Center for the Arts Manager

Provo City

Provo, UT

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Provo, UT (Remote)
  • Mon, May 27, 2024
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Academic
  • $76,000.00
  • $105,000.00

Website Provo City

Provo City is searching for a new Center for the Arts Manager to do full-time work overseeing the Covey Center for the Arts in the Parks and Recreation department. Qualified, civic-minded individuals interested in supporting community arts programs are encouraged to apply.

The mission of the Covey Center for the Arts is to be an active hub for community arts programming, performance, and instruction. Operations and facilities include a 670 seat main hall with 90% booking rate, 80 seat Black Box theater that hosts 5 in-house productions each year, 70 seat recital stage, 3 art galleries displaying the work of local artists, dance studios hosting all-ages instruction in dance, music, and theater, stage productions, and box office operations. The Covey Center for the Arts is a generational asset that enriches the lives of the Provo community, provides for educational and creative development opportunities for all ages, provides first class entertainment appropriate for youth and families, and gives an opportunity to endow all that is good in the arts for generations to come.

Provo City offers competitive pay; paid leaves, including vacation, sick, holidays, bereavement, and parental leaves; generous employer-paid health insurance; retirement and pension plans; free use of the Provo Recreation Center, Peaks Ice Arena, and City Library; and regular review of compensation practices to remain competitive with the local market among many other great benefits.

Essential Duties:

Oversee administrative functions and general artistic direction of the community arts program and the Center for the Arts.

Develop a diverse program schedule and oversee the quality of all programs and productions.

Develop and monitor a division budget and oversee financial activities.

Make staffing decisions withing the division including hiring and firing of division personnel.

Maintain and review all reports, work records, and documentation of subordinates.

Assist staff members and perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts Management, Recreation Management, Business, or closely related field.

Five years of experience in facility-based performing arts program management, community arts, recreation, or a related area, three years of which must have been in a supervisory and/or management capacity.

OR an equivalent combination of job-related education/experience.

A valid, lawful driver license.

Master’s degree in Theater Management preferred.

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Pre-employment Screening: Prior to appointment, applicant will be required to successfully pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Non-disclosure may result in dismissal. Applicants with unsatisfactory drug screen results will be ineligible for appointment or application to any Provo City position for a minimum period of six (6) months.

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