ACP Cultural Engagement and Company Manager

  • Montclair State University
  • Montclair, New Jersey
  • May 01, 2024
Full time

Job Description

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Job Description SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director, the Cultural Engagement and Company Manager manages Arts and Cultural Programming's cultural engagement program, which serves the students, faculty and staff at Montclair State University as well as selected communities off campus, and also provides managerial, logistical and staffing support for visiting professional artists taking part in ACP's professional performance series, PEAK Performances. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage and develop ACP's Cultural Engagement program, including but not limited to the following: Design a strategy for delivering diverse and inclusive mission-driven education, engagement, and learning opportunities on and off campus in connection with specific PEAK Performances and visiting artists. With participating MSU faculty and visiting artists, design and plan the following activities: post-performance talkbacks, master classes, student workshops, symposia, community cultivation events, and open dress rehearsals. Conceive these activities to support the learning objectives of the Creative Thinking course, offered as part of MSU's General Education curriculum. Conceptualize, develop and implement effective online and digital strategies for engagement. Liaise with all academic departments on campus to further refine ACP's co-curricular mission. Expand ACP's professional connections and visibility in the field regionally and nationally, thus strengthening the University's reputation as a leader in the performing arts. Co-manage the Student Advisory Board with the Director. Establish and maintain working relationships and partnerships with such local community organizations as: Montclair Art Museum, Montclair Literary Festival, Jazz House Kids, Montclair Jazz Festival, Vanguard Theatre, Out Montclair, and other Northern New Jersey community organizations, including such communities as Paterson and Bloomfield. Schedule and define student learning experiences through discipline-specific courses and activities that connect PEAK Performances visiting artists to faculty and students. Act as ACP's liaison with academic departments in all fields of study throughout the university is charged with emphasizing ACP's co-curricular mission. Make formal linkages between specific courses and their learning objectives and specific performances and artists in the PEAK Performances season. Monitor activities in the program toward reporting participation metrics and anecdotal feedback. Maintain excellent working relationships with a diverse range of individuals, including staff, faculty, students, volunteers, community partners, and the public with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, professionalism, and discretion. Act as the ACP Company Manager by providing artist support services, including but not limited to the following: Arrange and manage ACP's obligations with artists, technicians, creative personnel and companies pertaining to hotel, transportation, residency activities and artist hospitality. Book travel and hotel itineraries for ACP visiting artists, technicians and creative personnel and account for those expenses based on authorization of the Director of ACP. Create, maintain and distribute artist company information, residency and production schedules for ACP projects, events and performances. Serve as day-to-day immediate contact with visiting artists including providing tours of the Alexander Kasser facilities, maintaining and distributing welcome materials, on-site coordination of daily hotel shuttle service and car service transportation, tracking hospitality inventory and replenishing as needed under advisement of the Production Manager. Support annual RFP and bid processes for performance fees, lodging and transportation related expenses as per university policy as directed by the Director of ACP. Act as department liaison between Arts +Cultural Programming and CART Performance Operations. Coordinate efforts with consultant producers hired by the Director for ACP projects that are productions rather than presentations. Performs other duties as assigned. Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time. QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Minimum of two (2) years of experience with a professional institution or company in the production or presentation of live dance, theater, music, opera or performance art. This could be a presenter of professional performing arts in higher education. Basic knowledge of three of the following disciplines: dance, music, theater, musical theater, opera and film. Basic understanding of the various elements of the live performance process - production, technical and performance. Ability to plan, coordinate and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Highly organized and detail-oriented individual. Ability to work independently, as well with others as a key member of a small team. Word, Excel and comparable software applications in Apple or PC platform. Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills. Flexible schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as required by performance and event schedule. PREFERRED: A Bachelor's degree with a concentration in performing arts, education, communication or humanities. Budget management experience. Training or experience in hospitality or customer service. Prior experience planning, developing and implementing education programs in a performing arts context. Work experience with an academic institution, preferably in cultural engagement or its equivalent. Fluid writing style and proven inter-personal and communication skills. Ability to work effectively in a changing environment, including changing work demands, procedures, technology, or priorities. PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instruction. Department ACP/Operations Position Type Professional - Non-Faculty Contact Information: For questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources' Workday Recruiting Support at (Option 2), or email . EEO/AA Statement Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the website at Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 Policy Montclair State is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities. The requirement to not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities extends to admission and employment. For further details, please visit: