The Rowan University College of Performing Arts seeks a Director of Community Engagement and Presenting responsible for the overall stewardship, strategy, and management of developing a thriving community of patrons and increasing the visibility of the College of Performing Arts.
The Director is responsible for the development, management and execution of marketing, public relations, membership, and ticketing strategies that help build and increase audiences and ticket sales, organizational awareness in the community and region, and members/donors. Responsibilities will include expanding and marketing the Marie Rader Presenting Series and the College of Performing Arts Academic Series, overseeing ticketing and box office operations, seeking grant and corporate funding, and assisting with audience and donor development. The successful candidate should possess:
● Bachelor's degree required; Master's in Arts Administration and/or Masters in Business Administration preferred
● A minimum of three years’ experience in arts, marketing, and/or higher education
● Knowledge of the arts and entertainment industries, and arts and entertainment marketing techniques; print and broadcast media including its needs and formats; direct-mail marketing; single-ticket and subscription campaigns; social media and web-based advertising
● Knowledge of financial management to allocate resources; prepare and manage marketing, membership and patron services budgets; analyze financial data; and project income
● Ability to manage complex strategic plans and programs; work effectively under constant deadlines; requires excellent organizational and time management skills, and careful attention to detail
● Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic and communication skills; ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely, in both written and oral format. Excellent writing and editing skills
● Capable of developing "grassroots" contacts among a broad range of constituencies
● Willingness to work a flexible schedule
● Ability to work collegially and effectively with diverse groups of faculty, staff, students and community members
This position is located in the Rowan University College of Performing Arts, which has thriving programs in dance, jazz studies, music industry, music education, music therapy, music performance, theatre, a community music school, and Rowan Music Group (artist services company and record label). The College of Performing Arts is committed to enriching, educating and entertaining the people of southern New Jersey region and beyond.
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
Review of applications will begin June 8, 2018, and will continue until filled.
Your references may be requested later in the interview process.
Internal Number: 492850
About Rowan University
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.