The Theater and Performance Programming Manager is a full-time, benefits eligible position that helps create sustainable partnerships with community artists and performing arts organizations to develop robust performing arts programming, in addition to collaborating with University-based arts partners. Works closely with APL team to develop and implement programs at the Green Line Performing Arts Center.Â Works closely with Director and Associate Directors to develop and implement Arts + Public Lifeâ™s new performance-based residency Program. Assists in the development of processes related to box office operations, space rentals and programs co-produced with partners. Works with Operations Manager to implement and manage calendaring and schedules for the Green Line Performing Arts Center.
Unit-Specific Responsibilities 1) Works with artists, companies, and collectives to plan, schedule, and coordinate programs presented by Arts + Public Life or partners at the Green Line Performing Arts Center and other spaces as needed. 2) Work closely with the operations team to schedule space, room set-ups, and technical and student-staff support for individual events. 3) Create the run-of-shows, work with technical and production crew, coordinate payments, and oversee program implementation. 4)Â Work closely with marketing and communications team to ensure that appropriate websites and calendars are populated and up-to-date. 5)Â Communicate and liaise regularly with presenting artists. 6) Facilitate meetings and lead discussion to determine and develop appropriate programs to present with the Programs team. 7)Â Coordinate mutually beneficial collaborations within community programming initiatives with UChicago Arts initiatives.Â
Unit-Preferred Competencies 1) Institutional Understanding. 2)Â Decisiveness and Accountability. 3)Â Business Acumen. 4)Â Partnership and Collaboration. 5)Â University Stewardship.
Preferred Qualifications Experience
1) A minimum of five years in theater and/or performing arts management. 2) Strong relationships with the Chicago theater and dance community. 3) Working or managing artists or artists related to programs. 4) Excellent oral and written communications skills. 5) Solid knowledge of the arts community on the South Side of Chicago. 6) Strong discernment as it relates program and partnership development. 7) Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc). 8) Significant experience and demonstrated success working with diverse communities. 9) Strong organizational, planning, problem solving and project management skills. 10) Easily improvises, can adapt and adjust to meeting new objectives, deadlines and circumstances. 11) Take initiative, work independently and contribute as a member of a team. 12) Maintain deadlines, work within budgets, set priorities and manage several projects simultaneously. 13) Manage a workload that balances long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands of managing publicly visible projects. 14) Handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously. 15) Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 16) Work evenings and weekends. Â
Required Documents 1)Â Â Â Resume 2)Â Â Â Cover LetterÂ 3)Â Â Â Reference Contact Information
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