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UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in
California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college
with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
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Dept Marketing Statement
The Arts Division offers technical training, aesthetic
development, and historical, theoretical, and critical studies in
art, history of art and visual culture, dance design/technology,
drama, film and digital media, digital arts and new media, games
and playable media, and music to all undergraduates as well as to
undergraduate majors and graduate students. The division is
comprised of departments and programs of study, organized research
units, instructional and research programs to attract and retain a
diverse population of students, and a variety of support programs
Isaac Julien, Distinguished Professor of the Arts, leads the IJ
Lab together with Arts Professor Mark Nash. The Lab at Santa Cruz
is designed as a mirror for the London studio, a place from which
moving image and photographic works are produced. One of the aims
of the Arts Division at UC Santa Cruz is to focus on the artist as
cultural entrepreneur, an artist who necessarily engages with the
art world and art industry to further their own practice, both as a
way of developing their own aesthetic language as well as pursuing
both commercial and cultural imperatives.
Mark Nash, Professor of the Arts, is an established critic and
curator. He edited the British film theory magazine Screen before
embarking on film and art installation projects with Isaac Julien,
and curating important international exhibitions such as Documenta
11 in 2002.
Involves oversight and coordination of research grant programs,
including program development, planning and evaluation, peer review
and applicant relations, grant application and award management,
and synthesis and dissemination of research findings.
Fulfills primary responsibility for a specific area of research
within a broader research grant program initiative.
The Project Director for the Isaac Julien Lab provides
executive-level strategic support for research priorities including
establishing goals, milestones, and metrics for the implementation,
tracking, and evaluation of grant funded initiatives. Maintains
relationships with major partners as well as institutional
stakeholders. Will serve as one of the key points of contact for
the Lab's principles in their development of an ambitious agenda of
research and pedagogy in the areas of curating, archiving and
exhibiting the moving image. With a primary role as the liaison to
external project partners including the Kramlich Collection, Pamela
Joyner, the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Jose Museum of Art,
Performa, ArtPace San Antonio and others, the incumbent provides
oversight of activities that range from cultivating performance and
curatorial opportunities to managing cinema-style screenings and
large-scale conference and educational symposia.
Salary Information: $57,300 - $99,900. Salary
proportionate to percent time worked. Salary commensurate with
skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full
30 hours weekly
Job End Date: One year from date of hire, with possibility of
Union Representation: None
Serves as primary resource for assigned programs / initiatives
within area of responsibility.
Works to build the research capacity of the Isaac Julien Lab by
identifying and pursuing opportunities to build partnerships in
support of Lab projects.
Ensures that research is disseminated and presented to
Participates as a member of related committees, teams and
Identifies research priorities.
Works with major program stakeholders to develop innovative and
cost-effective evaluation strategies.
Strategically convenes stakeholders, including UC Santa Cruz
leadership from across departments and divisions.
Proactively seeks and identifies interdepartmental activities to
engage in that advance Lab priorities.
Provides content for communications to research institutions,
scientists, professionals, legislators, the media and the
Coordinates marketing and communications outreach and student
Drafts materials used for reports, proposals, memos, and
strategizes on external messaging and advocacy.
Monitors and evaluates progress of grant awards.
Academic background and experience in related area.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts
requiring advanced analytical skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse
groups to achieve results.
Strong ability to work collaboratively with internal and
external peers, managers and teams.
Proven program planning and management of projects.
Excellent ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
to multiple constituencies, including writing funding
Preferred Qualifications Advanced degree in related area and /
or equivalent experience / training.
In depth knowledge of research advancement in higher education
and the arts.
Demostrated skills using common desktop / web applications:
understading of funding and research enterprise .
Special Conditions Selected candidate will be required to pass a
pre-employment criminal history background check.
All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures,
attend required health and safety training, proactively promote
safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents
How to Apply
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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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz
is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to
establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect
for the contributions of all students and employees.
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