Assistant Director of University Arts Engagement

Submitted by CAR_Leigh on Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:57pm

The Assistant Director of University Arts Engagement co-leads our efforts to enhance arts engagement efforts by working in partnership with faculty, students, and staff and other partners from across the University and the city 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. The Assistant Director is a key member of the Logan Center programming team and develops sustainable partnerships with UChicago departments and faculty; and collaborates closely with university and non-University based arts partners. The Assistant Director leads the Logan Center’s student arts engagement efforts and provides oversight for the UChicago ArtsPass program and other key on-campus programs. The Assistant Director will provide direct support in the planning, scheduling, communication, implementation, staffing, and documentation of these efforts.   The Assistant Director 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.  The Assistant Director reports to the Deputy Director for Programming and Engagement at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.  The Assistant Director of University Arts Engagement at the Logan Center is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

Designed as a home for the creative life of the University of Chicago campus and the City of Chicago, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is a partner, resource, and catalyst for developing deeper cultural networks and richer creative projects at the University, across Chicago and beyond. An innovative hub for arts education and artistic practice, the Logan Center provides a platform to showcase today’s most innovative creators across all media, and acts as a locus for impactful and collaborative artistic programs with partners in nearby South Side communities and across Chicago. To learn more please visit .
Skills & Qualifications: 


·      Bachelor’s degree required.   Graduate degree, preferably in an arts or arts administration related field strongly preferred.

·      5 years of arts administration experience required. At least 2 years of arts program development experience required.

·      Experience with arts communications and marketing preferred.

·      Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies required.

·      Experience working closely with faculty, students, staff, and arts organizations preferred.

·      Demonstrated ability in financial/budgetary processes (analysis and reporting) required.

·      Exceptional organizational skills required.  Must be able to oversee complex projects and schedules, maintain deadlines, work within budgets, with the ability to set priorities and manage several projects simultaneously required. Ability to successfully manage a workload that balances long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands of art programming spaces required.

·      Excellent written and spoken communication skills with the ability to synthesize and accurately present relevant information required.  Expertise in digital communications including developing web content, social media posts, and eblasts related to collaborative programming preferred.

·      Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as required.  

To Apply: 
Apply online through the new UChicago employment portal at:
Search University Staff Opportunities, Posting # JR01329

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