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.
In January 2017, the Education & Community Engagement department began a new 3-year strategic plan. One focus of the strategic plan that will be embedded in this position is reactivating and establishing new, long-term, strategic partnerships within the Arab/Arab-American and Black/African-American communities. Community development and social justice provide core animating ethics of UMS’s education and community engagement work. We believe the performing arts are a valuable asset in furthering action around diversity, equity, and inclusion both on campus and in the community.
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Burton Memorial Tower
881 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1011