UW-Madison Seeks Nominations for the Position of Director of the Arts Institute

  • February 3, 2016
  • By a2ru      
UW-Madison seeks nominations for an open position for the Director of the Arts Institute via the a2ru network.


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Submission Deadline: March 25, 2016

The Arts Institute is the voice of the arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, the institute supports and promotes a comprehensive variety of arts programs and initiatives, whether its own specific programs or partners’ events. By working with numerous faculty and staff in a wide range of departments and arts-related fields, the Arts Institute is in the position to create and generate conditions for bold thinking and groundbreaking creative work.

The director, who reports to the provost, coordinates and directs activities of the Arts Institute, and has primary responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the institute’s activities: including budgets, programming, operations, personnel, facilities, marketing, finances, development, community relations,strategic planning,  as well as fundraising coordination, student recruitment and alumni relations.

Approximately 85 faculty members from across campus are affiliated with the institute. For more information about the Arts Institute, please see: http://artsinstitute.wisc.edu/index.htm.

A complete position description is available at:



Nominations and Applications:

Submit applications and nominations electronically to:                                 [email protected]


Search and Screen Committee Members

Jennifer Angus – Chair (Professor, School of Human Ecology)
Karen Aune (HR Manager, Office of the Chancellor)
Michael Bell (Professor, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences)
Gail Brassard (Associate Professor, School of Education)
Susan Cook (Professor, School of Music)
Evelyn Howell (Professor, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences)
Lea Jacobs (Associate Vice Chancellor – VCRGE)
Angela Johnson (Student Representative)
Doug Rosenberg (Professor, School of Education)
Ralph Russo (Director, Wisconsin Union Theater)
Benjamin Schultz (Assistant Director, School of Music)
Dee Van Ruyven (Graduate Coordinator, College of Letters and Science)
Chris Walker (Professor, School of Education)


Contact the Search and Screen Staff

Questions may be directed to the search committee office at 608-890-1661 or at [email protected]