The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) is a department of the Division of Student Life. The EMU is a multifaceted auxiliary service that employs over 90 professional staff and 400 student staff, and serves over 15 thousand daily users during the academic year. The EMU welcomes students, faculty, staff, the community, and visitors to campus, and its mission is to provide learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth in an open, inclusive, and resource-rich community where students and staff collaborate to inspire and sustain extraordinary programs and services that promote diversity and social interaction. The EMU is student-centered and is operated in collaboration with a student Board, who are actively involved in determining the character and scope of the department and approve the budget recommendations of all EMU services and programs.
The Program Director of the Craft Center is a staff member of the Erb Memorial Union (EMU) and reports to the Sr Associate Director of Student Activities and Programs. The Program Director is responsible for oversight and direction of art/craft programming and curriculum, Center budget, Craft Center facilities and equipment, and supervision of Craft Center personnel. The Program Director serves as a member of the Student Union Program Staff and participates in EMU and campus event programming. Relying on a variety of leadership styles, and a diverse art/craft programmatic offering, the Program Director will strive to maximize opportunities for student involvement in creative expression.
• Bachelor’s Degree. • Two years of experience in personnel management, including supervision, evaluation, and development of professional and student staff. • Two years of experience managing an organizational budget. • One year of experience managing a studio or facility. • Experience in an arts-/crafts-related field.
• Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment, create effective relationships and support positive interactions. • Strong ability to problem-solve and work in an independent manner. • Strong attention to detail. • Ability to maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace. • Ability to maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude. • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Master of Fine Arts or related degree, or equivalent combination of skills, experience, and education. • Three years progressively responsible experience in an art-/craft-related field. • College-level arts instruction and demonstrated arts administration experience. • Facility management experience. • Experience with supervision, mentoring, and staff management in a higher-education setting. • Knowledge of student development theories and practices. • Experience in practices of risk management. • Experience in assessment. • Experience providing superior customer service.