Campus Arts Associate

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Student Affairs
HUB-Robeson Galleries
Full/Part Time:


The Campus Arts Initiative, within the College of Arts and Architecture and Student Affairs at Penn State, invites applications for a twelve-month Associate position with expertise in interdisciplinary arts, public art, and/or arts administration research to begin January 7, 2019. The Associate will receive a competitive annual salary plus full Penn State benefits. The Associate will work closely with faculty and staff from throughout the Commonwealth providing logistical and administrative support for Campus Arts and its programs. This role leads and oversees the project-level management of artists, partners, and student employees for the development of several public art commissions annually. Responsible for initiating contracts, managing artist/partner relationships, corresponding with Risk Management, and additional assignments as needed. This position oversees the grant, budget, and insurance reporting, as well as communications and marketing for Campus Arts projects. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Arts discipline (Master's degree preferred) or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given for individuals with experience studying, reporting, or assessing artwork in the public realm. Applicants should have prior experience with arts administration, a degree in a related field, and possess a record of innovative program administration, education, or curatorial projects relevant to the Campus Arts mission. Graduates in arts administration are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have meticulous attention to detail, superlative research and communication skills, an interest in working with diverse audiences, and a strong understanding of site-specific temporary works of public art. To apply, submit a letter of interest that details relevant qualifications, as well as a current CV and the names and contact information for three references. Materials must be submitted electronically and should highlight your experience communicating contemporary art to general audiences, leading student co-curricular learning, and developing cutting-edge didactic materials. Campus Arts Initiative, a pilot project of the University’s Strategic Planning Seed Grant program, will commission eight site-specific visual artworks for high-impact locations across the Commonwealth campuses between 2018-2020. Works of art have the capacity to resonate deeply, shape impressions, stimulate curiosity, and contribute to research and scholarship. Campus Arts Initiative offers a scalable, cross-disciplinary model for collaborative engagement. Each artwork will be made in partnership between artists and host entities. Campus Arts Initiative projects will be viewed by thousands of people every day, engaging the communities where we live and work, creating distinctive and transformative experiences. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. This is a one year, non-renewable appointment.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088