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Performing Arts Program Manager | The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

Works closely with Wexner Center for the Arts Performing Arts Director to manage, supervise, and administrate contemporary multi-disciplinary performing arts program presenting regional, national, and international dance, music, theater, and interdisciplinary forms: Ensures the success of current performing arts season serving as line producer, event manager, and on-site liaison with artists and artists’ management, performing arts and WCA staff in handling all event logistics, providing updates of program events, itineraries, and activities; trains, delegates to and supervises Administrative Associate and related support staff (including front of house, back of house, ticket office, volunteers) involved in realizing performing arts events; manages and supervises educational activities planned in association with program including coordination with academic units and faculty and university programs; handles budget management, budget tracking and regular budget reconciliation processes; initiates contract processing with artists and outside venues utilizing university’s contract management portal system and monitors contract and payment processes, grant writing, and grant reporting; coordinates visa processing for international artists; travels to national and regional professionals meetings and represents the program among peer organizations and engages in the issues of the field to further our involvement in national issues; coordinates touring processes with national and international peer organizations including related issues of international payment guidelines and visa application issues; evening and weekend hours will be necessary; requires successful completion of background check.

Required: Direct experience in management and administration of performing arts programs and demonstrated commitment to professional development in this field; knowledge of contemporary performing, media and visual arts and art education; experience with current Word and Excel, online grant processes, payment processes and tax issues for international artists and visa application processes; effective writing and public speaking skills.

Desired: Knowledge and/or experience with university budget monitoring processes.

For consideration, apply online at:

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.