DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC APPEARANCES-COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
The University of Central Arkansas invites applications and nominations as it seeks a dynamic, creative Director to manage the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, a 1,200 seat auditorium built in 2000. The director manages a professional staff of five and numerous student workers. Recent seasons have included twelve to fifteen guest artists of national stature, in addition to numerous performances by the UCA Departments of Music and Theatre (http://uca.edu/publicappearances/). The auditorium is located on the UCA campus, which is located in Conway, a city of over 60,000, within 30 miles of Little Rock.
UCA Public Appearances has a clear regional presence. Public Appearances has hosted Ray Charles, the National Symphony Orchestra, Stomp, Wynton Marsalis, Glen Campbell, Broadway musicals and much more.
The successful candidate will manage a performance hall in a university setting, presenting a professional season while accommodating university and community events. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Duties include programming, booking, staff supervision, facilities management, fiscal stability, and creation of appropriate advisory committees, and educational programs.
The position requires a baccalaureate degree, three years of presenting or related experience, artistic and fiscal background, and excellent management, fund raising, public relations and communication skills.
This twelve-month position commences on or about June 1. There is a competitive salary and benefits package available. Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Please send digital submission that includes a letter of interest, vita, supporting materials and a list of five work-related references.
Dr. Jeff Jarvis, Chair
Public Appearances Director Search Committee
Department of Music
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue, Harrin Hall 222
Conway, AR 72035
The University: Recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best master's universities in the South, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) has an enrollment of approximately 11,000 students. UCA offers 81 undergraduate and 42 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in four disciplines. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarly and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty.
The Community: UCA is located in Conway, a progressive and growing city of almost 60,000, home of two private colleges, a public school system ranked among the state's best and a strong K-12 parochial school, and lies within 30 minutes of little Rock and 40 miles of the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests. Residents have easy access to a variety of fine arts and performing arts venues including the Arkansas Arts Center and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Conway is also centrally located to many wildlife and parks areas such as the Buffalo National River. Real estate is moderately priced and taxes are relatively low.