Opportunities

Executive Director

Deadline to Apply: August 31, 2018

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Executive Director is a strategic thinker and an implementer of New Work’s mission and strategic plan. With a current sustained operating budget of $450k, New Works is governed by a volunteer board of directors, and currently employs 3 full-time and 2 part-time staff members in addition to a number of contractors.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and currently manages operations, human resources, finance and budgeting, stakeholder relations, and fundraising. S/he oversees staff to manage marketing and communications, presentations, client services and grant writing and will sometimes be called upon to complete these tasks when support staff are unavailable. It is essential that the Executive Director act as the public face of the organization and there is an expectation that s/he will spend time outside of work hours attending local and national events related to the dance milieu.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Management
– Provide guidance, oversight and work direction for the New Works staff and other professionals employed by New Works to ensure clients are being effectively managed.
– Select artists and companies to present, manage and mentor.
– Ensure that the organization is effectively structured and staffed with competent employees.
– Perform semi annual performance reviews.
– Maintain legal provincial and federal status of the society.
– Work with Board of Directors in setting organizational vision and developing and tracking a strategic plan.

Finance/Budgeting/Fundraising
– Develop annual operating plan and budget for Board approval that includes all operations and revenue generating activities, and implement that plan while controlling cash flow and expenditures.
– With support from the bookkeeper, prepare and present to the Board quarterly financial reports including budget to actuals with variance analysis.
– Implement and monitor the organization’s fundraising programs.
– Manage development staff in the preparation and submission of all funding proposals and reports.
– Diversify New Works’ sources of income, generate unrestricted discretionary income, and increase earned revenues.
– Oversee and assist in the creation of a strong control environment.
– Lead staff and Board in development activities; maintain strong relationships with the funding community.

Marketing/PR/Communication and Public Relations
– Work with marketing personnel to develop marketing and public relations programs for both clients and New Works to enhance visibility and reputation.
– Develop and maintain good relations with clients, venues, strategic partners, other dance organizations, public agencies, and the media.
– Represent the organization to funders, sponsors, and the general public.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Experience
– Senior management level experience including leading and managing staff and stakeholders, working with a Board of Directors, delegating and multi-tasking.
– Experience in financial reporting including preparing operating budgets and presenting budget to actual reports and analysis to the Board.
– Grant writing and reporting and fundraising.
– Knowledge of the performing arts community in Vancouver and nationally.
– Direct experience programming culture-specific work and collaborating with members of different cultural communities.
– Experience in event or project management.
– Experience presenting events to the public and marketing to diverse audiences.
– Knowledge of standard accounting procedures and practices.
– Experience supporting career development for emerging artists.
– Knowledge or previous experience with not-for-profit organizations, CRA and BC Society regulations.
– Mastery of MS Word and Excel; basic understanding of database and content management software programs.

Preferred
– Knowledge of or keen interest in dance and the Vancouver dance scene or closely related art forms.

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
The selected candidate will be a self-starter with extraordinary interpersonal skills who can prioritize and delegate tasks to deliver desired outcomes in a timely manner. S/he will be able to effectively manage multiple and at times conflicting priorities. S/he will be able to create and lead a vibrant team environment with staff, clients, the Board, and other stakeholders to achieve organizational objectives. S/he will be optimistic and versatile in a position that requires frequent change and flexibility. S/he should be practical, results-oriented, enjoy frequent interaction with others, and value intellectual growth opportunities and creative self-expression.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
– Bachelor’s Degree in related and/or degree in arts administration or successful completion of courses in business practices in the arts including fundraising, marketing, personnel management and financial management
– Diversity training an asset

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter and resume to: ben@newworks.ca

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Contact: Ben Shockey (Manager, Executive Transition)
Email: ben@newworks.ca
Phone: (604) 893-8807
Address: 303 – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5T 3G7

We appreciate the time and effort all candidates place in applying for this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

REMUNERATION:

$55,000-60,000 annually (commensurate with experience). Extended benefits package. 3 weeks paid vacation annually in addition to annual holiday office closure for 1.5-2 weeks at year’s end. This is a full-time permanent position and is exempt from overtime pay. However, when organizational operations allow, time off in lieu can be taken for overtime worked.

 


On-Going Open Call for Artists

New Works supports the creative development of artists and audiences. Through our pay what you can presentation and workshop series, Dance Allsorts, we share dance with everyone. We bring artists into various communities through our Pop Up Dances presentation series, and we support Artists stretching their capabilities through our evening series, New Works at Night. We promote and celebrate dance from all traditions and genres, and artists at every stage of their careers. New Works is an organization that is committed to supporting and disseminating the work of culturally diverse artists, and is especially interested in receiving submissions from artists that self-identify as belonging to culturally diverse, disability, and Official Language Minority arts communities.

No Application Deadline

New Works offers a range of presentation opportunities for artists who identify as:

  • emerging
  • mid-career and/or
  • established

How to apply:

 

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Become a donor today and support the New Works’ unique mandate: to bring affordable, accessible, and culturally diverse dance experiences to as wide an array of communities as possible.

New Works gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver, British Columbia Arts Council, CMHC Granville Island, Granville Island Cultural Society, The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Evergreen Cultural Centre.

New Works Team

Carina Nilsson EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
& INTERIM MANAGER, STEPHANIE MORIN-ROBERT

carina@newworks.ca

Ariana Contreras DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS & ENGAGEMENT

adriana@newworks.ca

Martin Alldred GENERAL MANAGER, OUT INNERSPACE DANCE THEATRE

gm@outinnerspace.ca

Joanna Garfinkel GENERAL MANAGER, JUSTINE A. CHAMBERS, JAMES & JAMESY

joanna@newworks.ca

Ine Belijaars, MANAGER, PRESENTATIONS & COMMUNITY OUTREACH

ine@newworks.ca