Georgetown University seeks Operations and Events Manager!


Georgetown University seeks an Operations and Events Manager for their Department of Performing Arts

The Operations and Events Manager provides operations leadership and administrative support for the Department’s extensive public-facing efforts, including approximately 350 public events annually, as well as for classes, rehearsals, and other activities for academic programs in Music, Theater & Performance Studies, Dance, and Public Speaking, as well as for more than twenty co-curricular performance groups. As is typical for operating a performing arts center, they support the DPA’s events, performance centered pedagogy, and multifaceted service to the University.


Front-of-House Operations

  • For departmental performances and public events – including front-line interaction with audiences, including members of the campus and broader DC arts communities
  • Lead a part-time student patron services staff
  • Manage online ticketing systems

Support for Faculty/Ensemble Directors and Students

  • Coordinate rehearsal and performance scheduling requests
  • Manage calendars for the Music Program, McNeir Hall, and Gaston Hall, and other programs
  • Organizing and supervise spaces, facilities, and equipment critical to instructional needs - such as instrumental repair, tuning of pianos, access to rehearsal spaces, technology in the recording studio and classroom spaces, etc.

For a full list of responsibilities, please visit their website.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree  
  • At least 4 years of Performing Arts Operations experience – preferably in an academic environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong leadership and supervisory/ mentorship skills
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Strong technical / computer experience with online ticketing, financial and scheduling software, etc. - as well as calendars, systems for inventories, and ability to help manage basic technical and technological equipment needs
  • Love and appreciation of performing arts, especially in an academic/ liberal arts context
  • Willingness and availability for regular evening and weekend hours – as described above - during active periods of public programming (40 hours/ week total)

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

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