Position Summary: Illinois State University seeks a Director for a new program, The Art Station, which will provide Illinois State University students and faculty with opportunities to pursue learning and scholarship. In particular, this innovative program will provide individualized attention to students by fostering strong student-faculty connections to conduct research and provide professional practice opportunities. Simultaneously, The Art Station will provide educational and self-expressive visual arts experiences to children, youth, and families in the community, taught and guided by professional artists/art educators, with deliberate efforts to reach at-risk and otherwise underserved young people in order to support Illinois State University's values of diversity and civic engagement.
The Director will be responsible for establishing and opening The Art Station. Working in conjunction with the Advisory Board, the Director will hire and supervise staff, develop a strategic plan, develop a marketing and promotional strategy including The Art Stations' website, conduct fundraising efforts, and oversee facility design and construction.
Application Process: All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted. To assure full consideration, please apply and submit all materials online at www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=73002 no later than August 1, 2017. Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (at least three professional references and contact information), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.
Illinois State University: Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 72 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 42 masters, 2 specialist, and 10 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 79th among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in fall 2015 and has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and is located within easy driving distance of the financial and business centers in Chicago and St. Louis. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, and traffic and commute. In 2016, Huffington Post named Bloomington one of the “11 Amazing Cities You’ve Never Thought To Live In, But Should.” Bloomington was also recently placed on Livability.com’s list of 100 Best Places to Live.
Master's Degree in art management, art education, museum education, business administration, or related fields OR Bachelor's degree and at least 10 years of experience in art management, art education, museum education, business administration, or related fields.
Experience in business administration.
Experience with fiscal management.
Experience managing and supervising personnel.
Demonstrated success with fund raising via grant-writing, sponsorship and/or donor development.
Experience with marketing and promotional activities.
Excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking.
Ability to interact with diverse populations: children, parents, college students, faculty, staff, peers.
Maintain a positive professional demeanor that contributes to a positive and fulfilling work environment.
Working knowledge of basic office software/technological competence.
If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Experience in nonprofit business.
Experience developing a marketing and promotional plan.
Experience with strategic planning.
Experience developing and implementing a budget.
Knowledge of art education.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 72 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 42 masters, 2 specialist, and 10 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 79th among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S.... News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in fall 2015 and has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.