MUSIC PROGRAMS MANAGER (MPM)
The School of Theatre & Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a Music Programs Manager (MPM) to start July 7, 2014. The MPM is an integral part of the School of Theatre & Music, which operates as an academic unit and as an arts organization that regularly presents theatre and music events to the general public.
Responsibilities: develop, manage, and maintain all music student recruitment and admission activities, including applicant evaluation, administering applicant testing, correspondence, and data management; schedule and supervise all applicant auditions. In addition, the MPM will be responsible for managing certain operations of the Department of Music including producing student recitals and juries, managing and maintaining performance spaces, and managing the inventory, maintenance, and purchase of musical instruments and equipment. S/he will also assist in the planning, development and execution of various aspects of the production of public programs for the School including concerts, master classes, and youth programs such as a high school performing arts camp. The MPM will work closely with the Head of Music to develop additional programs and perform related duties as necessary.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music, arts administration, or related creative discipline required, master’s degree preferred; minimum of 4 years experience in academic recruitment/admissions or producing music events; fluency in reading music and in diatonic music theory; substantial knowledge of current practices in producing music events; an understanding of classical and jazz music professions; strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; advanced database management skills with expertise in Excel. Preferred qualifications include experience in production of both music and theatre events, ability to perform as a vocalist or instrumentalist, knowledge of Filemaker Pro and design software. The ideal candidate is outgoing, organized, and creative, has superior writing and editing skills, and is comfortable solving problems and working collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. S/he is able to strategize, delegate, and prioritize.
The Music Programs Manager is a full-time staff position with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Illinois at Chicago enrolls over 27,000 students on a 240-acre site one mile west of Chicago’s Loop. The School of Theatre & Music is one of four units in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts. It enrolls some 70 undergraduate majors in music programs and over 80 undergraduate majors in theatre. The faculty consists of performing artists and scholars. There are 17 full-time faculty and more than 40 adjunct faculty. The School offers course work leading to a BA in Music, a BM in Music Performance, a BM in Jazz Studies, a BFA in Acting, a BA in Acting, and a BA in Theatre Design. The School sponsors a weekly series of free recitals and master classes by professional performers. Student ensembles include a theatre ensemble, five choirs, concert bands, jazz ensembles, string orchestra, athletic band, and chamber groups. For more information, go to http://theatreandmusic.uic.edu.
Deadline: For full consideration, applications must be submitted no later than January 31, 2014. Questions regarding applications can be addressed to Gene Collerd, Chair of the search committee, at email@example.com. Submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for three current professional references in a single PDF document via the UIC job board at https://jobs.uic.edu.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. Women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
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