The Director of Programming is responsible for generating and maintaining promoter and other ticketed performance events for Overture Center. Responsibilities of this new position will include leading the promoter booking process from initial inquiry through settlement; working with VP of Programming on various presenting series; establishing and maintaining organizational system, policies and procedures, serving as a contributor to Overture’s programming and management teams. Work involves considerable public contact with members of the presenting industry.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage and perform activities related to the promoter booking process. Actively seek promoter rentals and co-promotions; field promoter calls; schedule performance events; execute contracts; prepare budgets; and communicate confirmed events with staff.
Prepare settlements of all ticketed events for Broadway at Overture, Overture Presents and promoters.
Supervise contract and artistic services for performances and presentations presented by Overture Center.
Hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate employees. Develop materials and training, and provide direction to improve methods and staff productivity.
Develop, establish and maintain relationships with promoters; artist agents; national colleagues; local and regional-based artistic performance companies as they pertain to Overture Center programming.
Serve as a member of the programming team. Actively participate in strategic planning, goal setting, budgeting, and reporting to ensure effective decisions regarding operations.
Perform other duties as assigned, including attending conferences, community and educational events, performances, and working outside traditional office hours as required.
Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration, Performing Arts, or related field, or equivalent in education and related experience is preferred.
3-5 years programming experience in a public auditorium, performing arts center or comparable building with particular emphasis on working with promoters and community arts organizations.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of performing arts production presenting and the touring industry. Knowledge and understanding of creating estimates and preparing show settlements, using complicated mathematical equations.
Ability to assess contract language. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, policies, procedures and recommendations. Ability to research, evaluate and analyze problems or situations and determine logical and practical solutions.
Must exhibit attention to detail, independent judgment, coordination of multiple tasks, collaboration with others and high standards of customer service.
Ability to use computer systems to effectively accomplish work responsibilities. Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and problem solving.
Overture offers excellent benefits including health insurance, 401K with match, and paid leave.
Our purpose is to engage the community with innovative programming and performing arts. Come join the team responsible for bringing extraordinary arts and entertainment experiences to south central Wisconsin.