The General Manager (GM) of Texas Performing Arts at UT Austin (TPA) is a senior leadership team member responsible for management and business operations. The GM provides leadership in the areas of administration, accounting and finance, human resources, purchasing and contracting, facilities and capital projects, information technology, and health and safety.
At least six years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in the arts, culture, education, or entertainment sectors.
Clearly demonstrated knowledge of performing arts business practices and fluency in the industry’s standards and processes.
Business Acumen: Demonstrated knowledge, insight, and understanding of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of TPA’s business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
Judgement and Decision Making: Demonstrated understanding of the need to carefully evaluate the impact of emerging business situations and choose the best path forward; ability to select and assertively communicate actions and activities that maximize organization performance.
Finance and Accounting: Demonstrated knowledge of finance and accounting practices including generally accepted accounting principles and fund accounting, financial analysis, and reporting; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
Workforce Diversity Management: Demonstrated understanding of the business value of diverse perspectives and opinions and ability to understand, appreciate and employ the unique contributions of associates of varied cultures, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, genders, ages, points of view, etc.
Planning: Demonstrated knowledge of effective planning techniques and ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical (1-2 years) and strategic (3-5 years) planning in support of an organization’s overall business plan.
Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Demonstrated understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.
Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
General manager, managing director, or COO/CFO experience in a performing arts center, performing arts organization, theatrical production, or live event business.
Interest in and strong commitment to the mission and programs of Texas Performing Arts.
Experience in a publicly-owned or university-based performing arts organization.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in past work roles.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate and manage financial implications of programmatic decisions and plans.
Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems within standardized policies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to foster a positive, supportive workplace culture.
Past accomplishments utilizing administrative and management skills to improve the financial sustainability and programmatic success of a mission-based organization.
Demonstrated fluency in the use of current technology and commitment to adopting new technology.
Experience leading a budget development process and creation of dashboards and other analytical tools.
Working knowledge of databases and experience with standard general ledger software.
Previous experience with Workday or other HCM/Payroll software.
About Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin
About Texas Performing Arts
Founded in 1981, Texas Performing Arts (TPA) is the professional arts presenting and producing organization of The University of Texas at Austin. One of the largest and most active university-based arts centers in the US, TPA is an integral non-degree-granting division of UT’s College of Fine Arts, an anchor for Austin’s performing arts community, and a key player in the city’s arts and entertainment landscape. TPA operates venues including Austin’s largest theater, Bass Concert Hall, and is the home of the Broadway in Austin series. As a major contributor to the cultural life of one of the largest schools in the nation, TPA’s programs are integrated into curricula within the College of Fine Arts and engage students and faculty across the university.
Texas Performing Arts welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.