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#111432 Assoc. Director of Artistic Planning and Outreach

Filing Deadline: Fri 9/24/2021

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/1/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/24/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under direction of the Executive Director, the Associate Director provides support in the curation, development, management, and execution of an annual performing arts program that is student centered and community oriented - tying into the campus strategic plan.

Alongside the Executive Director, this position cultivates the aesthetic themes for each of the performing arts series within the multi-arts season, developing curatorial ideas and frameworks that will resonate with the campus and community; curates the ArtPower Jazz series and also contributes to the curation of the Chamber Music, Global Music, and American Routes series and other programs.

Responsible for actively scouting and researching artists that will enhance the multi-arts season and provide opportunities for interdisciplinary exploration, partnership, and in fostering relationships and developing partnership programs with student resource centers, student organizations, colleges, academic departments, faculty, deans, and university staff to increase access to performances and educational programming for students. Help develop curatorial plans for the Epstein Family Amphitheatre's programs.

Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional, to provide comprehensive coordination and management oversight of moderately complex and/or medium-sized events.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and minimum of three to five (3 - 5) years experience in a performing arts organization, preferably in a higher education setting, or a combination of education and experience. Proven track record of success in the artistic, development, financial, administrative and marketing aspects of performing arts including engaging student audiences.

  • Expertise of the U.S. and international arts market and trends with an emphasis on world/traditional music, jazz, classical music, contemporary music, dance, theater, performance, film or a combination of the above.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of audience development principles and practices related to the performing arts.

  • Proven experience in event/program development, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Knowledge of principles and practices of volunteer recruitment, supervision, motivation, and evaluation.

  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating arts and educational programs that are age appropriate and reflect needs in K-12 curricula and/or adult learning environments.

  • Working knowledge of event management and supervision including crowd control, security, and responding to emergency situations. Confers with broad based constituencies regarding logistics, guest lists, site selection, vendors, event goals and objectives, etc.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and public relations, including event design, organization and production.

  • Knowledge and skill of hiring and supervising college students, including knowledge of their academic and social development. Experience with training and motivating college students on topics such as customer service, work procedures, and safety.

  • Highly developed interpersonal communication skills including political acumen and social perceptiveness. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse populations with competing priorities.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills to work successfully with clients to produce high quality events that meet client needs and appropriately represent the campus for fundraising events. Skills to provide excellent donor stewardship.

  • Thorough knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, programs, policies, achievements and infrastructure. Knowledge of University policies and procedures relating to the use of University facilities, event management and presentation.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of volunteer recruitment, supervision, motivation and evaluation.

  • Experience maintaining a high standard of productivity within a broad scope of responsibility despite frequent interruptions. Ability to complete large volume of diverse tasks efficiently, meeting established deadlines.

  • Knowledge of crowd management, crowd safety protocols, security and emergency procedures related to small, medium and large scale gatherings.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, experience programming for diverse student audiences, and ability to work with diverse populations.

  • Excellent verbal skills, Ability to interact effectively and clearly communicate information to diverse personalities with varying concerns. Ability to represent ArtPower in a professional and positive light to all contacts.

  • Ability to effectively speak in public to large audiences as a representative of ArtPower at performances and professional events.


  • Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

  • CANRA Mandated Reporter: This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18. It is the responsibility of the Mandated Reporter to ensure that they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UC San Diego Police Department without delay.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).
c) Work/Life Balance.
d) UC Retirement Plan
e) Pet insurance.

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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California 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, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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