Job: Executive Producer – Program Supervisor

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Pay: $28.70 to $41.59/hour

$28.7 – $41.59

Posted: 06/19/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1768102

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties
**This posting will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained, however is subject to close at any time without prior notice.  Thank you**

Under the direction of the Cultural Services Division Manager, the Executive Producer of the Aurora Fox Arts Center (AFAC) functions as: the artistic director of the city-run theater company that performs there; the business manager for all of the city-offered programming in the building and other locations where the theater company may perform; and the operations manager for the building.  Management of the facility includes, but is not limited to , participating in the development and implementation of internal productions and other programming, rentals, managing the center’s budget and supervision of staff.  Vital to the position is a commitment to improving access to live theater for Aurora, CO, one of the countries most diverse communities.

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we’re growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

Department Information
Originally built in 1946, the Aurora Fox Arts Center was Aurora’s only “movie palace” serving the needs of a growing population and military personnel stationed at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital and Lowry Air Force Base.  Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s the Fox Theater with its Art Moderne entrance and 61-foot neon sign was a popular destination for children and adults.  The 1970’s, however, witnessed a period of decline for the Fox as new commercial areas opened and people began flocking to these new shopping centers with acres of parking and improved movie houses.  The fate of the Fox as a movie theater was sealed when a disastrous fire in 1981 caused extensive fire and water damage, but between 1983 and 1985, civic groups, the city of Aurora and private companies worked together to fund a restoration and rehabilitation of the theater.  The building reopened on March 8, 1985 as the Aurora Fox Arts Center, permanent home for the Aurora Fox Theater Company and rental home for several local performing arts organizations.

Today, the Fox is the grand dame of the city’s recently established Aurora Cultural Arts District, and her sole resident arts organization is an award winning professional theatre company operated by the city of Aurora’s Cultural Services Division.  The Fox (which is the abbreviated named for both the building and the city-run theater company in residence there) is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Small Professional Theater Tier 1.  The theater employs four full time staff and includes two performance spaces: a 230 seat proscenium theater and a 73 seat corner thrust black box theater. Operations include a main stage season of 5 fully produced shows, a children’s theater program, various classes and guest productions.  The Fox is firmly committed to diverse and colorblind casting, culturally specific programming and the pursuit of innovation.

*The first screening of applications received will occur on Monday, June 26, 2017 and each Monday after until position is filled.*

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervises the operations of the Aurora Fox Arts Center (AFAC) including two performance venues, box office, scene shop, other support areas and offices
  • Participates in the development of and ensures adherence to adopted budgets for the facility, productions and other programming and monitors accounts payable and receivable
  • Maintains records according to established policies and procedures and ensures that any data required by funders, auditors or other sources is collected and maintained in a professional manner
  • Supervises the planning, implementation and evaluation of all internal programming including performances, workshops and classes
  • Ensures the continuous artistic development of internally-produced productions and programs including developing and acting as curator for a season of performances and programs that utilize the best talent available and developing and implementing program evaluation and customer satisfaction strategies
  • Supervises audience development efforts including outreach to the local community and the development of strategic partnerships
  • Maximizes earned revenue through a variety of methods including increasing attendance and increasing rental income through the supervision of improved scheduling, effective marketing and quality customer service
  • Maximizes contributed revenue through a variety of methods including the research and writing of grant applications, developing relationships with the private sector and new and expanded programming
  • Maximizes the provision of theater-based programs and services to underserved communities including public relations and outreach activities
  • Supervises the negotiations and acquisition of production rights, facility improvements and the acquisition and/or replacement of capital and non-capital equipment
  • Negotiates and administers complex artist contracts and riders for all performances and rentals
  • Supervises and approves the preparation and execution of rental agreements
  • Supervises the development of marketing and sales plans/strategies including pricing and promotions for all scheduled performances
  • Manages the hiring and evaluating of the center’s administrative, artistic and production staff and all contract and temporary employees
  • Supervises the development and organization of calendars and schedules for all AFAC activities
  • Supervises processes involving front of house and back of house hiring, scheduling, and production timelines and ensures the fiscal accountability of these operations
  • Facilitates effective communication between house, production, technical crews, external stakeholders and other city departments
  • Participates fully in and acts as a resource for the activities of boards and associations concerned with the advancement of the Aurora Cultural Arts District (ACAD)
  • Maintains a supervisory presence for all internally produced events, which may include evening, weekend and holiday hours
  • Serves as the staff liaison to the Aurora Fox Arts Center Board of Directors which may include the preparation, approval and posting of agendas and minutes in accordance with open meeting requirements of Colorado’s Sunshine Law
  • Maintains a leadership role in the center’s short- and long-term planning including conducting needs assessments and developing and monitoring of goals and objectives
  • Prepares administrative and production reports
  • Communicates and ensures compliance with all relevant federal, state and local laws and policies
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Supervises assigned staff including regular, temporary, and volunteers
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Theater Arts, or related field


  • 3 years of professional experience in performing arts industry
  • Lead or supervisory experience preferred


  • Master’s Degree in Arts Management, Fine Arts, Business and/or Public Affairs or Administration
  • Experience working for a government agency
  • An accomplished professional record of performing arts management in a government or nonprofit setting
  • An accomplished professional record of artistry in the professional theater
  • Experience as a teacher of theater (any area)
  • A demonstrated record of creativity
  • Experience with fundraising, audience development and marketing
  • An extensive network of professional contacts in the industry including managers, booking agencies and artists
  • Experience supervising artists and non-artists
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Office
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and experience working with diverse populations

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Licenses and Certifications:  As assigned, specialized certifications may be required such as:

  • Driver’s License
Working Conditions
Physical Demands:

  • Light physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 30 pounds
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment
  • Vision for reading and interpreting reports and data analysis and preparation
  • Frequent speech communication, hearing and listening to maintain communication with employees and citizens
  • Considerable walking and standing; frequent pushing, pulling, and climbing
  • Speech communication to effectively communicate in English both orally and in writing, and give detailed direction and instruction

Work Environment:

  • Works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to dust and noise, and may encounter fumes from certain chemicals; occasionally works nights and weekends

Equipment Used:

  • Frequently uses standard office equipment including computer, calculator, multi-line telephones, and copy/fax machines
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.

The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.

If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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