The Lamar Dodd School of Art and Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia (UGA) invite applications and nominations for the position of co-director of a new Arts Entrepreneurship and Career Center. Two individuals will be hired, one from an art or design background and one from a music background. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements and coming from various backgrounds and organizations are encouraged to apply. The co-directors must be experienced, strong and dynamic leaders for this new and highly prized organization, central to the mission of the arts on campus and serving over 1,000 students between the two schools. The co-directors will report to the directors of the art and music schools.
The Arts Entrepreneurship and Career Center
University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art (http:www.art.uga.edu) and the Hugh Hodgson School of
Music (http/www.music.uga.edu) are among the leading
schools of art and music in the region and
nationally. Both include
comprehensive programs, with degrees at the
undergraduate level through the
MFA and doctorate levels. Celebrated faculties, outstanding facilities, and talented
students build a supportive and rich environment for artistic and scholarly growth. Graduates from our programs have been
internationally successful in their chosen fields.
The newly created Arts
Entrepreneurship and Career Center will
provide comprehensive services in support of student
career goals. Its purpose is to help students
pinpoint artistic and
professional objectives, build career skills, identify opportunities, prepare job applications, develop
marketing and promotional strategies, organize internships, launch entrepreneurial ventures, develop
websites, raise funds, organize concert events
and tours, and much more.
Responsibilities of the Co-Directors
Co-Directors of the AECC will work jointly together, in collaboration with the
directors and faculties of the art and music school, in the following
· Provide the overall vision, strategic plan, and leadership for the AECC and its administration, public relations and publications, programs;
· Develop and implement student career-support programs in many areas (e.g., entrepreneurship, marketing, employment applications, identifying career opportunities);
· Organize lectures, workshops, discussions, and other events;
· Teach classes in developing professional careers and entrepreneurship, and in area of expertise;
· Educate and connect students regarding opportunities in industry and the private sector;
· Work closely with faculty and school directors in responding to evolving ideas of student career needs;
· Effectively plan and oversee the annual AECC budget, including grant-writing and fundraising for special projects and creative initiatives of the center;
· Promote communication and networking among all arts students and disciplines.
· A masters degree is required
· At least three years’ experience in a professional career
· Demonstrated ability and knowledge of innovative approaches to career building in the arts
· Familiarity with a large variety of career experiences in the arts, such as studio, performance, design, industry, education, entrepreneurship and business, entertainment, production, etc.
· Relevant and current experience in the successful marketing of arts careers or programs
· Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with students and faculty
· An interest and appreciation of educational programs and outreach and providing experiential learning opportunities and internships for current UGA students
· The ability to implement and manage a budget
· A working understanding of strategic planning processes and successful implementation of strategic plans
· Willingness to attend evening and weekend functions as required
· Must be currently legally eligible to work in the United States
· An MFA (as terminal degree) or doctoral degree (PhD, DMA, etc.) in an art- or music-related field. Candidates lacking an MFA or a doctoral degree must document exceptional accomplishments in an art- or music-related field and must be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire.
· Prior demonstrated teaching experience
· Prior demonstrated experience and success in raising external funds
· Prior demonstrated experience in developing and executing a strategic plan
selected candidates will be appointed as UGA
professionals, allowed to teach academic coursework up to
will be a rolling search, with applications considered and the position remaining
open until filled. The
committee will begin review of applications on October 23 and continue until
the position is filled; candidates are strongly encouraged to
submit their materials
immediately, since applicant reviews and interviews
begin right away. The planned start date
tentatively Spring semester (January) 2018.
online at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2974,
providing a cover letter detailing how the
applicant's credentials and experience meet the
qualifications stated above; an updated full resume,
three references; and an unofficial transcript.
can be solicited via the online application or can be sent from a third-party
credentialing service like Interfolio. Questions
about the application process can be directed to Ms. Edith Hollander, firstname.lastname@example.org;
questions about the position can be directed to: Dr. Dale Monson, email@example.com, phone
706-542-2701, fax: 706-542-2773.
About the University
Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university
with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is
most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher
education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked
among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report.
's main campus is located
65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta,
Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly
as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs
approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600
full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including
over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students.
Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical
partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in
Athens. In November 2018, UGA will host
the sixth annual conference of the Alliance for the Arts at Research
University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender Identity,
sexual orientation or protected veteran status.