This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Management
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director is responsible for the overall operations and day-to-day management of DUO. This includes budgeting, financial planning and reporting, the delivery of client services, fund-raising, project management, policy development, liaison with government agencies and foundations, and the hiring and supervising of staff. However, it is also imperative that the Managing Director has had practical experience in the day-to-day management of smaller arts organizations and is empathetic to the issues and challenges of emerging artists and groups.
As the dance industry continues to change in an ever-more complicated cultural ecology, the Managing Director must be a strategic planner and thinker with fluid, flexible approaches to problem solving.
The ideal candidate will be an established, experienced and committed arts manager with experience in the not for profit sector who has demonstrated full-time professional leadership of an arts organization.
An excellent listener, organizer, communicator, and facilitator, the Managing Director must be capable of animating an idea, assisting implementation, and empowering individuals to realize goals effectively. The Managing Director must also be able to make difficult decisions when it is required.
The Managing Director must nurture relationships, galvanize constituents and funders, and maintain a strong presence in the dance sector. Both an entrepreneurial outlook and a deep commitment to facilitating the growth of community relationships in the dance sector are essential.
Salary commensurate with experience.
How to Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, a list of references, and salary requirements, by April 24, 2015 to:
Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates
Dance Umbrella of Ontario
Founded in 1988, Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO) is a not-for-profit provider of management services to Ontario’s dance enterprises. DUO actively seeks to facilitate the success of such enterprises. DUO strengthens the dance sector through pro-active engagement in strategic and progressive initiatives. DUO serves professional dance creators and small to mid-scale dance companies who represent a rich variety of dance styles. Its management services can be purchased separately or in packages that suit a project’s or an organization’s needs – from short-term production coordination to annual management services.
DUO’s professional arts managers provide affordable, expert, flexible and comprehensive administrative services including accounting, artistic/business planning, career consultation, communications planning and implementation, arts grant preparation and filing, resume writing, board administration and facilitation, budget analysis, fund-raising planning, and production coordination. In addition, its resource centre on Parliament Street in downtown Toronto is open to the dance community and offers a community meeting space and hot desk rentals.
DUO’s outreach animation activities help to cultivate the greater dance community with seminars, artist-led community initiatives, internships, newsletters, internet resources, and special projects.