Join the Hancher team! Hancher Auditorium, located on the University of Iowa campus, is currently seeking a qualified individual for the position of Programming Director. Lead Hancher Auditorium’s Public Engagement Team to plan and direct the full range of Hancher's performing arts programs. Develop projects and negotiate contracts with touring artists, identify and develop equitable partnerships in the university, community, region and state, seeking to deepen and broaden impact through collaborative efforts. Supervise marketing, communications, education, and audience development activities. Lead grant writing and reporting. Must be available to work nights and weekends when required.
Key Areas of Responsibilities include: •Establish artistic priorities and program objectives. Select events based on research and knowledge of artists and art forms. Develop and evaluate marketing, education, and audience development strategies. •Allocate resources to meet objectives. Negotiate artist contracts. Plan and schedule events in Hancher Auditorium and throughout the state and region. •Hire, develop, and manage the performance of staff using a collaborative, team-based approach. Assure that staff are compliant with UI policies and procedures and supervise professional staff. •Write grant proposals and/or develop projects to meet grant opportunity guidelines. Develop and approve budget requests. Search out new grant funding opportunities. •Develop and support collaborative practices to assure cooperative teamwork. Collaborate with other members of Hancher’s Public Engagement Team to meet departmental goals. Collaborate with Hancher staff, university and community partners, and touring artists. Create opportunities to cultivate relationships with new donors.
For a complete job description, visit our web site: https://hancher.uiowa.edu/employment. To apply for this position, visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ and search for Requisition # 71305. All applications must be completed online via this website; however, if you need an accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact Sharon Beck by phone at (319) 335-2430 or send an email to email@example.com. The University of Iowa values diversity among students, faculty, and staff and believes that a rich diversity of people and the many points of view they bring serve to enhance the quality of the educational experience at the University of Iowa.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Appropriate background checks (e.g. criminal background and credential checks) will be conducted.
The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples. To see other jobs available in higher education and with key local employers in our area, please visit the HERC website at www.centralmidwestherc.org.
For additional information on dual-career resources at the University of Iowa, please visit https://careers.uiowa.edu/dcs.
Master’s degree in one of the performing arts, arts administration, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.
Considerable (typically 3-5 years) experience in both of the following:
Administrative, supervisory, and program experience in the performing arts.
Experience as the primary person responsible for programming large (typically 1500 seats or greater) performing arts center that presents a varied program including, but not limited to, music, dance, and Broadway performances
Demonstrates experience developing budgets for performances at the expert/leader level.
Demonstrates at an expert/leader proficiency level of knowledge, awareness, and expertise regarding the breadth of available performing arts disciplines.
Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills; demonstrates team-based approach to staff management.
Demonstrates an expert/leader ability to work with a variety of people and commitment to supporting an inclusive work environment.
Experience planning and directing programming for a large, multi-space performing arts center.
Reasonable experience in public speaking.
Reasonable experience with grant writing.
Experience in a university setting and familiarity with university policies and procedures.
Hancher is a multidisciplinary performing arts presenter committed to connecting artists and audiences with transformational artistic experiences. For more than 40 years, Hancher has been the cultural hub of the University of Iowa campus—presenting world-class dance, music and theater. Along the way, Hancher has extended its reach far beyond campus, engaging thousands of Iowans each year, on campu...s, throughout the community, and across the state. Hancher is one of the leading university presenters of the performing arts in the nation and has earned an international reputation for excellence.
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