Organization: Little Lake Theatre Company
Jun 28, 2019
Little Lake Theatre Company (“Little Lake” or “LLT”) seeks an experienced, self-motivated leader to manage our small non-profit community theatre located in Canonsburg, PA. Currently in our 71st season, we are grateful for our strong patron base, our many dedicated volunteers and pride ourselves on making our patrons feel “part of the family”. We are seeking a candidate to manage the business side of our company and contribute to our legacy of excellence and community involvement.
Position Summary: The Managing Director (MD) is accountable for the management of daily operations and administrative functions for Little Lake Theatre in support of our artistic and community mission. This includes finance, marketing, development, strategic planning, human resources and general administrative functions. The MD collaborates with the Artistic Director and reports directly to the Board of Directors.
1. Financial and Risk Management:
- Develops and maintains sound financial practices.
- Works with the Treasurer and Board to prepare an annual budget and is responsible for fiscal management including operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
- Assists with annual Financial Review.
- Supervises other accounting functions including payroll, disbursements, receipts, etc.
- Responsible for Health and Safety, including but not limited to OSHA Regulations, Fire/Evacuation Procedures, Employee/Guest Injury Documentation and Workers Compensation.
2. Fundraising and Strategic Partnerships:
- Oversees and implements strategies that will grow annual revenue, including the securing of funding from individual, corporate and foundation donors.
- Leads strategies and research to identify, prioritize, cultivate, solicit, recognize and steward all donors and prospects.
- Pursues fundraising benchmarks and goals set by Little Lake Board of Directors.
- Develops an organizational culture that supports cohesive, creative and productive relationships with a variety of local strategic partners.
- Develops strategic engagement opportunities and programs for building support specifically from the corporate community.
3. Strategy & Organizational Operations:
- With the Artistic Director and the Board updates, maintains and executes the theatre’s strategic plan in support of the Little Lake mission and vision.
- Oversees Little Lake’s day-to-day operations, including plant and facilities maintenance, food and beverage services and licensing.
- Recruits, hires and trains competent, qualified staff and mobilizes volunteers.
4. Community Engagement:
- Supports Little Lake’s efforts to increase programming and activity within the local community.
- Builds and maintains relationships through consistent communication and customer service via the box office, volunteer opportunities, internship program, events and marketing efforts.
- Enhances Little Lake’s community engagement by being active and visible in the community and working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
5. Ex Officio Board Member:
- In collaboration with the Artistic Director, supports and guides Little Lake’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
- Communicates effectively with the Board and provides, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
- Partners with the Board to ensure strong fiscal health and effective governance.
- Maintains a strong working relationship with the Board.
Professional Qualifications and Experience:
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Theatre Studies or closely related field is required. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education/work experience will also be considered. Masters Degree preferred.
- Five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience, theatre industry preferred.
- Budget management experience including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
- Demonstrated fundraising experience, including but not limited to: sponsorship solicitation, peer to peer fundraising, major gifts fundraising and grant writing.
Skills and Knowledge:
- Transparent and high integrity leadership
- Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
- Ability to convey the vision of LLT’s strategic plan and programs to staff, board, volunteers, donors and the community.
- Ability to collaborate with and motivate board members and volunteers
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
- Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
- Demonstrated experience in managing paid staff, volunteers and interns to collaboratively accomplish a wide variety of administrative ad production support tasks
- Ability to work in a hands-on environment with limited resources
Work Schedule: The work schedule requires a full-time commitment of an average of 40 hour week including evenings, weekends and holidays as required. This is a year round position with the ability to work at home during the time the theatre is closed (January-March).
Little Lake Theatre is an equal-opportunity employer. Little Lake Theatre does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Little Lake Theatre values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, community focus, and innovation.
To apply, please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to email@example.com.
Closing date for applications is July 8, 2019.