Program Manager (PM), Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM)

Position Focus:

Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) activates creative research and practice across disciplines to advance the cultural landscape of our time.  We initiate and support work that adopts and investigates approaches from the arts, architecture, engineering, the sciences, and more.  We regularly present our discoveries to the public in dialogue and partnership with the university, New Haven, and the world.  The PM is responsible for advancing the CCAM mission through the daily implementation of programming, and by providing operational support, advising, and teaching.

Reporting to the Director, and working closely with the Assistant Director and team, the PM oversees program development and implementation, advises students, offers guidance for students and faculty, and teaches courses in creative media. The PM is expected to be an experienced technologist, a dedicated mentor and teacher of students, and someone committed to connecting CCAM to partners at Yale and beyond. Above all, we are looking for someone who wants to foster a community where everyone belongs.

Review of applications will begin in late September 2022. The target start date is January 2-9, 2023. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter via the Yale University STARS portal.

Reports to: Director, Center for Collaborative Arts and Media 
This is a full-time, 12-month (ongoing) position.

Essential Duties:

  • As a primary administrator of creative media at the CCAM, direct the day-to-day implementation of creative media programming, provide project management and operational support for events, oversee designated budgets, hire and supervise student workers to plan, run, support, and document events, and coordinate other activities as needed.
  • Actively contribute as a technologist and remain current with creative media practices.
  • Develop and maintain a system for advising students and faculty working in creative media, including collaborating with Yale’s Office of Career Strategy to organize/host industry events; advising student organizations, mentoring student projects, and leading technical workshops for students. Contribute to CCAM programming, including planning guest speakers and campus events relevant to creative media, and organizing and implementing cohort-building activities, such as open houses, workshops, and other enrichment opportunities for students in the field.
  • At the discretion of the CCAM Director, develop and teach creative media courses in Yale College, usually 1 semester-long course per year.
  • In consultation with the CCAM Director, provide dynamic leadership for creative media at the CCAM, working with students and faculty from across the university to coordinate courses and other intellectual opportunities for the study and practice of creative media.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Four years of experience in a related field

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree and experience in interdisciplinary arts, or creative media field.

Skills and Abilities Requirements:

  • Commitment to anti-racism, justice, and access.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, as a member of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong organizational skills, ability to follow up with students, faculty, and staff, and attention to detail.
  • Experienced technologist, with a demonstrated interest in ongoing learning as the field evolves. Demonstrates technical skills in creative media (e.g., interactive programming languages, 2D and 3D production software, creative coding).
  • Experienced mentor/teacher qualified to teach courses in Yale College.
  • Ability to connect with students, faculty, and staff, to build partnerships across the university.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including periodic nights and weekends.

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