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This Program Manager will supervise our numerous external collaborations with leading arts organizations and our resultant collaborative programming, including internships, immersions, co-sponsored events, and other employment pipeline activities. This position will spearhead a number of collaborative, co-curricular programming activities (workshops, panels, training sessions, etc.) that enhance our employment pipeline while leveraging the full capacity of the UM career services ecosystem, ensuring our office reflects best practice methodologies. The Program Manager will supervise 2-4 student staffers, and must command the interest and ability to further EXCEL’s mission to become the premier, multi-disciplinary arts leadership program with social impact at its core. The Program Manager is responsible for developing new, integrative arts leadership programming that embraces anti-oppressive methodologies and commits to advancing access, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) in the arts. This position would also maintain an active student career advising load, with a particular focus on job preparedness and related career development topics. Other duties will be explored depending on student interest as well as the developing needs of the program.
Maintain and expand a suite of internship collaborations with leading arts organizations; manage a budget portfolio of roughly $50,000
Implement protocols for developing new partnerships, and recruitment pipelines
Develop learning outcomes standards, based on industry best practices, tied to appropriate assessment rubrics
Liaise with institutional partners to ensure interns are both organizationally effective and meet key professional development outcomes for our students
Develop and execute an evaluation system for our internships, based on industry best practices
Oversee the implementation of our internship fund, including updating our processes to improve efficiency and adaptability to virtual environments
Implement our national and international immersion programs, and explore alternative modalities (e.g. virtual site visits, etc.) to ensure long-term program viability
Execute a portfolio of virtual and in-person immersions, building upon existing efforts in NYC, Detroit, Chicago, and London
Liaise with SMTD and cross-campus partners to imagine and prioritize new immersions in various locales
Develop, catalog, and maintain a planning protocol that can be exported across the school
Design and implement new arts leadership co-curricular programming (workshops, talks, training sessions, etc.) in collaboration with the SMTD DEI Office, campus partners, that are grounded in anti-oppressive and ADEI best practices
Process 50-75 EXCEL funding awards on an annual basis
Oversee EXCEL Lab marketing activities, including supervision of student staff
Manage our weekly newsletter, including the sourcing of news items and content editing
Supervise our social media student staffer, supervise the proofing of content
Coordinate the creation of online events (Handshake, Facebook, and other postings as needed) for EXCEL programming to draw and track attendance
Supervise 2-4 student staffers and co-develop a series of co-curricular programs (workshops, talks, training sessions, etc.) as informed by student needs and interests
Supervise data collection across all our programs, maintain our new FileMaker database, and coordinate assessment reporting for our annual review process
Coordinate the creation of our annual report in collaboration with other EXCEL staff members, and liaise with SMTD communications team as needed
Bachelor’s degree required
At least 4+ years of professional experience in arts management
Fluency with the arts management job search, and strong capacity to mentor collegiate students
Proven capacity to improve systems and processes, to bring new ideas to the table to improve program efficacy
Proven experience working in a dynamic, collaborative, and diverse work environment
Experience working within diverse communities and organizations; demonstrated commitment to management practices that embrace anti-oppressive methodologies
Strong capacity to think strategically, execute work independently, and collaborate on large-scale projects that support arts leadership training and growth
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and priority setting skills
Familiarity with the performing arts is essential; formal performing arts training background is a plus
Graduate degree in arts management, arts leadership, business or related field
Fluency working in shared, open office spaces
Familiarity with current technology for use in career development and marketing such as LinkedIn, Google Workspace, task management software (e.g. Trello)
Familiarity with FileMaker database software
A strong record of working effectively with supervisors, colleagues, students in a multicultural and diverse environment
Work Environment: This position will primarily work from the Earl V. Moore Building, with additional work occurring across UM SMTD’s buildings on the University of Michigan North and Central Campuses. Some activities will be events and workshops that occur in the evening. This position may require some lifting of materials up to 20lbs. This position is primarily in person, but may be hybrid at various points of the year.
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