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Director of Education & Engagement (GPAC) Gogue Performing Arts Center

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Arts Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
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Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

AU Performing Arts Center

Division Name

AU Performing Arts Center

Position Title

Director of Education & Engagement (GPAC) Gogue Performing Arts Center

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center ( GPAC ) at Auburn University seeks candidates for a Director of Education & Engagement position. Reporting to the GPAC Executive Director, this position will be responsible for executing the development, implementation, and management of educational initiatives as well as campus and community engagement at the GPAC supporting the needs of the campus, community, region, and state; local and regional school systems; as well as the integration of interdisciplinary arts education programs supporting the mission, vision, and goals of Auburn University.

To learn more about GPAC, please visit:

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Essential Functions

1. Manages the GPAC Education and Engagement department by developing, implementing, and directing education and engagement activities, events, and programs. Oversees and directs all educational and engagement activities, events, and programs while managing logistics in collaboration with GPAC departments.

2. Provides support to the GPAC Executive Director in assessment of potential season artists and performers for education and campus & community engagement activities, events, and programs.

3. Strategizes, creates, and delivers short-term and long-term goals for the GPAC education and engagement department. Reports qualitative and quantitative program evaluations through post-event surveys and other methods.

4. Creates and fosters partnerships and relationships on and off campus and acts as the GPAC Education and Engagement department liaison between these groups and the GPAC .

5. Identifies grant writing opportunities and develops grant proposals for GPAC Education and Engagement department. Responsible for providing documentation for and writing final grant reports.

6. Collaborates with the GPAC Communications and Marketing Department in the planning, coordination, and implementation of communication and marketing plans for the Education and Engagement department activities, events, and programs at GPAC .

7. Responsible for hiring, training, supervising, and motivating a strong and strategically-focused team, including but not limited to: Campus and Community Programs Manager, Education Coordinator, and student employees.

8. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director, GPAC .

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Music, Theater, Dance, Arts Administration, Education, Humanities, Business, Communications, or relevant to position.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Professional performing arts programming, presenting, and arts education. Must have experience as an Executive Director, Managing Director, Director of Programming, Director of Education, Director of Engagement, or comparable for a minimum of seven years at a professional performing arts presenting facility/organization where a majority of workload is professional performing arts presenting (including touring Broadway) and arts education (including family programing).

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of professional performing arts programming, presenting, arts education, and community engagement. Experience working with professional artists and performers, contract negotiation and execution, event coordination, university systems, community organizations and schools, and granting agencies.

Minimum Technology Skills

Experience with Word Excel Outlook and other Office 365 applications required (OneDrive SharePoint Teams etc. is preferred).

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Experience in programming, arts education, community engagement, and/or campus programming and engagement. Experience must include two (2) yrs. as a Manager, Assistant Director, or Director in programming, arts education, campus engagement, and/or community engagement

Posting Detail Information

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Salary Range


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Working Hours if Non-Traditional

Varies: Daytime, Late Nights, and Weekends.

City position is located in:

Auburn University

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.

Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  2. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Music, Theater, Dance, Arts Administration, Education, Humanities, Business, Communications, or relevant to position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of experience do you possess programming, arts education, community engagement, and/or campus programming and engagement?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * In which of your position(s) did you obtain this type experience?

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