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Operations and Events Manager, Department of Performing Arts
Georgetown University

Date Posted Sep. 28, 2022
Title Operations and Events Manager, Department of Performing Arts
University Georgetown University
Washington, D.C., United States
Department Performing Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Fine Arts - General

The Operations and Events Manager provides operations leadership and administrative support for the Department’s extensive public-facing efforts, including approximately 350 public events annually, as well as for classes, rehearsals, and other activities for academic programs in Music, Theater & Performance Studies, Dance, and Public Speaking, as well as for more than twenty co-curricular performance groups. As is typical for operating a performing arts center, they support the DPA’s events, performance centered pedagogy, and multifaceted service to the University. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Front-of-House Operations

  • For departmental performances and public events – including front-line interaction with audiences, including members of the campus and broader DC arts communities:
  • Lead a part-time student patron services staff
  • Manage online ticketing systems
  • Collaborate with the General Manager and students on box-office reconciliations, concessions, etc.
  • Oversee house management, ensuring departmental public safety and updating emergency protocols
  • Perform administrative and operational oversight of performing arts events and initiatives across several campus venues (Davis Performing Arts Center, McNeir Hall, Poulton Hall, and Village C Theater) and events at other non-Departmental venues - Gaston Hall, for example).

Support for Faculty/Ensemble Directors and Students

  • Coordinate rehearsal and performance scheduling requests
  • Manage calendars for the Music Program, McNeir Hall, and Gaston Hall, and other programs
  • Organizing and supervise spaces, facilities, and equipment critical to instructional needs - such as instrumental repair, tuning of pianos, access to rehearsal spaces, technology in the recording studio and classroom spaces, etc.)
  • Support set-up and strike for events and activities
  • Manage maintenance needs - including documenting and reporting deficiencies, submitting work orders, and interacting with facilities and custodial services
  • Work closely with the General Manager to oversee building and security operations, including all keys to faculty/staff
  • Collaborate with University offices to organize cleaning and regular maintenance for departmental spaces – e.g., offices, classrooms, practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, recording studio or the primary venue of McNeir Auditorium 

  • Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
    If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Benjamin Harbert
    Performing Arts
    Georgetown University
    3700 O St. NW
    Washington, D.C. 20057


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