University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 85307

 

 

Working Title:
Director of the Arts Institute
Official Title:
ACAD PROGRAM DIRECTOR(B10DN)
Degree and area of specialization:
MFA or PhD, or equivalent terminal degree. Individuals applying or nominated must hold a tenured position on the UW-Madison campus or have a record of scholarship, teaching, and service that would qualify them for a tenured position on the UW-Madison campus.
 
  
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Tenured member of the UW-Madison faculty or a record of scholarship, teaching, and service that would qualify them for a tenured position at UW-Madison.
Principal duties:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Arts Institute.

The Arts Institute is the voice of the arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, the institute supports and promotes a comprehensive variety of arts programs and initiatives, whether its own specific programs or partners' events. By working with numerous faculty and staff in a wide range of departments and arts-related fields, the Arts Institute is in the position to create and generate conditions for bold thinking and groundbreaking creative work.

The director, who reports to the provost, coordinates and directs activities of the Arts Institute, and has primary responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the institute's activities: including budgets, programming, operations, personnel, facilities, marketing, finances, development, community relations, strategic planning, as well as fundraising coordination, student recruitment, and alumni relations.

Approximately 85 faculty members from across campus are affiliated with the institute. For more information about the Arts Institute, please see: http://artsinstitute.wisc.edu/index.htm.

Desired qualities:
* A deep understanding of the arts, and the ability to play a leadership role in connecting the scholarship and activities of those in the Institute with the campus and community
* A record of successful administrative leadership in higher education
* A record demonstrating experience and depth in scholarship, public service, and outreach activities
* Strong management skills, including staff supervisory and budgetary oversight experience
* Strong communication, fundraising and public-speaking skills
* Experience facilitating organizational development and change
* A proven record of program development
* Evidence of and commitment to collaborative and consultative decision-making
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an environment of shared governance
* The capacity to relate effectively to faculty, staff, students and external constituencies
* A demonstrated commitment to building a diverse community; to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and non-discriminatory practices; and to fostering an inclusive climate
* Skill at collaborating with academic and administrative units across the university and with community partners in Madison and throughout the state
* Understanding of and appreciation for the diverse missions and constituencies of this major public research university

Duties and responsibilities:
* Provide leadership to help shape and advance a collective vision for the Arts Institute and the constituent programs, in alignment with the university's plans and direction, and in collaboration with campus and community partners.
* Responsible for the general administration, supervision, operations, and program development of the Arts Institute and its programs and initiatives. As part of the overall management of the institute, the director provides direction in hiring and retention practices, performance management, review of professional development plans, work area plans, and progress reports in accordance with UW System policies and university policies.
* Provide leadership to ensure effective communications, dissemination of information, and proactive program development and other strategic planning within the institute.
* Oversee the development and implementation of the institute's inclusion and diversity objectives.
* Oversee the management of the Arts Institute budgets. Develop budget practices and procedures that allow the institute to meet its administrative obligations and maintain a balanced budget.
* Work with central university and Arts Institute staff to maintain data used in assessment and decision-making.
* Work cooperatively with the UW Foundation, deans and department chairs to develop relationships and raise funds for the Arts Institute, and for affiliated departments and programs associated with Arts Institute.
* Develop grant proposals and seek external funding for initiatives that support the arts and student success.
* Continue efforts to establish an advisory board, which will eventually lead to the formation of a board of visitors.
* Represent the institute on university committees, serve as liaison to campus administrative and academic units, and work closely with others across the university who are directly involved in the arts.
* Collaborate with other directors and deans on a university-wide Deans Council led by the provost.
* Represent the Arts Institute in local, state, UW-System, CIC, and national and international forums.
* Promote relationships related to the campus arts in Madison, Dane County, throughout the state and as a campus representative among national organizations.
* Work with the Office of Admissions to increase recruitment and admission of art students at UW-Madison; work with departments to identify models and systems to effectively increase recruitment
* Lead campus's efforts to provide a well resourced infrastructure for the advancement of the arts on campus
* Work to ensure strong alumni relations
* Other duties as assigned
  Additional Information:
 Applicants should include: a current resume or curriculum vita; a comprehensive cover letter that addresses how their strengths and experience match the qualifications for the position; and the names, addresses, e-mails, and telephone numbers of three to five professional references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted.

Please submit inquiries, nominations and application materials to Professor Jennifer Angus, chair of the search and screen committee (arts-institute-dir-search@provost.wisc.edu, 608-263-5740) by Friday, March 25, 2016 to ensure consideration.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
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Department(s):ARTS/ADMINISTRATION
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)
Term:N/A
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:JULY 01, 2016
Number of Positions:1

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: MARCH 25, 2016
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should include: a current resume or curriculum vita; a comprehensive cover letter that addresses how their strengths and experience match the qualifications for the position; and the names, addresses, e-mails, and telephone numbers of three to five professional references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted.

Please submit inquiries, nominations, and application materials to Professor Jennifer Angus, chair of the search and screen committe (arts-institute-dir-search@provost.edu, 608-263-5740) by Friday, March 25, 2016 to ensure consideration.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Jennifer Angus
 
500 Lincoln Dr   
Fax: N/A
134 Bascom   
Madison, WI 53706   
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:  http://www.oed.wisc.edu/478.htm

NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  

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UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.