The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University seeks a Director of Peabody LAUNCHPad. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships and Community Initiatives with a shared reporting line to the Senior Associate Dean of Institute Studies, the successful candidate will direct the newly organized Career Services Office, re-branded - Peabody LAUNCHPad - which links Peabody’s Breakthrough Curriculum with career-advancing opportunities and services for the 21st century musician. The Director will also teach courses in the Breakthrough Curriculum (http://peabody.jhu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Curriculum-Flyer-2017.pdf) and supervise student internships.
Peabody LAUNCHPad promotes the transformation of exceptional artistic talents, passions and ideas into careers and ventures that create value in 21st century society.
LAUNCHPad provides the Conservatory’s emerging professionals with strategies, support, tools, and practical experience for stepping out of school into diverse, innovative careers at the highest level of excellence in performance, teaching, citizen artistry, and arts leadership.
LAUNCHPad links the Conservatory’s Breakthrough Curriculum with internships, residencies and fellowships in an array of fields and disciplines, and connects Peabody’s emerging professionals with grants to fund new ventures. Its career advocates provide customized career planning for students entering today’s arts economies as well as those forging new paths.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Directing Co-Curricular Programs and Teaching
With the Manager of Community Partnerships, manage existing LAUNCH residencies, internships and fellowships
With the Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships and Community Initiatives, collaborate in the development of new LAUNCH opportunities
Direct the production of select co-curricular community performances (such as Peabody Pop-Ups)
Build partnerships with faculty to connect student soloists and ensembles with performance opportunities
Coordinate grant opportunities within and beyond Peabody/JHU
Teach EXPLORE and other courses as appropriate and required
Supervise students in the Business of Music Practicum
Directing Career Services
Provide management and oversight for the delivery of career services to Conservatory students and recent alumni
Oversee staff (2) and student workers in maintaining and developing the office’s Musician Referral Service, job postings, web page and web resources
Develop and oversee career development workshops and presentations, including the coordination of visits by guest artists/presenters
Track office performance and outcomes data
Collaborate in development of JHU-wide career services
Develop employer outreach strategy in diverse fields
Managing Institutional Advancement Events
On behalf of the Dean, Associate Dean of External Affairs, and Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships and Community Initiatives, direct career services staff in the organization and production of high profile performances that represent Peabody externally
Master’s degree required. Five years of related experience required.
We encourage applications from individuals who are committed to preparing conservatory students in classical music, jazz and dance for 21st century leadership as citizen artists. The successful candidate will be a practicing artist who is recognized currently as an innovator within the music/dance industries in multiple ways (including effective applications of technology); a proven educator with a track record of linking emerging professional performing artists with career opportunities and equipping them for success in existing and emerging markets; and collaborator with both internal and external constituencies. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.
And at least 7 years of significant leadership and entrepreneurial experience, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level, are expected.
A graduate degree in music/dance is strongly preferred.
Experience with arts administration, career services and ensemble production, is strongly preferred.
Supervisory responsibility (indicate the number and type of persons supervised by incumbent): 2 staff members
A letter of application
Resume/curriculum vitae including documentation of higher ed teaching experience, performance and entrepreneurial/citizen artist activity within the past five years
Names and contact information for 3-5 current references who together address both entrepreneurial and teaching experience
Classified title: Director of Career Services
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Employee subgroup: Salaried, Exempt
Schedule (hours/days): M-F, 37.5 hours/week
Location: Peabody Institute
Personnel area (School): Peabody
Department Name Career Services
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