The Director of the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center provides visionary and administrative leadership of the Center. The Director is responsible for achieving the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center goals for artistic excellence, audience development, fundraising, financial sustainability, and community engagement. In consultation with faculty and staff, primarily from the departments of Music and Theatre & Dance, the Director sets the artistic vision, including the external artists, and other entertainment. Equally important, the Director provides leadership on all administrative and financial matters including budgeting, contract negotiation, ticketing and management of human resources. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Director oversees a staff of approximately 7 professionals, several student employees and a departmental budget. This position is expected to maintain and develop collaborative working relationships with a variety of departments and individuals across Gonzaga University, the Inland Northwest community and the industry in an effort to increase awareness and utilization of the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center.
Master's degree or higher in an arts field or MBA with arts training
Five years of progressively more responsible experience in a performing arts environment familiar with current booking practices within the industry
Record of building inclusive teams and collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds, including those experiencing marginalization
Experience with contracts, specifically related to artist contract provisions
Proven track record for managing events of all types, sizes, and complexity for diverse clientele
Ability to effectively communicate with team members, clients, university departments and personnel through a variety of media (in person, video conferencing, and in writing)
Computer applications including ticket and theater management software, Microsoft office suite. Banner and EMS experience is a plus.
Ability to work weekends, holidays and or evenings when needed.
At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution. Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits. We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.