Director of Operations
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.
- Oversee Conservatory concerts and events (150 + per year).
- Coordinate scheduling for Conservatory performance, rehearsal,
and classroom facilities.
- Operate and supervise the usage of event-based lighting, sound,
recording, and stage equipment supportive of live music and/or
- Supervise, train, assign, and coordinate the work of employees,
including students and student employees.
- Recommend the purchase of technical equipment.
- Manage Conservatory inventory and equipment.
- Generate invoices and prepare contracts for the use of
Conservatory concert facilities.
- 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.
- Responsible for emergency response plans for the Conservatory;
liaison to the University’s Pacific alert team.
- 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
- Master’s Degree in performing arts related field(s).
- Three (3) years of experience in operations of an academic
music or performing arts organization.
- 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.
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 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
$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
Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are
required to execute a release and authorization for a background
To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/26085
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