• Coordinating administrative aspects of the arts administration department and the Art+Design program
• Maintaining student & departmental records
• Organizing departmental enrollment logistics
• Monitoring and managing departmental budgets
• Assisting admission staff, faculty and prospective students with the recruitment process
• Maintaining website and social media vehicles for Arts Administration and Art + Design information
• Serving as a resource and ongoing support for students within the department
• Assisting faculty and students with Moodle
• Ensuring appropriate supplies and materials
• Developing and implementing database for alumni contacts
• Attending and participating in departmental, college, and university meetings
• Assisting with special events
• Assisting with special projects as assigned
• Other duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree preferred, high school diploma required
• At least 5 years professional experience in business environment
• Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office; familiarity with PeopleSoft and/or Moodle preferred
• Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate ideas and recommendations both orally and in writing
• Ability to thrive in situations requiring high degrees of collaboration, timeliness, and deadlines
• Affinity for arts & culture
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, and technology skills
• Experience working in an institution of higher education preferred
Applicants must submit:
All interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and completed application in a single PDF file to Susan Zurbuchen at email@example.com. Please label the email and PDF with your last name and the position title (i.e., Donahue – Administrative Specialist).
Only completed applications will be considered.
Butler University’s Department of Arts Administration is one of the first comprehensive undergraduate arts administration programs in the country. The department awards a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance Arts Administration, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Arts Administration with concentrations in either music, theatre, or general/multi-arts; there are currently 90 majors. This JCA program is fully integrated into the University’s liberal arts curriculum and arts administration students are required to be personally involved in multiple art forms. The undergraduate arts administration program focuses on preparing students for careers working with a wide variety of artists and nonprofit arts organizations. Students are given opportunities to learn and develop skills through experiential learning, internships, and special projects with small and large arts organizations.
The Art + Design Program is the newest component of the Jordan College of the Arts. Its mission is to educate artists to acquire skills of the designer, and designers to attain the aesthetic eye of the artist, achieved through an innovative, hybrid curriculum that emphasizes sustainable, traditional, and digital materials
The Jordan College of the Arts at Butler University includes undergraduate programs in arts administration, art + design, dance, music, and theatre; a graduate program in music; and the Butler Community Arts School, an arts education program. The respective departments are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Dance, and Theatre.
Founded in 1855, Butler University is a nationally-recognized master’s comprehensive institution located in Indianapolis. The University’s six colleges offer more than 65 undergraduate areas of study, 8 pre-professional programs, and 19 graduate programs to a student body of approximately 4,700. The student-to-faculty ratio at Butler is 11:1 and the average undergraduate class size is 20. The University supports over 44,000 active alumni living in all 50 states and nearly 80 countries worldwide.