Reporting to TACAW’s Executive Director, the Director of Programming will be responsible for overseeing all artistic programming, creative collaborations, and other partnerships for The Arts Campus at Willits, primarily at The Contemporary, a new performing arts venue in Basalt, Colorado. The Director of Programming will work closely with the Executive Director and the Programming Committee of the Board to develop local, national, and international partnerships that are the backbone of the programming presented by TACAW. The Director of Programming will engage and manage a network of booking agents and promoters to provide the creative content for the new venue; and he/she/they will oversee the vetting of all artists and attractions being considered. Through collaboration and TACAW’s internal network, the Director of Programming will be responsible for booking artists and talent for TACAW’s 200-plus annual events which include: music, dance, theater, lectures, children’s and family programming, poetry readings, film and documentary cinema, Spanish-language events, multi-media events, civic events, arts education programs, and thought-based programming. Following program selection, the Director of Programming will facilitate the execution of all contracts, oversee artist communications, provide production oversight, and assist in all marketing and public relations efforts. On performance days, the Director of Programming will oversee and ensure a positive experience for all artists and guests throughout their time at TACAW.
Additionally, the Director of Programming will take an active role in fundraising for the Arts Campus at Willits. The Director of Programming will be expected to meet with high-level donors and donor prospects and contribute to grant writing efforts on behalf of TACAW, helping to sustain the financial health of the organization. The Director of Programming should be comfortable being a key part of the public face of the organization. Additionally, as a key member of the small staff, the Director of Programming must be willing and prepared to assist in numerous other activities associated with running a successful performing arts center.
In order to be considered for this position, each applicant must submit a cover letter outlining why you believe you are the best person for the position, your applicable experience, and your salary requirements, as well as your resume. Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to:
Victor Gotesman, Principal
Performing Arts Planning
The position remains open until filled.