The Arts Administration program (ARAD) is seeking an entrepreneurially-minded, motivated part-time Professional Development Coordinator (PDC) to advance its professional development program. Reporting to the Program Manager, the PDC is responsible for the implementation of the required internship for the M.A. degree, which includes organizing professional development events for students in collaboration with internal and external arts and culture professionals.
In addition, the PDC advises students on areas of individual interest, as well as navigating the application process, registration, and the internship experience. The PDC also creates and maintains systems to track and evaluate program effectiveness.
The PDC is responsible for advocating for the students’ professional growth in line with Department of Labor guidelines and ensuring the applicability of the field experience to ARAD academics. While the program does not place students in internships, the PDC develops and maintains ongoing communications with organizations and alumni to facilitate potential opportunities. To that end, the PDC organizes and executes an annual arts administration internship fair, as well as the Distinguished Speakers Series and Microcourses.
About the Arts Administration program at Teachers College Columbia University
The Arts Administration (ARAD) graduate program at Teachers College, Columbia University offers a Masters in Arts Administration encompassing the visual and performing arts. It is a comprehensive, two-year, 60-credit program informed by both research and professional practice. Through a highly selective and holistic review process, each ARAD cohort includes students with experience from all art traditions and sectors, backgrounds, and geographies. These students are training for careers in for- and non-profit organizations and across areas including management, advocacy/policy, assessment, development, entrepreneurship, education and marketing both in the U.S. and abroad.