Group Sales Manager

Posting Open Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Application Review Date: 
Monday, March 18, 2019
Description of Work: 

Reporting to the Associate Director of Marketing & Patron Development, leads group ticket sales operations with large regional businesses, organizations and schools to maximize ticket sales with groups and increase Lied Center ticket revenue. Plans, manages and executes group ticket sales plan including direct interaction with group contacts in person and through other communication methods. Maintains group sales relationships and obtains new groups. Manages the Lied’s program book advertising operations. Provides on-site coordination of patrons and groups during performances. This position is funded by group ticket sales revenue and is contingent upon successfully generating group sales revenue.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in arts management, communications, public relations, public administration, advertising, marketing or related field plus one year of experience in direct sales; equivalent education/experience considered. Experience in customer relations and ticket sales. Experience in sales budget development and management. Experience must demonstrate: an understanding of effective sales planning and execution; excellent written and oral communications skills; excellent organizational and planning skills; and ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Successful track record of increasing sales or income in past work history. Group ticket sales and/or advertising sales experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of ticketing/CRM software. Background, knowledge of, and/or interest in the performing arts is beneficial.

Posted Salary: 
Negotiable
For questions or accommodations, please contact: 

Natalie Stroud
nataliestroud@unl.edu

Job Type: 
Full-time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5): 

Irregular hours around deadlines or events during Sept-May.

Planned Hire Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019