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MANAGING DIRECTOR - CANNING, NS

The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and Two Planks and a Passion - Other
Overview
Salary Not specified
Posting Date April 20, 2021
Closing Date May 15, 2021


Description
Imagine working in a place where you can see the sunsets over the magnificent Bay of Fundy from your window, where there
are trails for you to use on your breaks, where the local community is thriving and has the amenities of a city while being in a
peaceful rural setting.
The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre are sister organisations sharing some resources
under the umbrella of the CoastArts Association. Giving voice through the arts, we serve the public on our 178 acre property
and our spectacular facilities through professional live performance, international artist residencies, arts education at all levels
and in all disciplines, and through community outreach. As our organization enters its 30th season, we are looking for a
Managing Director who is passionate about the arts, brings experience in non profit and/or arts management, and who is
excited to help us build further resilience for the Centre and Two Planks.



Responsibilities

A passionate and energetic Managing Director will become one of the leaders responsible for building the future of Ross
Creek and Two Planks. We are growing, and looking forward to our emergence from the pandemic era stronger than ever.
Reporting to the board, the Managing Director will work alongside CoastArts Artistic and Executive Directors (Ross Creek
Centre Executive Director and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Artistic Director). Together, the Managing Director and the
Artistic and Executive Directors will collaborate as partners to lead artists, staff, the board, and the community in realizing
CoastArts’ mission and its goals for artistic excellence, education, community engagement, and financial stability. The
Managing Director and Artistic and Executive Directors all report directly to the board.
Within this collaborative partnership, the Managing Director is responsible for:
? Providing administrative support, direction and leadership for the organization, ensuring fiscal responsibility and
financial performance, and a strong, healthy, forward-thinking organizational structure and culture
? Effective management of the overall business, administration and operations of both Ross and Two Planks. This
includes collaborative leadership in financial management, fundraising and fund development, human resource
management, institutional marketing and communication, and operations management.
Responsibilities include:
Shared Executive Leadership
? Work with the Artistic and Executive Directors
and the Board on strategic planning
? In partnership with the Artistic and Executive
Directors, execute operational objectives related
to fundraising, finance, organizational structure,
and operations in support of the company’s
Mission and Vision
? Take on or maintain a leadership role within the
NS and/or Canadian arts community
Operations and Production, Property Management and Administration:
? Oversee all contracts with external agents
? Administration of property operations (assigning
accommodations, managing rentals and other
spaces, permitting, licensing and adherence to
regulations, and oversight of property
maintenance and food services
? Overseeing administration of IT Systems
? Purchasing, development and management of
wholesale relationships with suppliers
? Administrative support for productions, shows,
education programs, rentals, public and private
events
Fundraising:
? In partnership with the Artistic and Executive
Directors, and in collaboration with our fund
development staff, plan fund development and
fundraising programs including requests to
grantors, foundations and private donors
? Oversee financial administration of management
of grants
? In partnership with the Artistic and Executive
Directors, and in collaboration with our fund
development staff, ensure positive relationship
building and engagement with donors, partners,
funders, etc.
? Contract and track partnerships with sponsors, in
kind donations etc.
Human Resource Management:
? In partnership with the Artistic and Executive
Directors, manage and supervise all employees
and volunteers
? Administer contracts for services, performances,
instructors, including negotiations with the CAEA
? Manage staff contracts, payroll, benefits,
vacation time, and other HR-related
administration
? Ensure employment policies are current and
support the organization’s staffing goals and
needs
? Foster an office culture of teamwork, generous
collaboration, clear communication, effective
delegation, and mutual support
Financial Management
? In consultation with the Artistic and Executive
Directors, develop the annual operating budget
? Provide financial management (Payroll, AR and
AP, etc.) and/or oversee accounting staff,
conduct financial analysis, and report regularly to
the artistic and executive directors, and to the
board
? Emphasize and focus on generating earned and
donated revenue through effective marketing,
merchandising and public relations, in
collaboration with the Executive and Artistic
directors
? Communicate monthly and annually, financial
progress against budget to the Board of Directors
(Finance Committee)
? Provide financial reports to the Finance
Committee of the Board of Directors and to the
full Board
? Manage all external financial reporting of the
organization
? Working with the Artistic and Executive Directors,
provide financial analysis and recommendations
to guide the organization’s financial
decision-making process
Institutional Marketing
In partnership with the Artistic and Executive Directors, and in collaboration with our marketing staff:
? Revise our marketing plan to support our
financial and programmatic goals
? develop marketing and communications that
support the organization's activities and
programs, oversee sales of tickets and
subscriptions, camp registrations and
merchandise, et al
? create new partnerships with the community for
sponsorships, marketing partnerships and other
marketing activities which support the activities
of the organization
? Contract all sponsorships and partnerships and
ensure our mutual obligations and opportunities
are being met
Minimum Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated business acumen with strong management skills. These include:
? Ability to develop and sustain a clarity of vision
and strategic focus; ability to balance competing
demands well; effectively plan, establish,
articulate, and maintain effective organizational
and operational priorities.
? Strong oral and written communication skills;
strong interpersonal communication skills;
proven record of ability to work in collaborative
working relationships
? Demonstrated management experience to
sustainably manage the overall operations of
short, intermediate and long-term goals
? Experience in basic accounting and budgeting,
fiscal management of a non-profit organization
including building revenue and philanthropic
support, including grant management and
reporting
? Knowledge of human resources and operations
management
? A strong sense of collegiality and a dedication to
teamwork is essential
? A passion for the arts is vital Qualification
Requirements:
? Minimum of either 2 years executive experience
in a non-profit arts organization of similar size, or
3 years experience as a department head or
senior staff of an organization of greater size
? A degree in business, non-profit
administration/management would be an asset
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please email a letter of interest, including what you know about our organizations, and what you
would bring to our team, references, and CV to Ms. Chris O’Neill, Executive Director,
chris@artscentre.ca
DEADLINE: May 15, 2021.
BENEFITS: Health Benefits, Creative Renewal Time, and other benefits

Skills

We seek a passionate and energetic Managing Director to become one of the leaders responsible for building the future of our
organization. Ross Creek and Two Planks are growing and looking forward to our emergence from the pandemic era stronger
than ever.
Reporting to the board, the Managing Director will work alongside CoastArts Artistic and Executive Directors (Ross Creek
Centre Executive Director and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Artistic Director). Together, the Managing Director and the
Artistic and Executive Directors will collaborate to lead artists, staff, the board, and the community in realizing CoastArts’
mission and its goals for artistic excellence, education, community engagement, and financial stability. The Managing Director
and Artistic and Executive Directors all report directly to the board.
Within this collaborative partnership, the Managing Director is responsible for:
? Providing administrative direction and leadership for the organization, ensuring fiscal responsibility and financial
performance, and a strong, healthy, forward-thinking organizational structure and culture
? Effective management of the overall business, administration and operations of both Ross and Two Planks. This
includes collaborative leadership in financial management, fundraising and fund development, human resource
management, institutional marketing and communication, and operations management
Highly organized, dedicated to the arts, ideally with experience in managing an arts or arts-related organization willing to pitch
in as part of a small but mighty team making the work of this multi-faceted organisation happen, describes the right person. A
spirit of positivity, camaraderie and most of all, engagement, are what we look for. In the summer, there is extended support
for all operations, and in the fall, winter and spring seasons, all staff pitch in together to ensure many hands make light work.
For more information about Ross Creek or Two Planks, please visit our website, artscentre.ca .

Other Information

The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre are looking for innovative and creative individuals
who care about arts in the community and who love rural living. The Centre is committed to creating a great team environment
and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin,
disability, age, or veteran status, and we strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. While all
applications are appreciated, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please email a letter of interest, including what you know about our organizations, and what you
would bring to our team, references, and CV to Ms. Chris O’Neill, Executive Director,
chris@artscentre.ca
DEADLINE: May 15, 2021.
BENEFITS: Health Benefits, Creative Renewal Time, and other benefits
Please see full Job Description for minimum qualifications and areas of responsibility

How To Apply
Contact: Chris ONeill, Executive Director

By email



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