Works closely with faculty and students to support, encourage, and develop collaborative programs that enhance artistic practice, teaching, and scholarship.
Leads coordination and event managementÂ of key programs presented and co-presented by the Logan Center. Programs include but are not limited to jazz and blues programming, experimental performance events, visiting artists and longer-term artist residencies, as well as, satelliteÂ exhibitions and public presentations from a range of artists who are at different points in their careersâ”from students and emerging artists to international visionaries.
Works with other UChicago Arts Initiative programming colleagues to ensure that the Logan Center effectively supports their programming efforts.Â Program partners include Arts/Science and Culture, Arts + Public Life, Gray Center, Logan Exhibitions, Logan Community Engagement, Art History, Cinema and Media Studies/Film Studies Center, Creative Writing, Department of Visual Arts/OPC, Theater and Performance Studies/Chicago Performance Lab, the Department of Music / UChicago Presents, Court Theatre and the Smart Museum.
Under the leadership of the Senior Director of Programming and Engagement, serves as a liaison to arts-based student groups and individual students with arts projects.
Develops and implements programs that engage University of Chicago students in the arts and attract students to the Logan Center.Â Efforts include the quarterly Logan Cabaret Series, as well as yearly Orientation activities.
Works closely with Theater and Performance Studies, the Department of Music Student Performance Programs, UChicago Careers in Journalism, Arts, and Media, and Campus and Student Life to support and engage student use of the Logan Center.
Provides leadership to the student-led Arts Liaisons program.
Oversees the UChicago ArtsPass Program and UChicago ArtsPass Events.
Governs the ArtsPass website and marketing efforts.
Secures new partner organizations and strengthens the partnerships, tracks participation and encourages enhanced student engagement with each partner.
Works in partnership with Careers in Journalism, Arts and Media; Chicago Studies, Center for Leadership and Involvement, UGRAD, College Housing and other partners to organize UChicago ArtsPass events and engage faculty and advanced graduate students in leading these programs.
Develops, designs and implements a quarterly calendar of events with on campus and off campus partners.
Works closely with the Logan Center Arts Marketing and Communications to promote the events at the Logan Center and ArtsPass Programs.
Maintains mailings, web-based media campaigns and social media in order to provide regular, consistent and accurate program information to the Logan Centerâ™s many audiences.
Assists Communications in defining outreach strategies for a range of programs presented by the Logan Center, often developed with faculty, community and UChicago Arts partners.
Trains the student intern to lead the Arts Liaisons including staffing, marketing and evaluation of the program; and assists with the UChicago Arts Pass partnerships, website, development, and marketing of off-site programs.
Serves as a member of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts to help implement the strategic framework that provides goals and strategies for the next 3 years.Â Â Collaborates closely with staff and assists with various programs and projects. This includes coordination with the broader UChicago Arts Initiative, representing the Logan Center on various arts-related committees both within the University and beyond, and other duties as assigned.
Researches and analyzes data to create other reports for grants and contracts.
Uses moderate/solid understanding and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries.
Analyzes program budgets and recommends or makes budgetary recommendations.
Performs other related work as needed.
Graduate degree, preferably in an arts or arts administration related field.
Five years of arts administration.
A minimum of two years of arts program development.
Background with arts communications and marketing.
Working knowledge in higher education institutions.
Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies.
Background working closely with faculty, students, staff, and arts organizations.
Demonstrated ability in financial/budgetary processes (analysis and reporting).
Exceptional organizational skills.Â Oversee complex projects and schedules, maintain deadlines, work within budgets, set priorities and manage several projects simultaneously. Successfully manage a workload that balances long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands of art programming spaces.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills with the ability to synthesize and accurately present relevant information.Â Expertise in digital communications including developing web content, social media posts, and eblasts related to collaborative programming.
Organizational and human relations skills; collaborate well and supportively; and cultivate good relationships with various constituencies.
Temperament to work with a diverse and demanding population.
Self-directed and self-motivated, able to set goals and develop projects.
Clear, effective, and tactful oral and written communication skills; handle sensitive information with discretion.
Prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously with an ability to view a project in its entirety.
The successful oversight of collaborative programming in a 180,000 square ft. facility calls for the ability to conduct regular building rounds and stand for extended periods of time.Â
Considerable office work.
Occasional pushing and lifting of equipment. Some light lifting (10 to 50 lbs).Â
Drive off site to local vendors, arts pass partners, etc.
Occasionally travel out of town.Â
Willing and able to work evenings and weekends.Â
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