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CCA@CCA Faculty Coordinatorship

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021

We are looking for a visionary faculty member with a passion for civic engagement to collaborate with the CCA Exhibitions team as lead faculty organizer of the 2021–2022 Creative Citizens Program Series.

The Creative Citizens Program Series is a core program of Creative Citizens in Action (CCA@CCA), a college-wide initiative that promotes creative activism and democratic engagement through public programs, exhibitions, and curriculum connections. Creative Citizens in Action connects the CCA community and members of the public via a year-long, intellectually rich programming series that spans the disciplines of art, design, architecture, and writing.

The role includes:

  • Proposing and developing a theme for the 2021–2022 academic year
  • Organizing public programs that are part of the Creative Citizens Program Series
  • Helping promote the Creative Citizens in Action initiative across CCA
  • Serving on the selection committee for the Faculty Micro Grant Program
  • Mentoring CCA@CCA Student Fellows, with the potential to partner with them in event planning
  • Leading the development of a curriculum toolkit for CCA faculty that relates to the theme
  • Sharing knowledge with the next Faculty Coordinator during transition time frame

Individual tasks include participating in planning meetings, reviewing online proposals, selecting speakers, organizing public programs, communicating with event participants, working with CCA@CCA Student Fellows, and actively recruiting participation in the initiative.

Time frame: This position is a full coordinatorship spread over summer 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022.

Full coordinatorship: $6500

Time Requirement (~135 hours):

  • Biweekly planning meetings
  • Planning programs and organizing participants for the Creative Citizens Program Series
  • Development of curriculum toolkit, to be released on Portal over time frame of Coordinatorship
  • Faculty, staff, and student communication
  • General oversight and participation

To apply, please send or share a 1-2 page document addressing the following questions:

  • What is your proposed theme for the 2021-2022 academic year?
  • How might this theme connect across the college?
  • What does creative activism and civic engagement mean to you and your practice?
  • Why are you interested in this position?

We will review proposals as received. Final Deadline: April 19, 2021

Note: We plan to schedule a follow-up conversation with everyone who submits a proposal.

Criteria:

  • Feasibility of plans being successful
  • Alignment with current themes or events
  • Prioritization of junior faculty
  • Balance of faculty representation across academic divisions over years

If you have questions, would like to discuss an idea, or learn more, please reach out directly to Jaime Austin at jaustin2@cca.edu.

This program is funded by an endowment gift to support The Deborah and Kenneth Novack Creative Citizens Series, an annual series of public programs focused on creative activism.

Additional Links:

Creative Citizens in Action Portal Resources

Example event series from fall 2020