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Part-time Coordinator – KCPA

Provides planning, programming, and managerial oversight for the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts (KCPA).  Primary responsibilities include planning and coordinating the college’s cultural events activities and oversight of the departmental budget.  The individual in this position will work with the instructional division in the development and marketing of acting and theater courses.  Must be able to communicate effectively with students, college personnel, patrons, and community groups; advanced oral and written communication and presentation skills are essential.


Develop, plan and manage Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts events, including the Performing Artist Series, the Kirtland Youth Theater (residency workshops and performances) and special events and performances
Provide oversight for the negotiation and implementation of all aspects of contracts between Kirtland and artists, including but not limited to travel/ground transportation, hospitality/lodging, artist payment, technical requirements, sound requirements, lighting requirements, etc.
Recommend ticket prices for Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts events, Kirtland Youth Theater events, and community plays
Oversee design, content and layouts for all marketing materials
Chair performing arts advisory committee and serve on other committees as needed
Attend booking conferences to meet with funding sources, preview potential entertainers, and meet with agents
Cultivate and maintain a working relationship with donors, patrons, and volunteers for both the performing artists series and Kirtland youth theater from area businesses, foundations, civic organizations, and individuals.
Provide oversight for all fundraising activities related to the performing artists series and Kirtland youth theater including grant writing, corporate sponsorships, foundation support and donations
Supervise departmental employees, student workers, and volunteers
Evaluate the need for new courses, new curriculum or different pedagogy in acting and theatre arts, and assist in the planning of disciplinary and, where appropriate, in interdisciplinary programs and courses.
May serve as an academic advisor to students.

May teach introductory acting and theater courses; develops course content and appropriate instructional materials for courses taught.

Performs other related tasks as required.

SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of the chief financial officer


  • Bachelors degree in theater arts, theater management, or related degree
  • 3-5 years experience in coordinating, producing, and directing performing arts events activities, or a combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position
  • Experience in providing technical support for performing artists including lighting, sounds, set design and construction, etc. preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a public setting
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to the goals, standards, and ethics of Kirtland Community College

JOB DIMENSIONS – Professional knowledge, problem analysis, judgment, planning and organizing, attention to detail, work standards, commitment to the college, sensitivity, informal communication, written communication, presentation skills, self reliance, initiative, negotiation, stress tolerance, dependability


Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer

* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.