Admissions Counselor-School of Film/Video
Position Category: Non-Academic
Position Title: Admissions Counselor-School of Film/Video
Reports To: Director of Recruitment
Time: Full Time
Term of Employment:
Information & Responsibilities
This position reports to the Director of Recruitment and will also have extensive engagement with the Dean of the School of Film/Video as well as School of Film/Video Program Directors and faculty. The successful candidate will play a key role in the admissions process and will be involved in the full range of recruitment and field activities including conducting on and off-campus sessions, participating in extensive recruitment travel and representing the Institute as a whole at a variety of admissions sponsored events. Travel, evening and weekend work are required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (include but are not limited to):
• Conduct on and off campus information sessions related to CalArts and its School of Film/Video.
• Manage a heavy volume of telephone and email inquiries from prospective students and applicants.
• Lead tours of the Institute for groups and individuals.
• Maintain accurate, updated records and prepare periodic reports.
• Schedule, organize and conduct portfolio reviews.
• Maintain a close working relationship with all members of the CalArts community and keep abreast of current Institute programs, faculty, facilities, procedures and admissions requirements.
• Contact teachers and counselors at secondary schools and community colleges regarding portfolio reviews, college fairs and visits by CalArts faculty and admissions representatives.
• Outstanding verbal and textual communication skills.
• Significant administrative, organizational and time management abilities.
• Ability to communicate effectively with Admissions co-workers, School of Film/Video Dean and Program Directors, faculty, prospective students, parents and VIP visitors.
• Enthusiasm for working in a team-oriented environment.
• Computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint with an ability to learn additional software as needed.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
• Reliable transportation and a valid driver's license.
• Bachelor’s degree (BFA/BA) required.
• Knowledge of and interest in contemporary visual and performing arts is necessary, as is the ability to speak and write clearly about the training of young artists.
• Academic recruitment experience preferred.
How to Apply
This position is available the middle of February. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the subject line: Admissions Counselor in order to be considered.
Equity & Diversity
CalArts is proud of its diverse student body and deeply committed to
supporting the cultural and artistic aspirations of all its students. A
commitment to increasing opportunities for low-income students and
currently disenfranchised groups is necessary, as is the desire to work
to support institutional goals of equity and diversity in an ongoing
way. CalArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). In our efforts to reach a diverse application pool, please follow the link to fill out an optional survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Eq_Div
CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts
through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and
Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the
complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a
distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor
and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure
necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and
opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United
States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees
in all areas of visual and performing arts.