Artist Services Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Jun 15, 2022
Jun 29, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
Artist Services Coordinator, Center for the ArtsThe George Mason University Center for the Arts, seeks qualified applicants for an Artist Services Coordinator position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:The Artist Services Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of a visiting artist's stay (including performances and residencies) for the Center for the Arts. This position is housed within the Programming and Engagement team, and will be in charge of coordinating event-related details such as hotel, transportation, hospitality/catering, general programming logistics, and day of schedules for professional artists performing at the Center for the Arts. They will be the primary communicator and on-site coordinator for visiting artists, helping the team to manage performances and residencies. In collaboration with the Programming and Engagement Manager, they will also help progress the College of Visual and Performing Arts special initiatives, partnering with the Center for the Arts marketing and production departments, Mason academic units, and local community partners.Responsibilities:Serve as liaison between the Center for the Arts and contracted artists and/or artist representatives; ensure the Center for the Arts provides an exceptional overall experience to visiting artists while fulfilling contractual obligations;Arrange and execute visiting artists' travel, lodging, local transportation, schedules, and hospitality for all artists contracted by the Center for the Arts;Provide onsite artist services for the Great Performances at Mason and Family Series events at the Center for the Arts;Oversee the maintenance, organization, and upkeep of Artist Services related finances and files;Contribute to department led Programming Special Initiatives that reach out to the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the surrounding community, via a series involving students and faculty in professional settings offsite;Participate in regular staff, event, marketing, and production meetings; andFacilitate coordination across all departments and the College of Visual and Performing Arts units for effective overall management.Required Qualifications:Bachelors degree in Performing Arts discipline, Arts Administration, or Communications, as well as some (typically at least 1 year) experience in the field; or equivalent combination of education and experience;Ability to provide incredible customer service and hospitality to all visiting artists, while managing details and deadlines for upcoming shows;Proven interpersonal skills including both written and oral communication;An aptitude for organization and a willingness to master new systems, especially as it relates to the university's financial tracking, reporting, and file sharing;General computer skills in PC operating systems and software; andMust currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason's Vehicle Use Policy 1411 The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver's licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.Preferred Qualifications:Experience in the visual or performing arts is preferred but not required to be in a multidisciplinary presenting venue.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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