Executive Director


Joe Goode Performance Group (JGPG) seeking: Executive Director

Full-time, exempt position @ $70,000-$85,000 annual salary (negotiable)

Weekday schedule with some weekends and evenings, hybrid with some in-person activities


  • 100% health insurance premiums coverage (medical, dental and vision)
  • 403(b) retirement (with employer match)
  • Up to 72 hours of paid sick leave (accrued)
  • The following annual benefits: 13 paid holidays and 15 paid vacation days

Executive Director Summary

The Executive Director will work in collaboration with the Artistic Director and Board of Directors to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization while simultaneously helping to lead and shape its long-term vision, financial and strategic goals.

The ideal Executive Director will be highly organized and have an affinity for JGPG’s approach to artmaking, as well as a strong interest in uplifting the local dance community. The Executive Director co-leads the organization with the Artistic Director, Joe Goode, who develops and guides the artistic vision and priorities of the organization through his institutional knowledge as JGPG’s Founder and artistic leader.

Overarching responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director, developing, managing and implementing organizational season calendar, including: artistic and community engagement programs, financial, budget, tax and grant deadlines, fundraising events, board and committee meetings;
  • Scheduling and facilitating meetings and internal/external communications with staff, board members, artistic and community partners, vendors and stakeholders as needed;
  • In coordination with the Artistic Team (including the Artistic Director and Creative Engagement Leads), developing and successfully implementing the annual budget and submitting financial reports to the board upon request in conjunction with the Accountant;
  • Serving as Producer of the company’s biennial site-work, assisting in securing a performance site and overseeing budgeting, fundraising, insurance, contracts/invoices, audience development, marketing/PR and Front-of-House, with support from the Production Manager, Communications & Development Manager and Venue Lead;
  • Producing the annual gala and developing and implementing successful fundraising strategies (including increasing individual donations, institutional grants, corporate sponsorships, earned revenue streams and contracted services) in collaboration with the Communications & Development Manager;
  • Supervising the management and maintenance of the Joe Goode Annex, ensuring a successful and financially sustainable venue rental program, with the support of the Venue Lead and Technical Director;
  • Running payroll, managing financial transactions and managing CRM contacts and office management software data entry and organization;
  • Managing legal and insurance liability and risk management responsibilities as needed with the support of the Board of Directors;
  • Managing office staff, providing professional development support, developing and implementing HR policy book and conducting annual employee reviews;
  • In partnership with the Artistic Director, shaping organizational infrastructure and recruiting, hiring and shifting roles as needed in support of the company’s strategic goals;
  • Serving as Project Manager and chief liaison with strategic planning and equity consultants to successfully implement the company’s strategic and equity plans.

Desired Qualities/Experience:

  • History of success working both independently and collaboratively, multitasking and meeting deadlines, as well as excellent written and verbal communication and time-management skills, self-prioritization, attention to detail and the ability to adapt and be responsive to quickly changing priorities;
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate discretion and adherence to confidentiality best practices when interacting with financial or other proprietary information;
  • A passion for dance and live performing arts, bringing a positive energy into relationships with colleagues, artists, donors and community partners;
  • A strong track record of success in institutional and individual fundraising, board development, staff management, successfully collaborating with artists and executing strategic visioning and long-term planning;
  • Experience with Project Management software, QuickBooks, Google Apps or comparable digital platforms preferred.

To Apply: Email us to introduce yourself – include in your email:

  • A simple resume (or list of relevant experiences, skills, systems you have worked with, etc.).
  • A cover letter highlighting – and providing context for – your professional background, interest in the company/role and career aspirations.

Send to Joe Goode, Artistic Director, at jobs@joegoode.org.  Note: Please include the job title “Executive Director” in the subject line.

Interviews with the JGPG team may be conducted over recorded Zoom or in-person. Applications will be accepted until October 20th, 2023.

Special Requirements:
Physical requirements may include lifting boxes and materials (50lb limit), writing, typing, talking on the phone, walking, standing and sitting. Visual, auditory and physical mobility abilities are also required.  Accommodations will be made to the extent possible.  Must be legally allowed to work as an employee in the United States.

Ability to work some evenings and weekends may be necessary.

Note: All of JGPG’s employees are required to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 (medical and/or religious exemptions may apply).

Equity Consultation:
JGPG is working with Beatrice Thomas and Authentic Arts & Media to develop an equity framework as part of its strategic planning process, with the goal of further aligning the company’s equity values with its artistic and programmatic priorities.  Any new member of the JGPG team is asked to engage in this vital part of our work.

Learn more at: https://joegoode.org/about/equity

Note: In the spirit of equity, we encourage you to apply even if you think you might not meet all of the desired qualities and experience.

Founded in 1986, Joe Goode Performance Group (JGPG) is a nationally recognized dance theater organization promoting tolerance, understanding and compassion among people through the innovative use of dance and theater.  Its mission is enacted through professional productions and community engagement programs at the Joe Goode Annex and in public spaces throughout the Bay Area. For details, go to: https://joegoode.org

The Joe Goode Annex is a 75-seat studio theater located at Project Artaud in San Francisco’s Mission District.  It serves as a space for JGPG performances, rehearsals, classes and workshops, as well as a rental space, serving over 100 artists annually.

Note: The Joe Goode Annex rehearsal, performance spaces and restrooms are wheelchair accessible; the tech booth, green room and offices are not.  

JGPG is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants who represent historically marginalized communities – especially those from BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities – are encouraged to apply.  JGPG’s hiring practices align with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, considering all qualified applicants regardless of arrest and conviction records.


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Expires: 2023-10-20


Joe Goode Performance Group


SF Bay Area


401 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA




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