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Douglas College

Director of Performing and Fine Arts

Position Details

Position Title Director of Performing and Fine Arts Posting Number 01018SA Location New Westminster/Coquitlam Campus Grade or Pay Level A - Pay Band 13 Salary Range - Position Type Administration - Regular Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Regular Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Administration Start Date 07/01/2021 End Date Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays, Other - Some evening and weekend work will be required Shift N/A Work Arrangements
This regular full-time position is available July 1, 2021. Regular hours of work are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Travel between Douglas College's locations as required.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
Reporting directly to the Dean, Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts, this position is responsible for the overall leadership, strategic planning, student recruitment, enrolment management, operations, evaluation and collaborative management of the Performing Arts programs in the Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts. This position provides academic leadership ensuring alignment with academic policies and professional standards, as well as ongoing quality assurance and development of the Performing Arts programs. The position also works with faculty and staff to monitor and report on student success and satisfaction across the Performing Arts offerings. The individual in this position acts as a spokesperson for faculty members in the Performing Arts, advocating in support of Performing Arts students and ensuring strong linkages and partnerships with both internal and external communities.


Under the general direction of the Dean, the Director, Performing and Fine Arts is accountable for:

I. Planning and Development

1. Develops and implements a sustainable student recruitment plan for Performing Arts programs, by working collaboratively with Performing Arts faculty and administration, the Marketing and Communication Office ( MCO ) and the Future Students' Office ( FSO ).
2. Creates a communication and marketing strategy in collaboration with Marketing and Communications, to support recruiting initiatives in the Performing Arts.
3. Maintains and fulfills the objectives of the communication and marketing strategy, in coordination with FSO and the Arts Events Officer ( AEO ).
4. Leads the development and maintenance of a database of Performing Arts alumni, in collaboration with Performing Arts faculty and the AEO .
5. Develops strategic plans, including educational plans, for the Performing Arts programs, by working collaboratively with Performing Arts faculty and the Dean.
6. Oversees curriculum revision and development and plans program review processes.
7. Identifies faculty requiring evaluation under the DCFA Collective Agreement and coordinates with the Dean and Associate Dean to implement the process.
8. Oversees enrolment management and retention strategies plans in collaboration with Performing Arts faculty and the Dean.
9. Develops mechanism for tracking and interpretation of relevant data related to student enrolment and retention.
10. Identifies and plans for emerging trends and issues in the Performing Arts assessing potential and actual influence on programs, by working collaboratively with Performing Arts faculty members.

II. Operations and Liaison

1. Provides overall leadership and management related to the implementation of the strategic plan in the Performing Arts programs.
2. Ensures appropriate staffing and scheduling of courses in the Performing Arts programs in coordination with the Performing Arts Dean, faculty and staff.
3. Works with the Performing Arts Dean, faculty and staff to organize the planning and delivery of continuing education programs (i.e., through the Community Music School and/or other specialized Performing Arts related programs).
4. Provides oversight for all operational issues, influencing best practices and effective student centred educational processes.
5. Facilitates the running of performances, productions and Amelia Douglas Art Gallery exhibits, in collaboration with the Performing Arts faculty and staff.
6. Provides advice about Performing Arts programs to faculty and students with respect to academic pathways, as well as requirements for completing Performing Arts credentials and graduation.
7. Ensures the effective resolution of student registration/enrolment management issues, by working in coordination with the Registrar's Office and the Performing Arts faculty and staff.
8. Supports Performing Arts faculty to ensure successful student completion of programs.
9. Provides administration and guidance in the application of College policy and best practices, as appropriate, to support Performing Arts faculty.
10. Oversees all budgetary matters in the Performing Arts programs and ensures in fiscally responsible management in consultation with the Dean and Finance.
11. Provides oversight and review of all published materials relating to the Performing Arts programs.
12. Ensures a smooth functioning of the Performing Arts programs, by liaising with other disciplines within LLPA and other units throughout the College, as well as with internal and external users of the Muir Theatre.
13. Represents the Performing Arts programs on various committees within and beyond LLPA , as well as throughout the secondary and post-secondary sectors.
14. Promotes the Performing Arts programs on a local, regional, national and international scale in alignment with departmental priorities and fiscal resources.
15. Completes all operational and liaison responsibilities in a timely and effective manner, meeting all internal and external deadlines, as required.
16. Participates in different committees, including the LLPA Faculty Education Committee, LLPA Dean's Advisory Committee, Theatre, Stagecraft, Music, Music Technology Program Advisory Committees, Amelia Douglas Art Gallery, Performing Arts Departmental Committees, as well as other Douglas College Committees/External Stakeholder Committees as appropriate.

III. Evaluation and Quality Assurance

1. Provides oversight on all quality assurance and evaluation processes to ensure that implemented activities meet intended strategic outcomes.
2. Interprets program evaluation data and collaborates with Performing Arts faculty to develop continuous quality improvement processes.
3. Ensures that Program Advisory Committees are in place and operating effectively for existing and newly developed programs.
4. In collaboration with Performing Arts faculty, develops tools to track and maintain data about student experience in Performing Arts programs and about Performing Arts alumni to improve curriculum and inform recruiting and marketing strategy.
5. Ensures a systematic review and revision of plans against intended outcomes with an emphasis on student centred and engagement implementation priorities.
6. Completes all evaluation and quality assurance processes and procedures in a timely and effective manner.

IV. Team Leadership

1. Leads and manages a group in charge of Arts Events, Costume Management, Music Technology and Theatre and Stagecraft technical duties, providing support and leadership in the areas of recruitment and selection, training, performance planning, evaluating and disciplining where appropriate.

V. Other Related Duties

1. Performs other related duties, as required.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative and collaborative leader with a
demonstrated understanding of performing and fine arts education. The preferred candidate will have a graduate degree (within a relevant field or discipline) with at least three years of leadership experience in post-secondary administration.

In addition, the preferred candidate will have knowledge of the teaching environment as usually evidenced by having taught in a
Performing Arts discipline at a post-secondary level for a minimum of five (5) years. The role requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. An equivalent and/or related combination of education and experience
will be considered.
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Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.
Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Open Date 01/11/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
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