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Director of Performing Arts & Leadership Series / Auditorium Manager

Mason City , IA

Job Information:

Category/Level:  PSS/7

Start Date:  September 1, 2018

Basic Function:  Select, plan, market, and manage the leadership and performing arts events.

Salary and Benefits:  Salary based on experience.  Fringe benefits of Blue Cross/Blue Shield major medical health insurance, eye care, dental, life and disability insurance.  Retirement benefits as provided by IPERS or TIAA.

Materials Required:  
  • NIACC application form
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)
Plan and secure quality programming for the Performing Arts and Leadership Series.
Negotiate artist fees, production costs, and catering on all events.
Work closely with vendors to fulfill contact production requirements.
Hire and assist in the supervision of all show labor.
Maintain production schedules to meet deadlines and keep records of projects to ensure cost containment and competitiveness.
Supervise and evaluate the Auditorium Technician(s), other part-time employees and the Assistant to the Director.
Ability to sell sponsorships to underwrite the series. Identify and write grants for additional funding.
Develop an annual publication calendar and project tracking system. Plan, design, and produce college publications, including public relations, marketing/recruiting, and advertising materials.
Proofread drafts of promotional materials regularly to ensure accuracy.
Develop effective advertisements for term beginnings, special events, job announcements, etc. Help produce electronic promotional appeals, including presentation templates, and Home Page graphics, etc.
Work with area printers and suppliers for bids, printing specs, and approval of printing process.
Work collaboratively with staff on preparation of projects.
Identify the need for photography assignments in advance and work with photographers to produce appropriate, quality photos.
Perform in a manner which strengthens the coordination and cooperation of all organizational components of the College, including opportunities for student recruitment.
Perform other duties as assigned as related to the position.
Director of Performing Arts & Leadership Series/Auditorium Manager must have the ability and mobility to travel throughout the colleges' district and some state and national travel. Availability to work on a basis of "available as work demands: rather than a fixed schedule is required."
NIACC Core Principles: All employees are expected to adhere to all NIACC policies and procedures. NIACC administration, faculty, and staff value a positive working environment and an environment of mutual respect, therefore all employees are to maintain a positive attitude and respect for others when working with all NIACC departments, employees, students, partners, and the public.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in business/management/event planning or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  Highly organized with independent critical thinking skills and ability to work under pressure.  Excellent conceptual planning skills; ability to relate well with other professionals within the college and at other organizations.  Knowledge of and ability to work within continuous process improvement systems.  Demonstrated commitment to shared governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.  Work collaboratively with external promoters/agencies, clients, and tours; regional and local tenant arts organizations; third party service providers; government agencies and law enforcement; and with industry colleagues and professionals.  Strong human relations and interpersonal communication skills to interact positively with diverse personalities and populations.  Demonstrated experience in fundraising.

Posted 05/11/18

Job ID: 64256