Arts Center Manager (S03771)

TP/SS - Cultural Arts Center
Sep 20, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
Full Time

Montgomery College is Maryland's premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success. We give employees the environment, tools, and opportunities they need to make a difference.

Job Title

Arts Center Manager (S03771)

Job Description Summary

Montgomery College, Vice President & Provost Office, located in Takoma Park/Silver Spring, MD, has need for a full-time Arts Center Manager, position #S03771. This is a full-time, exempt, non-bargaining position, Grade 29. The core work hours are Monday through Friday 8:30-5:00, however based on the nature of the job, the work schedule will vary often and frequently includes weekend and evening hours.

Montgomery College is a public, fully accredited, open admission institution. Led by President DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D., MC is dedicated to student success and widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? The faculty and staff of MC are integral to our continued excellence. We are looking for dedicated professionals for opportunities throughout the College.

Job Summary: Under the supervision and/or direction of the Vice President & Provost at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, the manager is responsible for the functions, development, and leadership of a Cultural Arts Center (CAC), in its service to the College and community. The manager will implement the center's mission and manage the day-to-day activities and operations, budget, financial planning, staff supervision, internal and external programming, advocacy, outreach, and development. The manager will oversee marketing and appropriate use of the center.

Contacts are with faculty, staff, students, and administrators at the College and individuals and groups outside of the College representing various cultural and community organizations. The Manager will meet with general clients, including representatives from academic, community, arts, business, and government organizations. Interactions include a substantial number of rental clients.Job Description

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee, manage, develop, and administer programs, providing secondary curricular support to the varied academic disciplines represented throughout Montgomery College.
  • Cooperate with and provide support for the academic and partnership programs including publicity, house management, box office management and technical assistance, all in keeping with the CAC policies and procedures.
  • Directly supervise a full time Theater Production Manager and temporary staff members who support the functions of the CAC.
  • Develop and establish comprehensive internship programs, and provide the possibility of internships for students preparing for work in performing arts and cultural institutions with an exhibition component.
  • Serve administrative, academic, and student concerns equally, with particular emphasis on the community specifically seeking to present cultural programming.
  • Initiate, prepare, and establish functional policies and procedural guidelines related to the use of the complex.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in humanities, theater, communications or related field.
  • Cultural and performing arts management experience in programs and institutions serving the general public or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of working experience in a performing or media setting. Understanding of educational/academic programs and functions.
  • Working knowledge of strategic planning, process of budget management, grant applications, management, donor cultivation, fundraising, marketing, public relations, and overseeing graphic designs.
  • Working knowledge of comprehensive public cultural program schedules, artistic programs in the performing/visual arts, adult/children's outreach programming, and speakers.
  • Working knowledge of professional technical production equipment, practices, including lighting, sound, safety, risk management strategies for backstage practices, and large public venues.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite applications, knowledge of ticketing software and credit card machines.
  • Position requires sensitivity to the needs diverse user groups, and the ability to handle difficult situations diplomatically.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and manage multiple tasks according to strict deadlines.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in the Theater Arts, Media or Communications.
  • Supervisory experience in an academic setting or higher education.

Application Process:

  • Apply online at
  • Online applications must be received by Friday, October 5, 2018
  • For consideration, you must: (optional) Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;

    Submit a cover letter along with an un-official copy of your transcripts from your highest degree earned.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check.
  • Participation in a retirement plan.

Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes. 

For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353

or send an email to:

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Closing DateFriday, October 5, 2018

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353

or send an email to:

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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