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21 Jun 2019

Full-Time Assistant Director of the Performing Arts Series

Miami University Performing Arts Series  Oxford, Ohio, United States

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Job Description

Performing Arts Series: The Performing Arts Series seeks a self-motivated, dynamic professional to join the team as the Assistant Director of the Performing Arts Series.
The successful candidate will value a collaborative environment, entrepreneurial thinking, interdisciplinary approaches, and dedication to providing quality undergraduate experiences.  The Assistant Director will work closely with the Performing Arts Series team to manage and promote a public performance season plus community engagement events during the artist’s residency.  The Assistant Director will also work with the Arts Management & Entrepreneurship program as a team member managing the student workforce and collaborating on practicum experiences.  With the right credentials and experience, opportunities for teaching in the program will be available.  The successful candidate will work in a variety of capacities with a fluid team of colleagues, students, interns, volunteers, vendors and collaborators to accomplish departmental, college and University-wide goals.  The Assistant Director will report to the Director/Assistant Dean for External Relations for the College of Creative Arts.


Duties include:


  • Work comfortably in a variety of creative and administrative contexts as a staff member, leader, educator/trainer, committee member, consensus builder, purchaser/client
  • Be a flexible, self-motivated team player who is able to think strategically, build consensus and quickly solve problems, often in public situations
  • Identify, cultivate and manage relationships and partnerships across campus and in the community to accomplish organizational goals
  • Be creative, thoughtful, articulate, energetic, savvy and passionate about the Series’ mission
  • Develop and direct marketing and communication strategies to accomplish participation and profile goals while building community value
  • Manage all aspects of the Series’ education and community engagement programs
  • Support the Director in accomplishing contributed income goals via special events, grant writing, donor management and other outreach efforts
  • Supervise student employees and interns, providing feedback necessary for expected job and academic performance
  • Develop and manage budgets
  • Participate in strategic short- and long-term planning
  • Represent the Series on campus and with regional committees and events as necessary
  • Serve ex officio on the Performing Arts Series Advisory Board; attends all meetings; prepares and presents reports as appropriate




  • Bachelor’s degree by date of hire
  • One year of related experience. Experience may be gained during completion of degree program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven track record of creating successful innovative marketing strategies
  • Experience with social media and digital marketing
  • Demonstrated record of successful project management, preferably in an arts/education/cultural setting
  • Facility with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work with a variety of individuals and offices across the campus, community and with a variety of external creative service providers to accomplish PAS goals
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours
  • Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship




  • Master’s degree
  • Three to five years of experience in arts management
  • Experience producing, presenting, concert/event marketing and donor relations
  • Experience in a university and/or non-profit setting
  • Teaching experience at the University level


Submit cover letter and resume to .
Direct inquiries to Patti Liberatore at
Screening of applications begins July 5, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.


Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.


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Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: administration, assistant, director, management, marketing, performing arts, and teaching. States: Ohio.

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