This position leads Carolina Performing Arts’ efforts to integrate the performing arts into the core academic and teaching mission of the University as a whole, as well as to meaningfully engage diverse communities in and around the University. The Associate Director of Engagement will report to the Director of Programming.
A primary function of this position is directing CPA’s Arts@TheCore initiative, which supports opportunities for students, faculty, and the Carolina community to integrate performances and artist visits into their coursework and extracurricular activities, and strengthens the bonds between academics and Carolina Performing Arts. As such, it requires an ability to appreciate and articulate how each performance and artist poses opportunities for engagement or academic integration experiences. The position is responsible for developing, maintaining, and promoting strategic partnerships, projects and programs, and using these resources to spur valuable engagement. This includes pre- and post-performance experiences, interactions with artists, supporting campus and community artistic projects, providing physical space and resources to enable projects and experiences, and connecting people (faculty, students, community, artists) for potential projects and dialogues.
With Carolina Performing Arts’ commitment to deep integration of the performing arts into the life and work of the campus and community, the Associate Director of Engagement will be an important voice in identifying artists and performances that can facilitate this commitment.
Education: Advanced degree, or a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience, required. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Experience: At least three years of work experience in performing arts administration is required, with a focus on engagement in a higher education environment preferred. Teaching experience and working with grant-funded programs is preferred.
The successful candidate will possess many of the following skills and attributes: excellent communication and interpersonal skills with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds; ability to work in a team and maintain collaborative relationships within Carolina Performing Arts and with faculty and staff at a variety of levels across the University; creativity to develop engagement programs that integrate the research and teaching missions of the University with artists and performances; knowledge of academic department or curricula administration and research-intensive university environments; expertise in program development, documentation, assessment, and evaluation; skills in making presentations and facilitating discussions; ability to manage complex tasks/projects with a high degree of independence; familiarity with common technologies in higher education and with social media; and strong managerial, fiscal, and administrative abilities particularly in relation to grants.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Carolina Performing Arts is responsible for planning and presenting a comprehensive performing arts program serving the UNC campus and beyond. Carolina Performing Arts strives to integrate the performing arts into the core academic and teaching mission of the University through its Arts@TheCore engagement initiative and champions the power of exceptional arts experiences to enrich, inspire, challe...nge and transform. CPA oversees all artistic programming, campus and community engagement, marketing and fundraising for its presented performances, and manages all operations of its venues including facility rentals, technical production, audience services, and ticketing.