Community Engagement Manager, Hancher Auditorium

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242


Mar 22, 2020


Feb 06, 2020

Hancher Auditorium at The University of Iowa is now accepting applications for the role of Community Engagement Manager. The Community Engagement Manager will actively coordinate and collaborate in a leadership capacity as a member of the Hancher Auditorium Public Engagement program, to plan, organize, manage and implement the full range of Hancher’s community and campus engagement initiatives through collaborative and impactful residencies in partnership with Hancher’s presented artists and projects. Additional duties will include:

• Develop and maintain relationships with a broad representation of university and community collaborators and programmatic partners.
• Identify and develop opportunities of meaningful partnerships across the University of Iowa campus and throughout local and regional communities.
• Identify and recommend artists and projects relative to youth and family programming for inclusion in Hancher’s annual season of presented artists.
• Participate in grant writing and reporting as well as documentation and evaluation of engagement, residency, and education programs.

About Hancher:
Hancher is a multidisciplinary performing arts presenter committed to connecting artists and audiences with transformational artistic experiences. For 45 years, Hancher has been the cultural hub of the University of Iowa campus—presenting world-class dance, music, and theater. Along the way, Hancher has extended its reach far beyond campus, engaging thousands of Iowans each year, on campus, throughout the community, and across the state. Hancher is one of the leading university presenters of the performing arts in the nation and has earned an international reputation for excellence.

To Apply:
All applications must include a resume and cover letter as part of the required application materials & must be submitted via our website at: (search requisition 20001379).

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Required Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
-Experience (12 months) in program development and project coordination.
-Demonstrates reasonable (typically 1-3 years experience) involvement and interest in the performing arts.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
-Availability to work some nights and weekends.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Desirable Qualifications:
-Professional experience working for a performing arts organization.
-Experience working for a college or university.
-Valid driver’s license and ability to meet UI Fleet Safety Standards.
-Demonstrated proficiency with social media platforms.