Manage the day-to-day administrative, business and production operations of a busy performing arts center and, in collaboration with the performing arts faculty, produce and promote performance events for the Denison community. Coordinate the Eisner Center spaces to maximize overall functionality. Collaborate with and manage the interests of the performing arts departments and other constituencies using the space.
Essential Job Functions:
Operations and Scheduling
● Plan, oversee, schedule, and manage events within the Eisner Center, working in partnership with the Director, The Eisner Center; department chairs; Technical Director; and Costume Shop Supervisor, as appropriate. ● Coordinate scheduling of classes, working with the Registrar and department chairs, and rehearsal spaces throughout the building. ● Oversee a centralized box office for Eisner Center events, possibly extending to campus-wide events in future years.
● Communicate and manage building maintenance, security, and cleaning issues, working closely with Facilities Services staff. Coordinate and schedule needed repairs as needed. ● Identify, plan, and implent new building and equipment needs, working with Eisner staff, faculty, and related stakeholders.
Collaboration and Communication
● Communicate effectively with Eisner Center department chairs, faculty, technical support staff and students, as well as with the fine arts as a whole and with the broader campus. ● Provide event management for the various events held within the Eisner Center, working with presenting departments. ● Coordinate and collaborate with Museum staff on events, and cross-curricular and/or cross-promotional opportunities that impact the Museum.
● Coordinate productions of the three performing arts departments housed in the Eisner Center, working closely with the Technical Director, Costume Supervisor and their staffs, including ensuring that all physical and technical items are in place for departmental productions in the five performance facilities and four rehearsal spaces for Dance, Music, and Theater departments in the Eisner Center. ● Provide support to campus-wide departments presenting visiting artists in the Eisner Center, coordinating with the appropriate performing arts departments and staff, as well as Eisner Center staff.
● Create, manage, and maintain budgets; make supplemental budget requests when warranted, and distribute supplemental funds fairly among the Eisner Center departments.
● This is a newly created position in a new facility. It is reasonable to expect that tasks and responsibilities will evolve as the operations of and presentations in the Eisner Center evolve.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Significant experience working in arts and/or production management and/or event planning in the non-profit or higher education sectors. Scheduling experience is critical.
General knowledge of the scheduling, production, and presentation of the performing arts, including industry standards for staffing, production, and processes, preferably within academia, with multiple spaces.
Excellent and effective communication skills, both written and verbal, including good listening and diplomacy skills, maintaining effective professional relationships, and promoting cooperation among multiple disciplines.
Excellent project management skills, attention to detail with the ability to anticipate, preempt, and resolve potential problems; ability to work well under pressure; ability to successfully multitask and prioritize competing responsibilities and deadlines.
Ability and/or experience in managing budgets.
Must be able and willing to work flexible hours and schedules, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Must be capable of performing light physical labor such as moving and placing chairs and tables.
Experience in an academic performing arts center.
Pay/Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide. Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Background Check Statement:
The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.
Internal Number: 2255
About Denison University
Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with a diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 25 minutes from Columbus Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.