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Filing Deadline: Mon 4/8/2024 | See Job Listing Here


UC San Diego’s Department of Music builds upon the University’s vision to "align our efforts to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university" as the country’s foremost graduate program in contemporary and experimental music. Graduate degree programs focus in Composition, Computer Music, Integrative Studies, and Performance. The undergraduate program at UC San Diego offers a bachelor of arts in music, music humanities, and ICAM (Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts). The curriculum emphasizes the development of musical listening and performance skills as applied to both contemporary and traditional music. The Department enrolls students in its 40+ undergraduate courses and seminars each quarter. There are over 154 Music Majors and 169 Music minors in addition to 90 students pursuing either a Ph.D., or DMA graduate degrees.

The Department produces over 200 events each academic year, across the wide spectrum of performing arts disciplines, from solo instrumentalist recitals to 70+ person orchestral performances, to fully staged annual opera productions, to the 600+ person UC San Diego Gospel Choir performing each term (three times a year) in Mandeville Auditorium.

The Department has 24 Ladder Rank Faculty, 3 Teaching Professors in the L(P)SOE series (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, 3 Unit 18 lecturers, 10 administrative staff and 6 Production staff supporting Department activity.

The Department is responsible for three facilities containing multiple performance spaces: the Conrad Prebys Music Center, with the 380 seat Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, the 144 seat Recital Hall, and the 170 seat Experimental Theater), Warren Lecture Hall (with Recording Studios A & B), 5 project studios and 800 seat Mandeville Auditorium, the largest performing arts facility on the UC San Diego campus.

Mandeville Auditorium, a 23,417 sq. ft. full service recharge facility, hosts major campus events and performances including annual residencies by departments and organizations including the Helen Edison Lecture Series, ArtPower, University Events Office, Muir Musical, Kaibigang Pilipino, Vietnamese Student Association, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Explorer Academy, Black Student Union, Welcome Week orientations of the campus colleges, and guest speakers including political figures, noted authors and Nobel laureates.

In addition to campus engagement, the Department of Music actively hosts community organizations through performances by the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, San Diego Ballet, Indian Fine Arts Academy, La Jolla Music Society, San Diego Symphony and various National dance competitions and showcases including: Culture Shock, Bravo!, Leap, Spotlight, and StarQuest International.

Under general supervision of the CAO and Production Manager, duties include program promotion for activities and events sponsored by the UC San Diego Department of Music; generating publications, as well as publicity and advertising programs. Initial planning and arranging for the production and distribution of announcements, bulletins, and special publications used to publicize and promote concerts, courses and special programs unique to an academic music department, including production of the online events listing, collection of concert material, the drafting of press releases, news bulletins, production programs, and social media campaigns; develops and maintains contact lists and carries out and email program; assists with press coverage arrangements for events and activities; recommends the most efficient use of promotions services for the over-all production program; develops and maintains working relationships with offices, groups and agencies within the University and the community to facilitate student program promotion and events objectives; consults with faculty, CAO and Production Manager on general public relations policies and long-range plans and directions; updates departmental website. Coordinate events and activities with Divisional Communications staff. Maintain a monthly press archive and create media outlets. Serve as lead liaison with third party ticketing service.

Applies publications design and delivery concepts. Applies organizational policies and procedures to resolve a variety of moderately complex issues. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.

  • Must be willing and available to work a varying schedule to attend events, as needed, including nights and weekends. Must have reliable transportation.


  • Working knowledge of production processes and vendor requirements for a variety of products.

  • Working knowledge of applicable publishing software applications. Working knowledge of graphic design software and techniques. Working knowledge of software applications such as Microsoft Word and Photoshop.

  • Working knowledge of databases for desktop publishing and image storage. Working knowledge of database, video format standards, and image format standards.

  • Knowledge of arts marketing resources, technology, trends low and no-cost training opportunities and collaborative promotional opportunities on campus and in the community.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Skills to effectively produce visual materials that meet and satisfy the needs of the client.

  • Interpersonal communication skills to interact effectively with a variety of clients, support staff and vendors.

  • Skills in collaboration to best meet project goals and objectives of clients.

  • Skill to prioritize, delegate, and successfully complete a number of detailed complex tasks in a time-sensitive manner to meet crucial deadline.

  • Ability to attend production events to cultivate knowledge and build relationships with performers.

  • Strong communication, negotiation and writing skills, particularly in proofreading copy.

  • Strong computer skills to work with word processing, graphic design, web, university, third-party, etc. software and portals.

  • Strong diplomatic skills to work with varied populations, units, collaborators, patrons, etc. Skill to function effectively in a busy, fast-changing environment with deadlines and change.

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to create new strategies, learn new methodology, and continue to improve processes in the organization to maintain excellence.


  • Background Check required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $47,800 - $79,400 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $22.89 - $38.03

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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