Executive Director - Noorda Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA)
Position Category: Staff - Full-Time
Summary: Utah Valley University School of the Arts is seeking an Executive Director in Arts and Creative Engagement for the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA), which aspires to be one of the largest and most commercially successful university-based arts presenters in the U.S. The Executive Director will ensure regional and national prominence for the NCPA through strategic leadership, programmatic vision, and entrepreneurial financial and operational management.
An integral non-degree-granting division of the School of the Arts, the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts is the university's primary performing arts presenting operation, an anchor for Utah County's performing arts community, and a major player in the area's commercial entertainment market. Each year the NCPA features 30 to 40 performances featuring local, national, and international artists along with 150+ faculty-led student performances. The NCPA offers an adventurous selection of internationally distinguished touring music, theatre, and dance companies, as well as a diverse offering of commercial entertainment. The NCPA annually showcases the best performances emerging from the departments of the School of the Arts and engages visiting artists to perform with student ensembles and productions, conduct master classes and workshops, and engage with community partners and stakeholders.
As an academic support program, the NCPA manages seven venues in the School of the Arts, including the NCPA Concert Hall (900 seats), Scott and Karen Smith Theatre (501 seats), Barbara Barrington-Jones Family Foundation Dance Theatre (175 seats), the NuSkin Recital Hall (150 Seats), the Melanie Laycock Bastian Black Box Theatre (150 seats), the Instrument Ensemble Room (150 seats) and the outdoor Amphitheatre (125 seats). as well as state-of-the-art production shops. The NCPA also supports occasional events in the Ragan Theatre (375 seats), the UVU Art Museum at Lakemount Manor (varying seating capacities) and other venues in the area.
We are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate successful and ethical leadership and a passion for working within a community of diverse student, faculty, staff, and professional populations.
Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree in a relevant field or a combination of professional experience as a performing artist, producer, presenter or significant professional experience in another relevant area will be considered in lieu of advanced degree. College teaching experience in a relevant field is a plus.
A minimum of five years of executive administrative experience in performing arts presenting, venue management, or production in a public, nonprofit, or commercial context with demonstrated skills in leadership, fundraising, strategic planning, financial management, and communication required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of arts series presenting or other programming management in an arts or university community.
Knowledge of performing arts operations including marketing, finances, production, outreach, fundraising.
Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and listening).
Exceptional interpersonal skills.
Proven track record of success in fundraising and development.
Demonstrated skills in leadership, strategic planning, and financial management.
Demonstrated skills in arts programming, season selection, negotiation, budgeting, financial tracking
Ability to interface and engage with a diverse group of stakeholders.
Ability to work cooperatively and constructively with staff and faculty.
Ability to establish strong working relationships with University administration, community members, the media, and the arts community.
Ability to build strong programming alliances.
Preferred Qualifications: Visionary, dynamic leader with proven ability to manage a multi-million dollar annual operating budget and experience in an academic arts presenting organization. Experience or familiarity with arts presenting or other program management in a university community. Professional experience as a performing artist or producer and/or relevant college teaching experience. Familiarity and working relationships with the arts community at national and international levels. Master’s Degree in a relevant field preferred.
Physical Requirements: Standing, talking, and listening
Benefits Summary: UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.
Pay Range: $94,498 - $126,155
Advertisement Number: STA162418 School of the Arts Staff Open Date: 06/12/2019 Review Start Date: 07/01/2019 Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.
Please list a minimum of three business references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.
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