Leads and inspires the programs, services, and functions of Overture Center. The position is responsible for advancing the mission and goals of the organization, providing operational and fiscal oversight. The CEO provides direction for all Overture Center programs and services; facilitates organization collaboration and integration; and ensures the center is a forum for diverse artistic expression, reaches diverse audiences, and meets outreach and educational initiatives.
Is recognized in our community and among peers nationally as an innovator and leader in civics arts expression
Defines, develops and implements strategic priorities
Create and oversee fund development strategies
Provides fiscal oversight
Oversee programs and community initiatives
Provide organizational leadership and champion a positive culture
Ensure Board engagement and mission alignment
5 years of directly related senior managerial experience in directing the operations, administration, and programming activities of a multi-faceted performing arts facility, including or supplemented by high-level developmental responsibilities incorporating fundraising, solicitation of grant funds, and associated initiatives or equivalent experience.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and related experience required. Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or Arts Administration or related field preferred.
Experience managing an organization with a minimum of 5o full time employees and an operating budget of 10M+.
Demonstrated record of making complex decisions and the ability to focus on “big” problems rather than isolated issues. Proven ability to be decisive in complex, difficult situations.
Knowledge of fundraising methods and techniques and in the planning and preparation of grant proposals. Considerable ability in major fundraising and development projects and the ability to articulate the importance of the arts within the Madison community and beyond.
Thorough knowledge of relevant public not-for-profit and business administration principles, practices, and techniques. Proven experience in the management and administration of a not-for profit performing and visual arts center complex and/ or associated programs and facilities with mission based programming.
Thorough knowledge of multi-faceted programming, budgeting and fiscal management, promotion of various artistic enterprises, industry trends and research, and technical stage productions or the equivalent.
Ability to research, evaluate, and analyze problems or situations and determine creative, thoughtful solutions.
Proven track record for empowering a results-oriented, highly motivated successful team.
Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including public speaking skills.
A record of complete honesty, integrity, a keen sense of protocol and reputation for ethical and conscientious conduct.
Calculated risk taker as evidenced by being an initiator of new ideas and actions; and careful evaluation.
Diplomacy to reach common ground and build alliances.
Excellent managerial skills with a reputation for being flexible, enthusiastic, and the ability to actively listen to differing opinions.
Overture Center for the Arts is a stunning architectural landmark in the heart of Madison’s thriving downtown. Designed by renowned architect Cesar Pelli, Overture contains 7 performance venues featuring Overture Hall (2,225 seats) and Capitol Theater (1,089). In partnership with Broadway Across America, Overture hosts 6 to 8 weeks of nationally touring Broadway performances. Our mission is furthe...r supported by Overture Presents, a series of more than 30 professional touring events including music, dance, jazz and family programs. In addition to housing ten resident organizations and presenting more than 200 performances, art exhibitions, and educational and community events each year, Overture offers a variety of venues for performances, corporate meetings, conventions, trade shows, weddings, banquets, and receptions.