Manager of Student Programs & Events

Position Details

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Position Title Manager of Student Programs & Events
Department Hopkins Center for the Arts
Position Number 1125714
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Position Purpose

The Manager of Student Programs & Events works on projects related to Hopkins Center Student Programs including social programs, Hop ensemble operations and performances, independent student performances and other department-wide events and projects. Technical point person for suite of multi-use studios.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with strong written and verbal skills.
  • Proven ability to interact with others with tact and diplomacy.
  • Enjoys a diverse and multi-faceted workload that supports a variety of key functions.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to respond appropriately to pressures, deadlines and frequent changes in priorities and schedules.
  • Initiative, sound judgment and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient setting up and operating small-scale (club-like) lighting sound and video packages.
  • Proficient with computer applications including software and web-based tools to develop high quality internal and external communications.
  • Availability and willingness for evening and weekend work.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
Minimum Experience
  • 3-5 years of professional arts administration experience, technical theater required.
  • Significant experience with events planning, promotion and execution.
  • Strong preference for experience working with college-aged populations.
  • Technical proficiency in digital communications required.
  • Experience creating and editing video projects is preferred.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Joshua Kol, Managing Director and Executive Producer
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Student Programs & Events

  • Project manager for a wide range of student experiences and performances in Hop spaces and for Hop-sponsored events across campus and on tours.
  • Manages arts-focused student social programs. Hires, trains and supervises student staff, interns and bartenders. Runs weekly intern meetings to decide programming. Monitors budget and attendance statistics. Is on site during events.
  • Manages Exploring the Arts, the Hop’s first-year student Orientation program in September. Organizes and recruits staff and volunteers. Coordinates performances and works with Hop Production and other staff to facilitate production elements.
  • Helps produce performance aspects of annual Arts at Dartmouth Awards Ceremony. Works with student performers and participating academic departments and Hop Production staff.
  • Works with independent students and representatives of College-recognized student groups looking to perform in Hop spaces to produce performances.
  • Takes a leading role in producing other Hop special events.
  • Helps coordinate Hop Dance program guest artist, rehearsal, residency and performance logistics.
  • Works with Hop Ensemble Directors to support producing student performances and tours. Assists with and collaborates on integration of technology in student performances.
  • Occasionally, compiles and edits videos for promotional, recruitment and performance efforts.
  • Continually assesses Hop student program relevance and impact from a current student perspective. Makes recommendations and helps implement strategies. Collaborates on Hop student program assessment initiatives.
  • Takes on special projects as requested by the Managing Director/Executive Producer.
Production & Technical
  • Serves as audio and lighting point person for flexible three-room suite of multi-use studios. (Uses include rehearsals, classes, performance labs, installations, and social events.) Ensures users and groups utilizing the spaces have technical needs met.
  • Ensures functioning of equipment and reports on problems or technical issues.
  • Coordinates with Hop Production on sharing of lighting, sound and video equipment.


  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
-- Performs other duties as assigned.

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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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