April 10, 2006 - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts - POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
April 10, 2006

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
DIRECTOR OF THE WATTIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS
FULL TIME (37.5 hours/week), EXEMPT
JOB #1731
March 2006

California College of the Arts
Human Resources (Job #1731)
5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618-1487
fax (510) 594-3681
employment@cca.edu

THE COLLEGE:
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts is the largest regionally accredited, independent school of art and design in the western United States. Noted for the interdisciplinary nature and breadth of its programs, the college offers studies in eighteen majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college confers the bachelor of architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of arts, and master of fine arts degrees. With campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, California College of the Arts currently enrolls fifteen hundred full-time students.

SUMMARY:
The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art at CCA is a world-class venue for exhibitions and public programs located at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Facilities include three contiguous state-of-the-art, climate-controlled galleries as well as the colleges 133 seat lecture hall. The Institute serves to introduce leading-edge art, architecture, and design into the CCA community and to stimulate discussion on relevant issues through a variety of public programs. The Institute serves the local community as well as the college and is a major interface between CCA and broader San Francisco-area constituencies as well as reaching international audiences through its publications program. The Director of the Wattis Institute establishes policy and direction, oversees program planning and implementation, and builds College-wide and public support for exhibitions, lectures, symposia, performances, conferences, artists/scholars-in-residence, and community outreach projects.

REPORTS TO: Provost

DEPARTMENT: CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
With considerable independence, but in consultation with faculty and academic leadership, develops exhibitions, lectures, symposia, performances, conferences, artists/scholars-in-residence, and community outreach projects.
Works with academic leadership, faculty and students to integrate classroom/studio activities with exhibitions and public programs. Allows sufficient time in major program planning (i.e. 12-18 months) to accommodate academic timetables.
Works with key administrative staff to ensure that public programs support strategic administrative objectives, (i.e. advancement, enrollment, alumni and communications objectives) and that the public programs schedule meshes well with the institutional calendar.
Works with the Advancement Office to cultivate and solicit individual, foundation, corporate and government funding prospects to support public programming. Assists in the development of public programming grants, press releases, and promotional materials. Allows sufficient time in program planning (i.e. 12-18 months) to accommodate fundraising timetables.
Serves as a local and international advocate for the College and its public programming interest through strong working relationships with curators, scholars, artists, architects and designers.
Develops and manages exhibitions and public programs budget; as a department head, represents the exhibitions and public programs area in college-wide budget discussions.
Supervises professional and support staff.
Some teaching as appropriate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Ph.D., MFA or equivalent terminal degree desirable. Significant experience planning and implementing innovative and experimental interdisciplinary and/or community-based programming. Broad knowledge of academic processes and the issues, trends, and individuals influencing art, architecture, and design disciplines and professional practice internationally. Established network and strong working relationships with curators, artists, architects, designers, and scholars internationally. Significant record of published scholarship in a related field. Demonstrated record of successful fundraising for exhibitions and public programs for individual, foundation, corporate, and governmental sources. Established working relationships with donors who support the visual and performing arts, exhibitions and other public programming initiatives. Demonstrated record of successful interaction with the media. Exceptionally strong presentation, written and spoken communications skills. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse constituencies.

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

California College of the Arts
Human Resources (Job #1731)
5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618-1487
fax (510) 594-3681
employment@cca.edu

Application Deadline:
Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes
applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

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