Job description

JOB NO.: 93702-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Library, Museum, Arts, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 93702-AS

Working Title: Wheelhouse Studios Assistant Director



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $36,800 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree, preferably in arts administration, fine arts, recreation management, art education, cultural anthropology or sociology.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

* Significant experience in one or more of the following principal art media-photography/digital imagery, ceramics, art metals, fabric arts, painting & drawing, and/or art sales/fairs coordination and/or art works/museum display.
* Minimum of one year of previous experience in college union or community arts-related educational program planning, preferable in an open studio arts facility. Should include responsibility/experience in supervision/management, program development, program planning and facility operations.
* Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with students,
staff and a diverse public.
* Willingness to adjust personal schedule to the needs of the program (i.e., evenings and weekends) and to work additional hours as necessary.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

* Serve in the role of Wheelhouse Studios Director in the absence of the Director.
* Hire, train and supervise student staff.
* Insure quality daily operations of the open studio facilities.
* Work with Union Facilities Department in execution of scheduled and emergency maintenance.
* Assist in further program development, especially in the areas of free programming and socially relevant programs.
* Active member of the Programs & Leadership Staff team.

Additional Information:

The Organization
The Wisconsin Union operates two buildings on the UW-Madison campus, the Memorial Union and Union South. Approximately 25,000 people use the Union buildings each day.
The Wisconsin Union is a financially self-supporting division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Financial support for the organization is provided by income earned by sixteen food service units, twelve non-food units (stores, bowling, billiards, guest rooms, etc.), space rentals and campus vending. Substantial support is also provided by student fees. The total annual organizational budget is approximately 43 million dollars.
Additionally, each year, the Union's student volunteers and their staff program advisors, through Wisconsin Union Directorate, produce hundreds of social, cultural and recreational programs or events for the Madison campus community. A diverse audience of students, faculty, staff and non-student Union members attend these events.
Over the last ten years the Union has engaged in a major reinvestment project, building a new Union South building, reinvesting and renovating Memorial. With these efforts the Wisconsin Union is poised to provide greatly enhanced services and engagement opportunities for a broader campus community.

Wheelhouse Studios
Wheelhouse Studios opened in the fall of 2014 as the rebranded combination of the Mini Courses and Craftshop programs and maintains the Wisconsin Union's almost ninety year commitment of offering an open studio arts facility to the campus community. The program is charged with providing a relevant program and hands-on engagement of the student population in the arts, broadly defined. This position is vital in helping the Studios achieve its mission of providing multi-layered hands-on possibilities in creating and appreciating the arts.
In its first years of operation The Studios have been highly successful with strong group event use, continuing non-credit course offerings, an expanded free program and emerging social issues-based art and academic course enhancement programming. The Assistant Director position helps ensure Studios operations and program success through direct supervision of a student Creative Consultant staff, monitoring of inventories and facility maintenance, further program development, database refinement and assisting the Director in marketing, course planning and group event coordination and scheduling. As the Union moves towards implementation of new strategic thinking financial sustainability and continuing program development questions will challenge the position to help ensure a solid future for the Wheelhouse Studios operation and program.


Julie Medenwaldt
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please upload a cover letter and resume outlining your relevant work experience.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Mar 1 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Apr 6 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 3/2/2018
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