Interim Director , Center for Performing Arts - Colleges of Fenway
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 9513
SummaryThe Colleges of the Fenway (COF) Director, Center for Performing Arts, is responsible for the leadership, development, organization, management, and promotion of a shared co-curricular performing arts program for students, faculty and staff at the five members institutions: Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Simmons University, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Currently engaging over 300 participants annually, the program ensembles are open to students, faculty and staff. In this capacity, the Director will continue to develop the vision for the program and work with various campus constituencies to deliver a high-level performing arts program with a primary focus on students.ResponsibilitiesAcademic ActivitiesOrganize and meet with the Performing Arts Academic Advisory Committee (PAAAC), which includes faculty representation from each institutionAdminister the COF Minor in Perf. Arts and COF Minor in Perf. Arts (Dance Concentration). Track student participation and progress. Work with advisors, arts department faculty, and registrars to approve student minor completionPlan and implement other academic programs as recommended by the PAAAC and approved by the Chief Academic OfficersConsult regularly with academic, admissions and student affairs administrators to provide ongoing assessment of institutional demandParticipate in Bi-weekly Student Activities Committee MeetingsMarketing and PromotionUpdate COF Perf. Arts website regularly with information about programs, performances, etc.Oversee all aspects of promotional print and digital marketing i.e. recruitment posters and flyers, concert posters, brochures, concert programsWork with ensemble directors, student e-boards, and other COF committees to distribute promotional materials to current and prospective studentsOversee ensemble social media accounts for all ensembles to ensure accuracy and consistency of COF brandWork with Director of Programs, Student Events and Communications to write articles pertaining to COF Performing Arts activities for Synergy newsletterSupport admission departments/committees with student recruitment efforts by providing promotional materials, staffing recruitment events as a member of the COF staff, and/or individual contact follow-ups.Promote other performing arts events as requested by COF participating institutionsEventsParticipate in Martin Luther King Jr. Committee meetings and work with ensemble directors to choose groups/students to perform at annual MLK CelebrationOrganize performing arts table at COF Block party, coordinate promotional materials, performers/stage/sound system, recruit table volunteersWork with ensemble directors to recruit student performers for COF and institutional events as needed, i.e. Anniversary events, Community Night at the Red SoxWork with ensemble directors to arrange performances within and outside the COF communityRespond to requests for performances from identified groups or ad hoc ensembles as availableFinancial and ReportingPrepare budgets, track expenses, reconcile accounts, and create projectionsSubmit regular participation, attendance and financial reports as requestedSubmit invoices and payments for independent contractors and freelance musiciansProvide tax documents to independent contractorsKeep detailed records of budget expenses and cross reference Longwood Collective recordsManagerialHire and supervise instructional staff for 5 performing ensembles; includes ensemble directors, student interns, and external musicians or performers as requiredConduct regular check-ins with ensemble directorsFacilitate annual reviews for ensemble directors and instructorsWork with Longwood Collective to administer semester contracts for ensemble directors and teachersPerformance EnsemblesMake space arrangements for all rehearsals and performancesAssist ensemble directors in recruiting student performers, publicizing auditions and rehearsals, tracking registrations, and producing performancesAssist music directors in purchasing music and other suppliesWork with the ensemble directors to produce a written or digital concert program for each concertPrepare/Update Mindbody each semester with program offerings and registration informationSupport ensemble directors with fundraising initiatives as neededSurvey ensemble participants for program and teacher evaluationsOther AdministrativeAttend and present at individual campus activities fairs and orientation presentations as neededPresent at COF leadership meetings as neededDevelop administrative process improvements to enhance office efficienciesServe as key members of the COF staff; attend monthly COF staff meetingsPerform other duties and/or special projects as assignedSKILLS/QUALIFICATIONSStrong meeting facilitation, project management, organizational, negotiation and interpersonal skillsExcellent written and oral communication skillsExcellent attention to detailAbility to think creatively and develop innovative ideasAbility to work with a wide range of constituencies with the desire to promote collaborationAbility to foster trust and build interpersonal relationships, be energetic and have a high tolerance for ambiguity and nuance.Ability to take initiative, work independently and with groups, and manage several projects simultaneouslyDemonstrated commitment to racial and cultural equalityWillingness to work unusual hours (occasional nights and weekends) as requiredFamiliarity with Asana, Canva and WordPress preferred EDUCATION/EXPERIENCEMaster?s degree in an area of the performing arts or arts managementExperience in program management and administrationExperience in effective use of social and traditional media to build awarenessThis role is an 11-month position (July-May or August -June) compensated over 12 months.A background investigation is required for the hired candidate and results may impact employment. COF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our staff and member institutions. We are currently working in a hybrid work environment; this position requires an onsite presence during programs and events. This is a part time position
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