Since its rebirth as an arts center in 1998, the Empire Arts Center has become a cultural anchor of historic downtown Grand Forks, welcoming over 30,000 visitors each year. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Empire strives to maintain an exemplary space to support the creative efforts of our community.
Manage all administrative aspects of the Empire Arts Center’s in-house programming, including the Empire Theatre Company, The 1919 Lounge, The Backstage Project, a new film series, and more:
Recruit and manage technical and artistic independent contractors (such as performers, directors, stage managers, costumers, sound/lighting design, and more), including negotiating contracts
Secure royalties/licenses and manage related requirements
Prepare and manage budgets
Plan/schedule events in collaboration with Executive Director and Artistic Director when appropriate
Manage production and event details, ranging from coordinating technical needs to planning master classes and much more
Build appropriate partnerships with artists, other organizations, and businesses
Perform marketing and development activities under the direction of and in collaboration with the Executive Director:
Develop and execute marketing plans
Manage donor database
Assist with development tasks, such as donor receipts and appeal mailings
Assist with and attend Empire fundraising events
Manage Box Office:
Manage all aspects of the Empire Arts Center box office, including managing ticket sales for in-house programs and contracts with rental events
Assist with box office operations on event nights as needed
House Manage for events as needed, including nights and weekends when needed
Perform light cleaning and event setup/tear down as needed
Perform office administrative tasks as needed
Answer phone, sell tickets, assist visitors as needed
Other duties as assigned
An appreciation and understanding of the arts is a must. Qualified candidates will exhibit a positive attitude, willingness to learn new skills, flexibility, creativity, attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal/customer service skills. Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, and experience with box office software and/or donor database management; budget management, Adobe Suite, and social media. This position will include some night and weekend hours.
Compensation will be dependent on experience. Compensation includes employer contribution towards health insurance, short term disability, and paid time off. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and up to three references. Please submit all application materials to Executive Director Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the Empire Arts Center.