Join the Hancher team! Hancher Auditorium, located on the University of Iowa campus, is currently seeking a qualified individual for the position of Programming Director. Lead Hancher Auditorium’s Public Engagement Team to plan and direct the full range of Hancher's performing arts programs. Develop projects and negotiate contracts with touring artists, identify and develop equitable partnerships in the university, community, region and state, seeking to deepen and broaden impact through collaborative efforts. Supervise marketing, communications, education, and audience development activities. Lead grant writing and reporting. Must be available to work nights and weekends when required.
Hancher is a multidisciplinary performing arts presenter committed to connecting artists and audiences with transformational artistic experiences. For more than 40 years, Hancher has been the cultural hub of the University of Iowa campus—presenting world-class dance, music and theater. Along the way, Hancher has extended its reach far beyond campus, engaging thousands of Iowans each year, on campus, throughout the community, and across the state. Hancher is one of the leading university presenters of the performing arts in the nation and has earned an international reputation for excellence.
The University of Iowa is a Big Ten Conference university located in Iowa City, a vibrant college community that provides affordable housing, quality K-12 education, and an active cultural community, all located within the scenic rolling hills of Iowa. Frequently named to several "Best Small Cities" lists, this community is a warm and welcoming place for visitors and newcomers alike.
For a complete job description, visit our web site: https://hancher.uiowa.edu/employment. To apply for this position, visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ and search for Requisition # 71305. All applications must be completed online via this website; however, if you need an accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact Sharon Beck by phone at (319) 335-2430 or send an email to email@example.com.
The University of Iowa values diversity among students, faculty, and staff and believes that a rich diversity of people and the many points of view they bring serve to enhance the quality of the educational experience at the University of Iowa.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Appropriate background checks (e.g. criminal background and credential checks) will be conducted.
Master’s degree in one of the performing arts, arts administration, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.
Considerable (typically 3-5 years) experience in both of the following:
Administrative, supervisory, and program experience in the performing arts.
Experience as the primary person responsible for programming large (typically 1500 seats or greater) performing arts center that presents a varied program including, but not limited to, music, dance, and Broadway performances
Demonstrates experience developing budgets for performances at the expert/leader level.
Demonstrates at an expert/leader proficiency level of knowledge, awareness, and expertise regarding the breadth of available performing arts disciplines.
Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills; demonstrates team-based approach to staff management.
Demonstrates an expert/leader ability to work with a variety of people and commitment to supporting an inclusive work environment.
Experience planning and directing programming for a large, multi-space performing arts center.
Reasonable experience in public speaking.
Reasonable experience with grant writing.
Experience in a university setting and familiarity with university policies and procedures.
Hancher is the multidisciplinary presenter at the University of Iowa. Currently operating in a variety of rental venues as a presenter without a facility, a new Hancher Auditorium will open in September 2016.