Skip to main content

This job has expired

Director of Entertainment Alliance

Utah Tech University
St. George, Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 22, 2024

Position Announcement

Under the leadership of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director of the Utah Tech Entertainment Alliance (UTEA) manages and directs performance teams and programs focused on student engagement, recruitment, retention and connecting Utah Tech University (UT) students with alumni, community members, civic groups, the local school district, and potential students, while simultaneously emphasizing social engagement and interaction. Information about the Entertainment Alliance can be found online at .

  • Oversee all UTEA functions, including events, auditions, marketing, performing groups, student teams, marketing, pageants, and associated administrative duties.
  • Manage UTEA budgets (expenses and revenues) to assure timely compliance with Chrome River reconciliation, purchasing, travel, scholarship, and other business-related guidelines.
  • Oversee the calendar to schedule all UTEA performing events on campus and in the community.
  • Supervise the creation and maintenance of web pages and social media accounts that effectively represent and market the objectives of UTEA teams and programs.
  • Establish and maintain relationships, and pipelines that recruit students and motivate them to participate and engage with Utah Tech and the UTEA.
  • Facilitate student mentorship and engagement that strengthens and develops performance and interpersonal skills to align UTEA programming with student interests, and open doors for recruitment.
  • Direct the UTEA song and dance performance team Fusion.
  • Supervise directors of the Ballroom Dance Company, TechApella, Miss Utah Tech, and other teams/programs.
  • Hire, train, and supervise team and program directors, part-time assistants, student employees, choreographers, social media managers, and audio technicians.
  • Prepare, teach, and oversee the Fusion course/curriculum each semester, to include directing rehearsals, teaching music, overseeing choreography, providing feedback, and assessing performance quality.
  • Design show concepts to have wide audience appeal: selecting material, obtaining licensure as needed, editing music tracks, securing choreography, designing and arranging for appropriate costuming, coordinating technical sound and lighting needs, and all other aspects of major show production.
  • Plan, manage and coordinate all travel details for UTEA, both internationally and domestically.
  • Coordinate high school and middle school engagement opportunities, including travel arrangements for outreach, and continued participation with the “kindness initiative”.
  • Serve on the Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT) and work with other SALT members to promote increased engagement and involvement for all Utah Tech students.
  • Oversee the Miss Utah Tech (Homecoming Queen) competition and assure compliance with Miss Utah and Miss America franchise guidelines. Coordinate with UTSA to promote the event as part of Homecoming Week.
  • Supervise the preparation of Miss Utah Tech for her competition at the Miss Utah Pageant in SLC.
  • Collaborate with the UT Admissions team and the UT International office in developing strategic recruitment plans that target specific schools or districts in support of an overarching recruitment effort.
  • Work with the UT Alumni Office to maintain strong alumni relations, and support their outreach efforts.
  • Serve on the homecoming committee, take-off week committee, and assist with production aspects of the annual Trailblazer Awards program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Music, Dance, Theatre, or closely related field is required; Master's preferred.
  • At least three years' related experience required; teaching experience preferred.
  • Exemplary organizational skills and well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to cut and edit music, as well as familiarity with choreography, basic blocking, costuming, staging, etc.
  • Awareness of current trends, research, and related issues in club/student group leadership or student affairs.
  • Familiarity with student development, communication theory, conflict resolution, and group dynamic principles.
  • Experience in event planning, mentoring, and supervising students or similar groups.
  • Ability to lead/manage employee teams.
  • Familiarity and proven ability of fundraise and market programs.
  • Strong ability to effectively utilize social media to market student programs.
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office and other editing software.
  • Strong written and communication skills, with an ability to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of risk management and liability issues, and basic group supervision principles.
  • Familiarity with travel procedures and international tour planning.
  • Experience in assessment, program review and evaluation preferred.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time overtime-exempt staff position. Annual salary of $53,000+ depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of July 2024. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins June 10, 2024 . Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning . active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our U niversity is located in picturesque southwestern Utah, approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. Click here to learn more about the University .

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 250 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action within its employment programs and activities. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University’s non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.

  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Jennifer Larimore - , 435-652-7731.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.

  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.

The University provides key institutional information regarding Academics, Campus Safety, Student Services, Employment Laws, and other requirements per the Higher Education Act and other consumer information requirements to prospective students, students, UT employees, and prospective employees online at and .

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert