The MAAA program is the place where you will learn to think critically about the opportunities and challenges facing artists and arts organizations. The pandemic has forced a significant "reset" on the field, which, while difficult, also provides the ability for administrators to experiment, innovate, and drive positive change. By studying with our extraordinary faculty, by learning from and working with arts leaders from around the nation, and by building a network that will support you throughout your career, you will finish this degree prepared to help reshape our cultural landscape for the better.
Led by faculty directors Doug Noonan, Michael Rushton, and Joanna Woronkowicz, the Center for Cultural Affairs advances the understanding of the place of arts and culture in public life. The Center facilitates a network of scholars and practitioners interested in advancing cultural affairs research, produces high-quality and relevant research on arts and cultural policy and management issues, and serves as a resource to the arts and cultural sector.
The O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs has an opening for an Assistant Director to help manage and support the Master's in Arts Administration (MAAA) Program and the Center for Cultural Affairs (CCA), and we seek someone willing to roll up his/her/their sleeves and help us build both programs. For the more mature MAAA degree program, the tasks are more developed but still require an entrepreneurial mindset. For the young CCA, the responsibilities are coming into focus.
The Assistant Director is responsible for and not limited to:
Advising: provide guidance regarding MAAA and dual program curriculum, degree requirements, doctoral minor requirements, certificates, elective offerings, academic probation. Provide critical support in helping to ensure students are given correct and adequate information and that their records are accurate as they progress toward their degrees. For international students, manage the CPT/OPT process, manage immigration issues/questions with OIS. Contribute to programmatic changes and revisions. Assist in the development/evaluation of new and revised academic and program procedures.
Recruiting and Admissions: Raise awareness of the program and the Center on campus and off campus. Build relationships with arts programs within IU, both at Bloomington and at other campuses. Build relationships with undergraduate arts programs in-state and out of state. Maintain and support relationships within the Cultural Research Network (CRN). Work collaboratively with O'Neill's PhD program and raise awareness of the PhD Fellowship in Cultural Affairs. Oversee and amplify efforts of recruiting staff to promote key admissions activities. Serve as primary contact for prospective students and admitted students. Collaborate with admissions team to staff all admissions sessions and activities. Develop and oversee implementation of program marketing and recruitment initiatives and materials.
General MAAA program operations:
Administer and oversee graduate special events, programs, and conferences including orientation, graduation, symposium, and national conferences.
Work with faculty program director and program faculty on planning and modifying schedule of classes and curricular reviews and changes. Assist the faculty program director in planning and creating agendas for faculty and staff retreats and meetings.
Interface with alumni / build alumni relationships.
Oversee activities of graduate assistants, including a dedicated graduate assistant for the CCA, who will be responsible for research projects, program social media, building cohort camaraderie, etc.
Serve as primary contact for Practicum class / provide support when needed.
Serve as primary contact for students with the Career Hub / provide internship support when needed.
Other duties as assigned.
General CCA program operations:
Marketing and communications . This includes managing social media, designing and drafting communications and outreach materials (e.g., Annual Report, newsletter, The Digest, press releases), maintaining and designing the website, branding, and managing list serves.
Program management. This includes organizing workshops, conferences, and other special events either in-person or via remote technologies, managing program budgets, and planning and coordinating program-related activities with center directors and associated staff.
Fundraising and development. This includes grant writing, stewardship, and prospect research.
Advisory Board and Senior Staff support . This includes scheduling and arranging meeting logistics, assisting in the preparation of meeting agendas, documenting and disseminating minutes and other advisory board materials, and supporting center directors and senior advisor on all program-related efforts.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in education, public affairs, counseling, social work, business, or a related field.
Two years of experience in student services, higher education, or a related field.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills. Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Ability to demonstrate a high commitment to quality. Flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Highly thorough and dependable. Ability to demonstrate a high level of accuracy, even under pressure. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information. Demonstrated customer service skills. Commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and commitment to cultural competency. Ability to build strong partnerships with students and other university departments.
Master's degree in higher education student affairs or related field. Graduate degree in arts administration, arts management, public management, or business. Experience in student services such as: academic advising, student recruitment, admissions, or career services. Supervisory experience, particularly supervising student workers. Knowledge of or willingness to learn MAAA graduate degree requirements and IU policy and procedures governing graduate education. Interest in cultural affairs and academic research. Strong project management skills. Experience with remote meeting technologies (e.g., Zoom), social media, audio/video editing, graphic design, and website design. Strong critical thinking skills, strong problem solving skills, ability to work independently, willingness to collaborate, drive to take risks and experiment, high cultural competency, and results driven.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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