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Executive Director of O'Shaughnessy

Employer
Saint Catherine University
Location
Minnesota, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 15, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details Position Title Executive Director of O'Shaughnessy Division Institutional Advancement Department/Office Institutional Advancement (IA) Position Summary St. Catherine Universityand theOffice of Institutional Advancementinvite applications for the position of theExecutive Director at The O’Shaughnessy.

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The O’Shaughnessy is one of the Twin Cities’ premiere venues for the performing arts. While performances in its 50-year history have represented many genres, in recent years the focus has been primarily on dance companies, most led by women and artists of color. O’Shaughnessy artists represent high artistic achievement, acknowledged by critical acclaim and support by national funding organizations. The Executive Director of The O’Shaughnessy (EDOS) aligns the vision for the venue with the mission of the university, leading all strategic, curatorial, operational, business and financial initiatives. To execute the vision, theEDOScreates partnerships with faculty, students, staff that integrate the venue’s programmatic focus into academic and student life, and business arrangements that fully utilize The O’Shaughnessy and campus assets for the benefit of the university and the community-at-large. In the past four years, national artists that The O’Shaughnessy has hosted included Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Anoushka Shankar, Tori Amos, Toshi Reagon, and Arlo Guthrie. Minnesota-based artists have included Ananya Dance Theatre, TU Dance, Ragamala Dance Company, and James Sewell Ballet. Pre-COVID, The O’Shaughnessy served over 75,000 patrons annually with over 200 rehearsal or event days per year. Presentations are frequently done in collaboration with area presenters such as the Ordway, Walker Art Center, and Northrop.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Set the vision and strategic direction for the venue, in conjunction with the university’s mission, vision, values, and priorities.
  • Applying the University focus to an outward stance, develop community partnerships for programming, marketing, business, fundraising, and networking opportunities.
  • Create, seek and secure a variety of programming, local and national, that services both a general and campus audience, establishing the venue as an important cultural asset to the University and regional communities.
  • Oversee the brand and marketing strategy, positioning The O’Shaughnessy for success in a crowded and competitive marketplace.
  • Build relationships with the advisory board, funders, agents, artists, clients, and other key associates that are crucial to the venue’s fiscal and curatorial success.
  • Build, manage, and maintain The O’Shaughnessy advisory committee, in compliance with Minnesota State Arts Board and university guidelines.
  • Serve as the organization’s chief spokesperson to constituencies in both internal and external communities.
  • Intersect with campus committees to establish The O’Shaughnessy as a cultural center of campus life.
  • Lead all revenue-producing initiatives, including fund development in partnership with University Institutional Advancement, business initiatives, rentals, promoters, and sponsorships.
  • Lead, manage, and provide oversight to all operational, financial, and business initiatives.
  • Lead a team of theater and administrative professionals for a venue that has maintained a consistent schedule of over 200 rehearsal/event days a year and services over 75,000 patrons annually (pre-COVID)


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Eight (8) years of arts leadership and management experience.
  • Five (5) years of related experience.
  • Five (5) years of curatorial experience, ideally in a major urban market.
  • Experience motivating, inspiring and maintaining a highly-effective workforce.
  • Experience building positive relationships with a wide variety of individuals and organizations in order to work collaboratively, innovate rapidly, and create future plans.
  • Vision and passion for the performing arts.
  • Organizational and administrative expertise, including budgeting, not-for-profit accounting, fiscal reporting, contract negotiation, programming, marketing, fundraising, and organizational operations of a performing arts venue.
  • Respectful, welcoming, and engaging approach to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families, and communities.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree.
  • A wide range of experience in and understanding of the performing art and venue market, both locally and nationally.
  • Established relationships with Twin Cities arts, funding, and business communities.
  • History of effective fundraising on a local, regional and national level.
  • Experience working cooperatively with a large variety of clientele, including artists, community organizations, promoters, and university departments.

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service. EEO Statement St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us athr@stkate.eduor 651-690-6565. Application instructions for STAFF The wage range established for this position is $110,000 to $120,000 annually. Apply by clicking the button below this ad. First consideration will be given to applications submitted by December 6, 2021.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete theirCOVID-19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visitstkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org. Posting Number 20210206-STAFF Posting Start Date 11/15/2021 Application Deadline 12/06/2021 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. *For any education beyond high school, please list the degree or certification and the area of focus.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *St. Kate’s is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. *Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine. We include this information to ensure that candidates are aware of and acknowledge understanding of the new requirement.
    • I have read and understand the requirement.
  5. *Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. *St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  7. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. *How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
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    • Minority Jobs
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    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • OutandEqual.com
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
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    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • SimplyHired.com
    • Star Tribune
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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