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30 Jun 2022


Executive Director of the Grand Opera House

Grand Opera House  Macon, Georgia, United States

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Job Description

Position Title: Executive Director of the Grand Opera House

Department: Grand Opera House

Division: General University

Vacancy Number: 23-094

Work Location: Macon, GA

Job Type: Full-time

Job Category: Administrative


The Grand Opera House, a performing arts center of Mercer University, seeks an experienced full-time Executive Director to lead its small team of dedicated professionals that support Middle Georgia’s premier year-round center for Broadway, concerts, arts education and locally-produced attractions. The 1,007-seat, 1904-vintage theater within the last five years has undergone an extensive remodeling that included renovation and expansion of front-of-house spaces, including two new bars, greatly improved customer-service resources, replacement of seating and carpet and improvements to its HVAC and loading dock. These improvements represent approximately $3 million of investment in The Grand’s future.

The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and fiscal management of The Grand, including all programming, fundraising, community outreach, and serving as a liaison between Mercer University and The Grand.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and extensive management experience in arts administration including fundraising,
programming, presenting, facilities management and operations are required. Advanced and demonstrable skills in contract negotiation, fund development, daily operations, public speaking, and creative problem solving are essential to success in this position. He or she must be a self-starter able to work individually and flexibly within a team environment, both within The Grand family and with a number of community-based arts organizations. Sophistication with revenue and expense forecasting and future-year budget preparation required, as well as the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?: Yes

Is a credit check needed for this position?: Yes

Pay Rate

Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and includes performance incentives. Mercer University offers an excellent benefits package.

Pay Basis: Monthly

FLSA Status: Exempt

Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor’s degree?

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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Executive Director of the Grand Opera House
Grand Opera House
 Macon, Georgia, United States

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