Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Assistant Director of Admissions acts as the primary liaison between CalArts and prospective students and families interested in the School of Critical Studies. In collaboration with the Director, Program Directors, Faculty, Deans, and Communications, the Assistant Director recruits and guides admitted students through to matriculation, providing support and ongoing communication to prospective students and families throughout the application, review, and admission processes. Externally, the Assistant Director represents the Institute generally as well as the Office of Admissions and their designated School via information sessions, office hours, college fairs, high school events, visual and performing arts classes, audition and portfolio events, CalArts-hosted events, and other recruitment activities. Internally, the Assistant Director communicates and collaborates with other offices across campus regarding student needs, and provides cross-training on programs and practices of their assigned school to their Admissions colleagues. It is critical that the Assistant Director maintain comprehensive knowledge of contemporary art and culture and terminology, both generally and as it relates specifically to the assigned school, and that they cultivate a holistic comprehension of the various schools’ mission statements, programs, curricula and artistic vision and how these mesh with CalArts as an Institute.
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