Information & Responsibilities
CalArts seeks an entry-level Information Technology Project Manager (ITPM). This is a fixed- term, 2 year position. Reporting to the Vice President for Institute Technology and Chief Technology Officer (VP-IT/CTO), the Project Manager, broadly speaking, is responsible for managing, coordinating, and ensuring success of projects applicable to the CalArts Information Technology (CAIT) team. The ITPM Is strongly supported by CAIT leadership and staff. These projects include, for example, the development and deployment of a new service that CAIT will ultimately manage, or the replacement of an existing service or system currently managed by CAIT. In some cases, the ITPM will manage projects that are not owned by CAIT, but rely upon CAIT resources (such as data) or are simply large enough that a PM is required, regardless of CAIT status. The ITPM is responsible for project planning, project schedule development and maintenance, and ensuring that all milestones are reached in a timely and appropriate manner. The PM also works with the Colleague Project Manager whenever SIS/ERP data is needed for a broader project. Strategically, the ITPM is also an advocate for proper project management practices at the Institute and within CAIT. Finally and at a more granular level, the ITPM is also responsible for coordinating project teams and scheduling meetings.
Essential Job Functions
● Works in conjunction with the Colleague Project Manager on the creation of a Project
● Takes ownership of IT-related projects and leads them to successful completion, on time
and on budget.
● Defines project milestones, measures of success, and other parameters as appropriate
● Defines deliverables for projects
● Collaborates closely with CAIT team on implementation of new or modification of
existing services and/or applications
● Collaborates with colleagues at the Institute for project management
● Manage change (training, communications, etc.) for projects
● Schedules meetings and coordinates project team needs
● Proven ability to work and collaborate with constituents and stakeholders on a
constituent and regular basis
● Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to develop, maintain, and cultivate
relationships with internal and external clients.
● Track record of leading projects to completion on time and within budget
● Ability to manage budgets on multiple projects simultaneously
● Track record of successful change management efforts or practices
● $80,000 annually
● Comprehensive benefits package
How to Apply
This position is available immediately. If you are interested, please follow this link to apply.
Equity & Diversity
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking. Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.
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.