Chief Officer, Frederick P. Rose Hall

WHO: Jazz at Lincoln Center

SEEKING: Chief Officer for Frederick P. Rose Hall 

• Manage all fiscal, operational and physical aspects of Frederick P. Rose Hall.
• Oversee aggressive booking and sales operations including those related to Jazz at Lincoln Center productions, and to outside licensees.
• Actively partner with legal and human resources in a team-based approach to strategically managing venue related unionized labor relations. Collective bargaining agreements currently exist with stagehands, box office personnel and projectionists.
• Direct and manage venue collective bargaining agreements in a manner that supports the financial goals of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
• Direct and manage operational procedures and programs including rental agreements, maintenance and cleaning routines, HVAC fan schedules, contractor and vendor agreements, etc.
• Administer Jazz at Lincoln Center’s agreement with its condominium association/management.
• Maintain relationship with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and its constituent organizations.
• Prepare and manage the annual Frederick P. Rose Hall budget.
• Supervise concession and vendor operations.
• Plan and manage capital project(s) and maintenance programs.
• Liaise with base building management for all building provided services, performance schedules, load-in and strike schedules and logistics.
• Direct and manage Frederick P. Rose Hall staff of 25-30 full-time and 250+ part-time employees comprised of both non-union and union personnel.

REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate has the highest level of demonstrated customer service, leadership, and management skills in a performing arts venue environment, and also posses the skills to communicate with diplomacy at every level of a non-profit performing arts institution: management, staff, Artistic Director, donors, sponsors, Board of Directors, Trustees, union representatives, and representatives from outside organizations. Passion and/or knowledge of Jazz preferred.

• A minimum of 5 to 7 years direct experience managing a theatre or concert hall in a major metropolitan market area, including a solid working knowledge of operations & systems, labor, production, sales, marketing and box office issues.
• Proven fiscal management in a performing arts venue.
• Exemplary customer service skills and the ability to teach and instill those skills in staff.
• Strong management and supervisory skills acquired in complex and diverse work environments.
• Demonstrated leadership experience to create and foster a service oriented team environment.
• Computer proficiency including knowledge of performance hall management, box office and booking software, and of the Internet.
• Ability to multi-task and to thrive in an extremely fast-paced environment.
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
• A creative thinker who can demonstrate the successful realization of prior initiatives.

WHEN: 11/29/2011

HOW TO APPLY: If you believe your background and experience qualify you for consideration based on the criteria we've outlined, please send your resume and salary requirements to Please write "Chief Officer" in the subject line of your email.