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Description of Position:

Carthage College seeks a Visual and Performing Arts Events Manager. This full-time, benefits-eligible position provides support for all visual and performing arts events at Carthage, including rehearsals, masterclasses, performances, and exhibitions. The Events Manager is a key role that works collaboratively with other areas of campus to support events and create a positive environment and working relationships related to arts events. This position reports to the Dean of the Arts and Humanities.

The candidate in this position has the following responsibilities:

  • Along with the dean and faculty, develop and coordinate the calendar of events for music, theatre/dance, music theatre, and the gallery of art. Work collaboratively with campus partners to schedule a diverse calendar of events.


  • Coordinate all technical details and logistics for all rehearsals, performances and events. Work collaboratively with faculty and students to meet departmental needs for set-up, strike, and other event management logistics. Oversee post-event debriefs with a focus on continuous improvement.


  • Manage marketing, print materials, and social media for all arts events in collaboration with the Office of Communications. Hire, train, and supervise a team of diverse student employees in support of the visual and performing arts programs. Help create materials that foster inclusive approaches for diverse audiences and engagement.


  • Oversee all functions of the Carthage Fine Arts Box Office for internal and external events including: personnel; deposits and audit reports; records management; purchasing; technology; event preparation and reconciliations


  • Work collaboratively with departments and media services for livestream and other Audio/Visual support as needed. Manage the specialized equipment of the division as needed, and partner with external vendors for special events.


  • Collaborating with departments and the dean of the division, help coordinate recruitment and scholarship events. Work with departments to provide student staffing, create and manage attractive materials for recruitment events, and coordinate with other offices to maximize the impact of arts events.
  • Manage other special projects across the division as assigned


The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in an arts area or arts administration
  2. Background in production or public events for a performing arts organization or venue
  3. Experience with project management and event coordination
  4. Experience with budget management
  5. Commitment to collaboration
  6. Ability to multi-task and make decisions in a fast-paced environment
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational skills
  8. Strong computer skills including Microsoft word, Excel, Outlook

Other helpful skills include:

  1. Experience with box office management software such as VBO
  2. Experience with design software such as Adobe Creative Suite



About Carthage

Located on the shore of Lake Michigan in the thriving Chicago-Milwaukee corridor, Carthage College blends the best liberal arts traditions with desirable degree programs, transformative learning opportunities, and personal attention from dedicated faculty and staff. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum with stunning lake views, is home to 2,600 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. Founded in 1847, Carthage is consistently named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review and a Most Innovative School by U.S. News & World Report. All Carthage employees play a vital part in the success of our students, as we work together to create an environment where all can achieve their true potential. Grow with Carthage.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.