This is a new position in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), charged with coordinating and expanding upon existing VPA initiatives in Los Angeles. Based in Los Angeles, the VPASULA Program Director will collaborate with department chairs and school directors from VPA's six residential schools and departments (Art, Design, Drama, Music, Communication & Rhetorical Studies, and Transmedia) to design and deliver immersive academic programs and internship opportunities in Los Angeles. These will include semester-long, summer-long, and short-term opportunities and programs that will appeal to both currently enrolled students and to non-SU students. The VPASULA Director will be expected to oversee every aspect of VPA's footprint in Los Angeles. This includes recruiting internal and external students, hiring and supervising faculty, managing internships, cultivating new and existing partnerships for VPA in Los Angeles, and ensuring a positive student experience. It is expected that the VPASULA Director will have a deep and current understanding of the professional artistic landscape in the greater LA area as it relates to the career interests of our students. The VPASULA Program Director is also expected to collaborate with the staff of existing and future SULA programs administered by other SU Schools and Colleges, including the Newhouse School of Public Communication. Position Justification: Explain, concisely and specifically, why the position is needed. Included in the College's strategic plan are objectives that provide greater off-campus opportunities to VPA students, including NYC, LA and abroad. This position is critical to successfully implementing programming in LA.
Internal Number: 86508
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