Salt Lake City

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Minimum Salary 
USD $45,614.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $62,213.00/Yr.
Post End Date 
US-UT-Salt Lake City

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This position is primarily responsible for arts events management, including all aspects of operation and production of arts events. These duties include management of staff, coordination with various community stakeholders, booking and contracting with performing artists, and overseeing all elements of large arts-oriented festivals. The ideal candidate has experience in management of large festivals.


Reporting to the Executive Director, incumbent plans, develops, organizes and implements Arts Council programs and services. Manages public relations and marketing efforts for the programs; program budget, including planning; fundraising; and, tracking of income and expenses. Provides information and technical assistance, as needed, to artists, arts organizations, and the general public. Exercise of discretion and independent judgment is required to perform assigned duties.


  • Develops and directs all aspects of performing art and event programming as assigned and as they apply to the Arts Council of Salt Lake City.
  • Supports the Board of Directors and various committees in the development and implementation of policy and programs.
  • Assembles fund-raising packages, proposals and promotional information. Solicits funding from corporations, foundation and government grants, private donations, and other potential funding sources.
  • Researches various artists and conducts artist selection and review processes. Contacts artists/agents, determines availability, negotiates, prepares and processes artist contracts.
  • Manages public relations and marketing efforts for the programs including writing press releases, working with media sponsors (interviews), writing articles for press and newsletters, arranging for other publicity and marketing, etc.
  • Manages the budget, including planning, fundraising and tracking of income and expenses for all programs.
  • Manages site/facility selection and site production issues for the programs.  Coordinates various activities with private contractors and public agencies when appropriate (Public Works, Traffic Division, Police, Board of Health, UDABC, property owners, etc.) Directs and coordinates set up and break down of programs.
  • Responsible for the technical production of the programs. Works with artists to ensure that their technical needs have been met, contracts and manages the provision of technical services which may   include sound reinforcement, staging, lighting, exhibit installation etc.
  • Represents the Arts Council in a professional capacity at the local, regional, state and national level.
  • Provides information and technical assistance, as requested, to artists, arts organizations, and the general public.
  • Supervises contract employees and volunteers, as well as manages active contracts with participating vendors.
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Arts Administration or a closely related field plus four years' professional experience in arts administration, at a public or private arts agency or organization. .Experience and education may be substituted, one for the other, on a year-for-year basis.
  • Experience in fundraising, sponsor development and grant writing.
  • Public relations and publications experience.
  • General knowledge of art disciplines, trends and their methods of operation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of technical production of events/exhibitions, including sound reinforcement, lighting and staging design/exhibit installation.

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