Director of the Balboa Park Learning Institute
a program of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
San Diego, California
The Balboa Park Learning Institute (BPLI) program is a new model for
professional education developed by the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership,
the collaborative body and collective voice of 27 diverse cultural
institutions located in San Diego¹s historic Balboa Park (California).
Balboa Park ranks consistently as one of the top urban parks in the nation
due to its Spanish Renaissance architecture, acclaimed gardens, dozens of
museums and cultural institutions, the world famous San Diego Zoo and
expansive recreation facilities‹all nestled within a 1,200-acre park in the
heart of a major metropolitan area. Currently the Partnership is leading
several new initiatives that are changing the future for the Park and
creating new models for cultural communities nationally. BPLI is an
important part of this.
The Balboa Park Learning Institute utilizes the Partnership¹s collective
resources to provide on-going and highly customized professional learning
opportunities to professionals, volunteers, and organizations in Balboa
Park, as well as the greater San Diego region and beyond. It also builds
networks and leads exploratory projects with local, state and national
partners that use Balboa Park as a learning laboratory.
Now in its fifth year of successful development, the next Director of the
Balboa Park Learning Institute will lead the post-start-up phase of the
program. There are several major projects to develop and/or oversee‹such as
the co-creation of a new, IMLS-funded Park-wide customer service program
and the implementation of a national art and science innovation incubator
project funded by the National Science Foundation‹however, there is also
room to shape new curricula, business strategies, and the next phases of
the program. Generally, responsibilities span visionary program development
and implementation, relationship building and complex collaboration, fiscal
management and fundraising, and communication and evaluation.
For further information about the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership and to
download a complete position description, visit www.bpcp.org.
Requirements: The following or an equivalent A Master¹s degree or higher
in a field related to the responsibilities of this position, five years of
experience at a senior management level, and demonstrated ability in
collaborative leadership, visionary program development and effective
implementation, and adult learning. Special content expertise pertaining to
new strategies (and new technologies) for audience engagement, the
evolution of customer service and the experience economy, and/or the
blending of art and science are preferred.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by
5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, January 18, 2013. Please put ³BPLI Director
Application: <Insert your first initial and last name>² in the subject
line. No phone calls please. The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.