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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance/SD&A Teleservices | Director of Production and Operations


Sales Representative and Customer Service, part-time

We are looking for several enthusiastic and articulate agents to work with patrons interested in the Opera, Ballet, and/or Philharmonic Orchestra in Dayton. Experience in sales is a definite plus. This past season was a record breaker, and we are expecting more of the same this year!

Consultants will work from a list of previous patrons, so no cold-calling! This job is great for students, retirees, or anyone with a need for flexible scheduling. We have up to 24 hours a week possible, and our office is located in the Victoria Theatre building in Dayton with free parking.

If you want to support the arts, talk to like-minded patrons, and gain valuable nonprofit job experience, then this is the place to be. Hourly pay + commission on all sales + FREE tickets to each of our Ballet, Symphony, Rockin’ and Opera productions!

We are hiring agents immediately for the new season, so contact us at 937-281-4022. Please leave a message. If you send a resumé to [email protected], don’t forget to give contact phone information.




Director of Productions and Operations

The Director of Production and Operations plans and administers all performance and operations functions for the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) and its supported art forms of ballet, opera, and philharmonic orchestra, including scheduling, budgeting, production management, and contract administration. He/she provides the necessary support enabling the highest possible artistic quality and the most efficient use of resources.

Specific Position Responsibilities include Scheduling, Production Management, Budgeting, and Contract Management. The Director of Production and Operations reports to the President and CEO of DPAA. He/she works with the senior leadership team to coordinate interdepartmental efforts and activities. She/he supervises various departmental staff including the Orchestra Production Manager, Orchestra Librarian, and Orchestra Personnel Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Director of Production and Operations shall possess the following qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s Degree in music, dance, or arts administration required.
2. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in arts production and operations management.
3. Supervisory experience preferred.
4. Outstanding organizational and multitasking skills.
5. Budgeting experience required.
6. Experience in negotiating and implementing performance contracts; experience with
collective bargaining agreements a strong plus.
7. High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
8. Strong verbal and written communications skills.
9. Must be capable of moderate to heavy lifting.
10. Must have personal vehicle and valid driver’s license.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Compensation: mid-40s/mid-50s, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: Contact Paul Helfrich, President & CEO, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, 126 N. Main Street Suite 210, Dayton OH 45402, [email protected]. No phone calls, please. Equal Opportunity Employer.