Position Description The University of Montana invites applications from individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds for the General Manager of Campus Entertainment. The General Manager is responsible for creating and overseeing a centralized model for entertainment on campus; will eventually oversee multiple venues across campus; will centralize ticketing, marketing, programming and operations within the newly formed department of Campus Entertainment. This person will coordinate with various campus entities and venue directors to provide a cohesive and successful Campus Entertainment Department.
As the General Manager you will be responsible for overall management, promotion, and operation of the facility, including but not limited to policy administration, booking, marketing, finance, box office, advertising, security, production, maintenance, and related operations for the venue, the Adams Center. You will be responsible for the development, coordination and management of all aspects and strategies for the facility's events.
We seek an individual who is an innovative, collaborative leader with a robust ability to think both creatively and strategically, coordinating all aspects of campus entertainment to meet the needs of the University as well as provide for institutional constituents.
This position reports to the Vice President for Operations and Finance and interacts with event promoters, local clients and stakeholders, as well as university students, other campus departments, administrators, Associated Students of the University of Montana, faculty and staff.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.
Arrange for and otherwise book Events at the facility, develop and maintain relationships with reputable promoters, local market contacts, community groups, sponsors, agents and talent affiliates to attract concerts, shows, entertainment events, education events, community events, etc.
Manage multiple high-level direct reports and teams of more than 100 event staff
Create a comprehensive marketing strategy that cohesively addresses all aspects of campus entertainment.
Responsible for the financial viability of entertainment on campus.
Manage a master schedule that includes all the arts & entertainment venues/ events.
Oversee coordination of the venues while understanding and accommodating athletic and academic priorities.
Collaborate with UM Entertainment Management academic program and the School of Theater and Dance to provide practical learning experiences for student interns.
Direct the management of a central pool of student workers to facilitate efficient and meaningful student involvement.
Operate a centralized ticketing office that allows campus entities and outside parties to sell tickets through a campus wide ticketing system, Griztix, while creating standardized ticketing fees and a coordinated product delivery.
Identify, establish and implement standard operating procedures using business practices that maximize both ticket revenue and client satisfaction.
Ensure standardization of contracts, fees, marketing and student labor across departments/venues.
Identify areas of operation in need of improvement and work to find viable, innovative solutions to implement process enhancements as necessary.
Responsible for the Adam's Center while collaborating with Intercollegiate Athletics, the building resident tenant, to set schedules.
Oversee The Dennison Theatre which regularly hosts a variety of performances and lectures.
Collaborate with the College of Visual and Performing Arts to schedule events in the PARTV Building.
Coordinate with Intercollegiate Athletics to consistently bring shows to Washington Grizzly Football Stadium.
Creatively utilize other traditional and non- traditional university venues to enhance arts and entertainment on campus.
Bachelor's degree and minimum of six (6) years management experience in a theatre, performing arts center, arena, or other similar public assembly facility; or any combination of education and experience that would provide the competencies necessary to successfully manage the duties and responsibilities assigned to the position
Extensive experience in contract negotiation with promoters and outside agencies
Demonstrated ability to research, develop and maintain relationships with artist agents, artist management as well as local, regional and national promoters.
Experience managing multiple high-level direct reports and teams of more than 100 event staff
Highly developed leadership skills
Proven ability to think critically in working toward problem resolution, and an ability to adapt to rapidly changing situations in an environment that is frequently stressful
Ability to meticulously manage and effectively communicate stringent timelines and consistently adhere to strict deadlines.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Highly developed interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge of crowd/risk management in the operation of entertainment venues of various capacities
Working knowledge of industry trends and an ability to remain adaptive to an industry that evolves rapidly and consistently
Willingness and ability to work nontraditional hours (including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed on a regular basis)
Highly developed organizational skills
Ability to prepare and effectively manage a venue operating plan and corresponding budget
Ability to develop and maintain positive community relations aimed at maintaining a positive standing in community and driving events and sponsors to the facilities.
Master's degree in a relevant field (such as business administration, public administration, entertainment management, marketing, etc.) and at least four (4) years of experience
Previous professional experience with venue management on a university campus
Professional venue management certificate or similar professional certificate(s)
How to Apply Priority Application Date: November 18, 2018 For application instructions, required application materials, and to learn more about UM and Missoula, please apply at http://bit.ly/2114umjobs.
University of Montana is an ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Employer