Director of the Ent Center for the Arts / University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Director of the Ent Center for the Arts


University of Colorado Colorado Springs

​Colorado Springs, CO


The University of Colorado Colorado Springs seeks a performing arts professional to manage and program the new Ent Center for the Arts opening in January of 2018.  The ideal candidate will need to be an entrepreneur who will help build the new operation from the ground up; a passionate advocate for the arts; an experienced presenter and promoter; and a collaborative colleague who is prepared to work across the campus and the community to support making arts central to the academic life on campus and in the region. 
The Director will curate the UCCS Presents season in the Ent Center for the Arts; be the primary administrator for the Center; will support the operation and administration of the Center to insure proper alignment with goals of the University; create, oversee, and prudently manage  the yearly budget for the program;  maintain front-facing relationships with donors and sponsors; efforts; ensure proper financial management of earned and contributed revenue; effectively manage the human resources of the program; and ensure the programs are consistently presented in strong and positive image to relevant stakeholders.
The Ent Center for the Arts is the new arts center scheduled to open in January of 2018. The center houses an the following performance venues:  786 seat mainstage theatre, the 250 seat Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, the flexible Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Art,  and the Osborne Studio Theater.

The successful candidate will:

  •  Possess a background in curating, presenting and promoting intelligent and engaging work.
  •  Have experience yielding creating patron loyalty and maximizing patron revenue.
  • Be able to articulate how to apply data to support strategic initiatives.
  • Support the strategic goals of UCCS Presents in making the Ent Center for the Arts the nexus for the cultural life for UCCS and the Pikes Peak Region
  •  Have an aesthetic point of view.
  • Be an arts leader and be willing to work and collaborate with the many regional arts non-profits in the region.
  •  Have a track record managing people.

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  • Posted 2/24/2017