Serve as Producer and Curator for The Clarice’s annual BlackLight Summit by developing thematic focus each season, in partnership with curatorial team;
In partnership with BlackLight Planning Team committees, (made up of DMV dance community leaders and representatives) select panelists, facilitators, moderators, and keynote speakers to participate in BlackLight each year; create a schedule for working together and a framework for collaboration to implement all aspects of the Summit, including Career Readiness Program and all artist residencies connected to the Summit;
Process and route artist contracts within the department and The Clarice
Assist with administrative workflows relating to the scheduling and contracting of dance and theater artists;
Assist with budget management for dance and theater programming, Artists in Residencies, BlackLight Summit and other projects as assigned;
Ensure that colleagues have timely and accurate knowledge regarding artistic projects and logistics and possess a working knowledge of event management, and production;
Work collaboratively with marketing, development, production, and event services areas to implement and evaluate Artistic Planning events
Consult with other Clarice staff regularly regarding production, marketing, development/fundraising and administrative needs and issues for all designated programs in the Artistic Planning department.
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATING OF SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ARTISTIC PROGRAMMING, FACILITATING DANCE AND THEATER PROGRAMMING SPECIFICALLY
Serve as a steward of Artistic Planning Department artistic vision and help shape all programs in collaboration with curatorial colleagues, staff, faculty and students; the Coordinator will have a particular responsibility of partnership development for NextLOOK, Artists in Residence, engagement programming (including ACTnow, Concerts in the Quad, DeanTalks, Arte Vivo! programs, K12 programs), in addition to dance and theatre presentations as part of the Visiting Artist Series;
Assist the Director of Community Based, Dance and Theater Programming in artistic planning for dance and theater, including evaluating and scheduling dance and theater artists for The Clarice’s annual performance season; Maintain strong relationships with artist representatives and managers, displaying a solid business acumen and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
Serve as a liaison to the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the campus community by collaborating with faculty and students on the curation of the season; Conduct artist research and scouting for emerging talent in the field, especially by BIPOC artists and with social justice oriented subject matter.
Actively seek out, cultivate and develop strategic performance and program partnerships with campus and community organizations that heighten awareness of The Clarice, and develop audience participation at performances, with an emphasis on connecting with BIPOC.
Develop programs that promote and amplify awareness/practices of social responsibility by centering programs that are in service to underrepresented and under-resourced communities.
In partnership with the Artistic Planning team, identify and develop artistic residencies that enhance the teaching and learning of performing arts schools as well as across disciplines at UMD; identify and develop artistic residencies that support access and participation for audiences of all ages in the communities that surround UMD.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in performance related field with significant performance and/or teaching credentials
Minimum 2-4 years of administrative experience in the performing arts
Strong project management experience with demonstrated successful outcomes
Strong contacts with performers, teachers, and thought-leaders in the dance industry
Superior written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated experience managing budgets
Self-motivated to complete and coordinate multiple competing projects with long timelines and through remote working (periodically)
Significant experience with office productivity tools including G-Suite and MS-Office, especially Excel/Google Sheets; project management software, i.e., Podio, EMS
About The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.