Programming Manager (Performing Arts)
ABOUT THE Z:
The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center (The “Z”) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to entertain, educate, and inspire our community by presenting a diverse array of high-quality performing artists and providing engaging learning opportunities that contribute to the cultural, social and economic vitality of the South Coast.
Working both independently and with the President/CEO you will identify national, international, and regional artists and performances that will advance The Z’s mission as a professional performing arts presenter. The Programming Manager will assist in artistic planning, and the development, scheduling, booking, and logistics related to The Z’s presenting season. The Programming Manager will be a key participant in imagining, coordinating, and materializing arts programming that will differentiate The Z in the region’s cultural landscape and give meaning and substance to our mission. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a love for the performing arts to be part of the creative team and help to lead The Z into the future. This is a 30 hour per week job with the possibility of additional hours.
- Develop a season calendar and manage all engagement related logistics for a 52-week performance season
- Research, identify, schedule and book diverse performers that align with The Z’s mission, serving as a primary liaison with artists/managers/agents, securing riders, overseeing contracts, assisting with production and back-line details, and overseeing tech needs
- Establish and maintain an Agents & Artists database, including press packets, photos, fees, recordings, copy, and graphics
- Coordinate details of events and artists’ participation in performances, residencies, master classes, donor engagement, and other associated initiatives
- Communicate directly in advance with artists and their representatives to ensure that the needs of both artists and The Z are met in a timely manner and in accordance with any governing contract
- Ensure a highly professional and welcoming environment for all artists and programming partners
- Collect and disseminate information regarding programming, performance schedules, technical requirements, etc. to staff and update information as plans develop or changes occur; lead all show meetings with staff
- Ensure accurate and timely contract administration
- Manage residency program relationships, special partnerships, and other special programming initiatives
- Oversee all artist hospitality, meet, and greets, and merchandise sales
- Compile and reconcile monthly reports to track activities related to grant compliance
- Gather all necessary marketing and showcase materials from agents and artists, and coordinate audience development initiatives.
- Promote performances, proof-read all programming information for press releases, marketing collateral, website copy, etc. for accuracy, etc.
- Works with staff accountant to ensure timely and accurate payment of all performers and other vendors related to performances
- Incorporate equity values into all work done on behalf of The Z
- A deep, personal passion for the performing arts across all genres
- Imagination: a talent for seeing connections and possibilities that may not be obvious
- A track record for developing and executing artistic and cultural programs and events in the performing arts
- Broad cultural awareness; appreciation and familiarity with diverse cultures and traditions
- Knowledge of a diversity of disciplines and genres as well as contemporary performers and ensembles
- An understanding of the importance of equity in the arts
- Experience with budgeting for performing arts programs and events
- A strong aptitude for organization and precision; outstanding planning and time management skills
- The ability to multitask, set priorities, and independently manage workload in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent communication skills; the ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively
- Mature interpersonal skills; a talent for diplomacy; a builder of respectful and collaborative professional relationships
- The ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidential information
- The ability to demonstrate flexibility as a member of a strongly collaborative, cross-functional team
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Salary Range/ Pay Rate: $22/hour
How to Apply
Send resume to email@example.com
The Z is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate equity and are committed to creating an inclusive, thriving environment for all employees including, but not limited to, a culture of antiracism in which we build policies, procedures, and a safe space for people from all backgrounds to feel safe and seen in our employ, in our seats and on our stage.
A full dose COVID-19 vaccine regimen, including booster, is a condition of employment and volunteering for all Z staff, event personnel and volunteers. In a case where individuals fall under a legally covered exemption, that individual should present a qualifying reason for the exemption, in which case The Z will make reasonable accommodations and offer other protocols including regular testing plus mask wearing.
Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: arts center, manager, non-profit, performing arts, production manager, and programming. States: Massachusetts.
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