In partnership with the Senior Director of Arts Technologies and Senior Director of Programming and Engagement, ensures that the Logan Center continues to advance and support the curricular and co-curricular objectives and priorities of the core arts academic programs.
Works closely with faculty and students to support, encourage, and develop collaborative programs that enhance artistic practice, teaching, and scholarship.Â
Develops and implements a process to invite faculty from across the University to partner with the Logan Center to develop public arts programs.
With the Assistant Director of University Arts Engagement, develops and implements the Logan Centerâ™s student arts engagement strategy that supports a vibrant student led co-curricular arts community for student organization and individual students.
Works closely with Theater and Performance Studies, the Department of Music Student Performance Programs, Careers in in Arts Culture and Entertainment and Journalism and Creative Writing; Chicago Studies, Center for Leadership and Involvement, UGRAD, College Housing and other partners, and colleagues in Campus and Student Life to support and engage student use of the Logan Center and engagement with the arts more broadly.
Provides strategic leadership to the UChicago Arts Pass Program, supporting the Assistant Director of University Arts Engagement, to achieve the goal of engaging every student in the College and a significant number of graduate and professional school students in the artistic life of the City of Chicago.
Serves as primary liaison with College and Graduate Admissions offices and supports efforts to attract arts interested students to the University of Chicago.
Works with Logan Center / UChicago Arts communications and marketing team to develop marketing strategies to raise the visibility of the Logan Center and enhance overall audience engagement.
Assists in fundraising efforts as appropriate.Â Works with the Directors of Development and Communications to develop strategies that create strong student and alumni community and connections to the Logan Center and UChicago Arts more broadly.Â
Works in partnership with faculty and other campus partners to co-develop arts projects that advance the goals of UChicago Arts.Â Works closely with academic, presenting and professional arts organizations across campus to make connections that take advantage of collaborative programming opportunities.Â
Serves as a responsive program curator, to develop events and programs with faculty, students, and others that support the curricular and co-curricular work of our students and faculty (ie. visiting artists that lead master classes, area studies centers arts programs, etc.); encourage collaboration across artistic disciplines; and raise the visibility and impact of the Logan Center on the artistic and cultural communities at the University, across Chicago, and beyond.
Builds and maintains relationships with arts and non-arts colleagues on and off-campus to diversify the voices presented at the Logan Center and University.Â Networks and partners with national and international presenters, cultural organizations and artist managers that align with our mission to present, collaborate, commission and exchange ideas and projects.
Works with the Senior Director of Programming and Engagement to build and sustain civic and cultural partnerships, and engagement strategies, that emphasize impactful, integrated and mutually beneficial partnerships.Â Co-leads University engagement with key city-wide collaborations such as EXPO Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) city-wide festivals, International Puppet Festival, etc.)Â
Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates the Assistant Director of University Arts Engagement, student interns, and other program consultants.
Develops and manages the University Arts Engagement budgets including endowed funds and grants.
Serves as a member of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts staff and assists with various programs and projects. This includes representing the Logan Center on various arts-related committees both within the University and beyond.
Uses in-depth knowledge and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries such as communicating with program sponsors and academic advising for undergraduate students.
Manages program budgets and recommends or makes budgetary recommendations.
Performs other related work as needed.
Graduate degree, preferably in an arts or arts administration related field.
Seven years of arts administration or program development experience.
Experience supervising staff.Â
Demonstrated ability in financial/ budgetary processes (analysis and reporting).
Familiarity with and experience working in a variety of civic arts organizations.
Familiarity with and experience working in foundations and funding agencies.
Exceptional organizational skills.Â Oversee complex projects and schedules, maintain deadlines, work within budgets, with the ability to set priorities and manage several projects simultaneously. Successfully manage a workload that balances long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands of art exhibition spaces.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills with the ability to synthesize and accurately present relevant information. Â Expertise in digital communications including developing web content related to collaborative programming.
Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies. Experience working closely with faculty, students, staff, artists, and community members.
Knowledge of the University of Chicago or another large research institution.Â
Willing and able to work evenings and weekends as needed.Â
The successful oversight of collaborative programming in a 180,000 Square ft. facility involves conducting regular building rounds.Â
Considerable office work.
Occasional pushing and lifting of equipment.Â
Commute off site to local vendors, arts pass partners, etc;
Occasional out-of-town travel.Â
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