Take a Bow: Careers in the Performing Arts - View the video

Tim Sauers

Tim Sauers
V.P. of Programming & Community Engagement
Overture Center for the Arts

201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications

Tim Sauers currently serves as Vice President of Programming & Community Engagement for Overture Center for the Arts located in Madison, WI. He is recognized for providing creative direction, leveraging extensive relationships in the industry to create a diverse range of programming to engage the community on multiple levels. For three years prior to this position Tim served as Director of Programming & Community Engagement. Prior to his arrival at Overture Center he served as Director of Grants at the Palm Beach County Cultural Council in West Palm Beach, FL and Program Director for Urban Gateways: Center for Arts Education in Chicago, IL. He received his BA in Communication and Theatre Arts from Susquehanna University and holds MA degrees in Theatre Direction from Michigan State University and in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Tim serves as one of the hosts on WORT FM’s Sunday program “Better Living Through Showtunes” and is known among Wisconsin high schools as creator of The Tommy Awards.

Being an actor, singer or dancer aren’t the only jobs you can have in the performing arts. Did you know it takes someone to manage a singer’s career and someone else to schedule their performances in the concert venue? Someone else has to manage the business accounts and another person to market the show to the public. Tim will explore the various careers associated with the touring and presenting of the performing arts. If you have a love for theater or the arts then there’s probably a position for you! It might be one you never knew existed. (Running Time 22:09)