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Job Opening: General Manager

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

Now Accepting Applications!


Art2Action creates, develops, produces and presents original theatre, interdisciplinary performances, multimedia contemporary work, performative acts, and progressive cultural organizing. We support women artists, artists of color, queer or trans-identified artists, and creative allies. We are dedicated to cultural equity and innovation, artistic quality and community value, performativity and impact. Originally incorporated in the state of New York in 2010, Art2Action's our main office, operations and programs are presently located in Tampa, FL. Led by Artistic & Executive Director Andrea Assaf, with a national Board of cultural organizers and arts leaders, Art2Action has secured funding and is seeking to hire our first General Manager.


The General Manager, a salaried position with benefits, will work closely with the Artistic & Executive Director in managing, steering, and growing the organization in this pivotal time. The General Manager role offers a highly organized, energetic, self-directed, responsible and collaborative individual the opportunity to drive the day to day administrative, financial, and programmatic operations of the organization, as well as support events and convenings hosted by Art2Action, locally and nationally. The General Manager will work closely with multiple contract staff, artists, students and volunteers within the organization. This position requires a committed professional with excellent writing and communication, as well as a flexible range of skills, and a passion for supporting artists, creative process, and community engagement. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to Art2Action’s mission, programs, communities, goals and values.


Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), woman-identified and trans/non-binary people are encouraged to apply.


RESPONSIBILITIES


Management and Leadership

  • Support and collaborate closely with the Artistic Director on the development and implementation of programs, projects, and partnerships

  • Align and manage programs and operations, with the Artistic Director, to ensure smooth implementation that achieves mission, vision, timeline and budget goals

  • Coordinate hiring, supervise and/or collaborate closely with contracted staff, consultants, student assistants, and volunteers

  • Manage strategic planning: coordinate with the Artistic Director, staff and Board to translate strategic goals into work plans, and monitor and adjust as necessary

Resource Development

  • Support the Artistic Director in researching, writing, and preparing materials for grant applications and reports

  • Maintain a calendar of development opportunities and deadlines, including grants, reports, sponsorships, and donor events

  • Lead individual donor solicitation campaigns, fundraising and cultivation events; ensure that donations are tracked, and donors acknowledged in a timely manner

Financial Management

  • In partnership with the Artistic Director, develop annual operating budgets and cash flow projections, as well as project budgets; oversee management of organizational resources to ensure prudent spending and allocation

  • Manage the organization’s finances, including data entry in Quickbooks, payroll administration, accounts payable, taxes and fees, A/P and A/R, and reconciliations

  • Supervise contracted bookkeeper or accountant; coordinate audit when necessary

  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports, including: quarterly statements for the Board showing budget-to-actual income and expense, P&L and Balance Sheets; financial reports for funders according to specific requirements; and year-end reports including IRS and state filings.

Admin & Operations

  • Serve as the administrative liaison and coordinate logistics for all artist residencies, productions and presentations, tours, and convenings, including travel, space reservations, hospitality, etc.

  • Execute, track and pay contracts for all artists, contracted staff, student assistants, partnerships and consultants

  • Liaison between staff, artists and production teams to ensure effective communication and coordination, including scheduling, tech riders, equipment rentals, shipping, etc.

  • Manage and administer HR, including employee health insurance and benefits, orientation, and the ongoing development of personnel policies

  • Collaborate with contracted Marketing staff and Webmaster on the development and implementation of communications, including regular website updates, monthly E-News, online and print promotions, media coverage, etc.

  • Support events, including tech, set-up, break down, community engagement, artist support, volunteer coordination, hospitality for special guests, etc.

  • Organize and maintain the office, including ordering supplies, managing equipment maintenance, and filing; ensure safe storage and organization of all core documents, e.g. Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, tax exemption documents, insurance policies, and program archives.

  • Other duties as assigned.


PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree and/or 2–3 years of administrative or management experience in a professional theatre, non-profit organization, and/or in community organizing. Experience with grants and fundraising is a plus.

  • Excellent writing and communication skills required. Professional and welcoming demeanor with artists, collaborators, funders, community partners, staff, audiences, and everyone we work with.

  • Strong time management, high level of accuracy and attention to detail, organized and able to multi-task, prioritize, and keep work flow moving forward.

  • Ability to work well independently, and collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Familiarity with the platforms that Art2Action uses, including: MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, etc.), Intuit Quickbooks Online, WIX, Dropbox, Zoom, Canva, VIMEO, and social media platforms.

  • Past experience with contracts, bookkeeping and payroll is a plus.

  • Ability to work remotely, and on-site for in-person events. Must be available some nights and weekends, or odd hours, in Tampa and/or elsewhere. Work sometimes involves intensive periods for Art2Action productions and convenings

  • . Travel may also be required.

  • Driver’s license and car access is strongly recommended.

  • Must be willing to make a multi-year commitment to the position.


SALARY RANGE: Starting salary $40,000-$50,000 a year, depending on experience and qualifications, with health and retirement benefits. This position is envisioned as full-time, however a ¾ time arrangement may be possible to consider with the right candidate.


GROWTH OPPORTUNITY! Art2Action is a small but growing organization, with deep impact and national reach. We are looking for a bright, reliable, focused and committed candidate who believes in our work, brings new skills to increase our capacity, and who is excited to build and grow with us.


HOW TO APPLY:


Send a cover letter, C.V. or resume, and 2-3 references, in one PDF to Gayle Isa at: gayle4action@gmail.com


ROLLING DEADLINE: Applicants are encouraged to apply by August 1, 2021, however we will review applications until the position is filled.


Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule a virtual interview. Finalists will be invited for an in-person interview and multi-day site visit in Tampa, FL.


In the meantime, get to know us!

  • Sign-up for our E-List

  • Participate in our upcoming Events (a great way to meet Andrea!)

  • Learn about our Staff & Board and the Artists we work with

  • Read through our website to understand our programs

  • Follow @Art2Action on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok

We look forward to getting to know you, too!


Sincerely,


Art2Action Staff, Collective & Board

Pictured top left to right: Irna Landrum, Andrea Assaf, Tanya Mote; bottom left to right: Sheree L. Greer, Margo Miller, Dora Arreola. Photo by James Geiger, January 2020.






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