Director of the Millikin Community Arts Academy

Millikin Community Arts Academy
FLSA Category

Division of the College of Fine Arts

Job Description 


Position Title:  Director, Millikin Community Arts Academy 

Department:  College of Fine Arts                

Job Summary: 

The MCAA Director will be responsible for the management, long-term planning, and enrollment growth of the Academy.


All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University.  At Millikin University, we value:

  • Intellectual and creative inquiry
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility
  • Dignity and respect for all persons
  • Integrity and responsibility
  • Honest, open dialogue and reflection
  • Advancement of the common good


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan and launch new MCAA programs for potential area students and teachers across the state  
  • Work with Program Directors to recruit program participants, ensure the long-term health and viability of each program, and seek opportunities to make continuous improvements to each program  
  • Identify and manage Millikin student Performance Learning opportunities within each of the MCAA programs 
  • Provide grant-writing support for the entire College of Fine Arts, including MCAA 
  • Build a strong presence for the MCAA on social media platforms  
  • Rebuild the MCAA marketing strategy to ensure that marketing efforts are current and reaching the target population)  
  • Oversee the MCAA budget (with some bookkeeping assistance from the Financial Coordinator of Performing Arts)  
  • Collaborate with Millikin College of Fine Arts faculty to build relationships with area schools via outreach events and festivals 
  • Serve as liaison to the Symphony Orchestra Guild of Decatur, the Decatur Area/Illinois Arts Councils, the Decatur Parks District, and Decatur area schools 

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of non-profit funding and revenue streams
  • Background in arts (preferably performing arts), including administration, performance, and/or pedagogy
  • Skills to assess current programs and feasibility/market for new arts education programming within the Decatur community
  • Skills in digital content creation
  • Skills in Microsoft Office programs


Work Environment:

Manual Dexterity: 

  • Dexterity to operate a keyboard

Physical Effort: 

  • Typically sitting at a desk or table
  • Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping
  • Occasional lifting 25 lbs. or less
  • Hearing and visual acuity within normal range

Working Conditions:

  • Typical working conditions found in most administrative work areas


Hazards:  None

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