
  • High level of competence with basic computer and Google docs
  • Prior experience teaching art in a classroom preferred
  • Graduate degree in arts administration with business experience preferred

To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to, with Art4Schools Program Manager as the subject line.

Community School of Music and Arts
Attn: Human Resources
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View, CA 94040
FAX: 650-917-6813

About Community School of Music and Arts

Founded in 1968, the Community School of Music and Arts is Northern California’s largest non-profit provider of arts education programs. With a $6 million budget and 160-member staff and faculty, CSMA is one of the ten largest community schools in the United States. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the global capitals of creativity, CSMA is dedicated to making the arts and arts education accessible to all, regardless of age, experience or background. Headquartered in the award-winning Finn Center in the City of Mountain View, CSMA directly serves over 28,000 people of all ages, skill levels and economic means each year, including over 24,000 students at 58 schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.