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MS in Museum Leadership at Drexel University
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The Museum Leadership Program at Drexel University prepares future museum professionals to embrace the opportunities and challenges that museums face now and to anticipate those that will shape the future. Geared to working professionals, this 45-credit Master of Science degree, which includes a practicum, can be completed full- or part-time.

The innovative curriculum includes instruction in board development; planning and design; audience development; financial management; resource development; technology; education and public programming; partnerships and collaboration; and legal and ethical issues for museums.

The program combines exceptional resources including the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, world-class local institutions, and an international network of forward-thinking museums and museum professionals, with Drexel’s strengths in applied education, arts administration, business, information science and online learning.

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Assistant Director for Events – Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

The Assistant Director for Events is responsible for successfully planning, managing and implementing all aspects of artistic and technical support related to nearly 300 annual events presented at Krannert Center, including the public programming series, School of Music concerts, campus events, and various external rental events. Will make independent judgments and/or discretion, and if applicable, policy application. This position is responsible for working collaboratively with colleagues to ensure an excellent experience for all artists and users of the Center by managing and implementing artist services.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Determines technical and staff resource needs for all events, creates plans for allocating those resources, and successfully manages their efficient implementation. This includes technical needs, local transportation, accommodations, hospitality, and miscellaneous artist/client needs.
Ensures outstanding artist relations throughout an artist and company visit through excellence in public relations, flexibility, and ability to respond to changing needs and situations effectively and professionally.
Determines all appropriate financial charges for various events and submits in a timely fashion.
Works collaboratively with various colleagues in the preparation of budgets for the public programming series and rental events.
Works closely and collaboratively with the Assistant Director for Production in co-managing the lighting director and audio director, since these two areas are responsible for lighting/audio services for both the public programming/rental operations as well as the academic needs of the resident academic producers of the Department of Theatre, Department of Dance, and the School of Music.
Manages three Academic Professionals, four graduate students and the students/extra help staff assigned to Events.
Offers input to the Director of Business and Building Operations regarding the negotiation of the IATSE contract.
Works closely and collaboratively with the Building Operations Director to
allocate/schedule full-time attendants for the successful implementation of events.
Builds and maintains relationships with various rental equipment vendors, hotels,
caterers, and others who are essential to the successful presentation of events.


Rank, Salary and Organizational Chart:
This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position. Salary is commensurate with
experience and qualifications.
The Assistant Director of Events reports to the Senior Associate Director who reports
to the Director who has a dual reporting line to the Dean of the College of Fine and
Applied Arts and the Provost of the University of Illinois.


Position Requirement and Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree is required, with strong preference in a performing arts field. A
Master’s degree is preferred.
Knowledge of the performing arts field, as well as musical and theatrical touring
production logistics and common touring practices is required.
Outstanding public relations skills and the ability to work in collaborative teams is
required.
Experience with touring theatre, dance, and music is strongly preferred.
Supervisory experience is strongly preferred.

Application Procedures:
To apply, create your applicant profile at http://ift.tt/1azTHMl and upload the
following by May 17, 2014(all requested information must be included with your
applicant profile):

 Cover Letter
 Letter of application
 Curriculum Vitae (with email address,)
 Names and contact information for 3 professional references familiar with your
qualifications and experience.

Contact Information:
Yvette Rzechula
Human Resources/Business Office
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Dance
907 ½ W Nevada
Urbana, IL 61801
217-244-9858
sowka2@illinois.edu

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (http://ift.tt/1lnNN5R.illinois.edu).

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Pandemonium At San Diego Opera Board Meeting, Followed By New Chairman And Rescue Plan
Ian Campbell

Karen Cohn, the board chairman who presided over the sudden plan to dissolve the company, stormed out of the meeting, as did several other members as well as general director Ian Campbell and his deputy and ex-wife, Ann. Carol Lazier, who gave $1 million toward saving the company, is now acting board chair, and she declined to say if Campbell is still affiliated with them.

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Oliver Stone Tells The Chinese – To Their Faces – To Make Critical Films About Mao
Oliver Stone at the Beijing international film festival

At the Beijing International Film Festival: “It’s about time. You got to make a movie about Mao, about the Cultural Revolution. You do that, you open up, you stir the waters and you allow true creativity to emerge in this country. That would be the basis of real co-production.”

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‘Fecund Imagination And Exuberant Sleight-Of-Hand’: Michiko Kakutani On Gabriel García Márquez
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“[In his novels, he] mythologized the history of an entire continent, while at the same time creating a Rabelaisian portrait of the human condition as a febrile dream in which love and suffering and redemption endlessly cycle back on themselves on a Möbius strip in time.”

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The Life Cycle Of A Pop Song
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The Awl charts the entire course, from the Conception Phase and Underground Phase, through the Indie and Hipster Phases, into and out of the Top 40, to the Shame Phase and beyond. (Not to forget the karaoke afterlife.)

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French Court Swaps Bob Dylan Out Of Hate Speech Case
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The case stems from a 2012 Rolling Stone interview in which, to some eyes, Dylan appeared to equate Croatians with Nazis. The judge ruled that, since Dylan gave the interview in the U.S., he couldn’t be liable – but the publisher of the French edition of Rolling Stone could.

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Cast of ‘Fun Home’ Wades Into South Carolina’s Legislators-Against-Lesbians War
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A group of state lawmakers threatened the College of Charleston with a budget cut after a reading list for incoming freshmen included Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir. So the cast and creators of the musical based on the book are going to Charleston next week for concert performances and discussions.

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‘The Best Documentary Ever Made On The Basis Of A Dubious Premise’
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“The filmmakers follow the narrow limits of a self-imposed rule, and their obstinacy courts cinematic disaster. They set the movie entirely within the capsules of a cable-car line in Nepal that connects the ancient mountaintop temple of the title with a neighboring village. The film’s two-hour duration is filled solely with a dozen ten-minute trips.”

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Random House Wins Bidding To Publish New Shirley Jackson Collection
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“The new collection, called Garlic in Fiction, is edited by two of Ms. Jackson’s children … and includes her fiction (like the short story ‘Paranoia,’ which was published for the first time in The New Yorker last summer), as well as drawings, lectures and works of nonfiction that previously appeared in women’s magazines of the 1940s and ’50s.”

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So You Think You Can Be An Actor, Tough Guy?
Hamlyn with Alex Andreou

Alex Andreou: “I have worked 14-hour shifts in a travel agency, seven days a week, for six months during the Greek tourist season, with no day off. I have handled multi-billion industry investigations as a competition expert, with days and weeks which I thought would never end. None of it compares – not even close – to the self-imposed temporary obsession that preparing for a part demands.”

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What We Mean When We Talk About Happiness
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“‘Are you satisfied with your life?’ ‘How are you feeling?’ Does either question tell us what we really want to know?”

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Gary Shteyngart Resigns From Blurbing Books (Here’s His Resignation Letter)
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“It is with deep sadness that I announce that the volume of requests has exceeded my abilities, and I will be throwing my ‘blurbing pen’ into the Hudson River during a future ceremony, time and place to be determined.” (He is making exceptions, though, including all owners of long-haired dachshunds.)

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Resetting ‘Three Sisters’ Among Expats In Yemen
Three Sisters at Southwark Playhouse

The isolated Arab country “presents a conflict zone, but not one that gets international attention; far-flung but not exotic; visitors who hope to do good with varying degrees of conviction;” and the “claustrophobia” of life in an expatriate community.

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E. L. Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction
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Called “our very own Charles Dickens” by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, “the 83-year-old editor, professor and novelist has won almost every literary honor an American writer can receive.”

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