17 Jan 2023


Programming Manager (Performing Arts)

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center  New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center jobs

Job Description

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 careers@zeiterion.org




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.


Part-Time Job in Arts and Culture:
Programming Manager (Performing Arts)
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
 New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

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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