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Available opportunities are listed below, but all interested applicants must apply through the University of Nebraska website.

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Careers at the Lied Center


The Lied Center is seeking a Program and Events Specialist to work in a variety of areas, ranging from event coordination, promotions, educational outreach and fund raising.  Duties will include project management, writing, general communication and program management.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, computer software operations/data management and organizational abilities required.  A criminal history background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

This is an up to 2-year temporary fulltime (40 hours per week) position with an hourly rate of $18.00.  Excellent benefits are available including health insurance, vacation and sick leave. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

 TO APPLY:  Please submit cover letter, resume and references via e-mail to with Program/Events Specialist in the subject line. 

UNL does not discriminate based upon any protected status.  Please see



Position is responsible for Lied Center Arts Education programs, such as Arts Across Nebraska, interdisciplinary arts collaborations and large scale, in-depth residencies. These programs transform the lives of thousands through the arts annually. Supervise coordination of outreach/education/engagement activities with artists and partners extending performances and learning opportunities to community and state. Supervises new work development including the Grow A Show program. Seek and develop connections with non-traditional, diverse constituents. Investigate funding sources for education programs, prepare and administer grant proposals cooperating with staff, artists and partners. Develop and maintain relationships with Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and other UNL academic units, national, regional, state and local service organizations, educators and community arts groups. Act as liaison/advisor to Friends of Lied education committee. Position provides leadership and coordination of new special initiatives and programs. Lead and manage community outreach and education departments. Responsible for program planning and budget management. Hire and supervise community engagement and education staff.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in arts, education, marketing/advertising, communications or related field required and three (3) years’ professional experience; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Experience must include three (3) years’ experience in one or more areas of performing arts that includes arts education, performing arts program development required; equivalent /experience considered. A minimum of one (1) year supervisory experience required. Work history will have demonstrated a knowledge of performing arts presenting field; strong written and oral communications skills; exceptional ability to foster positive relationships with artists, community organizations, academic units, and service organizations. Ability to think strategically and exercise creative imagination. Qualified candidate must have valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a DMV background check allowing them to drive university vehicles. 

Proposed Salary:  $50,000/yr. minimum

Criminal history background check will be conducted.  Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program.  UNL does not discriminate based upon any protected status.  Please see

Review of applications begins August 2, 2016. 

View requisition S_160493 at for details and to apply.