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Reference Number 02-32226 Posted Job Title ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM School Name School of Arts and Sciences Org Theatre Arts Posted to the Web 06/05/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade 026 Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 9:30-5:30 Months 12 Position Length Ongoing Position End Date University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.


The Associate Director of the Theatre Arts Program will be at the center of all administrative aspects of the program, reporting to the Program Director, supporting four full-time faculty members and a number of part-time lecturers, supervising the program’s Administrative Assistant, and advising students as needed. The position’s responsibilities are broad, including all aspects of communications, such as website design and maintenance, management of social media, and creation/distribution of newsletters and brochures; budget management; processing of part-time lecturers; participation in curriculum planning; oversight of event planning; and maintenance of program calendar. This role requires participation in strategic planning, and attendance at faculty meetings and program-related events. The Associate Director will also be involved in the hiring of work study students, and will collaborate with the Theatre Technical and Production Coordinator where responsibilities overlap.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Essential skills include: Strong written and oral communication skills; proficiency with computers, especially website design and maintenance; use of social media; familiarity with budgeting. The Associate Director must be a self-starter, able to work independently, and to hold self and others to deadlines. The ideal candidate for this position would be cheerful, optimistic, good-humored, and a dedicated team member. The position requires a strong work ethic, an ability to multi-task, and commitment to our mission: providing an excellent education in Theatre Arts to undergraduates. A background in theatre is highly desirable, as is experience working in higher education.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job. Quick Link Posting Supplemental Questions

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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
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    Posted: 6/11/2019
    Application Due: 6/30/2019
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