The Producing Coordinator is an integral part of CPA’s producing and project management function, supporting the organization’s co-creative efforts with artists to envision and bring to life complex projects and new approaches to the making of artistic works. CPA utilizes cross-functional, highly collaborative project teams to guide operational planning, decision-making, and execution of produced arts experiences. This position will work directly with the Artist Services Manager to support the leadership of CPA’s project teams from beginning to end of a project lifecycle while advancing CPA’s goals and priorities and simultaneously advocating for the artist’s vision and needs. To ensure the success and effectiveness of teams and projects under their care, the Producing Coordinator must be an organized and confident project manager, dedicated collaborator, and capable of working in great detail as well as communicating successfully with internal and external colleagues around high-level goals.
This position is also responsible for artist support and logistics and creating a warm, hospitable, and memorable experience for the artist and their team. The Producing Coordinator will manage all logistics for visiting artists’ engagements. This role serves as a hands-on host and plays a vital part in building mutual trust and supporting the cultivation of long-term relationships with artists from all disciplines and backgrounds. The role is expected to contribute in these capacities as Carolina Performing Arts engages artists in digital, virtual, and live experiences.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Strong interest and appreciation in a variety of performing arts disciplines
Enthusiasm for CPA’s mission and institutional values of curiosity, humility, and ambition
Ability to build internal stakeholder relationships across the organization with staff, senior leaders, and team members in a manner that contributes to a values-driven culture
Proven ability to connect one’s own work and goals to the broader mission and values of an organization
Experience working directly with artists and their support teams
Demonstrated ability to work effectively both individually with minimal supervision and also as part of a team
Strong written and communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders
Ability to quickly solve problems under pressure with diplomacy and tact
Patience and agility when faced with last-minute changes and limited information
Enthusiasm and demonstrated ability to be flexible and collaborative in a transitional, fast-paced environment
Ability and willingness to work a flexible, varying schedule that can include weekends, long hours, late nights, and holidays as necessary
A valid driver’s license is required
Bachelor’s degree in the arts or a related discipline
5 to 7 or more years working in a performing arts setting
Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Office365 Suite, Zoom) and the ability to learn new technologies quickly
Familiarity with ArtsVision software
An interest in current industry trends
Experience with basic budget processes
Familiarity with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
About Carolina Performing Arts
The mission of Carolina Performing Arts is to spark curiosity, inspiring all members of our community to discover and more fully engage with the world. We collaborate with dynamic and compelling artists from across the globe to create novel, mission-driven performing arts experiences in partnership with our community. Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) integrates the performing arts into the core academic and teaching mission of the University through its diverse programming and engagement initiatives and champions the power of exceptional arts experiences to enrich, inspire, challenge and transform. CPA oversees all artistic programming, campus and community engagement, marketing, and fundraising for its presented performances and manages all operations of its venues including facility rentals, technical production, audience services, and ticketing.