Art Music Theatre Dance LEAP


Position: Manager (Assistant Events Manager)
12-month, Full Time
Administrative Professional
College: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Music, Theatre, and Dance
Salary: Commensurate with background and experience

CSU is seeking applicants for an Assistant Events Manager in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:
• Two or more years of customer service experience that is progressively more responsible and includes supervisory experience
• Experience with planning and coordination of events
• Experience with box office operations
• Experience with stage management

Responsibilities: The Assistant Events Manager (AEM) reports and is accountable to the Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance and is supervised by the Events Manager. This position bears responsibility for both department and rental events at Colorado State University, which entails independent decision-making as the primary emergency contact while managing assigned events. Applicant should have good attention to detail, be highly organized, prompt and be able to work well with and provide excellent service to a variety of audiences including: students, faculty, clients and the general public. The AEM’s work schedule must accommodate attendance of events on evenings and weekends. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

This position shares responsibility with the Events Manager for the building, planning and coordination of the 300+ events and special projects at the University Center for the Arts. Major functions include: training of staff in regards to patron interaction, customer service and liability awareness; organization and management of front-of-house operations for performances and events; management of the box office staff during posted public hours and also during events; learning and operating University Tickets systems, selling & printing tickets, running reports, and processing event closings; managing the staff schedule for 30+ student employees; participating in the hiring of new student staff, training and mentoring of all student staff, documentation of job performance issues, promoting a team oriented workplace, and mediation of problems. This position also serves as a liaison to Facilities Dispatch, Environmental Health Services, and Colorado State University Police Department (CSUPD).

Application procedure:
All application materials should be submitted electronically to Please send a letter of application, resume, three letters of reference and contact information for three work references. References will not be contacted without prior notification. Applications and nominations will be accepted until these positions are filled; however, to ensure full consideration applications should be submitted by January 2, 2015. For routine questions, please contact Linda Parent at or call (970) 491-5529. Travel expenses for any on-site interviews will be limited to a maximum of $350 per candidate.

For a complete position description, click here, or visit the CSU College of Liberal Arts employment website at CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on final candidates.