Director, Council for the Arts

The Arts at MIT welcomes applicants for the position of Director of the Council for the Arts at MIT.

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Job Summary

Department/School: Office of the Arts
Official Job Title: Director, Council for the Arts
Supervision Exercised: Periodic supervision of co-workers during CAMIT events, interns

The director of the Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) stewards the relationship between the volunteer members of the organization with the various aspects of the arts at MIT and administers all of the programs funded by the Council’s budget. Working closely with the Executive Director of Arts Initiatives, the Associate Provost with responsibility for the arts, and the Executive Committee of the Council, as needed, the director is responsible for long-range planning, implementation of strategic vision, recruitment of new members and the overall fiscal and operational activities of the Council. The director acts as a liaison between CAMIT members and students, faculty, staff and other CAMIT members, and provides timely communication of news, events and programs both inside and outside of the Council’s purview. The director creates a professional, but convivial, atmosphere for the accomplishment of CAMIT business. The director communicates CAMIT news and programs to the greater MIT community.


Required Qualifications: a proven leader who takes initiative within a complex university and alumni network; minimum of a bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience in arts administration, alumni relations, or resource development in higher education or similar nonprofit setting; administrative experience at a decision-making level; confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy when working with a variety of constituencies; ability to work in a highly collaborative and team-based environment; excellent analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; experience managing a budget and fund-raising; demonstrated organizational skills; ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities; experience with project management of complex events; thorough knowledge of Apple computing environment and related software; and familiarity with or willingness to learn WordPress, MailChimp, Google Docs, SlideRoom, and Keynote.  Adobe Creative Suite and FileMaker experience a plus, as is knowledge of MIT systems (Advance, SAP, Atlas).

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

How to Apply: visit; search for job ID 13441

Job Information
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, United States
  • 28118788
  • April 21, 2016
  • Director, Council for the Arts
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Development/Membership
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 5-7 Years
  • 0-10%