Assistant Director for Education and Engagement (Educational Outreach Specialist)

IU Auditorium / Bloomington, IN


$50,000 - $60,000


Department Information
We are excited to welcome into our IU Auditorium family a dynamic team member who can uphold our reputation of providing interactive community and campus engagement opportunities with a diverse array of artists and tours.

Since opening its doors in 1941, IU Auditorium has served as a university and community gathering place, hosting a diverse array of world-class artists, entertainers, musicians, and lecturers in its opulent 3,200-seat theatre. The Auditorium has been host for over 80 years to the world’s top performers and speakers, from the Metropolitan Opera and Les Miserables to Kevin Hart and John Kerry. As the leading performing arts organization in South Central Indiana in terms of quality, leadership, innovation, and overall guest satisfaction, IU Auditorium exists to create world-class arts and event experiences at Indiana University.

In addition to the wide variety of arts and entertainment events, the Auditorium continues to serves as the community’s gathering place, hosting a variety of university ceremonies, orientation programs, conferences, weddings, and special events. IU Auditorium presents approximately 20-25 events each year by national touring artists, and serves as host to an additional 250-300 rental events that take place at the Auditorium and its 3 off-site venues.

Indiana University Bloomington is a public research institution with a total enrollment of 47,000 students and some of the top academic programs in a range of disciplines. With Big Ten sports, more than 700 student organizations, a vibrant artist community, and plenty of other opportunities for involvement, IU is a campus full of energy and life. With a focus on student exposure and interaction with the arts, the Auditorium is ensuring its vital role in the greater university for years to come.

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Job Summary
Indiana University Auditorium has created a new Community Engagement Manager position that will be responsible for planning, designing, and implementing all key elements of the Auditorium’s community engagement program. The Community Engagement Manager’s responsibilities include and are not limited to:

Department Specific Responsibilities 

  • Researches, plans, develops, designs, and implements all key elements of IU Auditorium’s community engagement program. Manages the strategic planning for program growth and development. Works cooperatively with staff to establish long-term goals and objectives.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with industry professionals, agents, and representatives who handle educational programming. Develops and maintains expertise in the array of performances, productions, and teaching artists available for educational programming.
  • Establishes and builds relationships with University units, departments, and faculty, as well as K-12 administration, principals, and lead arts teachers. Develops and manages processes in which faculty engage and/or assist in the development of curricular engagement, thematic constructs, and interdisciplinary learning activities. Stays up-to-date and be conversant in relevant standards, needs, and pedagogical approaches within the collegiate and K-12 sectors.
  • Oversees coordination of event needs (secure spaces, tech needs, staffing, copywriting, etc.).
  • Coordinates promotions with Marketing Department. Coordinates with Marketing and
  • Ticketing/Sales on group sales opportunities.
  • Develops and oversees community engagement budget.
  • Manages and expands upon the Auditorium’s various engagement programs including: Give the Magic, Auditorium Kids on Campus, Grandorf Leadership Summit, Martha Novak and Marilyn Goerner Theater Experience Fund, IU Regional Campus Residency Programs.
  • Arranges transportation and housing logistics as needed for artists and guests.
  • Coordinates venue and art tours and education with Guest Services department and other arts units on campus.
  • Supervises 1 part-time staff.

General Responsibilities 

  • Creates, implements, and evaluates experiences that connect audiences with the university, including local and rural outreach, campus, summer camps, home school events, teacher professional development workshops, and family programming.
  • Supports the activities of other university departments with expertise on the audience desired. Maintains affiliations with colleagues within academic university’s locally and nationally.
  • Develops and conducts training of a pool of educators who can facilitate programs. Develops and conducts training for tours with docents.
  • Manages the daily operation of programs in accordance with the university’s strategic plans.
  • Develops and manages experience’s budget(s). Oversees online content and technology.
  • Seeks sources of funding and works with development staff to develop proposals and annual reports.
  • Provides process improvement suggestions to supervisor.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in arts management, education, public relations, communications, business, marketing, or related field.)


  • 2 years in education, fine arts, or other related field


  • 5 years experience in community engagement in performing arts


  • Proficient communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy
  • Demonstrates time management, organizational, and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure


  • Demonstrates ability to maintain confidential information
  • Demonstrates customer service skills

Working Conditions / Demands

  • This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as the ability to move about the workplace for long durations during engagement events.
  • The transporting of artists and guests may be required for various events. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Additional Information
Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by August 7th, 2023

Work Location
Bloomington, Indiana

Work Hours
This job will sometimes require working on evenings and weekends.

Benefits Overview
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification
Career Level: Career
FLSA: Exempt
Job Function: Educational Resources & Tech
Job Family: Educational Resources

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Posting Disclaimer
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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