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DIR/MUSIC EVENTS

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You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position. Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee. Please supply contact information for three references who may be contacted for recommendation letters. Review will begin immediately and continue until finalists have been selected. Full consideration will be given to all applications submitted by March 2, 2018. The University reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 64360
Type of Recruitment External
Position Title DIR/MUSIC EVENTS
Position Summary

Functions under the general supervision of the Director of the School of Music or the Director’s designee. Manages, coordinates, and schedules all School of Music faculty, students, visiting artists and scholars, alumni and development events.

Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree.
Three years of experience in arts management or related areas.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work effectively with a varied and diverse array of constituents.
Excellent organizational and management skills.
Experience with spreadsheet, database, and page-layout applications.
Basic website management skills.
Ability to work a flexible schedule.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in arts administration/management.

Background in music.

Duties & Responsibilities


Coordinates, schedules, and manages all School of Music faculty, students, visiting artists and scholars, alumni and development events.
Works with the School of Music office staff, college staff, and University Communications to design, produce, and distribute public relations items, including programs, flyers, newsletters, event calendars, and brochures.
Maintains School of Music website and social media.
Organizes, staffs, and supervises School of Music displays and events at on- and off-campus conferences and workshops.
Develops and monitors policies for scheduling and space utilization.
Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Supervision Exercised

Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University that foster a culture inspiring excellence. The Leadership Standards define how we lead and treat others on our team. As leaders, it is our responsibility to seek input from our teams to continuously improve our leadership abilities and our demonstration of the standards. Additionally, it is our responsibility to encourage and support the growth and development of those whom we lead. At CMU, we encourage employees to grow both personally and professionally, and thus advance CMU’s culture of excellence.

Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Please supply contact information for three references who may be contacted for recommendation letters.

Review will begin immediately and continue until finalists have been selected. Full consideration will be given to all applications submitted by March 2, 2018. The University reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.

Employee Group Professional & Administrative -Salary
Staff Pay Level<br><br><a href=
Pay Range $50,000-$65,000
Division Academic Affairs
Department School of Music
Position Status Regular
Position End Date
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.0
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule Typically M-F, 8a-5p; evenings and weekends as needed
At Will? No
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department

The School of Music is located in a state-of-the-art 119,000 square foot facility with a 500-seat concert hall housing a 61-rank Casavant organ, a 100-seat recital hall, MIDI technology labs, recording facilities, music resource center, and 79 practice rooms. The School of Music has 42 full- and part-time faculty and an enrollment of over 400 undergraduate and graduate majors and minors. Additional information is available at http://www.mus.cmich.edu.

About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions. and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate in employment against persons based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie.)

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Posting Begins 01/21/2018
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate specific source (i.e., CMU website, Lansing State Journal, etc.):

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the <a href="https://www.cmich.edu/fas/hr/Documents/internal-candidate.pdf#search=definition%20of%20internal">university's definition</a>?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO or Faculty
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Police
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  4. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least three years of experience in arts management or related areas?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with spreadsheet, database and page-layout applications?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. Please review the <a href="http://www.cmich.edu/office_president/Documents/leadershipstandards_poster.pdf">Leadership Standards</a> before applying for this position and click “Yes” if you understand and support the culture that is important to CMU.
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Recommendation Letters