2 Dec 2014

Full-Time Executive Director

Janesville Performing Arts Center (Job Poster) – Janesville, Wisconsin, United States

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Job Description

Summary: Janesville Performing Arts Center (JPAC) located in downtown Janesville, WI, provides a professional home venue for 10 local arts groups and serves as a center for community members to become involved in the arts through performances, lectures, gallery exhibits, non-arts public rentals, and educational activities. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014, JPAC has hosted over 1,000 events and welcomed more than 225,000 patrons through its doors, becoming a true community center for the Arts.

The Executive Director of the Janesville Performing Arts Center (JPAC) is a vision setting dynamic leader that works closely to implement the strategic plan, Fostering a Creative Community. The position has four main areas of responsibility: operations, strategic communications, fundraising & financial oversight, and programming/audience development. The ED works with and supervises a core staff and volunteer group and serves as the organization’s public spokesperson.


Operations (30%)
• Network with other PACs in order to benchmark and learn from other theatres and bring new ideas and improvements to JPAC.
• Ensure the facility is well maintained by implementing key maintenance schedule and capital improvement plan and serve as the liaison between JPAC and the owners and tenants of the Marshall Apartments.
• Supervise and support the Sales & Marketing Manager in establishing and maintaining excellent customer service and ticketing services and coordinating the volunteer corps of 130+ volunteers, including house managers, ushers, and box office volunteers.
• Supervise and support the Technical Director to ensure maintenance plan is maintained and theatre issues are addressed, including maintenance, repair, and replacement schedules, rental agreement violations, and patron safety.
• Serve on important ad-hoc groups such as Janesville Riverwalk Amphitheater Steering Committee.
• Manage personnel and perform annual performance evaluations.

Strategic Communications (15%)
• Oversee strategic plan process including development of annual priorities.
• Work with the Sales & Marketing Manager to create and implement the marketing plan for the center as well as supporting the Resident Groups individual marketing plans.
• Communicate center’s activities to the board and key stakeholders, provide an orientation for new board members, and identify opportunities for board member involvement.
• Establish ways to measure and monitor JPAC’s ability to Foster a Creative Community.
• Working with the Board Chair, act as the spokesperson for JPAC and establish opportunities for earned media.

Fundraising and Finance (35%)
• Create budget with staff recommendations and board input. Maintain financial records and be well informed of the organization’s financial status at all times. Assist with the annual financial review or audit.
• Complete rental settlements in a timely manner and approve expenditures and deposits.
• Work with the Development Committee to create a fundraising plan to support the center’s goals and maintain operating reserve.
• Coordinate key fundraising programs including but not limited to:
o Annual Anniversary Celebration
o Annual Giving Campaign – Arts Angles
o Annual Raffle
o Season Magazine & Annual Sponsorship Plan for Live on Main Street Series
• Maintain accurate donor records.
• Write grant and foundation requests for the center and actively seek new avenues for support.
• Develop strong relationships with current funders and potential donors.

Programming / Creative Content / Outreach (20%)
• Establish seasonal calendar working with programming committee, resident groups and other community individuals and organizations:
o Schedule auditorium rentals with local arts organizations, local non-arts organizations and others. Proactively manage user relations and ensure all requirements under the License Agreement and Rider for rentals and ensure all events run as smoothly as possible.
o Work with programming committee to plan and contract arts for upcoming Live on Main Street Season.
• Work with artist management representatives to effectively carry out concert event and acts as liason between the JPAC technical director and artist management/production team.
• Review and develop ideas to broaden and strengthen audience reach.
• Supervise and support Ed & Outreach Director in educational and outreach programming
• Identify and pursue partnership opportunities to foster a Creative Community.

Supervisor: This position reports to the Board of Directors.
Position Hours: 40 hours per week plus meetings and events outside of the regular workday. Early mornings, nights, and weekends are required. Schedule is flexible.
Compensation: Competitive salary in line with experience plus performance based bonus program.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, arts administration, or equivalent experience required; Candidates should show success in administration, fundraising, community engagement, special events, experience working with a volunteer board, and outstanding oral and written communication skills. A passion for the arts is essential.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and 3 references by January 2nd to: Oakleigh Ryan Whiton House Consulting Oakleigh@whitonhouse.com Email Subject line: JPAC ED Position



• Job Title: Executive Director
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Janesville Performing Arts Center
• website: http://www.janesvillepac.org
• Location: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts center, arts management, director, executive director, and performing arts. Location: Wisconsin. Job listing expires in 14 days.

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