APAP Conference Director Position
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, a prominent national performing arts service organization based in Washington, DC, seeks a knowledgeable, dynamic, and creative conference director to provide senior-level leadership and operational oversight of the organization’s premier event, the annual members conference in New York City each January. The conference attracts 4,000 participants who attend for professional development and networking opportunities, and to participate in the world’s largest performing arts marketplace. The conference director will oversee the implementation of the organization’s annual member event and will participate in setting the long-term objectives of the conference. The incumbent holds primary responsibility to ensure a well-attended, well-planned and smoothly executed conference.
The ideal candidate has significant experience in conference planning of similar scale and complexity in New York or other major metropolitan market, and understands the protocol of working with union personnel. The candidate will need to demonstrate: a deep knowledge of conference, meeting and event complexities and solutions; the ability to build teams and maintain relationships; a sensitivity to communicating to a diverse range of member types; demonstrate facility with qualitative and quantitative analysis in order to create and oversee a budget of over $1 million; have the ability to provide steady management of the conference department; and be able to articulate a direction for the department’s efforts. Must have 7- 10 years of senior-level management experience, and demonstrated ability to lead a team. Experience and/or strong interest in the performing arts highly desirable, CMP certification preferred.
Arts Presenters offers outstanding benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Both full time and contract candidates will be considered. Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com. Please include “Conference Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Principals Only