Performance Operations Director, College-Conservatory of Music

Updated: 13 days ago
Location: Cincinnati, OHIO

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music is seeking a Performance Operations Director who will direct their concert, facility and performance services operations.

Essential Functions
  • Direct the front-of-house operations for all public events, including hiring and training student workers.
  • Provide backstage support and facility needs for performances, including hiring and training Stage Managers and other student workers.
  • Collaborate with the external offices (i.e., external relations, public relations and the Dean) to develop and implement policies and procedures to address the needs of the audience, sponsors and prospective donors.
  • Develop and oversee policies and procedures for the use of performance venues and equipment.
  • Coordinate CCM events with Parking Services and Public Safety.
  • Oversee facility maintenance and custodial activities.
  • Recommend facility changes or enhancements.
  • Assist with special events and fundraisers.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree must be related field.
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience in concert, facility and performance services operations.
  • Experience may also require at least one (1) year supervision.


Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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