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Managing Director
Deborah Slater Dance Theater

San Francisco, CA


Reports to: Deborah Slater, Artistic Director

Company: Deborah Slater Dance Theater

Hours: Part Time: 20-25 hours a week. (Approximately 80 - 100 hours a month)

Compensation: based on experience, independent contractor position

Position Summary

Deborah Slater Dance Theater, one of San Francisco’s premier dance theater companies, seeks a reliable, detail oriented, independent thinker to support the Artistic Director and other DSDT staff with the general operations needs of a fast paced, nonprofit performing arts organization. Candidates should exhibit a positive attitude and a diverse skillset including strategic thinking and problem solving; as well as a collaborative work ethic, and a commitment to equity and inclusion. 

Position Requirements:

  • Ideal candidates will have experience in nonprofit performing arts management

  • Flexible work week, weekly meetings with Artistic Director

  • Computer proficiency, preferably with Mac devices, including the Office suite, Google Drive, and graphic design platforms

  • An effective communicator, both written and oral

  • Dedicated team player with an independent and creative attitude

  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, ability to prioritize, multitask, and meet deadlines

  • Community focused and willing to interact with our artistic teams and audiences 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Operations

    • Maintain and oversee all calendars, including deadlines, meetings and coordinate scheduling with company scheduler.

    • Finding and overseeing intern/volunteers

  • Accounting

    • Work directly with the Artistic Director and accountant/bookkeeper to develop budgets and ensure overall financial discipline

    • Oversee receipts for donations and issue thank you letters to donors

  • Grants Management and Fundraising Development

    • Maintain and manage the grants calendar, prospects list and grant narrative templates

    • Identify new funding opportunities for the company

    • Oversee all Donor databases and CRM systems that facilitate donor cultivation

    • Support all Fundraising efforts led by the Company

    • In collaboration with the Artistic Director, lead the preparation and submission of proposals and reports

    • Maintain hard (as needed) and electronic copies of grant files/history/databases/receivables and other files as necessary

    • Representing the company at conferences (if funding is secured), grant information sessions, productions where the company presents work and other events as needed

    • Seeking out in-kind donations with the help of Board members

  • Human Resources

    • Manage the execution of all contracts for each production with supervision from the Artistic Director

  • Marketing/ PR/ Ticketing/ Special Events

    • Manage DSDT marketing including social media, email marketing, designing graphics

    • Developing marketing plan and timeline for each project

    • Coordinating the preparation and distribution of press releases, advertising and marketing pieces sometimes in collaboration with hired PR person

    • Assisting with ticket sales and setup of online ticketing (Eventbrite)

    • On-site management for day-of event logistics, including load-in, load-out and point of contact during entire event

    • Lead all web maintenance and updates for the company

  • Programming

    • Work with staff to create and plan logistics for all public programs, performances and events

  • Administration

    • Assisting Artistic Director with oversight of administration of the company

    • Coordinating details for productions such as DSDT major works and our presentations with Bay Area Dance Week and other partners

    • Schedule, maintain, manage Google calendars and task lists

    • Scheduling with dancers and touring details (if touring)

    • Staffing and recruitment of volunteers for events and projects

  • Board:

    • Managing communications with the Board, attending Board meetings bi-monthly, taking notes, and recruiting new Board members

Application Procedure: Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to Artistic Director Deborah Slater –  Suitable candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview with the Artistic and Marketing Directors. 

Deadline to submit: September 29th, 2017 at 6pm.
Addressee:3435 Cesar Chavez Street, #210

Deadline: 09-29-2017

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