Employment - Director


Yale University seeks a qualified arts professional to lead the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM).  The Director will present a compelling vision for the Center at Yale and beyond; foster collaboration with a broad range of constituents, internal and external; with support from Yale Development, lead fundraising and stewardship activities for the CCAM; develop and oversee compliance with appropriate university policies; supervise CCAM staff; convene and collaborate with the CCAM Advisory Committee; and ensure that the CCAM is an innovative, energizing, and creative environment.
Review of applications will begin September 4, 2018. Flexible start date. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Interested applicants can submit qualifications via the Yale University STARS portal.
Reports to:  Assistant Dean for the Arts, Yale College 
Full-time; 12 month; Five-year appointment; Adjunct faculty status in one of the constituent professional schools or Yale College art departments/programs with a teaching load of up to one course per semester. 
Women and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


• Collaborate with and serve a broad core constituency, including the professional schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music, as well as Yale College, and collaborate closely with an advisory board that is comprised of faculty representatives from the CCAM’s core constituents.

• Lead and manage CCAM staff.

• Manage and support the work of the CCAM Advisory Committee including: convene and facilitate regular meetings; manage committee communications; assist with setting of agendas; outreach to core constituencies; present on activities, issues, and priorities of the CCAM; and otherwise ensure the smooth and effective functioning of the Committee.

• Work closely with Yale Development to steward existing donor relationships and to develop new donor relationships; steward existing relationships with corporate partners and develop new relationships; advise on setting fundraising priorities for the center; present a compelling vision for the center in fundraising/stewardship meetings and correspondence; collaborate with Development on annual stewardship letters; travel as appropriate to meet with donors or potential donors; prepare and deliver reports for donors on Center mission and activities.

• Manage curricular activities at the Center. Program courses hosted at the center. In partnership with art Schools, Departments, and Programs, advise on development of courses related to the center and teach up to one course per semester.

• Recommend goals and priorities for the CCAM.

• Lead the Center in its role as an interdisciplinary arts research hub: develop and lead programs that bridge the arts and sciences.

• Lead the Center in its role as an inter-school and inter-department resource for creative project planning, technical guidance, training, and mentorship.

• Guide the Center’s staff members in their efforts to support learning through digital media production.

• Foster an environment of welcoming inclusivity for students, staff, and faculty at Yale University.

• Lead ongoing assessment of existing programs and development of new programs and service.

• Ensure that the resources offered at the CCAM are coordinated with overall University technology strategy.

• Lead strategic development in accordance with the mission of the CCAM and in conjunction with the CCAM advisory committee and Yale College Assistant Dean for the Arts.

• Maintain a professional network with peer institutions and affiliate resources, both internal and external to Yale University, in the advancement of goals outlined by the mission and vision of the CCAM.

• Lead budget planning, oversight, and strategic development of CCAM resources.


• Arts professional with demonstrated practical experience in one or more emerging media fields, academic instruction, and arts management.

• Terminal degree in arts-area field of study.

• Clear and demonstrable understanding of a wide array of creative digital media practices and presentation methods, with an openness and vision for experimental, exploratory, and alternative production modalities.

• Minimum of six years of experience working in higher education arts-area leadership position.

• Demonstrated professional record of exhibition, theatrical or film production, live performance, new media installation, or related arts practice.

• Superior written and oral communication skills, and an ability to effectively work with both technical and non-technical personnel at all levels in the university. 

• Advanced project management and time management skills.

Interested applicants may apply via the Yale University employment portal (click here).

Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Posting Disclaimer
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.
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