Musical America Career Center

Chief Operating Officer

Preferred
Walton Arts Center
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
3 days ago

Description

About Us

At Walton Arts Center/Walmart AMP, we strive to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best Arts and Entertainment to our audiences in Northwest Arkansas, and we know our organization runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees.

Our organizations’ dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in our values: Relevance; Inclusivity; Sustainability; Excellence. Diversity is a commitment at Walton Arts Center/Walmart AMP.  We are fully focused on equity and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us unique.

Walton Arts Center Inc. operates two campuses: a 1,100-seat proscenium theatre and 269-seat black box in Fayetteville and an 11,000-capacity outdoor Amphitheatre known as the Walmart AMP in Rogers, AR. Walton Arts Center is celebrating its 30th Anniversary as Arkansas’ premier performing arts center and Walmart AMP has consistently been one of Billboard's top-rated amphitheaters producing 30 plus concerts per season.

Position Overview

The COO will provide leadership and oversite of strategic vision to Walton Arts Center/Walmart AMP.  This new position will lead and oversee the show business part of our organization and will drive all earned revenue functions for the business while determining ways to improve the bottom-line. Working with the CEO you will imagine the future and develop strategies and tactics to achieve the shared goals. This position will bring operational, managerial and administrative procedures, reporting structures and operation controls to the company.  This role will have oversight of the following areas, Walton Arts Center GM, Walmart AMP GM, VP Communications, and VP Programming. The COO will effectively communicate and foster growth among the executive team and all employees.  This is a vital leadership role that will drive results, spur growth and increase the overall efficiency of the organization. Experience and passion for both commercial & contemporary concerts, and Arts venues a must.

Located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, NWA (as the locals refer to it) includes Benton, Washington and Madison counties, with five cities: Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale and Siloam Springs. The economic opportunity is unparalleled, but so is the lifestyle — see: 400-plus miles of mountain biking trails and paved pathways, a thriving arts community complete with world-class performing arts center and museums, a legitimate beer and food scene, and live music to enjoy. Best of all, it’s a place where everyone is welcome.



Requirements

Principal Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Supervising all daily operations of the company, including Programming, Communications, and operations
  • Provide management to staff and leadership to the organization that aligns with the company’s business plan and overall strategic vision.
  • Assist executive team members in creating, growing and building a world class, industry leading organization.
  • Drive company results from both an operational and financial perspective working closely with the CFO, CEO and other key executive team members.
  • Partner with the CFO to achieve favorable financial results with respect to sales, profitability, cash flow, mergers and acquisitions, systems, reporting and controls.
  • Set challenging and realistic goals for growth, performance and profitability.
  • Create effective measurement tools to gauge the efficiency and effectiveness of internal and external processes.
  • Provide accurate and timely reports outlining the operational condition of the company.
  • Spearhead the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.
  • Works with other c-level executives on budgeting, forecasting and resource allocation programs.
  • Work closely with senior management team to create, implement and roll out plans for operational processes, internal infrastructures, reporting systems and company policies all designed to foster growth, profitably and efficiencies within the company. 
  • Motivate and encourage employees at all levels as one of the key leaders in the company including but not limited to professional staff, management level employees and executive leadership team members. 
  • Forge strategic partnerships and relationships with clients, vendors, investors and all other professional business relationships.
  • Foster a growth oriented, positive and encouraging environment while keeping employees and management accountable to company policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Represent Walton Arts Center / Walmart AMP at both on and off-site events, as requested.
  • Maintain professional working relationships with teammates, fellow staff members from other departments, vendors, patrons, and tenants of leased spaces.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Maintain security and safety requirements as defined by operations guidelines.
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures

Minimum Qualifications

The work environment as well as the intellectual, social, and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education, Training, Traits

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field or relative experience.
  • Exceptional executive presence, business acumen and presentation skills are vital, as is the ability to deal with front-line staff in a way that is genuine and motivating.
  • Our ideal candidate would exhibit a sincere desire to connect with our team on a personal level.
  • Comfortable with consistently adhering to the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, ethics and confidentiality.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards

Work Experience

  • 10+ years of senior executive level or relevant experience required.
  • 5+ years at the Vice-President level is preferred
  • We are searching for a dedicated, ambitious, and motivated applicant that is looking for their next place to call home.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60918855
  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
    Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
  • Position Title: Chief Operating Officer
  • Company Name: Walton Arts Center
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $200,000.00 - $250,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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