Shippensburg University is currently searching for an experienced and innovative Director to lead the H.Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. Anticipated starting salary range is $92,000 to $107,000 annually depending on experience, and includes an extensive benefits package and tuition waiver for employee and dependents.
The 1488 seat H.Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center presents and supports approximately 30 broad range high quality cultural, educational, and entertaining performing arts shows and activities that reflect and expand upon the interests of a diverse audience in the southcentral Pennsylvania region. The Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the Center and will oversee the selection, booking, preparation, and presentation of live and university events and will supervise a staff of six employees. In addition, the Director develops and maintains an annual marketing budget and is responsible for all public relations and social media for the Center. Strategic planning, fund raising and contract negotiation are other key responsibilities. The Director will also serve as the manager of the Center’s alcohol license and must be available to work evenings and weekends. The website for the Luhrs Center is www.luhrscenter.com.
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a bachelor and master’s degree granting institution with a rich history of teaching excellence. Established in 1871, Shippensburg has grown into a comprehensive regional public university, serving a population of 6000 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students. As a result of our commitment to the academic preparation of students, including undergraduate research and internship opportunities, the University has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top universities in the North. The University also continues to be recognized through the Chronicle of Higher Education’s survey identifying “Great Colleges to Work For.”
The historic borough of Shippensburg is in a small town setting in the growing region of south central Pennsylvania, at the conjunction of two major highways, Interstate 81 and 76. Located in the picturesque Cumberland Valley, Shippensburg is 45 minutes from Gettysburg and the state capital of Harrisburg, one hour from Hershey, PA, and 2 hours from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.
Shippensburg University employee’s value teamwork and collaboration, are dependable, take initiative, solve problems effectively, communicate clearly and support organizational change. University employees work closely with individuals of diverse backgrounds and race, as well as those of differing religious affiliations, sexual orientation, and gender. They must possess good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with all members of the campus community.
Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum of ten years of leadership experience in a performing arts organization. Experience must include demonstrated success in programming, fundraising, fluency in marketing and social media, contract negotiation and implementation, strong financial management skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and supervisory experience. The successful candidate must be able to be approved by the LCB to manage the Center’s alcohol license. A Master’s Degree and leadership experience in an academic setting are preferred. Successful performance in an on-campus interview is required.
For full consideration, all candidates must apply online at https://jobs.ship.edu by April 21, 2017 with acceptance of materials continuing until the position is filled. Materials submitted in other formats including paper documents will not be considered. All applications and inquiries will remain confidential.
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.