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Director of Operations

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 27, 2023

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Director of Operations

Primary Purpose:
Pacific's Conservatory seeks an innovative and broadly minded practitioner, administrator, and educator to advance and professionalize operations in the Conservatory of music and hold a concurrent teaching position in related music fields. The successful candidate will be versed in and model the emerging connections between the performing, music industry, recording, and administrative careers emerging in the creative sector. In partnership with Pacific faculty and staff colleagues, the successful candidate will help create supportive hands-on for-credit experiences for students to learn music industry, music management, music recording, and related career skills.

Essential Functions:
  1. Oversee Conservatory concerts and events (150 + per year).
  2. Coordinate scheduling for Conservatory performance, rehearsal, and classroom facilities.
  3. Operate and supervise the usage of event-based lighting, sound, recording, and stage equipment supportive of live music and/or recorded/streamed events.
  4. Supervise, train, assign, and coordinate the work of employees, including students and student employees.
  5. Recommend the purchase of technical equipment.
  6. Manage Conservatory inventory and equipment.
  7. Generate invoices and prepare contracts for the use of Conservatory concert facilities.
  8. Collaborate with other campus support units and administrators to ensure efficient operations and act as a liaison to ensure compliance with institutional rules and regulations.
  9. Responsible for emergency response plans for the Conservatory; liaison to the University’s Pacific alert team.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in performing arts related field(s).
  • Three (3) years of experience in operations of an academic music or performing arts organization.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree in music
  • Knowledge of standard operating procedures for performing arts and academic instruction and event management
  • Flexible and effective when experiencing changes in work task, environment, or conditions
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends.
  • Demonstrated operations ability and success in highly volume performing arts fields
  • Excellent customer service orientation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven staff and operations management and supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to set goals, manage time and assignments and achieve outcomes
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 50 pounds

Work Environment/Workweek/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in the standard office environment with use of computer and phone, occasionally requires work out of doors or in large auditoria with exposure to warmer or cooler temperatures.

Hiring Range: $64,480 - $65,880 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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