The Assistant Director of University Arts Engagement co-leads our efforts to enhance arts engagement by working in partnership with faculty, students, staff and other partners from across the University and the City of Chicago to develop, enhance, and support collaborative arts projects and programs that contribute to the creative environment at the University and support the artistic work of our students and faculty. As a key member of the Logan Center programming team, this position develops sustainable partnerships with UChicago departments and faculty and collaborates closely with University and non-University based arts partners. This role leads the Logan Centerâ™s student arts engagement efforts and provides oversight for the UChicago ArtsPass program and other key on-campus programs with direct support in the planning, scheduling, communication, implementation, staffing, and documentation of these endeavors. Â The Assistant Director reports to the Senior Director for Programming and Engagement at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and plays a leadership role in the coordination and event management of a number of programs co-presented by the Logan Center including residencies, exhibitions and performances. This position also works very closely with marketing and communications around efforts of engagement, outreach and audience development. Â
1) Co-lead the Logan Centerâ™s University Arts Engagement efforts. Â 2) Work closely with faculty and students to support, encourage, and develop collaborative programs that enhance artistic practice, teaching, and scholarship. 3) Lead coordination and event management of key programs presented and co-presented by the Logan Center; including but not limited to jazz programming, a new experimental music series, visiting artists and longer-term artist residencies, as well as, satellite exhibitions and public presentations from a range of artists who are at different points in their careersâ”from students and emerging artists to international visionaries.Â 4) Work with other UChicago Arts Initiative programming colleagues to ensure that the Logan Center effectively supports their programming efforts; partners include Arts/Science and Culture, Arts + Public Life, Gray Center, Logan Exhibitions, Logan Community Engagement, Art History, Cinema and Media Studies/Film Studies Center, Creative Writing, Department of Visual Arts/OPC, Theater and Performance Studies/Chicago Performance Lab, the Department of Music / UChicago Presents, Court Theatre and the Smart Museum.Â 5) Oversee Logan Center Student arts engagement efforts and support vibrant student led co-curricular arts programs. 6) Under the leadership of the Senior Director of Programming and Engagement, serve as a liaison to arts based student groups and individual students with arts projects.Â 7) Develop and implement programs that engage University of Chicago students in the arts and attract students to the Logan Center; includes the quarterly Logan Cabaret Series, as well as yearly orientation activities. 8) Work closely with Theater and Performance Studies, the Department of Music Student Performance Programs, UChicago Careers in Journalism, Arts, and Media, and Campus and Student Life to support and engage student use of the Logan Center. 9) Provide leadership to the student-led Arts Liaisons program. 10) Oversee the UChicago ArtsPass Program and UChicago ArtsPass Events. 11)Â Secure new partner organizations and strengthen current partnerships, track participation and encourage enhanced student engagement with each partner.
12) Work in partnership with Careers in Journalism, Arts and Media, Chicago Studies, Center for Leadership and Involvement, UGRAD, College Housing and other partners to organize UChicago ArtsPass events and engage faculty and advanced graduate students in leading these programs. 13) Develop, design and implement a quarterly calendar of events with on campus and off campus partners. 14) Oversee the ArtsPass website and marketing efforts. 15)Â Work closely with the Logan Center Arts Marketing and Communications department to promote events at the Logan Center and ArtsPass Programs. 16)Â Maintains mailings, web-based media campaigns and social media in order to provide regular, consistent and accurate program information to the Logan Centerâ™s many audiences. 17) Assist Communications in defining outreach strategies for a range of programs presented by the Logan Center, often developed with faculty, community and UChicago Arts partners. 18) Hire, train, supervise and evaluate the Logan Arts Programming student intern. 19) Train the student intern to lead the Arts Liaisons; includes staffing, marketing and evaluation of the program; assist with the UChicago Arts Pass partnerships, website and development and marketing of off-site programs. 20) Serve as a member of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts to help implement the strategic framework that provides goals and strategies for the next 3 years.
21) Collaborate closely with staff and assist with various programs and projects; includes coordination with the broader UChicago Arts Initiative, representing the Logan Center on various arts-related committees both within the University and beyond.
1) Institutional Understanding. 2)Â Decisiveness and Accountability. 3)Â Business Acumen. 4)Â Partnership and Collaboration. 5)Â University Stewardship.
6) Demonstrated ability in financial/budgetary processes (analysis and reporting).
7) Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies.Â
8) Exceptional organizational skills; oversee complex projects and schedules, maintain deadlines, work within budgets, set priorities and manage several projects simultaneously; view project in its entirety.
9) Manage a workload that balances long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands of art programming spaces.Â
10) Excellent written and spoken communication skills; clear, effective, and tactful oral communication skills; handle sensitive information with discretion; synthesize and accurately present relevant information.
11) Organizational and human relations skills; collaborate well and cultivate good relationships with various constituencies; temperament to work with a diverse and demanding population. 12) Must be self-directed and self-motivated, able to set goals and develop projects.
1) Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends. Â
2) Conduct regular building rounds and stand for extended periods of time; successful oversight of collaborative programming in a 180,000 sq. ft. facility.
3) Considerable office work. 4) Occasional pushing and lifting of equipment; some light lifting (10 to 50 lbs). Â 5) Drive off-site to local vendors, arts pass partners, etc.Â 6) Occasionally travel out of town.
1) Graduate degree, preferably in an arts or arts administration related field.
Experience 1) Five years of arts administration experience with at least two years of arts program development experience. 2) Experience with arts communications and marketing. 3) Experience working in higher education institutions. 4) Experience working closely with faculty, students, staff, and arts organizations.
5) Expertise in digital communications including developing web content, social media posts, and eblasts related to collaborative programming.
Required Documents 1)Â Â Â Resume 2)Â Â Â Cover Letter 3)Â Â Â ReferencesÂ Â Â
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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