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Community Outreach Professional III

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Extension and Outreach

Posting Number: req9849

Department: Ctr for Creative Photography

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Center for Creative Photography (CCP) seeks a community-focused, creative, and collaborative Interdisciplinary and Community Practices team member. The Learning and Engagement Manager is responsible for creating and implementing learning initiatives for CCP that build mutual connections between exhibitions, collections, and communities. The role will be pivotal in bringing interdisciplinary perspectives and practices into dialogue with photography and cultivating a welcoming environment through the arts. This position initiates a range of in-person, online, and hybrid learning engagements and, working closely with CCP's Collections staff, provides essential support for class and community collaborations.

The Learning and Engagement Manager will bring excellent communication skills and fluency in pedagogical and interdisciplinary practices and will have the opportunity to experiment in participatory design methodologies and innovative exhibition projects in the context of the Alice Chaiten Baker Interdisciplinary Gallery. Working in concert with the Interdisciplinary and Community Practices team, the position provides support and direction to interns, students, fellows, and volunteers; develops efficient workflows and sustainable priorities; and maintains fiscally responsible budgets.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Learning Initiatives Coordination

  • Leads collaborative workflow to design a range of in-person, online, and hybrid learning programs and educational curricula through photography.
  • Develops and works across teams to support and enact best pedagogical approaches in gallery- and collection-based education to a diverse audience of learners.
  • Manages and collaborates across teams the planning, implementation, and evaluation of opportunities for educators, students, and other lifelong learners to engage with the CCP collections, including but not limited to print viewings, workshops, seminars, tutorials, and other professional development services.
  • Enacts, grows, and collaborates on expansive learning practices, including but not limited to multilingual translations, closed captioning, transcriptions, and alt text development.
  • Reviews and analyzes gallery texts and other exhibition-related labels through a DEI lens and leads partnerships and dialogues with communities to ensure narratives, languages, and other representations are responsive, accessible, and inclusive.
  • Research's, coordinates, and collaborates to develop a diverse agenda of speakers, creatives, and other community leaders for exhibition-related learning programs.
  • In consultation with the Head of Interdisciplinary and Community Practices, suggests and implements participatory design strategies, interdisciplinary programming techniques, and learning technologies.
  • Develops and implements strategies for marketing to and partnering with educators, academic and instructional staff, and education organizations and associations.
  • Builds and applies evaluative frameworks for learning initiatives at CCP and prepares data for institutional reports and grants.
  • Assists the Principal Investigator (PI) in preparing grant proposals and cases for support for educational projects that support CCP's mission, core values, collections, and DEI initiatives.

Management and Administration

  • Hires, trains, coordinates, supports, and supervises students, interns, fellows, and volunteers[KJ(1].
  • Oversees all administrative tasks related to class engagement, learning programs, and CCP curricula calendars, communications, resources, and databases.
  • In collaboration with the Head of Interdisciplinary and Community Practices, creates and implements department budgets.
  • Supports institutional calendaring and departmental workflows.


  • Actively cultivates and maintains relationships, partnerships, and collaborations with local, national, and international communities and colleagues.
  • Contributes to extra-departmental projects, committees, and service to the Center for Creative Photography.
  • Implements best practices and trends in museum education, online learning, and interdisciplinary arts-based scholarship, maintains evolving knowledge of DEI research and related practices.
  • May represent CCP at professional conferences; professional development through committee participation, conference presentations, and/or workshops/trainings, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills; critical-thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent advanced learning in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience; OR
  • Equivalent combination of experience,
    training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree, or significant equivalent experience and training.
  • Experience with curriculum development and/or teaching experience; familiarity with critical pedagogies and photography.
  • Experience in community building and developing collaborative partnerships.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish.
  • Experience with online learning and streaming platforms.
  • 2-3 years of project management experience.
  • Experience with DEI best practices.
  • Experience working with educational or cultural institutions, experience in the arts.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Outreach and Community Engagement

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $43,559-$50,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Cmty Outreach

Job Function

Outreach & Community Engage

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Meg Jackson Fox

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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