Director, Performing and Fine Arts

Douglas College

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Published
January 7, 2021
Location
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
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DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through its classrooms, offices and boardrooms. It inspires students and drives Douglas College to be one of BC’s Top Employers and Forbes Canada’s Best Employers for 2020.

Located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples of the QayQayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations, Douglas College is the largest degree-granting college in British Columbia. With two main campuses and three training centres in the Metro Vancouver area, Douglas College is one of the province’s most vibrant leaders in post-secondary education, combining the academic foundations of a university with the employer-ready skills of a college. Douglas College’s 2,000 employees instruct and serve more than 25,000 students each year, including 3,000 international students from 80 countries.

The Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts (LLPA) is comprised of approximately 1,550 student FTE (2019/2020) supported by 120 outstanding faculty and staff, who bring a breadth and depth of professional knowledge and innovation to programming, research, creative practice, and educational experience.

Reporting directly to the Dean, Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts, the Director, Performing and Fine Arts 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. The Director 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 Director 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.

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.

How to Apply

Douglas College is committed to be a workplace that is free of discrimination, values and champions diversity, and is representative of the communities we serve at all job levels. Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with Douglas College, please contact 604-998-4032. Forward your CV and letter of introduction, in confidence, to info@hwest.ca. We will respond to all who express interest.

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