Project Manager, Public Programs

Job description

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Department: Jazzfest

Location: Metropolitan Campus

Reports To: Director, JazzFest and Public Programs

Recruitment Type: External/Internal

Requisition ID: req655

Employment Type: Administration and Professionals

Vacancy Number: 107-19

Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: Standard College Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5pm; Some weekend and nights.

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:


Provides the leadership, direction, and oversight of day-to-day operations of Creative Arts' public programs, such as Jazzfest, Tri-C Presents and various student ensembles and projects. Manages budget for all public programs. Assists leadership with fundraising initiatives, external communications, marketing strategies and public relations.

  • Serves as budget unit leader for all public programs and provides periodic reports to the Director and Dean of Creative Arts
  • Supervises, develops and manages the performance of assigned staff
  • Assists director with fundraising initiatives, including grant proposal writing and donor management
  • Works with the Director to develop strategies for public relations and marketing for all public programs
  • Assists director with departmental external communications
  • Collaborates with the Integrated Communications team to maximize all public relations and marketing initiatives
  • May represent the JazzFest Director at internal and external meetings as needed
  • Builds relationships and strategic alliances with K-12 schools, Chambers of Commerce, and other community organizations
  • Partners with music faculty to plan workshops and masterclasses at East, West and Metro campuses
  • Serves on campus committees as needed
  • Assists with development of surveys to provide data analysis for grant reporting and market research
  • Collaboratively researches ticketing prices and audience participation in similar markets to assist the Director the artistic planning
  • Develops a system for storing and labeling photos and videos for archival and marketing purposes
  • Works with operational database to streamline production and itineraries
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
    • Significant related experience may substitute for education
  • Minimum of five years of performing arts experience
  • Demonstrated experience planning, assigning, scheduling, supervising and ensuring the quality of the work of others
  • Demonstrated experience forecasting, planning, maintaining, preparing, and monitoring a business area's budget
  • Demonstrated experience effectively managing a work unit or team
  • Demonstrated experience in a role requiring critical thinking and diverse problem solving skills
  • Possess working knowledge of performing arts and production concepts, best practices and procedures
  • Ability to effectively complete work assignments independently
  • Possess strong commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic and changing work environment requiring flexibility and teamwork
  • Demonstrated ability to manage relationships, create opportunities and solve problems
  • Possess strong organizational, time-management skills, and is results-oriented
  • Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Works accurately with great attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively respond to requests from multiple levels of the College in various departments
  • Demonstrated intermediate project management skills
  • Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity
  • Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality
  • Possess sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population


  • Service Focus
  • Communication
  • Quality of Work

  • Time Utilization
  • Adaptability

  • Collaboration
  • Continuous Improvement


(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment;
  • The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending;
  • Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings, conferences and performances away from the worksite;

Special Note:

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.





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Job No:
Posted: 12/1/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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