Associate Director, Arts & Lectures, University of California, Santa Barbara


Associate Director
Arts & Lectures - University of California, Santa Barbara

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director is a key member of the Arts & Lectures senior management team and the primary thought partner with the Executive Director in curating, programming and strategic visioning. The Associate Director serves as the lead curator of the lecture series, including developing concepts and themes. The position is responsible for the cost-effective management and setting of programmatic goals for public lectures and films. The Associate Director researches, selects and implements all lecture presentations, and manages the events as the primary Arts & Lectures and University representative at all public lectures. The lecture series includes a significant number of large-scale, high-profile events in the community, many with additional residency activities both off campus and at UCSB.

The Associate Director is responsible for conceptualizing and directing the Arts & Lectures Thematic Learning Initiative, a multi-million donor supported multi-year project. Responsibilities include supervision of a top-level management team including the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Programming Manager, the Director of Education & Community Engagement and Performing Arts Manager. Working with the Senior Director of Development, this role will play a leadership role in all Arts & Lectures fundraising efforts including donor identification, cultivation and development of project proposals for funding by private foundations and individual philanthropists. This responsibility also includes all aspects of Arts & Lectures extensive public lectures, films and special events programs (from program planning and selection through event presentation and final reporting).

REQUIREMENTS:  Ten plus years of significant demonstrated success in curating and programming in an established presenting arts organization. Seven to 10 years of progressive management experience. Proven track record of consistent sustainable earned income revenue generation. Extensive event oversight experience. Success in establishing, building and maintaining relationships with university faculty and leadership, as well as community partners. Extensive experience with strategic planning and implementation. Commitment and ability to articulate the case for higher education, UCSB and the arts.

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