Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: M8018 / Dir,Popejoy Hall
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16
HR Review/Approval:COMP

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Directs the administration, planning, programming, scheduling, marketing, ticketing services, technical support, and facilities for the University's public entertainment events at Popejoy Hall. Oversees the general management of Popejoy Hall, including approvals for the annual schedule of presented performances and the rental of the facility by various University-sponsored activities and local community performing arts groups.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of Popejoy Hall, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  2. Provides leadership and direction in the planning, development, and implementation of presented performances in Popejoy Hall; researches touring shows, approves and negotiates contracts with performing arts vendors and presenting partners, and approves season calendar and facility rentals to ensure diverse program offerings.
  3. Represents Popejoy Hall in the local community and develops and maintains relationships with external performing arts vendors and presenting partners to strengthen Popejoy's booking and ticket sales potential; cultivate, strengthen and grow the portfolio of Popejoy supporters, including state and national government relations, as well as, media and national industrial relations.
  4. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  5. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit staff.
  6. Oversees the development of annual operating budgets and performs cost and productivity analysis.
  7. Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with the UNM Foundation, development officers, and Popejoy Hall board members to develop, implement, and execute strategic fundraising initiatives.
  8. Develops revenue models that secure the long-term stability of Popejoy Hall through effective earned and contributed revenue strategies including board development, endowment and capital initiatives, and dynamic ticket pricing.
  9. Oversees effective strategic capital improvement and maintenance of Popejoy Hall that promotes both artist and audience safety, comfort, and satisfaction.
  10. Represents Popejoy Hall and the University to various institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and/or the general public.
  11. Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees.
  12. Assists and coordinates with University departments and various performing arts organizations in the planning and delivery of their events held in Popejoy Hall and venues housed in UNM Center for the Arts.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the implementation of entertainment event calendars.
  • Ability to direct multi-department technical and administrative staff.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of practices, protocols, and conventions of the performing arts industry.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.
  • May be required to submit to annual TB and rubella screening.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/02/2022