California Institute of the Arts

Information & Responsibilities


The Employer Relations Manager’s duties include: programming activities surrounding new internship initiatives and outreach program for students, employers, and faculty; developing policies and procedures with regard to the internship program; creating handbooks and educational materials as necessary to educate the CalArts community and employers about career readiness; cultivating relationships with external employer partners; conducting site visits with employers; providing lead oversight in departmental technology related to both internships and part-time, full- time and summer employment postings; creating and developing career- related programs about internships and employment; supporting the Director in the department’s operational and strategic planning; assisting the Director to manage the departmental budget; supervising and training all student assistants and peer advisors in the Center for Life & Work; facilitates job and internship opportunities and hosting all employer information sessions, on- campus interviews/portfolio reviews, and career fairs; advising students with regard to internship and job discernment and search; leading workshops related to internship program and job.



Employer Relations and Employer Events (60%)
● Develop knowledge and understanding of the related professions represented by CalArts
programs and maintain familiarity with the education, training and career opportunities and expectations
● Proactively develop and implement strategies designed to increase employment opportunities for CalArts students and graduates
● Strategically identify and build relationships with regional, state, national, and international employers for recruitment of CalArts students and alumnx
● Work with employers to develop marketing strategies for enhancement of employer presence on campus, which includes, but is not limited to: campus recruitment, job postings, internships, career fairs, class/organization presentations, and resume searches.
● Collaborate with faculty/staff to increase employment opportunities for students through career fairs, internship fairs, and networking events on and off campus for students and alumnx

● Work closely with arts organizations and creative employers to develop internship opportunities for students
● Participate actively in various local, state, regional, and national organizations such as chambers of commerce, societies of human resource management, NACE, alumni chapters, etc.
● Design and develop employer marketing material, compose content, and coordinate timing of communications to employers
● Track job market demand, use of career services, trends in recruiting, job-offer data, and hiring results for students in various academic majors. Report results to internal and external stakeholders
● Formulate strategies for achieving greater participation rates for those majors that underuse available career resources
● Participate in career development programs coordinated by the Center for Life and Work, including, but not limited to, workshops, employer seminars, meetings within and outside of career and counseling services, and other special projects of career and counseling services

Entrepreneurship Programming and Career Advising (35%)

● Work with CalArts administration, Center for Life and Work Director, and faculty to develop meaningful entrepreneurship programming for students and alumnx to grow their creative business ideas
● Provide career development advising to students and alumnx

Administration (5%)

● Compile and report data on employer relations activities, assess employer relations efforts, and provide feedback as to the effectiveness of such efforts
● Attend administrative staff meetings
● Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor



● Knowledge of existing and current trends in career development theory;
● Strong skills in establishing effective working relationships with faculty and administrators;
● Strong oral and written communication skills; general administration;
● Ability to work in a small team setting demonstrating initiative and dependability;
● Ability to handle multiple tasks with ease and have the ability to independently prioritize tasks/duties;
● Professional demeanor, and be business-oriented with strong telephone and customer service skills;
● Well-versed in college web-based career development tools, and job/internship resources online;
● Proficient utilizing MS Office, database management software, and Internet. Skilled at creating reports.

● Bachelors degree required, Masters degree preferred;
● Understanding of advising students in an arts education setting is highly preferred.

● Two years of experience in running experiential learning programs, preferably in an arts setting; general administration;
● Previous experience in career or student services preferred;
● Proven experience in career programming with outreach skills targeted toward working with students of diverse communities (1-2 years experience preferred);
● Record of innovative and creative program design within higher education, and within an arts education setting (preferred);
● Knowledge of the entry-level and visual and performing arts job market, and the use of electronic resources in the career exploration and job search process for undergraduate and graduate students

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.

Further Information

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.

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