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California Institute of the Arts ( is a highly regarded, nationally ranked independent arts Institute offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of areas. Located in Valencia, California, CalArts provides more than 70 comprehensive degree programs in the visual, performing, media, and literary arts. Programs are optimized for a new kind of artist: one who goes beyond mere aesthetics and expertise and one who thinks about the way their practice engages with the world at large.

CalArts seeks an innovative, collaborative and experienced Director of Admission with a sincere appreciation for the arts and CalArts’ experimental, collaborative artistic community.  The Director will report to the Vice President of Enrollment, serve as a senior member of the newly imagined enrollment team, and partner with faculty and administrators across CalArts’ six world renowned Schools in Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater.  The Director of Admissions will develop and implement recruitment plans, tactics and strategies to recruit a talented and diverse student body.  The Director of Admissions directs and oversees all aspects of undergraduate and graduate domestic student recruitment and leads a team of seven assistant directors in evaluating and applying best practices in a manner that reflects and enhances the unique CalArts community, and supports the Institute’s enrollment goals.

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