UChicago Arts Strategic Planning Manager

The University of Chicago | Arts

The University of Chicago supports an ambitious suite of initiatives and programs to enhance the existing UChicago Arts landscape. These include the Arts + Public Life initiative and its flagship projects, the Arts Incubator in Washington Park, The Place Lab and The Arts Block, Court Theatre, the Richard Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and the Smart Museum of Art. These University-wide arts programs join academic departments and programs in the Division of the Humanities and the College, as well as, the Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago Presents, and more than 60 student arts organizations, in forging an integrative model for practice, presentation, and scholarship. Building on this work, the Provost’s Arts Steering Committee has developed a vision for the future of the arts that includes efforts to enhance public and campus art and develop new support for architecture, media art and design, and the campus collections. To learn more please visit arts.uchicago.edu. 

The UChicago Arts Strategic Planning Manager reports to the Senior Advisor to the Provost for the Arts and the Executive Director of UChicago Arts and the Logan Center, and works closely with the Provost’s Arts Steering Committee and arts leaders and colleagues across the University. The Manager helps advance both the short- and long-term goals of the University and the Arts Steering Committee, as well as the goals of individual art organizations on campus. S/he develops complex assessments of—and proposals for—current and future programs, planning, and projects that support University-wide arts initiatives, and helps manage their implementation from beginning to end. The Manager is also responsible for the administrative leadership of key Provost’s Arts Steering Committee initiatives, including the UChicago Arts Grants Program, and provides project and administrative support to the Senior Advisor.

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Skills & Qualifications: 

Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in arts, design, marketing, communications, or related field preferred. At least 3 years of experience in project planning required. Experience working with University arts related programs preferred.  

To Apply: 

For complete position description and to apply, visit the UChicago Jobs employment site. Position requisition number: 103890

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jim Adair
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Contact Phone Number: 
(773) 702-6584