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Posting Date
April 12, 2019
Position Title
Cultural Engagement Director
Vacancy #
V-1633
Department
Arts and Cultural Programming
Division
Academic Affairs
Job Description

The Office of Arts + Cultural Programming (ACP), through its PEAK Performances series, presents and produces national and international works of dance, music, theater, performance and opera as well as projects offered by departments within the College of the Arts (CART). PEAK provides the conditions for artists to perform works without compromise and audiences the opportunity to explore adventuresome ideas freely. Reporting to the Executive Producer, the Cultural Engagement (CE) Director is responsible for developing original ways of engaging artists with audiences: patrons, students, diverse academic departments and varied regional organizations. The purpose of this position is to contextualize ACP’s acclaimed PEAK Performances season and in doing so, to advance the boundaries of the performing arts while cementing a lasting relationship between artist and audience. Under the guidance of the CE Director, ACP’s Cultural Engagement programs are extended to off campus communities with the intention of expanding appreciation for the contemporary arts. Through the work of the CE Director, ACP makes the statement that performing artists are creative inspirations for everyone in all fields of endeavor and all walks of life. 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•    Manage and develop ACP’s Cultural Engagement program, including but not limited to the following initiatives: Sneak Peaks, First Impressions, Art & Society, Live Lit, and The Creative Thinking course offered as part of MSU’s General Education curriculum. 
•    Schedule and define student learning experience through discipline specific master classes, workshops and symposia conducted by visiting artists.
•    Act as ACP’s liaison with academic departments in all fields of study and is charged with emphasizing ACP’s co-curricular mission
•    Design a strategy for delivering mission-driven educational services to target audiences off and on campus.
•    Establish and maintain working relationships with New Jersey-based community organizations.
•    Monitor performances toward reporting participation metrics and anecdotal feedback
•    Performs other duties as assigned.
•    Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.
 

Qualifications & Requirements

REQUIRED:
•    Bachelor of Arts degree from accredited academic institution
•    Knowledge of contemporary dance, music, theater, performance and opera
•    A minimum of five (5) years of experience in recognized performing arts organization
•    Work experience with an academic institution, preferably in cultural engagement or its equivalent
•    Fluid writing style
•    Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
•    Proven inter-personal and communication skills
•    Must be available to work evenings and weekends as required by performance and event schedule
•    Word, Excel and comparable graphic programs in Apple or PC platform

 

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

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Organizational Marketing Statement:

Montclair State University

With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is a designated R2 Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

 

Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body. 

 

The University’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.

EEO/AA Statement:

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity.

Additional information can be found on the website at www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/