TITLE: Assistant Venue Manager The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center University of Maryland at College Park Salary: mid to high $50’s commensurate with experience and salary history Best Consideration Date: December 11, 2017 Position starting date: ASAP
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Milkboy Arthouse Assistant Venue Manager’s primary purpose is to manage and facilitate a variety of complex events at the Milkboy Arthouse facility. This includes, but is not limited to, managing all incoming artists, technicians, and onsite staff. The Venue Manager will develop and maintain an effective process, promote a positive educational environment and ensure consistency of service to the clients, artists, and related partnerships. The Milkboy Arthouse Assistant Venue Manager ’s primary purpose is to manage and facilitate a variety of complex events at the Milkboy Arthouse facility. This includes, but is not limited to, managing all incoming artists, technicians, and onsite staff. The Assistant Venue Manager will develop and maintain an effective process, promote a positive educational environment and ensure consistency of service to the clients, artists, and related partnerships. The Assistant Venue Manager is responsible for providing a rewarding experience for each artist and guest at the Milkboy Arthouse facility. This position requires a flexible schedule including nights, holidays, and weekends.
Essential Job Functions: VENUE PRODUCTION OVERSIGHT -Manage the schedules, training procedures, and crews for performances, load-ins, load-outs, and rehearsals both in the MilkBoy ArtHouse and at any related spaces necessary for an assigned event. -Advance events in consultation with any and all parties involved by preparing technical support, estimates, walkthroughs, and any other production support needs as requested -Responsible for planning and approving events by working collaboratively with clients, artists, related partners, other departments, and shops -Responsible for budget creation, purchasing, reporting, forecasting, and reconciliation of all assigned events in a timely manner -Serve as the onsite representative for The Clarice and MilkBoy leadership for events as necessary. -Oversee all contracting, technical riders, and vendors for assigned events -Accurately update the Event Management System (EMS) and keep appropriate stakeholders abreast of changes to events and event needs -Prepare the MilkBoy ArtHouse facility for artists’ needs -Ensure that the facility use and operation IS in accordance with University and local policies, codes, and laws -Create and maintain a healthy and safe environment for all employees, artists, and guests. -Provides advice and guidance for the users of MilkBoy ArtHouse venues during the booking request process
VENUE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT -Define roles and performance measures for staff and student production employees. -Maintain accurate job descriptions for contingent staff and students working at MilkBoy ArtHouse. -Ensure that any event related crew have been provided with appropriate training to facilitate events at MilkBoy ArtHouse in a safe and effective manner -Hire, contract, train, and supervise production staffing related to any event at the MilkBoy ArtHouse facility -Provide oversight for the operation of public spaces and crowds as it relates to event planning and logistics -Ensure proper staffing levels from all shops at The Clarice for events at the MilkBoy ArtHouse facility -Facilitate meetings, practices, and group activities that foster an inclusive and diverse culture within the MilkBoy ArtHouse staffing
STRATEGIC EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT -Make decisions relating to equipment requests for incoming events based on availability and priority. -Negotiate rental contracts and related equipment needs for events -Equip event producers with information for MilkBoy ArtHouse resources available to assist in the successful execution of their event -Identify future equipment needs and maintenance requests. Develop long-term equipment replacement requests
List physical demands of position: Must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays Restaurant/Club Environment High volume of standing and walking around venue Lifting of items 20lbs or less
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in the performing arts, management or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and two years of progressive arts/event management responsibility. Supervisory experience required. A demonstrated knowledge of audio and lighting system control. Experience in forecasting and managing budgets related to event needs.
Preferred: Experience with Event Management Software (EMS). Crowd Control Manager training certification. A basic knowledge of networked systems such as security systems, distributed audio, point of sale systems, internet, and phones. Experience working collaboratively with campus and community partners to achieve event goals. Experience organizing, deploying resources for and managing multiple simultaneous projects. A familiarity with the conditions presented when working
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Additional Salary Information: Salary: mid to high $50’s commensurate with experience and salary history
About The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland
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