2018.01.19 - Managing Director Woodstock Opera House

Managing Director

Woodstock Opera House - Woodstock, IL

Job Summary:

The City of Woodstock is accepting applications for the position of Managing Director with the Woodstock Opera House. The purpose of this position is to manage Opera House operations including daily operations, site preservation and restoration; and planning and scheduling regional performing arts events and community special events. Future responsibilities may include programming for the Old Courthouse. The work is performed under the direction of the City Manager.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Schedules and books a variety of cultural and performing arts events to optimize facility use and meet community cultural arts demands.
  • Responds to customer and client requests.
  • Develops and implements facility operating procedures.
  • Participates in recruitment and selection, trains and supervises employees. Assigns tasks and projects. Evaluates employee work performance.
  • Coordinates work of department staff.
  • Recruits and supervises volunteers performing a wide variety of tasks such as producing, staging and performing theatrical presentations and events; conducting fundraising; and working on historical restoration/preservation.
  • Acts as public relations representative through the creation of multi-media presentations and public speaking engagements.
  • Prepares annual operating budget. Forecasts revenues and expenditures. Monitors and controls expenses according to revenues. Gets bids and approves purchases.
  • Creates, manages and/or participates in special cultural and civic projects and assignments to promote community quality of life.
  • Coordinates and supervises renovation/restoration projects for additional city properties and landmarks.
  • Manages Woodstock's City Band.
  • Manages and participates in the operation of the Stage Left Café.
  • Represents the Opera House and the City as a member of the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Opera House fundraising organization.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities:

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members:

  • Conducts facility tours.
  • Acts as facility historian.
  • Coordinates catering activities for in-house events.
  • Assists in the coordination of city sponsored events.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Arts Management, Theatre or related subject (Master's degree preferred).
  • Ten (10) years progressively responsible performing arts facility management experience with proficiency in two or more performing arts specialties such as lighting design, directing, acting, makeup, scenic design, music, dance, opera; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required along with the ability to be certified in CPR/AED, basic first aid and capable of qualifying for an Illinois Liquor License.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary for this position will most likely fall between the minimum of $74,505.60 and midpoint of $95,118.40 for the position's pay grade range commensurate with experience. Additionally, an excellent benefits package is provided.

Application Process:

An application for this position may be obtained from the City's website at www.woodstockil.gov. A current resume, cover letter, a completed City of Woodstock job application, three (3) professional references and a salary history must be EMAILED to: hrdept@woodstockil.gov. The City reserves the right to select only the most qualified applicants for submission of a written assessment and interview. The City of Woodstock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, February 9, 2018, 5:00 PM.

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