Managing Director of Performing Arts
Company: Sacred Heart University
Posted on: January 6, 2022
As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New
England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart
University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the
21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate,
doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus.
Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and
Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend
the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences;
Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science &
Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of
Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr.
Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and
St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic
institutions as it was established and led by laity. The
contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic
intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time
cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in
their own lives, professions and in their communities. The
Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 387 Colleges-2022
Edition, "Best Northeastern" and Best Business Schools-2021
Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated
radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an
impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance
and theatre. The Managing Director of the Performing Arts will
establish the goals for each department within the Performing Arts.
Working directly with the Artistic Director of the Performing Arts
to create the artistic vision and goals for each area. A major
component of the Performing Arts is the recruitment of new students
and retention of existing students through strong connections in
the performing arts cohorts. Major initiative in the area of
recruitment is to achieve growing roster goals of students involved
in the performing arts program. Responsibilities Include:
- Directly oversee the Band, Choir, Dance and other programs as
- Develops and manages the Performing Arts budget as well as
oversees the management of the Choir, Dance and Band budget.
- Oversee/supervise implementation and maintenance of performance
arts grants in all departments.
- Pursue Sponsorship/Fundraising opportunities to enhance all
areas of the Performing Arts.
- Maintains effective and efficient operations within the
Performing Arts Departments through consistent policies and
procedures for grant recipients, travel and office protocol.
- Oversee all external and internal communication/marketing for
the Performing Arts.
- Responsible for working as the liaison with the Admissions and
Financial Aid Department for the recruitment of incoming
- Oversee all retention efforts for the departments within
Performing Arts to include one on one meetings, Map works,
Performing Art Grants and outreach.
Statement of Personal & Organizational Responsibility for Diversity
and Inclusion Actively promote a collegial environment and
consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of
inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and
succeed. Participate in developmental activities to increase
understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity
and inclusion; apply that understanding to guide your approach to
all aspects of your job and the community as a whole. Demonstrate
that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for
Diversity & Inclusion's Mission and Vision statements . Knowledge
and Skills Needed:
- Master's Degree required; at least 5 years prior experience in
- Must be a strategic thinker, possessing strong organizational
skills, and knowledge in the areas of marketing and
- Excellent communication skills; ability to motivate and inspire
team; must be flexible
May require evenings, weekends and occasional holidays.
Please apply online, faxes and emails will not be accepted. A cover
letter is appreciated. Sacred Heart University is a space that
respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique
contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community
that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal
opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified
candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live.
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