29 Nov 2016

Full-Time Job Managing Director

Ball State University (Job Poster) – Muncie, Indiana, United States

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Job Description

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State University is looking to fill a professional position to as Managing Director starting July 2017.

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State University is one of the largest programs in the nation. Boasting a student population of over 450 majors and a full time faculty and staff of over 40, the department produces over 20 shows per year. The Managing Director is a critical hire for the department, as this individual serves on the department’s Leadership Team and is directly involved in the day to day operations of the program. Ball State is fully committed to the arts and the promotion of an inclusive campus that promotes diversity and acceptance.

Major responsibilities:
Managing all aspects of the building and marketing of the production season which includes a mainstage subscription series of four theatre and two dance events; a studio subscription series of four theatre productions; and a workshop series of eight-twelve student-driven productions; co-chairing the Production Committee (which selects plays for upcoming seasons and determines production policies); assisting the Chair in the supervision of one full-time staff member (Marketing Director/Box Office Manager) and student employees; securing all rights for plays and musicals; negotiating guest-artist union contracts with AEA, USA, and/or SDC; collaborating with Marketing Director to create and implement season marketing plan and determine strategic initiatives for audience development; overseeing design and production of all printed materials (season brochures, playbills, ads, posters); managing budgets related to marketing and royalties; assisting department chair in fundraising as needed. In addition, successful candidate will also be able to teach academic courses within the theatre area including Introduction to Theatre or Introduction to Dance, Theatre Management, and/or other courses in candidate’s area of expertise.

Minimum qualifications:
Master’s degree in theatre, dance, or business from an accredited college or university (completed by June 30, 2017); One year of experience working in the area of theatre, arts management, or development; Theatre management experience in professional Equity theatre.

Preferred qualifications:
MBA in Arts Management; MFA in Theatre Management; Experience in all aspects of theatre front of house including marketing, publicity, financials, scheduling, development, and fund raising.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Apply on-line at http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/5294
Include the following documents with your application: Resume/CV, cover letter, and Master’s transcripts. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted through January 23, 2017.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation.

Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all. The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

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• Job Title: Managing Director
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Ball State University
• website: http://bsu.edu
• Location: Muncie, Indiana, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts management, dance, director, marketing, and theatre. Location: Indiana.