Associate Director O'Shaughnessy

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Associate Director O'Shaughnessy


Division: Institutional Advancement


Department/Office: O'Shaughnessy Theater




St. Catherine University invites applications for the Associate Director of The O'Shaughnessy.


Since opening in 1970, The O'Shaughnessy has presented an array of both local and national performing arts companies. The O'Shaughnessy's mission is to support St. Catherine University's mission to educate women to lead and influence. It presents annually a world-class series of artistic offerings that center themes of social justice and women's voices, produces University Events that invite the general public's participation and broaden academic engagement, and hosts select community events.


The Associate Director is the leader responsible for enhancing the internal organization and infrastructure necessary for O'Shaughnessy's continued success and growth. They are responsible for leading and managing administrative operations for the venue, including business operations: soliciting and fielding rental inquiries, drafting and reviewing rental contracts with clients, bookkeeping, invoicing, financial reporting, budgets, and sales reports; organizational statistical data for sponsorships and grant reporting. The Associate Director will also lead the earned revenue growth strategies, including the implementation of a playbill advertising program and rental and ticket income from the Frey Theater and Recital Hall.


Responsibilities include:


• Oversees and completed day-to-day operational tasks to keep venue organized and functioning on a highly effective administrative level.

• Supervise and evaluate Management Assistant and Associate Production & Video Services Manager.

• Lead the revitalization of the Frey and Recital Halls, creating new pipelines for earned revenue via rentals and ticket sales.

• Execute and maintain all rental contracts for the organization, and act as point person for all administrative logistics for rental clients.

• Create and submit invoices for rental events.

• Work with the Executive Director to execute logistics on presenting contracts.

• Act as lead on all internal O'Shaughnessy financial transactions, including reports for accounts payable and receivable to the business office.

• Maintain event-based financial tracking documents.

• Facilitate and ensure accurate deposits, cash advances, credit card reconciliations and tracking of concessions financials.

• Maintain maintenance of vendor, deposit, transfer and business files.

• Maintain e-commerce spaces, including EMS and marketplace.

• Maintain and regularly update all contract templates for the organization.

• Lead the implementation of playbill advertising campaign and program.

• Work with the Sales and Marketing Manager to execute cultivation and pipeline efforts for O'Shaughnessy's database of patrons, including first-time patron cultivation, frequent single ticket buyers to subscribers, and subscribers to members and donors.

• Partner with Executive Director to develop on-campus relationships that inform programming decisions.

• Create and implement robust audience development pathways and plans for the venue.


Employees at St. Kate's feel a deep connection to the University's Mission and Vision, and they live their values at work. Benefits available to full-time employees include:


• Three weeks of accrued vacation time as well as fourteen (14) paid holidays and six paid “gift” days when the university is closed

• Accrued sick time

Free tuition for employees and reduced tuition for their families after one year of service

• Health, dental, and vision insurance

• 403b retirement plan access

• Six weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service


St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.


Minimum Qualifications:


• Bachelor’s degree.

• Two years working in nonprofit arts organization or event-based work in higher education institution.

• Two years experience supervising at least one employee.


Preferred Qualifications:


• 3-5 years management experience in a nonprofits arts organization or higher ed institution.

• Experience with event-based operations, administration, and revenue generation.


We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.


Application instructions:


Posting Number: 20220548-STAFF


Posting Start Date: 12/12/2023


Application Deadline: 1/31/2024


To apply, visit


St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at [email protected] or 651-690-6565.


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