Premium Seats Manager, DPAC, Durham, NC

July 14th, 2014

Responsibilities:

• Sales – Sell Premium Season seat packages to new customers and renew contracts for existing customers
• Management – Develop and execute Premium Seat business plan including: pricing, advertising/marketing, budgets, expense management, etc.
• Customer Relationships – Foster and maintain client relationships in keeping with the customer service vision known as the “DPAC Experience”
• Marketing – Coordinates all marketing for the program including communication and event announcements with Premium Seat members
• Hospitality – Overall management and quality control of VIP Club operation in conjunction with Event Services department and General Management
• Ticketing – Hands-on coordination of Premium Seat ticketing including both season tickets and additional orders for individual shows

Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, Event, Venue, Recreation, Sports Management or a related field is preferred.
• Minimum two (2) years’ experience in the hospitality industry or related field, preferably in a Performing Arts Center, Arena or Amphitheater environment
• Experience may serve as a substitute for education on the basis of two (2) years’ experience for one (1) year of education

Added Qualifications:

• Committed to a vision of exceeding client expectations and providing an ultimate guest experience
• Customer service and interpersonal communication skills
• Superior communication, conflict resolution skills, with the ability to relate professionally to all levels of staff, management, clientele, suppliers, and partners
• Excellent planning, organizational and problem solving skills
• Ability to handle conflicting deadlines and prioritize

Please Note:

• This is a position that will require a very flexible work schedule and the individual will incur long, continuous and demanding hours including some nights and weekends.

About DPAC
Established in 2008, DPAC, the Durham Performing Arts Center, has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed four times in the top 10 in Pollstar magazine’s worldwide theater attendance rankings, in 2014 DPAC is the #1 U.S. Theater in the listing with a capacity under 4,000 and is currently #3 among all U.S. Theaters. With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone”, hosting 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has been listed four times as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.

Please apply with cover letter and resume to: Hr@dpacnc.com

Executive Director, Tryon Arts Center, NC

June 21st, 2014

QUALIFICATIONS:
 A passion and vision for the arts and their importance in the quality of life. A well-rounded person who enjoys fostering relationships in the broader community.
 Demonstrated fund-raising ability.
 At least three years leadership or senior management experience in the arts field.
 strong oral and written communication skills
 Effective organizational and administrative skills
 Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution

RESPONSIBILITIES
 Direct development and secure all TFAC presentations, programs and rentals, in partnership with support staff and the Board of Directors, maintaining quality, variety and excellence. Oversee marketing and publicity.
 Plan and overseee all fund-raising activities in partnership with support staff nd the Board of irectors. This includes capital, annual, endowment and estate planning campaigns as well as grants and special events.
 Represent TFAC to the public and, as such, exhibit comprehensive perspective on the TFAC mission, programs and services.
 Hire and manage paid and volunteer staff. (The current staff consisits of 3 fulltime and 2 part-time employees).
 Develop and maintain structure for the board of Directors, leading planning and building a sense of teamwork and partnership with focus on the mission.
 Ensure sound financial decisions within the parameters established by the Board of Directors. Prepare financial business plans, annual budgets and monthly forecasts, and monitor cash flow and income/expense trends ensuring legal and regulatory compliance.

Contact us:
Please send cover letter and resume buy August 1, 2014 to: Search Committee; PO Box 33; Tryon, NC 28782

Or email: TFACsearch@gmail.com

Assistant Director and Technical Coordinator, Cole Auditorium and Community Center, Richmond County, NC

May 5th, 2014

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Assistant Director and Technical Coordinator, Cole Auditorium

and Community Center

Application Process: To apply for a vacant position, complete the Richmond Community College application and submit it with photocopies or unofficial copies of your College transcripts. For positions where a high school diploma or equivalent is the highest required degree, then proof of high school/equivalency is required. Application and review process can be found on the RCC website.

No action will be taken on submission of a resume or letter of interest only. Incomplete files will not be considered. Methods to submit an application: In person: 1042 W. Hamlet Avenue, Hamlet, NC, DeWitt Building, 2nd floor. Mail: RCC, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 1189, Hamlet, NC 28345 Fax: 910-582-7028. Applicant needs to ensure that documents are readable. E-mail: agclark@richmondcc.edu. Application must contain a physical signature.

General Description of the Position:

Under the supervision of the Director of the Cole Auditorium and Community Center, the Assistant

Director will provide assistance in day-to-day operations of the facility including coordinating and

executing all technical requirements of events in the auditorium and other parts of the facility. The

Assistant Director is responsible for the technical crew for the facility, maintaining associated

equipment, and for meeting the requirements of the technical riders for all contracted shows. Position

may also teach technical theatre classes.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Position: 1. Serve as manager when Director is unavailable. 2. Continually assess technical crew and general public safety and security issues in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and industry standards as well as college/facility policies, procedures and regulations. 3. Assess, coordinate and execute all technical requirements of events through the review of client contracts and technical riders, conducting show advance calls, and by participating in rental meetings. 4. Maintain all production equipment including, but not limited to, that associated with sound, lights, audiovisual, rigging, and specialized operations. Maintain stage and all preparatory areas for highest safety operational and presentational function. 5. Prepare and execute basic lighting and sound design and serve operator for events in all areas of facility as needed. 6. Plan, coordinate, and operate audiovisual equipment as needed. 7. Produce and maintain an up-to-date technical specification package to include equipment lists, drawings, line schedules, and rules governing the use of the facility. 8. Recruit, maintain, and provide training and supervision of technical crew members in the safe operation of house equipment, and schedule members as needed, keeping Auditorium Director abreast of crew status and schedules. 9. Maintain time sheets for technical crew per RCC Business Office regulations and guidelines.

Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Executive Director

April 30th, 2014

Sun Valley Center for the Arts
191 Fifth Street East, Ketchum, Idaho
P.O. Box 656, Sun Valley, ID 83353 208-726-9491 • www.sunvalleycenter.org
Job Title: Executive Director

The Overview
The Sun Valley Center for the Arts seeks an Executive Director who will be an inspirational leader and prominent member of a spectacular mountain resort community, that is recognized nationally as an arts and culture destination. The Executive Director will inspire and energize the staff, board, volunteers, and the community to build on The Center’s 43-year history and help plan and execute a vision for the future.

The Center
Founded in 1971, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, with a budget of $3.2M is the oldest arts organization in Idaho’s Wood River Valley and the largest in the state. The Center serves more than 40,000 attendees every year (in a valley with a population of 22,000 full-time residents) through programs in the visual arts, theatre, music, film, education and humanities. The SVCA is now recognized in North America for its unique, multidisciplinary approach to programming and presenting, exploring ideas, themes and topics of relevance to its community through events in multiple disciplines. In 2006 The Center received accreditation from the American Association of Museums in recognition of its adherence to the highest standards of operation and programming. Only five percent of America’s arts and cultural institutions share this distinction.
The Center offers a full calendar of exhibitions, lectures, and concerts, engaging fine artists, distinguished speakers, and talented musicians to entertain and enlighten the broad spectrum of residents and visitors in the Wood River Valley.
The Center produces one of the country’s top-ranked summer arts festivals that features 130 artists and attracts more than 10,000 visitors. The Center’s annual fundraiser, the Wine Auction, is consistently ranked among the nation’s Top 10 Charity Wine Auctions by Wine Spectator magazine and funds for our programming.
In 2000 The Center began working with the Blaine County School District to help supplement the curriculum and increase students access to art. Today The Center’s participation with the School District has developed into a robust partnership where The Center helps facilitate learning by regularly bringing musicians, artists and authors into the schools and offering extensive in-gallery and theatre programming for area students. Company of Fools, The Center’s professional theater company, developed a program that serves as the theatre curriculum for elementary schools in the district. In addition to work with students, free professional development workshops are offered to classroom teachers and Center staff work with classes to incorporate art into their everyday learning. Close to 60 percent of all Center programs and 80 percent of children’s programs are offered free of charge.

In January of 2013 The Center’s Board of Directors approved a merger with Company of Fools, a long- standing and well-respected, professional theatre company. COF maintains its name and identity as a prominent Center program and continues to base its operations out of the Liberty Theatre in Hailey.
The Center’s main gallery and offices are located in Ketchum. In addition, The Center operates two facilities in Hailey to better serve the needs of the population of southern Blaine County. The Liberty Theatre houses Company of Fools, and an ancillary facility consists of a historic house that was the birthplace of Ezra Pound and a newly built, state of the art freestanding classroom. The Center is in the process of raising money for a new, world-class facility in Ketchum that will include flexible spaces for exhibitions, a theater, and additional classroom space. The new facility is designed to take full advantage of The Center’s multidisciplinary programming and presenting model and promises to be a gathering place for the entire community.

The Community
Located in South Central Idaho, the Wood River Valley is in Blaine County, at the edge of the Sawtooth and Challis National Forests. Sun Valley has been referred to as “America’s First Destination Ski Resort,” and offers recreational activities galore. Nestled in the spectacular Rocky Mountains, the Sun Valley Resort is one of the great winter ski destinations. Summer offers a multitude of recreational activities and is the time that many cultural events take place including the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. To the north of Ketchum/Sun Valley is the majestic Sawtooth Wilderness Area that boasts over 200,000 acres of natural splendor, with opportunities for swimming, fishing, mountain biking, white-water rafting and more.

With all of these natural amenities and a terrific climate (an average humidity of only 30%) the community attracts an athletic, active population. They are involved and interested in sustaining a healthy, enriched lifestyle. Bright, accomplished professionals and their families typically spend winters and summers in the Valley and many choose to leave metropolitan areas to make this their year-round home. With excellent public and private schools, an abundance of arts, culture, and recreation, this is an ideal place to raise children. The well-educated, well-traveled population demands diverse and exceptional arts and culture programs. The Center’s programming provides nourishment for the Valley’s mind and soul.
Last year, ArtPlace named Sun Valley one of America’s Top Twelve ArtPlaces—vibrant communities identified as being exceptionally successful in combining the arts, artists, and venues for creativity and expression with independent businesses, restaurants, and a walkable lifestyle. Also, Smithsonian Magazine recently included Ketchum, Idaho on their third annual list of cultural gems; one of the 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014.

The Position
The Executive Director is a dynamic leader who appreciates the past, embraces and evaluates the present and envisions the future of the organization. As The Center’s lead development
professional, reporting to the Board of Directors and working in partnership with the Artistic Director, staff and Board, the ED develops and executes a Strategic Plan and Campaign for the Future that supports The Center’s mission and values. The plan and campaign bring about organizational sustainability, institutional vibrancy and national recognition. The ED’s responsibilities include oversight of development, marketing, finance, human resources and operations to fully realize the potential of the staff and organization, maximize contributed and earned income, and positively impact The Center and the Community.

Primary Responsibilities
Strategic Planning & Governance
• Lead the efforts for long-term strategic planning, working in partnership with the Artistic
Director and the Board of Directors
• Develop and oversee institutional budgeting, marketing, development and business
planning that support the mission and strategic vision
• Provide organizational and fiscal leadership to the staff and Board
• Develop and engage the Board of Directors to be ambassadors for the Center and inspire
their contribution to its success and growth
• Work with the Board Governance Committee to identify, cultivate and recruit Board
members
• Provide written and oral reports for the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee and
the Board including monthly financial reports and cash flow projections,
Institutional Advancement & Campaign for the Future
• As the Organization’s lead development professional, work with the Board and staff to
outline annual, capital and endowment campaign strategies, goals, budgets and timetables
• Engage with potential and established lead and major donors, and solicit and secure five,
six and seven-figure contributions
• Create Development Plans with the staff that support The Center’s financial objectives
relying on major gifts, individual contributions, fundraising events, corporate sponsorships
and foundation support
• Identify campaign leadership and in coordination with the Board and staff, execute the
annual fund campaign and Campaign for the Future (capital & endowment)
• Oversee the Development Director and work of the Development Team and Development
Committee
• Guide the development and implementation of The Center’s annual fundraiser
Marketing & Communications
• Craft The Center’s story and messaging
• Develop a strategic institutional marketing plan for the Center
• Present The Center’s “story” by reaching out, along with the Artistic Director, to the local,
regional and national community, conveying the message by clearly articulating the
mission and goals of The Center
• Conceptualize institutional branding efforts
• Oversee the Center’s Marketing Director and Marketing & Communications Team
Administration & Finance
• Recruit, hire and supervise Administrative, Development and Marketing staff
• Partner with the Artistic Director to evaluate and enhance excellence in artistic and
programmatic goals
• Develop and monitor organization budgets and make recommendations to the Board
regarding appropriate actions
• Oversee and evaluate human resource policies, practices and procedures, and foster team-
building
• Oversee The Center’s physical and financial assets, ensuring the maintenance and
enhancement of all Center-owned properties

Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is desirable along with a minimum of 10 years of senior management and development experience. Candidates must have a proven track record of success in working with boards, staff, communities and major donors to achieve and exceed annual and other campaign fundraising goals. A passion for and history of working with arts, culture, education, community and/or other not-for-profit organizations is required. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to craft and share a compelling story to inspire individuals and captivate audiences. Clearly, this position requires a compassionate and gracious collaborator who can enjoy and engage people of all ages and backgrounds, build deep relationships, support and mentor staff, and be a respected leader in the local and national community.

Compensation & Benefits
A significant salary, based on experience & expertise and a comprehensive benefits package will be provided. Relocation assistance, if needed, is available.
Applications

Please email a thoughtful cover letter and resume to the attention of Greg Phillips of CSTAR Development at executivedirector@sunvalleycenter.org.
The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Artsplosure Promotions Manager, Raleigh. NC

March 13th, 2014

Now Seeking: Marketing and Promotions Manager

Artsplosure is Raleigh’s non-profit art and cultural events production studio. Each member of the Artsplosure team is a curator, a collaborator, and a risk-taker dedicated to fulfilling our mission of bringing cultural experiences to the community we serve. The Marketing and Promotions Manager must have a passion for the visual and performing arts and an ability to translate that passion into an engaging marketing and communications strategy for the organization and its events. Beyond the specific requirements outlined below, we are looking for someone who will bring creativity, energy, and originality to the team. The Marketing and Promotions Manager reports to the Executive Director.

The Marketing and Promotions Manager is responsible for maintaining and enhancing Artsplosure’s positive reputation in the community, particularly in support of the organization’s earned revenue and sponsorship programs. The Marketing and Promotions Manager is responsible for maintaining the consistency of the new Artsplosure brand identity and finding strategic ways to build our brand awareness. On a timely basis, the Marketing and Promotions Manager will plan, implement and evaluate:

• Cost-effective advertising, public relations, promotional and social media campaigns in support of Artsplosure festivals and revenue generating efforts, including admission and ticket sales, special fundraising events, and sponsorship solicitations.

• A media sponsorship campaign.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

• Actively manage Artsplosure’s websites and social media presence, including its mobile app, Facebook and Twitter.

• Serve as chief author of Artsplosure’s festival-specific marketing and informational materials, including collateral pieces, in particular festival program guides, media releases and alerts, and print advertisements.

• Act as liaison to advertising agency in the design and production of all collateral materials and print and broadcast media campaign.

• Act as liaison to festival sign and banner design and production vendor.

• Solicit and negotiate festival media sponsorships.

• Serve as media liaison prior to and during festivals, including: (1) preparing media kits; (2) distributing radio and television promotional spots to media sponsors; (3) working with media representatives to ensure high-profile editorial support in advance of each festival.

• Manage audience research initiatives; prepare audience demographic report in a timely manner.

• Solicit media affidavits in a timely manner and prepare initial draft of festival after-action report.

• Manage the distribution of festival collateral materials, especially posters and festival programs.

• Assist with festival site design, program planning and logistical details on an as needed basis.

• Serve as the Executive and Program Directors’ chief copy editor.

Minimal Requirements

The ideal candidate should possess:

• A bachelor’s degree

• 2 – 5 years of relevant experience

• Graphic design skills

• Computer and website-management literate (Macintosh OS, WordPress, Word, Excel, Database software)

• Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

• An organized and professional style; self-directed and adept at multi-tasking; and commitment to Artsplosure’s mission and a career in arts management.

Salary

Commensurate with experience.

To Apply

The position will remain open until filled.

Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience, interest in the position, salary expectations, and contact information for at least three references to:

Search Committee, Artsplosure. P.O. Box 391, Raleigh, NC 27602

Or via email to rmlowder@artsplosure.org.