Francis Marion University is currently seeking a Director of the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The PAC opened in September 2011 and is located in downtown Florence, SC. The PAC serves as a venue for professional, university and community performing arts events, hosts community activities, and functions as an academic facility. The successful candidate will direct and plan all activities and programs associated with the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. The mission of the PAC is to strengthen the cultural, social and economic vitality of the Pee Dee Region by presenting a robust performance schedule and making the arts accessible to the local and regional community. Details about the FMU Performing Arts Center may be found at www.fmupac.org . The successful candidate will report to the Vice President for Development.
Responsibilities include: 1) Development of a robust and relevant performance schedule consisting of professional entertainers and regional artists/groups; 2) Management of the Performing Arts Center facility; 3) Financial oversight, including responsible budget development and administration; 4) Collaboration and coordination with FMU arts faculty and various community arts groups; 5) Operation of the Performing Arts Center to facilitate the needs of FMU arts programs, the City of Florence and the surrounding region; 6) Working with University, civic, and community leaders and groups to develop support and build the audience for Performing Arts Center events; and 7) Promotion and marketing of the PAC events and venue.
The successful candidate will have a thorough working knowledge and relevant experience to direct and oversee the operations of a multipurpose performing arts center. Management and marketing experience in a related environment is highly desired. Demonstrated experience in scheduling, producing and promoting professional performances is required. Experience in managing the technical aspects of a performance venue is preferred. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are needed for this position. Master's degree in relevant field is preferred. Ability to supervise technical staff is desired.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience; full university benefits package.
Francis Marion University is a four-year public university located in Florence, SC. The FMU Performing Arts Center is located in downtown Florence and serves as both an academic facility and a venue for concerts, plays, and other performances. Multiple venues, including an 849 seat mainstage auditorium, a 100 seat black box theatre and an outdoor amphitheatre provide a variety of options for show...s. The PAC hosts the Florence Symphony Orchestra, the Masterworks Choir and local dance companies. Additionally, the Presenting Series includes national touring artists, bands and plays. Numerous community events are held in the PAC as well.
Francis Marion University has over 4,100 students studying in a variety of majors in the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Business, the School of Education, and the School of Health Sciences. The FMU campus is located six miles from Florence, and FMU has several facilities located in downtown Florence, including the Performing Arts Center. More information about FMU can be found at www.fmarion.edu and more information about the FMU Performing Arts Center can be found at www.fmupac.org .