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Craft Center Assistant Program Director, Programming

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Job Details

Craft Center Assistant Program Director, Programming

Job no: 533833

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Administrative/Professional, Architecture/Art/Design, Student Life/Services, Planning/Project Management

Department: Erb Memorial Union
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary:Salary: $48,000 - $53,000 per year (updated); candidates with advanced skills and experience may be considered for a starting salary above this range.
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

May 30, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your application, please submit a cover letter that clearly communicates how you meet each of the outlined qualifications as well as a current resume that includes dates of employment.

Any application missing the above documents/information may be considered incomplete. In order to ensure consideration, please submit your application materials prior to or on the listed review date.

We encourage you to apply, even if you don't think you meet every one of our preferred qualifications--use your application to let us know what excites you about the role and what transferable skills or other qualities you would bring.

For a copy of the complete position description, please email and reference Assistant Program Director, Craft Center.

Department Summary

The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) is a department of the Division of Student Life. The EMU is a multifaceted auxiliary service that employs over 90 professional staff and 400 student staff, and serves over 15 thousand daily users during the academic year. The EMU welcomes students, faculty, staff, the community and visitors to campus, and its mission is to provide learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth in an open, inclusive, and resource-rich community where students and staff collaborate to inspire and sustain extraordinary programs and services that promote diversity and social interaction. The EMU is student-centered and is operated in collaboration with a student Board, who are actively involved in determining the character and scope of the department and approve the budget recommendations of all EMU services and programs.

Position Summary

The EMU Craft Center is a comprehensive arts program offering 300+ workshops/classes per year and open studios providing educational and recreational opportunities for UO students. The Craft Center Assistant Program Director, Programming reports to and works closely with the Program Director of the Craft Center to provide direction and support for program administration, the multiple components of nine studio facilities and equipment, and the staff, instructors, and student employees associated with the program.

The individual in this position supervises one Craft Center classified employee, 40 workshop instructors, and 25 student staff. The Assistant Program Director, Programming also serves as an advocate for the program and the value of involvement in lifelong learning and pursuit of creative endeavors. They will serve as a resource to and participating member of the larger EMU staff.

The typical schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 9:30am-6:00p, but the position may be asked to provide support any days of the week the Craft Center is open, in the event of an accident, need for professional-level representation, for special events, or as otherwise needed to support the requirements of general operations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in an arts-related field, OR 3 years full-time experience in administration in an arts-related field, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of one or more art/craft areas (such as ceramics, hot glass, woodworking, or metal sculpture), including knowledge of equipment/tools for areas of expertise.
  • Two years experience with supervision or lead work.
  • Demonstrated experience with coordination of programming.

    Professional Competencies

  • Commitment to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from a variety of diverse backgrounds, creating and fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage projects and initiatives, and solve problems.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment.
  • Ability to work successfully both independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of office technology, including word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and/or design software programs.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in program promotion and marketing.
  • Experience in art/craft facility management.
  • Experience teaching workshops or courses.
  • Master's Degree in an art-related field.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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