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Performing Arts Complex Coordinator

Monterey Peninsula College

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Monterey Peninsula College

Performing Arts Complex Coordinator

Salary: $4,619.00 - $5,100.00 Monthly

Job Type:
Job Number: 2021-00141
Closing: 6/25/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Monterey, CA
Division: Creative Arts


The priority Screening Deadline is June 25 at 11:59 PM
Under general supervision of the Dean or designated supervisor, provides direction, facilitation, and visibility to performing arts/community programming and events; coordinates, oversees, and performs technical work related to the use of all performing arts facilities by students, faculty, and the community; oversees the day-to-day operation of the box office; and--in collaboration with Creative Arts faculty and staff--coordinates the use of the performing arts venues and related equipment, especially supporting lighting and sound needs of performing arts facilities.

Example of Duties

Essential Functions Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

Facilitates and coordinates all MPC Creative Arts performances and events, as well as campus and community events utilizing the arts complex (theatre, music, and other facilities as needed)

Working with Creative Arts faculty and staff, oversees the management of maintenance and improvements to Performing Arts facilities and equipment

Coordinates performing arts/event venue use and prepares and reviews related contracts

Directs the billing and accounting procedures for collection of facilities-use fees and rentals from public and commercial usage.

Performs and supports basic lighting and sound needs, not including programmed MPC Theatre Arts performances.

Collaboratively communicates with the Public Information and Marketing Office to support promotion and marketing of all Creative Arts events

Maintains an active computerized mailing list of patrons, media representatives, and sponsors who attend or support MPC visual and performing arts events

Oversees the day-to-day operation of the box office and temporary/hourly staff for the MPC performance venues, renters of the MPC performance venues, and other college events as directed or assigned. Staffs or supervises students at box office window

Provides customer service, processes regular bank deposits, counts box office tickets, computes box office statements, and performs weekly audits

Processes mail, telephone, and online ticket orders

Coordinates temporary production/technical staff for events outside of college theatre productions

Participates in faculty searches, safety committees, Creative Arts division meetings, production meetings, and other college committees as deemed necessary

Ensures the safety, security, and integrity of equipment and facilities as they relate to performing arts (non-Theatre Arts Department) events

Demonstrates an understanding of, sensitivity to, and appreciation for the diverse academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability and gender diversity of students and staff attending and working on a community college campus, as well as the greater community.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Any combination of education and experience which would indicate possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities listed herein. For example, completion of a bachelor's degree in Arts Administration or Business Administration, plus 2 or more years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for, the diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, disability and gender diversity of students and staff attending or working on a community college campus.

Knowledge and Skills

Demonstrated experience in management of and in operational activities for performing arts, entertainment, and/or rental facilities.

Knowledge of performing arts facilities, including lighting and/or sound systems

Ability to provide strong excellent arts management skills, including negotiating and scheduling.

Knowledge of Google applications, computer spreadsheet, and word processing programs.

Knowledge of business administration principles and practices; experience in working with operating budgets.

Ability to plan, coordinate, and schedule the work of others.

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Outstanding skill in both written and oral communication.

Physical Effort/Work Environment

Light to moderate physical effort.

Primarily an indoor working environment.

Occasional standing, walking, stooping, bending, and kneeling; periodic lifting up to 50 pounds.

Requires dexterity to operate lighting and sound equipment, as well as standard office equipment.
Proof of Vaccination
New employees may begin working in their assignments only after the district has received proof that the person is fully vaccinated or an exemption has been approved.

Desirable Qualifications (Not Required)
Experience in management of and in operational activities for performing arts, entertainment, and/or rental facilities.
1+ years of experience performing basic lighting and/or sound system services.
Familiarity with CRMs (box office and patron software).
Knowledge of business admin principles and practices; experience working with operating budgets
Knowledge of Google applications, MS Office, computer spreadsheets, database software, and word processing programs.
Ability to plan, coordinate, and work effectively with others.
Bachelor's degree in creative arts or related field

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information

Work Schedule
40 hours per week/ 12 months per year

A typical work week is Monday-Friday; however, this position requires evenings and weekends during productions and certain events.

Starting Salary: $4,619 (Step A) - $5,100 (Step C) per month, depending upon experience and qualifications + GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE (no additional costs for benefits)

How to Apply

Visit and select "classified and other positions." Here you will find the announcement and the "apply" button in the upper right-hand corner. You will be asked to log-in or create a new user account.

Complete all required fields of the application and:
Attach a .pdf of your cover letter that describes why you are interested in the position and how your background applies to the major duties of the position. Please address each of the desirable qualifications listed in this job announcement (2 pages maximum).

Attach a .pdf of your resume

Answer the required diversity statement

Answer the required Supplemental Question

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Human Resources does not accept additional materials such as: letters of reference, test scores from other institutions, certificates of courses/programs completed, letters of commendation from schools, or transcripts with your application. Such items, if included, will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you are a finalist, HR will request any reference information that is required. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close or continue the recruitment at any time.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board's approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign the Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance, and submit fingerprints.

For additional information regarding the recruitment please contact

Gerardo Cardenas Hernandez

Human Resources Specialist


Monterey Peninsula Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students as outlined in the District's Governing Board Goals, Educational Master Plan, Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, and Student Equity Plan. We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration, engaging students in and out of the classroom, and encouraging them to realize their goals and become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at Monterey Peninsula College, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community partners.

Monterey Peninsula College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is an affiliate of the statewide Umoja Community of California Community Colleges. Monterey Peninsula College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities it serves. MPC serves approximately 12,000 students (for the 2020-21 year). MPC's comprehensive curriculum and student services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body and include transfer, career and technical education, basic skills, and continuing education offerings.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

(1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;

(2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;

(3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;

(4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and

(5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives

Monterey Peninsula College seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

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