Managing Director
First State Ballet Theatre

First State Ballet Theatre, a professional dance company and school in its 21st year, seeks an enthusiastic and hard-working person to join the team as Managing Director. The ideal candidate will have a passion for arts administration and possess the ability to work well with a small team and individually. This person will have the drive to navigate the organization through a time of opportunity and growth.
The Managing Director reports to the Board of Directors and oversees the planning, implementation, and operations to uphold the mission of the company.

Areas of Responsibility
Project Management
Work in conjunction with Artistic Director to strategize and develop dance projects which fulfill FSBT’s mission and are financially feasible
Negotiate and execute contracts with independent contractors and other entities (designers, venues, etc.) when necessary to facilitate projects
Lead marketing efforts for company branding and programming. This includes generating electronic newsletters and communications using Constant Contact; strategizing and implementing social media plans; overseeing the design, printing and distribution of marketing materials such as postcards and posters; and overseeing the creation of all digital marketing materials and publicity
Keep abreast of activities and developments in the arts/dance community
Maintain a visible presence in the arts/dance community
Board and Development
Work closely with Board of Directors and Artistic Director on all fundraising activities including special events, annual appeals, and project initiatives
Maintain and cultivate relationships with FSBT’s current funders
Ensure that all contributions and other support are acknowledged as may be required by law and as is otherwise appropriate
Maintain accurate and complete records of financial contributions and other substantial support
Monitor grant cycles and prepare and submit appropriate grant applications and reports to foundations, corporations, and government agencies
Identify new funding opportunities that are aligned with FSBT’s mission and goals
Act as liaison to the Board of Directors and engage them with the company
Attend all meetings of the Board; prepare agenda and present reports (including, but not limited to: financial report, staff/administrative report, and other ad hoc reports as required)
Ensure that accurate books of accounts are maintained using Quickbooks
Prepare, submit and obtain approval of annual operating budgets
Monitor and authorize expenditures in accordance with approved budget
Delegate and oversee all operational aspects of licenses, form filings (example 990’s) and permits
Maintain documents according to legal requirements and/or Board policies and procedures
Maintain adequate insurance and manage relationship with insurance broker
Other duties as assigned

Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time position. Salary range $40,000-$56,000. Benefits negotiable.

Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in arts administration or two or more years of related experience
Skills and experience in fundraising, marketing, operations and project management
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently
Multi-tasking, organizational and time management skills
High attention to detail
Experience with Quickbooks
Proficiency with Google Calendar, Google Drive (Docs and Forms), Dropbox, and other web applications
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Publisher)
Familiar with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo
Passion for arts administration
Working knowledge of email communication systems (Constant Contact) and WordPress/ HTML a plus
Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and additional graphic design skills a plus

To Apply:
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