The Salt Lake City Arts Council has a job opening for a Program Coordinator for Performing Arts.
A position at the Salt Lake City Arts Council, a division within Salt Lake City Community and Economic Development
Close Date: 1/31/14
Visit www.slcgov.com/jobs to apply
Position may require some travel or unconventional working hours.
A ten year personal, criminal and employment background check will be required
Reporting to the Executive Director, plans, develops, organizes and implements Arts Council programs and services involving performing arts.
Plans, develops, implements and directs all aspects of the performing arts public programs which include the Living Traditions Festival, Brown Bag Concert Series and Twilight Concert Series. Works with city staff from other divisions in planning and implementing performing arts public programming across the City.
Supports the Board of Directors and various committees in the development and implementation of policy and programs.
Solicits funding from corporations, foundation and government grants, private donations, etc. Develops and implements sponsorship packages. Manages and reports revenue generation operations of programs. Researches various artists and conducts artist selection and review processes. Contacts artists/agents, determines availability, negotiates, prepares and processes artists’ contracts. Manages public relations and marketing efforts for the programs including writing press releases, working with media sponsors, writing articles for press and newsletters, arranging for other publicity and marketing, etc.
Manage program budgets, including planning, fundraising and tracking of income and expenses for all programs. Manages site/facility selection and related production issues for the performing arts public programs. Coordinates various activities with private contractors and public agencies when appropriate (Public Works, Traffic Division, Police, Board of Health, UDABC, property owners, etc.) Directs and coordinates set up and strike of program venues. Responsible for the technical production of the programs. Works with artists to ensure that their technical needs have been met, contracts and manages the provision of technical services which may include sound reinforcement, staging, lighting, etc. Represents the Arts Council in a professional capacity at the local, regional, state and national level. Provides information and technical assistance, as requested, to artists, arts organizations, other city divisions and the general public. Supervises contract employees and volunteers. Manages contracts with all vendors. Performs related duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in Arts Administration or a closely related field plus four (4) years' professional experience in arts administration or the presentation of performing arts programs at a public or private arts agency or organization. Experience and education may be substituted, one for the other, on a year-for-year basis.
· Experience in fundraising, sponsor development and grant writing.
· Public relations and publications experience.
· General knowledge of art disciplines, trends and their methods of operation.
· Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
· Knowledge of technical production of performing arts events, including sound reinforcement, lighting and staging requirements and design.
· Knowledge and experience in producing large public events.
· Knowledge and experience in booking and contracting with local and national performing arts groups/individuals.