Step into The Studio Creative Learning Community, where creativity thrives and communities flourish. Within these vibrant walls, approximately 70 first-year students come together, united by their passion for artistic expression in visual, performing, and literary arts. Embracing the essence of artistic creativity, the Studio Program Manager assumes the crucial role of overseeing the programs, spaces, and connections that shape this extraordinary residential learning community.
As the mastermind behind this artistic haven, the Studio Program Manager curates four captivating creative spaces and leads a team of dedicated student staff members. Together, they craft an array of co-curricular activities that fuel the fires of creativity and foster a sense of togetherness. Moreover, this role extends its support to a captivating curricular seminar surveying the arts on campus, guided by the esteemed Faculty Director, and the influential Steering Committee, which comprises representatives from various faculties and staff members dedicated to the arts.
Seated at the heart of The Studio community, the Program Manager forms a close bond with both students and staff, nurturing a vibrant space for first-year students who hold artistic creativity dear to their hearts. Serving as a vital link between the Division of the Arts, University Housing, the Office of Multicultural Arts’ First Wave scholarship program, and the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement, the Studio Program Manager weaves connections that transcend boundaries and champion inclusivity.
Given that The Studio welcomes every incoming cohort of the First Wave Program, this role demands cultural literacy and a deep understanding of the rich tapestry of diversity present among our talented student body. With a keen sensitivity to the challenges faced by students within predominantly white institutions (PWIs), the Program Manager offers unwavering support from a student-centric perspective.
Envisioned as an administrative unit answerable to the Provost’s Office, the Division of the Arts lies at the core of our artistic community. Guided by a visionary faculty director, this division acts as a hub, interweaving, energizing, and advocating for the arts at UW-Madison. Our mission encompasses not only nurturing academic arts departments and affiliated partners but also fostering interdisciplinary collaborations, enriching the student experience, forging community engagement, and championing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access throughout the artistic realm.
In line with our unwavering commitment to cultivating a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist workspace, we wholeheartedly encourage applications from individuals of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, as well as those identifying as LGBTQ+ and non-binary, women, persons with disabilities, military service members, and veterans. At the Division of the Arts, we recognize and value the unique contributions that each individual brings to our collective artistic tapestry.
For a deeper understanding of the remarkable opportunities available within the Division of the Arts and at UW-Madison, we invite you to explore further at https://artsdivision.wisc.edu/opportunities/employment/. Prepare to embark on an inspiring journey where creativity, community, and inclusivity converge in an extraordinary celebration of the arts.