The Assistant to the Executive & Artistic Director provides support to the leadership of Texas Performing Arts. The position creates organizational effectiveness for a large department having University-wide scope by handling a large volume of decisions that are highly complex in nature.
At least five years of experience independently fulfilling advanced administrative functions for senior executives.
Demonstrated ability to provide a high level of reliability and to exercise exceptional initiative, judgment, discretion, and diplomacy.
Demonstrated ability to address individuals and information with a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality in various complex, formal, or time-sensitive situations.
High level of proficiency with office technology such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Slack, and Zoom.
Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Demonstrated knowledge of the decision-making process and associated tools and techniques; ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.
Problem Solving: Demonstrated knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
Relationship Management: Demonstrated knowledge of the techniques and the ability to establish and maintain healthy working relationships with clients, vendors, and peers.
Effective Communications: Demonstrated understanding of effective communication concepts, tools, and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Demonstrated understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.
Service Excellence: Demonstrated knowledge of customer service concepts and techniques; ability to meet or exceed customer needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner.
Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Experience independently fulfilling advanced administrative functions in a performing arts organization.
Knowledge of the performing arts, including its history, current developments, artists, and artistic disciplines.
Working knowledge of UT policies, procedures, and systems.
Knowledge of arts/entertainment or higher education business practices and fluency in the common standards, processes, and terminology of those industries.
Interest in and a strong commitment to the mission and programs of Texas Performing Arts.
Familiarity with the Austin, Texas arts, cultural, entertainment, and education landscape.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in past work roles.
Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems within standardized policies and procedures.
About Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin
About Texas Performing Arts
Founded in 1981, Texas Performing Arts (TPA) is the professional arts presenting and producing organization of The University of Texas at Austin. One of the largest and most active university-based arts centers in the US, TPA is an integral non-degree-granting division of UT’s College of Fine Arts, an anchor for Austin’s performing arts community, and a key player in the city’s arts and entertainment landscape. TPA operates venues including Austin’s largest theater, Bass Concert Hall, and is the home of the Broadway in Austin series. As a major contributor to the cultural life of one of the largest schools in the nation, TPA’s programs are integrated into curricula within the College of Fine Arts and engage students and faculty across the university.
Texas Performing Arts welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.