Director of Campus Engagement, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Website Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Performing Arts Center seeking Assistant Director of Operations

Job Summary
The Director of Campus Engagement strengthens Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ academic interconnectivity by further integrating the Center’s work into the academic culture and curriculum through campus-based engagement activities that ensure student participation. The Director of Campus is committed to equity, inclusion and anti-racist practices, broadening opportunities and ensuring participation of the University of Illinois’ diverse campus. The Director of Campus Engagement is collaboratively responsible for aligning engagement initiatives with the mission of the Center, developing priorities, allocating resources appropriately, and designing and implementing effective systems for team collaboration, with particular responsibility for campus academic engagement and student engagement with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. This position also serves as the Engagement Department’s “access liaison” working in collaboration with Krannert Center staff and others to ensure best practices for accessible performances.

Duties & Responsibilities

Serve as a member of the core Engagement Office team contributing to the planning and implementation of artist engagement activities.
Serve as the course administrator for the course FAA 110: Exploring Arts and Creativity. Project management responsibilities include course logistics and organization, faculty recruitment and coordination, syllabus and curriculum development (in collaboration with faculty teams), and assessments and documentation.
Manage all preliminary, current, and ongoing aspects of FAA 110, including communication with the Office of the Registrar: FMS (Facility Management and Scheduling) and campus units funding restricted sections.
Coordinate the strategizing, planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of engagement activities, with particular responsibility for academic and campus engagement (including intellectual and administrative program oversight, program development and execution, budget design and management, documentation and assessment, coordination of facilities and staff, and extensive contact with University and external constituencies)
Coordinate collaborations with cultural houses and other student, campus groups furthering student engagement opportunities with Krannert Center
Advise/mentor Krannert Center student groups and participate in the structuring of current student organizations currently known as the Krannert Center Ambassadors and the Krannert Center Student Association
Liaison to the Ikenberry Residential Arts Program
Coordinate collaborations with faculty throughout the university and the Department of Fine and Applied Arts
Recruit and supervise interns to assist Engagement staff in carrying out their duties.
Serve as the programming and engagement department’s access liaison by researching best practices and collaborating with Krannert Center for Performing Arts’ communications, ticketing and front of house staff as well as outside contractors on access initiatives including sensory friendly performances, signed performances, and other initiatives that increase access at the center.
Work includes communication, coordination, and collaboration; data entry and database management; and event planning, attendance, and evaluation.

Administrative, Personnel, and Committee work

Serve as a member of the Krannert Center engagement team, which includes collaborative brainstorming, planning, implementation, and evaluation of various engagements, communications, initiatives and events.
Participate in various committees and initiatives on a volunteer and assigned basis, at Krannert Center, in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, and/or at the campus level.
Collaborate and build positive working relationships with faculty and staff of the resident academic departments of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Collaboratively manage the budget allocated to the Engagement Office at Krannert Center.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• A total of three 3 years (36 months) education, training and/or work experience in the areas of arts education, community outreach, engagement, organizing, the performing arts, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
• Degree in a discipline related to humanities, social sciences, education (specifically arts education), and/or the performing arts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Must possess and be able to put into action a passion for connecting people with performing arts experiences.
• Must have intellectual curiosity, a passion for collaboration and inclusivity, and appreciation of the comprehensive diversity across domains on campus.
• Must have excellent public relations, interpersonal, teamwork, communication, planning, organizational, and time management skills.
• Must have project management skills, including the ability to understand objectives, identify stakeholders and their interests, and plan steps in order to accomplish goals and objectives in a resourceful and timely manner.
• Must be professional, flexible, and respectful in all work with colleagues and patrons.
• Must use good independent judgment and be able to resolve problems as they arise, managing time pressures and changing or conflicting priorities.
• Working knowledge of a language (or languages) in addition to English.
• Cultural competency with historically marginalized groups.

Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 5002 – Program Coordinator position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close of this search. The salary range for this position begins at $70,000. We strive to provide a competitive salary, considering factors such as available market data, internal equity, candidate experience and qualifications, collective bargaining agreements, and budget constraints. The final salary offer will be determined through a thorough assessment of these elements. Work authorization sponsorship is not available for this position.

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The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications including a resume, cover letter, and 3 references must be received by 6:00 pm (Central Time) on Monday, July 15, 2024. Apply for this position please click the link below or copy and paste the link into your browser. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment. For further information about this specific position, please contact Bobbie Clegg at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
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Pay Rate/Range*: $70,000
Organization Address: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue Urbana, IL 61801
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