The mission of Cal Poly Arts is to present a program of high level touring professional performing arts events to benefit both the campus and San Luis Obispo regional communities, and to support student learning during the academic year. The goal in presenting these programs is to increase participation and interest in the performing arts and arts education throughout the region. Under the general direction of the director, the role of the Programming and Development Specialist is to facilitate the operational details surrounding Cal Poly Arts events. He/she does advance contact work with the artists and their representatives and is the primary Cal Poly Arts staff contact making logistical arrangements with touring artists to accommodate their stays. He/she coordinates outreach activities and ancillary programs associated with touring artists and companies contracted to perform by Cal Poly Arts, including supplemental educational outreach programs on campus and in the community. He/she acts as an interface between Cal Poly Arts and other departments and units on the Cal Poly campus. He/she also assists the Cal Poly Arts Director in programming decisions and curatorial artist selection. He/she manages donor relations, and is fundamental in leading and participating in fundraising events.
Four years of relevant arts / events management experience, preferably in professional performing arts presenting or production.
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Ability to professionally represent the program to entities both on and off campus
Excellent communication skills: ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing
Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of general office practices and equipment
Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, Internet, social media, as well as online calendaring and email
Understanding of protocols and etiquette in scheduling meetings, responding to email, and offering a professional demeanor in all phone, electronic and in-person meetings
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, both internally and externally, and to respond appropriately and professionally to conflicts and problems
Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds
Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism.
Working knowledge of performing arts production and presentation, and an interest or background in multiple arts genres
Understanding and proficiency in handling money and maintaining budgets
Ability to interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines
Working knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn CPC and university infrastructure, policies and procedures
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check
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For more than 35 years, Cal Poly Arts has been the major presenter of performing arts events on California’s Central Coast and is a program ofCal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts.
Cal Poly Arts operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the auspices of Cal Poly Corporation. Cal Poly Arts serves the Central Coast and Cal Poly communities as a presenter of public performing arts events geared for a diverse constituency. As a presenter, Cal Poly Arts provides a broad program of high-quality professional touring performances, exhibitions and speaking engagements, while also assisting with the educational needs of students through various artist-in-residency activities and off-campus school outreach events.