The University of Kentucky seeks a dynamic and passionate faculty member to join the Department of Arts Administration team as a Lecturer in Arts Administration. The department offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees to over 150 students annually. The department values innovation in pedagogical models and the advancement of research in the field of Arts Administration. The faculty member will teach courses within the core curriculum of the Department of Arts Administration, serve as Director of Undergraduate Studies, supervise student internships, and hold administrative responsibilities for the Department of Arts Administration. Additionally, the faculty member will provide service, as requested, to the College and University, and nonprofit arts organizations and related organizations in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.
The appointee will meet the following criteria: graduate degree (e.g. MA, MS, MFA) in arts administration or equivalent required; minimum three (3) years professional experience as an arts administrator required; one (1) year college-level teaching experience preferred; and ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment.
About University of Kentucky Department of Arts Administration
Founded in 1988, the University of Kentucky's Department of Arts Administration offers one of the most comprehensive curriculums in the country. The program prepares students for the challenges they will meet as professionals in the arts.
The demand for arts administrators remains strong. What was once a small niche has transformed into an industry of professionals trained to manage theatres, s...ymphony halls, galleries, museums, community art councils, orchestras, art centers, and many other types of institutions. In fact, the nonprofit arts industry employs approximately 1.3 million individuals annually.
UK's Arts Administration degree program is designed to teach students the concepts, technologies, and skills necessary to successfully direct an arts organization in a competitive and changing environment. The program advocates a devotion to the arts, an interest in community development and integration, a focus on contemporary and relevant arts trends, and the belief that we can create a positive change by taking skills and knowledge out of the classroom and into the world.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.