JOB POSTING: General Manager — fu-GEN Theatre Company and ARC (80% / 20%)
Salary: Please submit salary expectation
Region: Metro Toronto Area
fu-GEN is an independent arts organization dedicated to the development of professional Asian Ca-nadian theatre artists through the production of new and established works. The General Manager and Artistic Director represent the core staff of the organization who work alongside a handful of part-time and contract workers throughout the season, as needed. fu-GEN manages an office in Cabbagetown which includes an active rental workshop space and is a resident company of the Aki Studio in Daniels Spectrum, a vibrant arts and culture venue in Regent Park.
ARC is a diverse company of resident theatre artists dedicated to three central pursuits: presenting contemporary international works that have rarely – if ever – been staged in Canada; taking a rig-ourous, energetic, and innovative approach to re-imagining world theatre classics; and mining inter-national literature to devise original theatrical work. The General Manager and the Artistic Producer will lead the company’s administrative pursuits and maintain organizational health throughout the season.
Two of Toronto’s most exciting independent companies are partnering to look for an energetic and innovative individual to play a role in shaping the future of theatre in this city.
Reporting to the Boards of Directors, the General Manager carries out all administrative operations required to achieve the organizational vision of the companies. The General Manager is the administrative head of both companies and works closely, and in equal partnership, with the Artistic Director of fu-GEN and the Artistic Producer of ARC. The position will manage both fu-GEN – a small-ish organization with an office, essential staff and rental studio – and ARC, a smaller organization. The work will be split 80/20 between fu-GEN and ARC.
The ideal candidate for this position will be passionate, dedicated to the artistic mission and vision, and committed to the growth of operational capacity over the next several years via a strategic plan. They should be equally at ease working with senior management positions as they are with mentoring emerging arts administrators. The position requires an adaptable personality who is comfortable working with a small, idealistic team of theatre makers towards a brighter, more diverse, increasingly inclusive theatrical ecology.
• Financial management: creating and managing budgets, cash flow, bookkeeping duties, payroll, banking, overseeing the financial audit
• Manage fu-GEN staff
• Oversee human resource including policy, hiring staff and performance reviews
• Maintain detailed files and archival records for the company
• Maintain leases, space rentals, storage, insurance and merchandise
• Acquire revenue through means of fundraising events, grant writing, corporate sponsorship proposals, partnerships and individual donor development
• With the Artistic Director, create and implement the company’s strategic plan including season planning (fu-GEN)
• Seek ongoing professional development opportunities for self and staff
• Report to and attend quarterly meetings with the Board of Directors
• Contract artists and other personnel necessary for live theatre production
• Manage visiting personnel’s transportation, accommodation and visas
• Liaise with professional associations
• Oversee marketing and community outreach activities
• Book rehearsal, workshop and/or performance venues
• Solicit and negotiate presentation opportunities
• Prepare box office reports and oversee front of house activities
• Act as company ambassador at productions and other company events
Ideally, the candidate will possess:
• A demonstrated interest in these companies’ work, mandate and vision
• An undergraduate degree in arts administration or a related field, or relevant experience
• Three to five years relevant experience
• Bookkeeping experience an asset (Quickbooks)
• Ability to manage budgets, cash flow and financial reporting
• Experience in writing grants and a relationships with funders
• Experience in audience and donor development
• Experience hiring, training, leading and motivating a team
• High proficiency with the MS Office software suite;
• Familiarity with managing a SUMAC database
• A familiarity with the national theatrical ecology, with a particular understanding of diverse arts groups
• An interest not only in developing the capacity of these organizations, but also in contrib-uting to the growth of our broader sector.
• An ability to work with and contribute to a multi-faceted team
• An ability to be self-motivated, and to multi-task
• An awareness that, as companies creating public work, we are ambassadors for our community
Please send cover letter including salary expectation and resume or curriculum vitae to the search committee BY EMAIL ONLY
Name: David Yee