Education & Community Engagement Director

Posting Open Date: 
Monday, October 14, 2019
Application Review Date: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Description of Work: 

Position is responsible for Lied Center Arts Education programs, such as Arts Across Nebraska, interdisciplinary arts collaborations and large scale, in-depth residencies. These programs transform the lives of thousands through the arts annually. Supervise coordination of outreach/education/engagement activities with artists and partners extending performances and learning opportunities to community and state. Supervises new work development including the Grow A Show program. Seek and develop connections with non-traditional, diverse constituents. Investigate funding sources for education programs, prepare and administer grant proposals cooperating with staff, artists and partners. Develop and maintain relationships with Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and other UNL academic units, national, regional, state and local service organizations, educators and community arts groups. Act as liaison/advisor to Friends of Lied education committee. Position provides leadership and coordination of new special initiatives and programs. Lead and manage community outreach and education departments. Responsible for program planning and budget management. Hire and supervise community engagement and education staff.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:

Minimum Required Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in arts, education, marketing/advertising, communications or related field required and three (3) years’ professional experience; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Experience must include three (3) years’ experience in one or more areas of performing arts that includes arts education, performing arts program development required; equivalent /experience considered. A minimum of one (1) year supervisory experience required. Work history will have demonstrated a knowledge of performing arts presenting field; strong written and oral communications skills; exceptional ability to foster positive relationships with artists, community organizations, academic units, and service organizations. Ability to think strategically and exercise creative imagination. Qualified candidate must have valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a DMVbackground check allowing them to drive university vehicle’s.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Ideal candidate will possess experience in grant writing and reporting, including federal grants.

Posted Salary: 
For questions or accommodations, please contact: 

Natalie Stroud

Job Type: 
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5): 

Some nights and weekends for residency/outreach programs.