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Director of Education, Campus and Community Programs - Cal Performances (4169U) 20952
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 15, 2021
Title Director of Education, Campus and Community Programs - Cal Performances (4169U) 20952
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Art Education
    Education - General

Director of Education, Campus and Community Programs - Cal Performances (4169U) 20952

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 7/28/2021

Departmental Overview

The Director of Education, Campus and Community Programs reports to the Executive and Artistic Director and plays a leadership role in the education and campus programming for Cal Performances. The position has primary responsibility to implement the organizations' framework for programs for audiences, campus, broader public, and K-12 learners. The Director of Education, Campus and Community Programs designs, oversees, and evaluates strategy for education and community work with a focus on programs for Audiences, Campus and the Broader Public. The incumbent supervises a Manager of Education Programs who executes K-12 programs vital to the organization, including AileyCamp, SchoolTime Concerts, and in-school residencies which engage younger learners.


Duties include but are not limited to:

Strategy and Department Oversight and Management
[*] Create and supervise administrative infrastructure in support of Cal Performances' Education and Campus Programs including both those that link performing arts with on-campus knowledge and research and additional K-12 programs - overseen by the Manager of Education - such as AileyCamp and SchoolTime Concerts.
[*] Cultivate and lead activities that support on-campus work: build working relationships with faculty, staff and students across campus; identify and cultivate new partnerships to generate programming; other related activities with faculty and academic engagement.
[*] Ensure all programming has a robust and clear evaluation and reporting structure to monitor effectiveness, refine strategy, and communicate clearly to grantors and other funders.
[*] Support all fundraising and marketing activities related to Cal Performances' Education and Community Programs. Clearly communicate and hone strategy in a way that allows for effective public communication in conjunction with Development and Marketing teams and sufficient and sustainable funding to support the programs.
[*] Communicate clearly with funders - individuals and grantors - via written and verbal methods in conjunction with the Development team. As programs change and evolve, ensure supporters are informed and on board.
[*] Create, deliver and disseminate/publish reports as required.
[*] Identify opportunities for growth, efficiencies, and partnerships with funders and other community members.
[*] Represent Cal Performances and its Education and Campus Programs on campus and in the community as appropriate for furthering the goals of Cal Performances and UC Berkeley.
[*] Develop and manage program area budgets.
[*] Participate in short and long term planning in conjunction with the Executive and Artistic Director and Director of Artistic Planning.

Program Design and Development: Programs for Audiences, Campus, and the Broader Public
[*] Work with Cal Performances' programming team to identify, create and expand opportunities for establishing curricular links between Cal Performances' presenting program and campus academic programs.
[*] Implements, executes and refines Education programs for Audiences, Campus and Broader Public.

K-12 Program Oversight
[*] Supervise the Manager of Education Programs to ensure effective design, implementation, documentation, and evaluation of the K-12 programming (In-School Residencies, Schooltime Concerts, Ailey Camp)

Required Qualifications

[*] Passion for and broad knowledge of the various arts disciplines presented by Cal Performances.
[*] Experience in senior leadership in non-profit or university-based arts learning, arts presentation, or related field.
[*] Ability and interest to engage in-depth with a wide range of thinking, research and perspectives from across academic disciplines and the ability to synthesize that work into a streamlined, high-quality educational program for the public.
[*] Experience designing, managing and evaluating successful educational programs, conferences, or performance events, particularly in the performing arts and university environments.
[*] Actively contributes to a team environment that fosters and promotes a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) within the organization.
[*] Experience building culturally responsive curricula and an ability to engage with contemporary conversations around representation, EDIB, and social impact in program design.
[*] Extensive project research, development and management experience.
[*] Supervisory experience to hire, coach, evaluate and manage a diverse staff.
[*] Ability to perceive and articulate to faculty and the general public the broadest implications of the artists, programs, and thematic work presented by Cal Performances' main stage season.
[*] Excellent communication and presentation skills.
[*] Demonstrated capacity to document research and write for publication.
[*] Senior level budget development and management experience.
[*] Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to inspire teams and partners in support of developing and implementing innovative programs.
[*] Ability to translate the intellectual goals of a program into practical and educational terms.
[*] Demonstrated experience in managing and organizing the running of an event.
[*] Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to independently follow through to successful completion of projects within a deadline. Ability to multi-task and distribute efforts appropriately among tasks, manage competing deadlines, handle frequent interruptions and maintain a high level of productivity. Flexibility to adapt quickly and easily to changing situations and priorities in a calm and professional manner.
[*] Excellent computer skills and facility with MS Office suite of software. Ability to easily learn new software programs.
[*] Ability to work overtime, nights, weekends and holidays when necessary.
[*] Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Diversity Statement

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.

Other Information

This position reports to the Executive and Artistic Director and plays a leadership role to develop and implement a vision for the education and campus programming for Cal Performances, including - in close collaboration with the Artistic Director and Director of Artistic Planning - the organization's Illuminations work, which blends performing arts with on-campus knowledge and research.

In the 2021-2022 season, Cal Performances' Education programs will be reframed under the umbrella of its thematic Illuminations programming. Continuing its commitment to learners of all ages, Cal Performances will use its unique position as a world-class presenting organization on the campus of a premiere public research institution to create programs that link the arts to campus knowledge to create a more holistic and empathetic understanding of the world.

The Director of Education and Campus Programs is the individual primarily responsible for the implementation and execution and refinement of the Illuminations Public Forum and Digital Lecture Series (theme-based programs that bring together campus experts from across disciplines to frame one vital theme from many angles over the course of the year, in conversation with specific on-stage programming); the Artist-in-Residence program (a world-class artist with a recurring relationship to the university who - over the course of their Residency - instigates an ongoing on-campus collaboration between arts and non-arts departments); and other supporting events.

The successful candidate will be one who is rooted in the performing arts but has a deep curiosity and experience in interdisciplinary work, connecting the performing arts with research, knowledge, and civic engagement.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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