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Job Opening: Managing Director

Posted By TBA Staff, Friday, December 11, 2015

Theatre Bay Area seeks an experienced managing director. Details below.  

About Theatre Bay Area
Theatre Bay Area, now entering its 40th year, is one of the largest and most respected regional performing arts service organizations in the nation. Theatre Bay Area is known for its innovative programs and services, and counts as its members more than 300 theatre companies and some 2,000 individual artists across the region.

Theatre Bay Area asserts the particular power of theatre to inspire empathy and understanding and create community. With a highly collegial and inclusive work environment, we are enlivened by our new strategic plan. We aim to make sure every individual and every community in the Bay Area experiences the transformative power of theatre by:
• Equipping theatre-makers for success
• Recognizing achievement among theatre-makers
• Building audiences for the future
• Advocating on behalf of the field
• Advancing theatre through research

Our Mission

Our mission is to unite, strengthen, promote and advance the Bay Area theatre community, working from our conviction that theatre and all the arts are an essential public good, critical to a truly prosperous and democratic society, and invaluable as a source of personal enrichment and growth.

About the Position
Theatre Bay Area seeks a managing director to serve on the organization’s leadership team, partnering to shape and execute its long-term goals. This individual will serve as the internal leader of the organization, responsible for directing the organization’s business life particularly in the areas of finance and administration. The managing director reports directly to the executive director and manages relationships with key stakeholders, including Theatre Bay Area’s board of directors, member theatre leaders, funders and donors and Theatre Bay Area’s staff.

Major Responsibilities

Finance: Serve as Chief Financial Officer

• Establish and maintain financial controls
• Prepare, manage, analyze and administer the Theatre Bay Area budget ($1.2 million annually)
• Prepare and present:
   - monthly financial reports to the executive director and finance committee
   - financial reports at meetings of the full Board of Directors
   - quarterly projections of TBA budget to the finance committee
• Manage cash flow and ensure sufficient funds to meet TBA’s operating needs

Administration: Serve as Chief Operating Officer

Business Operations
• Establish, maintain and enhance highly efficient and cost-effective operations
• Evaluate and participate in the development and implementation of new revenue-producing programs and businesses
• Provide strategic oversight to ensure the profitable operations of all programs
• Manage key vendor relationships including strategic partners, insurance providers, Web design and maintenance, technology support, software and equipment
• Manage risk, evaluate and maintain appropriate insurance policies

Staff Management and Human Resources
• Serve as the internal leader for the organization, establishing and maintaining an organizational culture that promotes the highest standards of performance and execution among all staff members
• Serve as chief human resources director ensuring full compliance with California labor laws and parity with industry standards
• Manage payroll and benefits; maintain employee records

Information Technology and Facilities Management

• Manage and plan for all the organization’s information technology needs working with vendors and contractors as well as staff
• Manage and plan for organization’s facilities needs

• Prepare budgets for grant proposals and reports
• Partner with executive director, director of advancement and development staff in conceiving and executing fundraising goals and strategies, for both institutional donors and individual contributors

Leadership Role
• Participate in strategic planning with executive director, senior staff and board
• Serve as a leadership figure for membership, attending advisory committee meetings as needed
• Represent Theatre Bay Area to the larger community by attending select business events, conferences and theatre performances
• Participate in regular meetings of the board of directors, executive committee and finance committee

Qualifications, Salary, How to Apply

The successful candidate will have at least seven years’ experience in a similar position or other senior position with broad organizational responsibilities, including a strong focus on financial management, income development, people management, marketing and strategy. S/he will have a demonstrated track record in developing new methods of engaging stakeholders and building revenue; the ability to motivate and lead a team; a curiosity about and knowledge of the uses of technology and social media; a knowledge of and passion for theatre and/or performing arts field more generally. BA degree required.

Minimum four-year degree in a relevant field; formal accounting training
Minimum of seven years of related professional experience
Strong analytical abilities and management skills
Excellent organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrated supervisory ability
Demonstrated leadership ability
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Strong marketing expertise and experience
Strong knowledge of accounting software
Financial expertise and experience

Competitive compensation (DOE) with excellent benefits package.

How to Apply
Submit cover letter and resume to:
Brad Erickson, Executive Director
Theatre Bay Area

Deadline: Until filled

Theatre Bay Area has a collegial, inclusive work environment and actively embraces a diversity of people, ideas, talents, and experiences. We highly encourage people of color, individuals with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented groups in our community to apply.

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