Co-Director, Arts Career and Entrepreneurship Space (ACES)

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Academic Professional
Posting Number 2017_00531F
Posting Type
Official Title ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL
Working Title Co-Director, Arts Career and Entrepreneurship Space (ACES)
Title Code 77815
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department HUGH HODGSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Salary Range Commensurate with experience
Job Summary

Co-Directors, University of Georgia Arts Career and Entrepreneurship Space (ACES)

The Lamar Dodd School of Art and Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia (UGA) invite applications and nominations for the position of co-director of a new Arts Career and Entrepreneurship Space (ACES). Two individuals will be hired, one from an art or design background and one from a music background. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements and coming from various backgrounds and organizations are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must have meaningful experience or training in the business and/or marketing of professional careers in the arts. Completion of a terminal degree and/or significant performance/creative experience will not be sufficient, unless paired with evidence of additional entrepreneurial skills. The co-directors must be experienced, strong and dynamic leaders for this new and highly prized organization, central to the mission of the arts on campus and serving over 1,000 students between the two schools. The co-directors will report to the directors of the art and music schools.

The Arts Career and Entrepreneurship Space (ACES)

The University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art (https://www.art.uga.edu) and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music (http://www.music.uga.edu) are among the leading schools of art and music in the region and nationally. Both include comprehensive programs, with degrees at the undergraduate level through the MFA and doctorate levels. Celebrated faculties, outstanding facilities, and talented students build a supportive and rich environment for artistic and scholarly growth. Graduates from our programs have been internationally successful in their chosen fields.

The newly created Arts Career and Entrepreneurship Space will provide comprehensive services in support of student career goals. Its purpose is to help students pinpoint artistic and professional objectives, build career skills, identify opportunities, prepare job applications, develop marketing and promotional strategies, organize internships, launch entrepreneurial ventures, develop websites, raise funds, organize concert events and tours, and much more.

Responsibilities of the Co-Directors

The Co-Directors of the ACES will work jointly together, in collaboration with the directors and faculties of the art and music schools, in the following responsibilities:
• Provide the overall vision, strategic plan, and leadership for the ACES and its administration, public relations and publications, programs;
• Develop and implement student career-support programs in many areas (e.g., entrepreneurship, marketing, employment applications, identifying career opportunities);
• Organize lectures, workshops, discussions, and other events;
• Teach classes in developing professional careers and entrepreneurship, and in area of expertise;
• Educate and connect students regarding opportunities in industry and the private sector;
• Work closely with faculty and school directors in responding to evolving ideas of student career needs;
• Effectively plan and oversee the annual ACES budget, including grant-writing and fundraising for special projects and creative initiatives of the center;
• Promote communication and networking among all arts students and disciplines.

The selected candidates will be appointed as UGA academic professionals, allowed to teach academic coursework up to 49% of their loads, without tenure.

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University ‘s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. In November 2018, UGA will host the sixth annual conference of the Alliance for the Arts at Research Universities.

The University of Georgia 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, gender Identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications

• A masters degree in an art- or music-related field is required;
• At least two years’ experience in a professional career;
• Willingness to attend evening and weekend functions as required; and
• Must be currently legally eligible to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

• An MFA (as terminal degree) or doctoral degree (PhD, DMA, etc.) in an art- or music-related field. Candidates lacking an MFA or a doctoral degree must document exceptional accomplishments in an art- or music-related field and must be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire;
• Demonstrated ability and knowledge of innovative approaches to career building in the arts;
• Familiarity with a large variety of career experiences in the arts, such as studio work, performance, design, industry, education, entrepreneurship and business, entertainment, production, etc.;
• Relevant and current experience in the successful marketing of arts careers or programs;
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with students and faculty;
• An interest and appreciation of educational programs and outreach and providing experiential learning opportunities and internships for current UGA students;
• The ability to implement and manage a budget;
• A working understanding and execution of strategic planning processes
• Prior demonstrated teaching experience;
• Prior demonstrated experience and success in raising external funds.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 10/13/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally authorized to work in the US?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you willing to attend evening and weekend functions as required?
    • yes
    • no

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation