State University of New York at Oswego
Director of Arts Programming
The State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Director of Arts Programming.
Posting Date: January 5, 2017
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-January-2017.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/
Anticipated Start Date: May 2017
Description of Responsibilities: The primary role of the Director is to develop a shared vision to implement a comprehensive arts program that recognizes the potent possibilities of creativity as a core value within the academy.
The Director administers a program entitled ARTSwego and is responsible to the Office of the Provost and reports to both an Oversight and Programming Committee consisting of faculty and professional staff. Funding for this program comes primarily from a Student Arts Fee that is augmented by grant and foundation funding in addition to contributions from individual donors.
The Director of Arts Programming is directly responsible for booking and administering a performing arts series; and indirectly administering a chamber music series, living writers series, film series, indie series in additional to selected support for visiting artist and gallery exhibitions.
The Director develops and administers an annual budget of an estimated $250,000 a year, supervises a staff of one full-time and one part-time employee, two work study students and provides an internship opportunity for one student a semester.
An innovator, the Director of Arts will realize the potential of interdisciplinary programming that supports campus-wide initiatives and actively engages students in creative work.
In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
- Work in the performing arts presenting and touring field that includes, but is not limited to, individuals who are presenters, managers, agents, creative directors, performing artists, or service organizations, etc.
- Five years of significant management/decision-making experience within the field of performing arts, including responsibility for leading people and/or budgets, and have experience or knowledge of working in and with community
- Bachelor's degree
- Evidence of strong communications skills
- Grant writing and/or sponsorship experience
- A Masters in Arts Administration
To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications and artistic vision, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references electronically to:
If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail: Rameen Mohammadi at email@example.com
Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
Description of Program: ARTSwego is a collaboration of students, faculty and administration, whose goal is to support the presentation of cultural programs for the campus and community. We serve as a catalyst for high quality arts programs that enhance the cultural environment of the college and augment academic offerings. We seek to introduce students to art forms and performances different from those offered by the mass market.
ARTSwego also serves as a bridge between the campus and community. It supports the development of collaborative and interdisciplinary programs that serve to foster patterns of life-long learning and promote cross-cultural understanding
ARTSwego administers the use of the student arts fee and invites faculty, staff and student organizations to apply for funding to support cultural programming. These programs include but are not limited to visiting artists and film directors, a living writer's series, a performing arts series, and classical chamber music. For more information about the ARTSwego program to www.oswego.edu/arts.
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America's Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/title-ix/non-discrimination-policy
In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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