Goshen College invites applications for a full-time appointment as Executive
Director of the Music Center , starting as soon as possible.
The director will be responsible for providing leadership and planning for the
Music Center performance venue of Goshen College. Planning and implementing
successful programming for the Music Center will be a primary focus, including
scheduling the very successful annual Performing Arts Series. Working in
support of the Community School of the Arts, Music Department, and Theater
Department, the director will assist with planning for their rehearsals and
The director will also manage administrative and business operations of the
Music Center and its core programs; oversee funding programs and internal
administration, including tracking key performance indicators and fiscal
management; direct resource planning; coordinate a communications and
marketing strategy; and facilitate possible grant applications and awards
involving the Music Center. In addition, assists with performances of the
theater department in the Umble Center. The successful candidate will foster
collaborations outside Goshen College, for example with local public schools;
alumni members; and community foundations.
Primarily responsible for the planning, goal-setting, and overall effectiveness of the Music Center's non-academic programming
Create, monitor and improve policies for use of the Music Center that are in line with industry best practices.
Performing Arts Series (PAS)
Chair the PAS Committee – Schedule and lead PAS meetings.
Ensure success and planning of the PAS in collaboration with the PAS Committee.
Create and oversee budget and financial analysis for planning and evaluation.
Manage the procurement of artists including negotiating performance fees, evaluating riders, and completing contracts.
Ensure success and planning for performances that may be added, such as community school of the arts or faculty recitals.
Manage contracts and budgets for these events as needed.
Support faculty committees that participate in these events.
Secondary responsibility for productions in this performance venue.
Provide oversight to technical staff as needed.
Coordination of building maintenance and technical equipment expenditures
Fundraising and Marketing
Identify appropriate mechanisms to promote the Music Center and its
programs (website, advertising, sponsorships, direct mail, etc.)
Engage with Goshen community leaders to promote the Music Center and
programs. Identify appropriate community-focused events to be held in the
Seek grant and sponsored program support for the initiatives of the
performing arts at Goshen College in collaboration with the VP for
academic affairs and the grants office.
Identify, solicit, and steward corporate and major donor sponsorship for
the Music Center and the Performing Arts Series in collaboration with the
VP for advancement.
Music Department Chair and faculty to ensure a strong working relationship
that serves the needs of the academic department while achieving the goals
of the Music Center.
Events staff for planning and implementing programs.
Assist with the development and implementation of a successful fundraising
plan for the Music Center in collaboration with the vice president for
Center for Community Engagement for CSA programming and summer camps.
Assist the Theater Department faculty to ensure a strong working
relationship that serves the needs of the department and goals of the
Collaboration with Senior Leadership:
Prepare reports for and meet regularly with VPAA.
Serve as a member of the Institutional Advancement team preparing relevant
materials for Music Center fundraising.
Collaborate with VP for Finance on routine maintenance and capital
projects for the performance venues.
Consult with the VP for Communications and People Strategy for promotion.
Serve on college-wide committees and/or groups.
Participate in ongoing professional development.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibility, has direct supervision for:
Office Coordinator (.50 FTE) shared with the Music Department (0.25
In addition, very close coordination with faculty in the Music Department and
Community School of the Arts.
Education and Experience
Completion of a bachelor's degree is required, a master's degree or higher
Five or more years related experience in performing arts administration,
including experience in organizing and implementing significant concerts
or music festivals.
Previous experience with community and professional musical organizations
Skills and Competencies
Prior experience with musical and/or theatrical performance
Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple
projects at the same time
Clear written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively
with colleagues, patrons and performers
Prior experience with budget management
Interest in collaboration and service
Commitment to working with students, employees and partners in support of
diversity, equity and inclusion
Commitment to the mission and core values of Goshen College
5 years of non-profit management
Record of successful performance venue management
Previous experience with fundraising or grants
Prior experience working with youth or college students
ability to work effectively with office colleagues, faculty,
administrators, staff and students in a variety of roles and settings.
Frequent use of computer monitor and operation of normal office equipment.
Occasional need to lift and carry equipment up to 25 lbs.
Evening and weekend work required
Work Environment/Environmental Condition: Both inside environmental
conditions of office work and outside environmental conditions moving from
building to building on campus or hosting groups off campus.
All of the essential job functions are subject to reasonable accommodation.
All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills
and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job
description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties,
responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform other
job-related instructions as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable
accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and may change
at the option of the (supervisor or department head). Any major change will
result in the position being reviewed for reclassification.
About Goshen College
Goshen College is a Christian liberal arts institution that prepares students
to thrive in life, leadership and service. We rank nationally in the top five
of liberal arts colleges for international education, with 71% of the student
body studying abroad. We strive to model an inclusive community committed to
transformative justice, peace, and sustainability.
The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County, within several hours of
Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit. Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally
diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant and
entrepreneurial downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths,
and affordable housing prices .
How to Apply for this Position:
Required materials may be attached to the Teaching & Administrative
Application Form (see link below) or sent electronically to
Complete the online Teaching & Administrative Information Form
Letter of application
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Provide names and contact information of 3 professional references
Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies acceptable in application
process with official transcripts required for employment)
Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the
position is filled. With a commitment to building a diverse faculty and staff,
underrepresented persons are encouraged to apply.
To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees,
visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by
the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (574) 535-7111
Fax: (574) 535-7319