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Executive Director - Bologna Performing Arts Center

Employer
Delta State University
Location
Mississippi, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Sep 20, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Delta State University

Executive Director - Bologna Performing Arts Center

Position Type: Administrative

Department: Bologna Performing Arts Center

Posting Number: 201201420

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Tenure/Non-Tenure: Non-Tenure Track

Salary Basis: 12 month

Responsibilities:
  1. Organization Leadership: Provides leadership and oversight for the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC). Recruit, hire, mentor, and retain qualified staff. Assess operation and recommends changes when necessary. Supervise and work with BPAC full and part-time staff. Champion a positive work culture. Foster partnerships with other leading performing arts centers and national presenting and arts organizations. Provide vision for the BPAC's future through organizational goals and outcomes.
  2. Event Curation and Season Planning: Curate performances for the annual presenting season, including identifying and negotiating contracts for performing artists. Work with technical and production staff to ensure all schedules, budgets, and technical requirements are appropriate. Attend booking conferences, collaborates with other performing arts centers to block book. Evaluates touring shows for quality, diversity, variety, and affordability. Survey audiences for show preferences and consults with the programming committee of the advisory board. Negotiates deals with agents, reads, and signs contracts with agents for shows.
  3. Marketing and Audience Development: Oversight of marketing for the performing arts series, fundraising, and other campaigns. Works with BPAC Marketing Director as well as external marketing companies to develop, plan, and execute initiatives for the BPAC. Manage event promotion as well as broader brand promotion. Use traditional methods of reaching ticket buyers and design new media strategies in order to develop new audiences. Works with Patron Services Director to enhance membership, box office, and volunteer efforts. Addresses the guest experience.
  4. Education: Work with the BPAC Education Director to create opportunities to promote the BPAC's mission. Schedule annual performing arts series for K-12 students. Assist in other educational programs, including Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute. Program for adult learning.
  5. Budgetary Responsibilities: Oversee and approves spending of university-allocated funds. Create a budget for the performing arts series that includes show costs and projected income from ticket revenue, annual member donations, and sponsorship. Monitors budgets throughout the year. Writes grants when necessary for specific programs.
  6. Development: Serve as the BPAC's chief fundraiser. Solicits Annual Members and Corporate Sponsors to help underwrite the annual schedule of performances. Work with DSU Foundation to fundraise for the BPAC. Identify and steward philanthropic relations. Identify and cultivate potential individual donors, corporate partnerships, and sponsorships, as well as collaborative partnerships.
  7. External Relations: Represents the Bologna Performing Arts Center and Delta State University in a positive manner to the entertainment and arts community, businesses, colleges, and other agencies. Speaks at civic organizations and clubs, and serves on arts and culture boards as necessary. Act as the BPAC spokesperson for publicity and other purposes.
  8. BPAC Advisory Board: Schedule, attend, and led the meetings of the BPAC Advisory Board members, including sending meeting notices, recording and sending meeting minutes, and preparing reports and other informational documents as necessary.
  9. DSU Recruiting: Support efforts to address enrollment at DSU. Work with Arts Education Director to create opportunities for K-12 students to see DSU as a next step. Provide opportunities for university enhancement through BPAC efforts.
  10. Advocacy: Communicate and advocate for arts support and activities in the region. Serve on boards as appropriate. Support state-wide, regional, and national initiatives that further the arts.


Qualifications:
Graduate degree preferred in an area of arts specialization. Demonstrated significant arts management, presenting experience or an understanding and demonstrated support for cultural, community, and artistic diversity preferred. Proven strengths in interpersonal relationships, technical writing, written communication, public speaking, multi-tasking skills, administration and management.Graduate degree preferred in an area of arts specialization. Demonstrated significant arts management, presenting experience or an understanding and demonstrated support for cultural, community, and artistic diversity preferred. Proven strengths in interpersonal relationships, technical writing, written communication, public speaking, multi-tasking skills, administration and management.

Salary:
12 monthCommensurate with experience and qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate degree preferred in an area of arts specialization. Demonstrated significant arts management, presenting experience or an understanding and demonstrated support for cultural, community, and artistic diversity preferred. Proven strengths in interpersonal relationships, technical writing, written communication, public speaking, multi-tasking skills, administration and management.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Three letters of recommendation are required. Requests for letters will automatically be generated to the references you list on the application. They will be sent a link to allow them to submit letter directly to application.

Additional Information:


Open Date: 07/10/2023

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Click Here

Delta State University is committed to a policy of equal employment and educational opportunity. Delta State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the University. jeid-53d7ed0f917f8e42809f5f818224d766

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