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Director of Audience Development (Substitute)

Mission Viejo, California 92692
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Saddleback College

Director of Audience Development (Substitute)


Pay Range:$42.92/hr

Hours per week:25-40


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu



To organize, coordinate, implement, and evaluate outreach and audience development for the division of Fine Arts and Media Technology (FAMT) of assigned college; work with department chairs to develop and access the marketing and promotional needs of their programs and public events; and supervise the Front-of-House Operations personnel and the Fine Arts & Media Technology Public Information Officer (PIO).


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.



The District’s goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that is welcoming to all, fosters and celebrates diversity, and promotes and rewards excellence. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff and students to live, work, and contribute to a global society.


This position is a short-term, hourly, non-bargaining unit position, not to exceed 160 days per Fiscal Year. You will be contacted should the hiring department/division be interested in scheduling an interview with you to discuss your qualifications and skills. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application. The most current status of all applications will be available for you to view on our website. This position is open until filled or withdrawn.


Receives supervision and direction from the Dean of Fine Arts & Media Technology.


Exercises functional and technical supervision over Front-of-House staff and the FAMT PIO as designated by the Dean and approved by the President.


Knowledge of:

• Budget management.

College and university theatre, music, film and arts programs.

Correct English composition, grammar, spelling and vocabulary.

District and College organization, operations, objectives, policies and procedures.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Grant and sponsorship opportunities for the performing arts.

Grant compliance issues at the college, state and federal levels.

Interpersonal skills including tact, compromise, patience, courtesy and diplomacy. 

Local community affairs. 

Online publication and printing processes.

Operation of computer, peripherals and software programs, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and specialized software.

Principles and practices of public relations.

Training, work direction and supervision of others.

Writing and procuring grants.


Ability to:

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations.

Collect, compile and analyze data.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. 

Maintain the security of confidential materials.

Negotiate sponsorships for in kind or cash services, and secure relationships with local government officials, community leaders, businesses and non-profits.

Operate office equipment such as computer, printer, calculator, copier and facsimile machine.

Plan and organize work schedules to meet division priorities and deadlines. 

Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.

Prepare various written documents including news releases, public service announcements, feature stories, calendar listings and brochures.

Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.

Review and manage assigned budgets.

Successfully apply for and receive grants and sponsorships in support of the performing arts program of the college.

Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel as designated by the Dean.

Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.

Work collaboratively with artists, faculty, staff, students, and administration in establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships. 

Work effectively with others to achieve common goals including student recruitment and retention.

Work with a diverse student and staff population.



To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in arts administration, marketing, public relations or closely- related field. Four years of increasingly responsible, closely-related and demonstrated paid work experience as listed below may substitute for the required degree.



Five years of increasingly responsible paid work experience in community relations, arts development and awareness, marketing, arts promotion, public relations, audience development, project development and management, promotions, fundraising, or community or arts outreach.

Posted: 2018-09-24 Expires: 2018-10-24

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