UMS is seeking a dynamic and outgoing arts professional to develop and implement its community-based education and engagement activities. Duties include: building community relationships and programs through the arts (focusing on specific cultural communities as identified in the ECE strategic plan); developing arts education programs for adult learners and general audiences (artist Q&As, pre-show talks, interactive lobby experiences, etc.); supporting UMS’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals across the entire ECE program (including K-12 and University programs); designing and implementing artist residencies with a range of UMS’s visiting artists; and serving as lead producer for approximately 1-2 of UMS’s main stage live performances annually. The ideal candidate will have a passion for community building through the arts; be an expert at sensitively and respectfully developing relationships across diverse communities; possess superb administrative and project management skills; and be an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts.
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• Proven experience working with culturally diverse communities • 2-4 years experience in event planning and cultural engagement • Knowledge of the performing arts and/or B.A. or B.F.A. in performing arts/humanities • Ability to work independently, and take projects from conception to completion • Innovative thinking, adaptability, and comfort with supporting new ideas/projects • Familiarity with email marketing, Facebook, twitter, blog content creation, etc. • Strong knowledge of standard office software including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Google tools • Position requires driving to various locations on and off campus to meet with program stakeholders and manage events • Position routinely moves equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds to various locations for events • Position requires frequent onsite event management required, often during evenings and weekends
Housed on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, UMS is one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country, committed to connecting audiences with performing artists from around the world in uncommon and engaging experiences. With a program steeped in music, dance, and theater, UMS contributes to a vibrant cultural community by presenting approximately 60-75 performances a...nd over 100 free educational activities each season. UMS also commissions new work, sponsors artist residencies, and organizes collaborative projects with local, national, and international partners. UMS was selected as one of the 2014 recipients of the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest public artistic honor, awarded annually by the president of the United States at the White House to those who have “demonstrated a lifetime of creative excellence,” according to the National Endowment for the Arts, which oversees the selection process. For more information on UMS visit: www.ums.org.
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