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Trenton (N.J.) Children's Chorus

Artistic Director

For more info, visit Arts Consulting website


Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Film Institute

Executive Director

For more info, visit Arts Consulting website


ArtsKC, Kansas City, Mo.

President & CEO

For more info, visit Arts Consulting website


Handel + Haydn Society, Boston

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

For more info, visit Arts Consulting website


Community Music Center of Boston

Executive Director

For more info, visit Arts Consulting website


Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, N.Y.


For more info, visit Arts Consulting website


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Ark.

The Boss

For more info, visit Arts Consulting website


Des Moines (Iowa) Community Playhouse

Executive Director

For more info, visit Arts Consulting website


Jacksonville (Fla.) Symphony

Vice President & Chief Development Officer

For more info, visit Arts Consulting website


Children's Chorus of San Antonio

Artistic Director

For more info, visit Arts Consulting website


Grand Performances, Los Angeles

Executive Director

For more info, visit Arts Consulting website

Date posted: 2-9-17


University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Managing Director of Performance Facilities

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is a top-ranked creative and performing arts conservatory located on 74 acres in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Founded in 1963 as America’s first public arts conservatory, UNCSA celebrates more than 50 years of training wildly creative, hardworking young artists. It is the state’s unique professional school for the performing, visual, and moving image arts, training students at the high school, undergraduate, and master’s levels for professional careers in the arts. UNCSA offers a transformative arts education across five professional-caliber conservatories: Dance, Design & Production, Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. Its mission is to provide gifted emerging artists with the experience, knowledge, and skills needed to excel in their disciplines and in their lives, and to serve and enrich the cultural and economic prosperity of the people of North Carolina and the nation.

Leading the newly formed Performance Facilities Department, which combines Stevens Center and Campus Performance Facilities, the Managing Director, Performance Facilities (MDPF) will first and foremost be an advocate for the students, faculty, staff, and audiences served by UNCSA. The MDPF will be a results-oriented leader who will provide oversight of performance facilities, including master planning and implementation processes. Reporting to the Provost, the MDPF will collaborate with the Deans and Academic Affairs to develop mutually agreeable scheduling, planning, and implementation solutions while advocating for external partners and other stakeholders who utilize UNCSA performance facilities. The scope of responsibility in this position will include creating streamlined processes and systems for managing; centralizing facility schedules; providing staff leadership; guiding short- and long-term logistical planning; and cultivating integrated audience, university, student, and community relationships for all UNCSA performance facilities. The MDPF will oversee the Alex Ewing Performance Place renovation, which is scheduled to begin in 2018, and participate in the ongoing institutional master planning process related to future Stevens Center revitalization and the continuing improvement of UNCSA performance facilities. In collaboration with the Provost, the MDPF will manage relationships with external strategic partners, including but not limited to Piedmont Opera, National Black Theatre Festival, and the Winston-Salem Symphony.

Roles & Responsibilities
Strategic Planning and Operational Effectiveness

  • Create and execute effective and efficient management and operations of mixed-use performance, rehearsal, and classroom facilities.
  • Oversee the annual development of an institutional-wide, multi-year master calendar for all performance
  • Develop a relocation plan for Alex Ewing Performance Place facilities, and any others in the future, prior to renovation.
  • Ensure economies of scale in performance facility equipment purchases, usage, and upgrades across facilities.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of management and operational processes and develop new and revised methods and procedures, as appropriate.

Executive Administration and Management

  • Supervise Stevens Center and Campus Performance Facilities management and their respective production support and operations teams.
  • Analyze the new department’s structure, roles, and responsibilities, and recommend changes to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Administer contract negotiations and fulfillment for external partner rentals, visiting artist performances, and public guest lecturer activities.
  • Oversee management of ticketing systems, front-of-house staff, student workers, and volunteers, as appropriate.
  • Develop, implement, and manage department budgets; forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; find economies of scale between schools and venues; and implement adjustments as necessary.
  • Research and develop opportunities for shared inventory, services, and resources among venues to create impactful efficiencies.

Facility Operations, Planning, and Management

  • Collaborate with facilities management (i.e. housekeeping, maintenance, and grounds) to ensure that performance facilities receive appropriate support, especially during peak operations.
  • Communicate regularly with faculty and staff to ensure timely response to venue scheduling deadlines and technical needs.
  • Partner with Design and Production (D&P) Dean and faculty to clarify academic, rehearsal, and performance facility needs to ensure that facilities are prepared and maintained for use.
  • Collaborate with D&P Dean and faculty to ensure students use appropriate safety measures to comply with and enforce building and fire codes.
  • In consultation with the Provost, provide priority for academic venue requests and usage while fulfilling and reviewing for approval the rental requests from strategic partners and for other non-academic purposes.
  • Communicate with information technology (IT) department to ensure academic audio visual technologies are in proper working order.

Leadership and Quality Control

  • Create a balanced, team-oriented working environment for the students, faculty, and staff founded on collective responsibility, creativity, and accountability.
  • Build and implement innovative policies and procedures that elevate service and support to students, faculty, external partners, and audiences.
  • Develop, maintain, and foster positive relationships between key UNCSA stakeholders and the community.
  • Verify that projects are managed in compliance with University codes, ordinances, regulations, laws, and other requirements.
  • Establish regular and recurring interaction with all Deans to ensure that their venue related goals are understood, planned, and achieved.
  • Ensure that all events comply with security and safety policies.

Traits & Characteristics
The MDPF will be a result-oriented leader with the ability to anticipate and solve complex problems and will possess effective people skills to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders. Inquisitive and decisive, the MDPF will be a clear communicator, practical thinker, and active listener. The selected individual will be able to work in a fast-paced environment in prioritizing tasks and responding to the needs of others. Critical thinking, tenacity, and resiliency are all important traits of the MDPF. Motivated by knowledge, research, and the traditions inherent in effective structures, rules, and policies, the MDPF will have high aesthetic values and complete commitment to arts education as an unwavering priority.

Other key competencies of the MDPF include the following:

  • Planning and Organization – The capacity to work within established time frames and ascertain top priorities for optimum productivity with procedures, processes, and systems that result in order, accuracy, and efficiency.
  • Customer Focus – A commitment to customer satisfaction with a high value on multiple stakeholder needs and the ability to anticipate challenges and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making – The dexterity to make informed and collaborative decisions in a timely manner while evaluating the consequences of decisions; acting decisively despite obstacles, resistance, or opposition; and accepting consequences for decisions.
  • Leadership – The ability to organize and motivate others to accomplish goals while creating a sense of order, direction, and active participation among a variety of stakeholders.
  • Self-Management and Personal Accountability – The competence to prioritize and complete tasks necessary to meet mutually agreed upon expectations and assume responsibility for professional actions.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required, as well as a minimum of five to seven years of senior management experience, ideally with significant background in planning, management, and operations of performing arts facilities. International Association of Venue Managers or Certified Facilities Executive training is preferred but not required. Excellent organizational, management, and oral and written communication skills are needed. A mastery of standard computer applications, including calendar, database, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation systems is essential. A positive attitude and good humor in working in a fast paced, multi-venue environment is indispensable.

Compensation & Benefits
The University of North Carolina offers a flexible and comprehensive package of benefits, along with valuable work and family programs. These programs can help employees attain their retirement savings and career goals as well as help meet every day needs. Programs are designed to allow employees to tailor a benefits package that best meets their unique needs.

Applications & Inquiries
Please submit a letter and resume (electronic submissions preferred) with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments to:

Ms. Jenna Deja
Vice President

201 West Lake Street, Suite 133
Chicago, IL 60606-1803
Tel        (888) 234.4236 Ext. 227
Fax       (888) 284.6651

For more info: Arts Consulting Website

Date posted: 2-9-17

Venuworks of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Director of Sales & Marketing

This position oversees the public relations, marketing and sponsorship activities for The U.S. Cellular Center Arena, Paramount Theatre, McGrath Amphitheatre and the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena including event marketing and national publicity campaigns, sponsorships, advertising and interactive marketing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Create and supervise marketing plans for each event and coordinate publicity for events and facilities. Services include competitive media buying, design services, creative promotions development and coordination with venue staff, promoters, and community partners.  Monitor ticket sales reports and prioritize marketing efforts to maximize ticket sales for events using all assets available.
  • Create and develop venue assets including website updates, digital images, printed materials, and other forms of promotion as needed.
  • Direct the public relations image of the facility through writing press releases, maintaining website and social media copy, creating e-blasts. Communicate regularly with clients, sponsors, customers, local media, and venue staff.
  • Work with sponsorship staff to develop initiatives to increase sponsorship revenues.
  • Recognize opportunities to receive publicity from building operations, activities, awards/honors, etc. and share with local, regional or national media and VenuWorks Corporate.


  • Operate the department with a conscious commitment to maximum exposure for the facility and its events, through the most effective means possible.
  • Maintain excellent communication with sales, box office and booking staff.
  • Act as a creative director with internal staff to develop marketing collateral as needed.
  • Coordinate on-site marketing events including advancing show details, escorting media, contest winners, sponsors, and managing various event promotions and meet and greets.
  • Annually produce collateral such as marketing plan, year-end recap, video and client parties, etc. as requested.
  • Responsible for maintaining cutting-edge status on new ideas or technologies related to website, mobile apps, social media, advertising/media opportunities, promotional items
  • Maintain brand standards of logo and name when used by outside parties in partnerships or sponsorships.
  • Aggressively seek new contacts and maintains working relationships with all media representatives, civic and industry organizations, corporate promotional contacts, and event and booking representatives.
  • Remains current on national trends in the industry and local market changes that affect the facility.
  • Create and compile post-event reports for show settlement including invoices, tear sheets, patron feedback and other related materials.
  • Provide answers to customer service inquiries to customers, clients, and sponsors about the facilities through the website, social media, and other communication methods.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Directly supervises the Sales and Sponsorship Manager and Marketing Coordinator.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with VenuWorks policies and applicable laws.  Responsible for interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding, disciplining in accordance with Human Resources, addressing complaints and resolving problem.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  A demonstrated ability to follow directions and complete assigned tasks with a minimum amount of instruction and supervision is essential. Ability to organize work flow and meet established deadlines.  Work hours and schedule are generally Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm but can vary, and may include holidays, evenings and weekends. This position requires skill in meeting and/or exceeding the expectations, being articulate with well-developed communication skills and personal poise. This position requires excellent teamwork skills, working cooperatively with others in the accomplishment of joint tasks and common objectives.  Contributes to a positive work environment, fosters collaboration and provides a tangible contribution.


  • Bachelor Degree from four-year college or university in marketing, graphic design, communications, or public relations; or one to two years related experience and/or training in any aforementioned field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in graphic design through Adobe Creative Suite programs, such as Photoshop, or other equivalent design programs.

Applicant must possess current, valid driver’s license and a current working telephone with a number that can be accessed by building management personnel for business contact purposes.  Must have excellent computer skills, including experience with the Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret instructions, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to engage in public speaking.

Ability to add, subtract, multiple and divide in simple and complex equations.  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages.


  • Ability to recognize casual relationships, discriminate between behavior mechanisms, and identify elements that are relevant to the validation of a judgment.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to remember previously learned material such as specifics, criteria, techniques, principles and procedures, grasp and interpret the meaning of the material and use learned material in new and concrete situations.
  • Ability to break down material into its component parts so that its organizational structure can be understood.
  • Ability to judge the value of material for a given purpose on the basis of consistency, logical accuracy, and comparison to standards.
  • Ability to put parts together to form a new whole or proposed set of operations.
  • Ability to relate ideas and formulate hypotheses.
  • Ability to appraise judgments involved in the selection of a course of action.
  • Ability to identify choices and potential outcomes, determine importance of outcomes, combine information to prioritize options and make decision based on best and most important choice. 
  • Ability to solve complex problems with sensitivity and diplomacy, while displaying decisive executive leadership.
  • Ability to maintain a calm, composed presence in an often fast-paced environment where multiple tasks, events and stimulus may occur simultaneously.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must be able to travel distances on foot quickly to attend to a variety of needs while on site at the venues.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applicants should email resume and cover letter to Sharon Cummins:

Date posted: 2-9-17


Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University, Pa.

Premium Seating, Group Sales and CRM Manager

Premium Seating, Group Sales, and CRM Manager is responsible for working with and assisting the Director of Ticketing in executing premium seating sales, group sales, and servicing patron customer relationship management efforts on behalf of the Bryce Jordan Center, in University Park, PA. Basic function includes premium seating and group sales, along with finding ways to grow revenue for the building while maintaining high levels of customer services.


  • Responsible for prospecting, selling, cultivating and maintaining Premium Seating Sales, Group Sales, and client relationships for BJC concert events
  • Responsible for servicing and fulfillment of Premium Seating (Club Seats, Suites, Cover Your Seat, and Founder/Lion Society/Select Programs) for all events while developing and implementing first-class experiences and amenities for guests on the night of an event
  • Responsible for servicing and fulfillment of Group Sales, when offered, for BJC concert events
  • Coordinate patron communication through the concert announcement, pre-show, and post-event periods and oversee tracking of seating problems and guest concerns, provide resolutions and responses
  • Maintain sales forecasts, report on sales activity as requested, and oversee budget execution for premium/VIP seats/group sales/services while achieving appropriate goals as determined by management
  • Create and lead regular productive meetings and interactions with clients, resort management, senior executives and team
  • Act as a liaison with Penn State Sports Properties and Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics to coordinate BJC sponsorship efforts and foster a strong partnership.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Ticketing, Director of Marketing, and General Manager of building


  • No direct reports
  • Indirectly supervise box office staff and third party representatives/on-call event staff


  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Hotel Management, Business Administration or relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • At least six (6) years of experience in sales, marketing, events, advertising, media or other relevant area.


  • Experience in providing great service to high end clientele in a fast paced environment
  • Previous experience working in an entertainment facility
  • Previous experience in ticketing


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and plan, develop and oversee implementation projects/programs.
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels of management, promoters, suppliers, guests and executives. Must have interpersonal skills build client relationships.
  • Must possess effective organization skills to function effectively and multi task under time constraints and within established deadlines; attention to detail and sense of urgency necessary.
  • Must possess effective listening abilities with strong judgment skills while maintain a professional image and enthusiastic attitude at all times.
  • Must be self-motivated and directed with ability to work on individual projects as well as in a team, making empowered decisions and taking ownership of designated projects and areas.
  • Proven track record in developing and delivering complex programs and projects with positive, measurable results.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of PC software programs (MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to resolve potential guest or employee problems and concerns.
  • Must maintain a neat, well-groomed appearance that conveys professionalism at all times
  • Able to handle highly sensitive and confidential information at all times
  • Ability to work nights, all events, weekends, and certain holidays as required, in addition to normal business  hours

To apply for this position, please visit

Date posted: 1-30-17

United Center, Chicago

Event Manager

The United Center, a premiere sports and entertainment facility and home of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls, seeks a motivated individual to be the Event Manager.   Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing building and show history as it relates to concerts; compiling and distributing information concerning event requirements, preparing event cost estimates, assisting with budget preparation, producing in-house event synopsis, and organizing and maintaining the building’s master calendar relating to events.  Candidate will also be responsible for providing event coordination/pre-event planning and will also work closely with the building’s executives on specific show details, along with acting as manager on duty for specified events.  

Event operations experience and a flexible schedule a must.  Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 to 5 years of experience in Event Management are necessary. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

To apply:
Send resume along with salary requirements 
Resumes may also be FAXED to:
(312) 455-4750


EOE in a Drug Free Workplace


Date posted: 01-24-17