3 Oct 2017

Full-Time Job Assistant Professor of Arts Management

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (Job Poster)North Adams, Massachusetts, United States

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Job Description

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor position in Arts Management beginning September 1, 2018.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in performing arts management as well as contribute to the bi-annual production of a regional participatory arts festival.

Teaching responsibilities will include courses in performing arts management, advanced performing arts management, introduction to arts management, fundamentals of arts management, and other classes within the candidate’s specialty.

Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship in a small liberal arts college environment. The successful candidate will assist the coordinator of the Arts Management program with curriculum and program development, advising, supervising internships, supporting recruitment efforts, and making and maintaining connections with other college institutions and cultural organizations. Candidate should expect to maintain active participation in the field and/or an agenda of arts management scholarship.

This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.

About MCLA’s Arts Management Program:

This dynamic and unique undergraduate program in arts management is one of the few in the nation and one of the only public programs in New England. Students gain exposure to visual art and the performing arts, and then consider these disciplines in relation to broader issues in arts management. The program is highly interactive, combining theory and practice; coursework is enriched and extended through opportunities for hands-on learning through campus cultural programs and an upper-level arts management internship program.

Faculty and students work in conjunction with the many outstanding cultural institutions of the Berkshires, including MASS MoCA, Jacob’s Pillow, Tanglewood, Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage, and Williamstown Theatre Festival, among others.

Candidates should be creative, engaged and energetic professionals with an understanding of trends in the arts and cultural sector; have a demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population, an entrepreneurial orientation, and the ability to collaborate with campus departments and outside institutions.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses in performing arts management, grants and fundraising, social practice, marketing, program development, leadership, board/staff development, and strategic planning.


•Appropriate earned terminal degree in the arts, art management, or related field is required (a 60 credit MFA or MBA, MPA, or a Ph.D., D.A. or other appropriate doctorate).
•Prior successful teaching experience at the college level.
•A record of appropriate professional, scholarly and/or artistic work.
•Demonstrated substantial and successful experience in either performing arts management or artist service management or both.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Teaching in a liberal arts-focused college or the ability to support the liberal arts mission of the college.
•Capacity and ability to work with diverse communities, organizations and people.
•Experience with developing and managing certificate and graduate programs
•Familiarity with online teaching.
•Entrepreneurial experience.
•Grant writing experience, and/or program management experience.
•Additional experience in one or more of the following areas: national/international cultural policy, social practice and creative economic development.

Additional Information:

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Application Instructions:

Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vita and a statement of teaching philosophy here: http://mcla.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=90026

Review of applications will begin immediately. For best consideration, please submit all materials by November 15, 2017.

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• Job Title: Assistant Professor of Arts Management
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
• website: mcla.edu
• Location: North Adams, Massachusetts, United States

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, arts management, assistant professor, performing arts, and teaching. Location: Massachusetts.