Job ID: 2020-7362 Type: Office of the Associate Vice Provost, Academic Affairs (WS2195) # of Openings: 1 Category: Academic Program Support New York University
Reporting to and in collaboration with the Director, the Program Director will shape and focus the future direction of the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) in terms of partnerships and new projects within the Institute for African American Affairs (IAAA) and more broadly. The Program Director serves as a principle spokesperson (along with the Director) to the internal and external constituencies of CBVC and will further develop the Centers position nationally and internationally and in relation to black visual culture, the archive focusing on the arts and university programs. Center for Black Visual Culture is a space for scholarly and artistic inquiry into the understanding and exploration of images focusing on black people globally. It is both an incubator for new ideas and a center for the study of images (framing and reframing). As an interdisciplinary space for students, faculty, post-doc fellows, and the public, CBVC is a place for conversations, exhibitions, and listening as well as a locus for the production of new scholarship and art projects. The incumbent's responsibilities include the coordination and review of resources highlight the mission of the CBVC including ways in which to promote available research materials focusing on black visual studies and to ensure that the CBVCs projects are available to the NYU community. The Program Director will lead the Center administratively and together with the Associate Director of IAAA will work in close collaboration to provide leadership and management of the CBVC and its staff.
Required Education: Master's Degree American Studies, Cultural/Ethnic Studies, History or Art History
Preferred Education: Doctoral Degree Art History, History, or American Studies. or Master's Degree Arts Management or Business Administration
Required Experience: 10+ years of progressively responsible experience with programs in the field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include experience with arts management, planning and implementing various domestic and international activities and events, and managing budgets and operations. Experience in development and fundraising, preferably in the greater New York community.
Preferred Experience: Experience in or familiarity with management of an arts, academic, arts organization, or other relevant nonprofit organization.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence and work effectively, diplomatically, and collaboratively with key stakeholders (i.e., academic, artistic, and administrative faculty; staff; fellows; alumni; partners; and the broader community). Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. Strong people and organizational management skills. Ability to articulate a broad vision and serve as a thought leader for the future of the arts and university education and African diasporic scholarship and creation. Demonstrated ability to commit to the organizational mission. Demonstrated leadership ability in fostering organizational development. Demonstrated ability to operate in a shared leadership structure and with multiple stakeholders. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed for public events and programs. Ability to travel outside the United States.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Proficiency in at least one foreign language.
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