Artistic Programs Director

Payroll Title: UCP IX
Class Code: 0909-9089
Job Family: COM
FLSA Code: E
Score: 667


Under the general direction of designated supervisor, is responsible for the management and successful promotion of all artistic events and facilities of the School of Fine Arts.


  1. Researches, develops and evaluates effectiveness of policies and procedures for marketing, sales, accounting and house management for all programs.
  2. Selects and designs self-supporting and fund-raising programs (approximately 40 per year) for presentation to the University community and the public based on audience interest, potential financial and artistic success and relevance to the mission of the School of Fine Arts.
  3. Oversees House management, box office and marketing for all School of Fine Arts events and stage management of Von Der Mehden events.
  4. Directs marketing campaign; coordinates the design and distribution of all public relations materials; writes and edits copy.
  5. Develops and manages approved budget for Von Der Mehden Hall; determines ticket prices and house configuration policies; may write grant proposals to secure additional funding.
  6. Makes all necessary contractual arrangements in accordance with University and State guidelines.
  7. Directs the activities of professional and classified staff; hires, trains and supervises student staff.
  8. Oversees the maintenance, repair and remodeling of Von Der Mehden Hall; ensures compliance with fire and safety codes; monitors energy usage and security.
  9. Serves as chief spokesperson for the recital hall and as a resource to the University and the community on arts management and arts events.
  10. Keeps abreast of current developments in the field through participation at workshops, seminars and conferences.
  11. Previews concerts and other programs for possible inclusion in School of Fine Arts calendar.
  12. Serves as liaison with other University departments in the scheduling, programming and rental of the recital hall.
  13. Oversees the production of all events to ensure smooth implementation; resolves problems as they arise.
  14. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Master’s degree in Business, Arts Administration or related field
  2. At least two years experience in planning, contracting and producing arts events
  3. Two years experience in box office operations and marketing
  4. Strong communications and public relations skills
  5. Willingness to work irregular and flexible hours

Date Created: 06/28/85