Position Description The University of Montana invites applications from individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds for the Executive Director of Campus Arts & Entertainment. This Executive Director position will be responsible for creating and overseeing a centralized model for Arts and Entertainment on the University of Montana Campus. They will oversee multiple venues across campus and centralize ticketing, marketing, programming and operations under one roof. They will coordinate with campus entities and venue directors to provide a cohesive and successful Campus Arts & Entertainment Department.
The Executive Director will be a strong, collaborative leader with the ability to think creatively and strategically to coordinate all aspects of campus entertainment to meet the needs of the University as well as provide for the community.
This position reports to the Vice President for Administration and Finance and interacts with event promoters, local clients and stakeholders, as well as university students, other campus departments, administrators, Associated Students of the University of Montana, faculty and staff.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.
Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, MUS Contract and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
The salary range is $90,000-100,000 per year commensurate with qualifications.
Work with promoters and agents to book shows and negotiate contracts, on a local, regional, national and international level.
Create a cohesive marketing strategy for Campus Arts and Entertainment.
Responsible for the financial viability of Arts and Entertainment on campus.
Manage a master schedule that includes all the arts & entertainment venues/ events.
Oversee coordination of the venues while understanding and accommodating athletic and academic priorities.
Collaborate with UM Entertainment Management academic program and the School of Theater and Dance to provide practical learning experience for student interns.
Direct the management of a central pool of student workers to facilitate efficient and meaningful student involvement.
Operate a centralized ticketing office that allows campus entities and outside parties to sell tickets through a campus wide ticketing system, Griztix. All the while creating standardized ticketing fees and a coordinated product delivery.
Identify, establish and implement standard operating procedures using business practices that maximize ticket revenue and satisfaction of clients.
Ensure standardization of contracts, fees, marketing and student labor across departments/venues.
Manage human resources for entertainment staff, student workers and interns.
Identify areas in need of improvement and working to find innovative solutions.
Responsible for the Adam's Center while collaborating with Intercollegiate Athletics, the building resident tenant, to set schedules.
Oversee The Dennison Theatre which hosts a variety of performances and lectures.
Collaborate with the College of Visual and Performing Arts to schedule events in the PARTV Building.
Coordinate with Intercollegiate Athletics to bring shows to Washington Grizzly Football Stadium.
Creatively utilize other traditional/ non- traditional university venues to enhance arts and entertainment on campus.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (business administration, public administration, entertainment management, marketing, etc.)
6+ years' experience in facility/event management
Extensive experience in contract negotiation with promoters and outside agencies
Experience managing multiple high level direct reports and teams of more than 100+ event staff
Strong leadership skills
Proven ability to problem solve/ think on feet
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Knowledge of crowd/risk management
Ability to adapt to an ever changing industry
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
Ability to prepare and effectively manage a venue operating plan and corresponding budget
Master's degree in a relevant field (business administration, public administration, entertainment management, marketing)
Previous experience with venue management on a University Campus
Professional venue management certificate
How to Apply
Priority Application Date: October 17, 2018
For application instructions, required application materials, and to learn more about UM and Missoula, please apply at http://bit.ly/2072umjobs.
University of Montana is an ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Employer