Director, City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium (CoMMA) - Morganton, population 17,000.  A remarkable opportunity to direct a performing arts venue in Nature’s Playground.  If you are a community-focused, enthusiastic, multifaceted, energetic, team player who wants to live in the beautiful foothills of western NC, this position could be for you.

We are looking for a teammate to lead the City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium – otherwise known as CoMMA – in continued growth and success in offering a diverse mix of professional performances, community and regional programs and private events of all sizes.   

We are looking for a creative, team-oriented, enthusiastic, passionate, and progressive leader with sound business management practices to manage all operations of CoMMA. The Director is responsible for a $1.2 million budget; planning, organizing, scheduling, negotiating contracts, and promoting the season’s programs and events; marketing and recruiting other business, cultural, and entertainment events to ensure facility utilization and generation of revenue; and maintenance of the facility. 

The Director is an employee of the City and reports to the City Manager. Supervises 5 full time staff and coordinates volunteers. BA in Theater Management or a related degree and/or minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related field (event planning, theater management, performing arts administration, and/or auditorium management) preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience considered. 

Salary Range: $66,335 - $ 99,503. The City of Morganton is striving for inclusiveness and diversity in our employee populations and invites all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation / identification, and / or disability.    

To Apply: Submit a completed City of Morganton employment application, resume with cover letter, and salary history with requirements to:

Director of Human Resources
City of Morganton, PO Box 3448
Morganton, NC, 28680-3448.

Re: CoMMA Director

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 5, 2019. EOE/ADA

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Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by the closing date above.

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