Talent Buyer, Hult Center for the Performing Arts


Talent Buyer
Hult Center for the Performing Arts

General Statement of Duties
The Hult Center for the performing arts is a beacon for arts and culture, providing exceptional experiences to our communities. Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of our region and we are indeed a regional Center, not only serving our communities in the Eugene metro-area, but communities from seven counties. For nearly 40 years, the Hult Center has been the pride of Eugene serving as the home for performing arts and providing some of the region's fondest personal memories.  From family milestones to that unforgettable moment of seeing a performance that has such lasting impact, the Hult Center is an incredibly special place.
As part of the larger Cultural Services division of the City of Eugene, we take immense pride in the work we do to enrich and deepen cultural experiences for our community as well as increase access to the arts. Our purpose is to elevate the human spirit and we wholeheartedly believe the work we do improves the lives of our community.

With two performance halls, the Silva Concert Hall (seats 2448) and the Soreng Theater (seats 500) and other ancillary spaces, the Center is home to more than 800 events each year, including performances from four Resident Companies, local arts organizations, Broadway, and commercial touring. The Center has its own presenting series, curating approximately 35 performances a year. And, we're growing! We are increasing our programming and services to enhance our engagement and collaboration with our communities, provide equity and access and steward the Center into the future. We're looking for professionals who are passionate about performing arts and ready to make an impact as an arts champion in our community.

The Talent Buyer is a leadership role within the Center and generates revenue by booking commercial touring artists and attractions at the Hult Center's venues and within the Eugene area. This position independently negotiates contractual fees and terms and accompanying requirements for events at the Center. The talent buyer is a member of the Programming Team. Further responsibilities include coordinating activities of staff involved with booking events; assisting in the development and implementation of department policies, procedures, goals and objectives; and department budget preparation, monitoring and forecasting.

The Ideal Candidate
You are a seasoned professional with a discerning knowledge and excellent experience in all aspects of commercial touring – from rock to country, comedy to podcasts. You are driven with an entrepreneurial spirit and are resourceful, innovative and forward thinking. You have well-established, strong relationships in the commercial touring industry and relish forging new ones. You are a team player with a "can-do" positive attitude, share a passion for the arts and live entertainment and maintain a superior level of service to your clients, teams, partners and patrons. You are excited about this next phase in your career and are ready to hit the ground running!

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 22 2020 at 5:00 pm PST

For full job description and details, and to apply, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/eugene/jobs/2731871/hult-center-t...