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Events Manager (JID 6739)
California State University, Northridge


CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity.  Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity.  CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.

About the University

Serving approximately 40,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students, economic and social well-being. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

About the Department

Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) includes two venues, a 500-seat auditorium, and the new 1700-seat state of the art proscenium theater/concert hall.  VPAC presents about 50 performances per year of world-class artists of all genres and disciplines.  Located in the nation's second largest market, Los Angeles, VPAC operates at the highest level of professional and artistic excellence.

Major Duties

Under general supervision of the Director of Audience Services, the Events Manager serves as a key member of the Audience Services team, working closely with production, advancement and various other VPAC departments. The incumbent oversees all internal events for VPAC, such as: in-venue meetings, meals and receptions for external renters, pre- and post-show parties/receptions related to presented or co-presented events, fundraising events, and gallery openings at VPAC, Plaza del Sol as well as other locations managed by VPAC; works with all relevant VPAC departments and external vendors to ensure exemplary customer service and quality control for receptions, and meetings in all VPAC locations; serves as the main point of contact for all events with a hospitality focus through settlement phase; facilitating successful execution of events through communication, manage staffing and deployment of resources with all relevant parties; serves as swing for Front of House Duties as needed; ensures the highest possible level of customer service for all partners and guests through effective communication, exemplary processes, project management, etc.; performs other duties as assigned.


Equivalent to graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. Equivalent to three (3) years of full-time, progressively responsible technical, analytical, or performing arts experience. Additional experience in job-related field may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required education, on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Working knowledge of general practices in Performing Arts, Production Services, Theatre or related fields and programs. Working knowledge of operational analysis, budgets, and techniques. Thorough knowledge of all aspects of performing arts with an emphasis on customer service. Ability and specialized skills to expertly investigate and analyze problems with a broad administrative impact and implications. Ability to: supervise and/or train others and provide lead work direction; interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures to develop conclusions and make recommendations; compile, write and present reports related to program or administrative specialty; communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Act independently in completing any administrative functions within the audience service department; to provide immediate remedies to any issues that might arise.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package. 

The salary range for this classification is: $3897 - $6326 per month. 
The anticipated hiring range: $3897 - $5200, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Hours: Full Time 40hrs/wk; will include evenings and weekends.

General Information

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing  link.  NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

Applications received prior to May 10, 2017, will be considered in the initial screening and will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.



Deadline: 05-10-2017

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