The City of Sturgis, Michigan is seeking an executive director to manage the Sturges-Young Auditorium and Civic Center. The facility was constructed in 1955 as a multi-purpose community center with a 969-seat proscenium theatre featuring a 30' x 35' stage with support areas. The building serves a local population of around 11,000, and is situated in downtown Sturgis, Michigan, located halfway between Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI. The auditorium and civic center is city-owned and operated and also features a conference center which hosts meeting, special events and community activities. The position will report to the City Controller and serve as staff liaison to the Sturges Civic Center and Auditorium Advisory Board of directors.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in business or related area with coursework in accounting, communications, management and public relations. They will also have had five years' experience in the management of a performing arts facility or event center and non-profit organization or government experience previously.
The primary focus of the position is programming, both live entertainment, events and film. As such, experience and connections in the industry are crucial to the success of the position. The ED will be working with city staff to develop and implement infrastructure and FF&E improvements of the facility along with staffing and strategic planning moving forward.
Salary is established at $55,000 - $60,000 annually with competitive city benefits package (medical, dental, retirement, vacation and sick leave and relocation allowance). For full position listing visit: https://www.sturgismi.gov/hr/
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