Position Announcement:

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 jobs@bpcp.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.