General Manager

Organization: 

EDAM Dance

Deadline: 

Jul. 15, 2018

Organization Description: 

EDAM (Experimental Dance and Music) is a registered charitable, not for profit contemporary dance company under the artistic directorship of Peter Bingham. Our mandate is to provide a stable and fertile environment for the development of contemporary dance through teaching, training and the creation and production of choreography and the art of contact improvisation.

Website: 

http://edamdance.org

Job Description: 

EDAM Dance is seeking a part-time General Manager. Reporting to the Artistic Director, the General Manager will oversee the administration and day-to-day operations of both the EDAM Dance Company and the EDAM Dance Studio.

We are transitioning from our long term General Manager and seeking a passionate and innovative candidate to shepherd the Society through this important transitional period toward further growth and the fulfillment of the Society’s long-term vision, providing an opportunity for the ideal candidate to take on a vital and visionary role of leadership and guidance within the organization.

The position will be 21 hours/week for 48 weeks providing the successful candidate with the opportunity to design their own flexible working schedule. Start date is negotiable, but the company starts back September 1st.

Responsibilities: 

Our ideal candidate has strengths in administration and in artistic development and is interested in playing a central role in in the company’s activities and future development.

Responsibilities:
• In consultation with the Artistic Director, assist with planning the Company’s projects, activities and schedules
• Develop budgets and oversee the financial management of the Company’s activities and the EDAM Dance studio
• Write grants and reports, liaising with the three levels of government, foundation and private funding agencies as required
• Identify and pursue fundraising opportunities
• Organize the Company’s publicity campaigns, manage social media
• Working with the Artistic Director, Technical Director and Front of House Manager, assist with the organization and production of in-house shows
• Manage the studio’s rental program
• Payroll and banking
• Negotiate and prepare contracts for Artists, Technical and FOH staff
• Maintain and develop the Company’s public profile: Website, Facebook and Twitter
• Implement and maintain administrative systems for the efficient operation of the Company
• Liaise with bookkeeper monthly to organize and oversee the annual audit. Ensure the completion of all required financial reporting.
• Perform other general administrative duties as required, including responding to public enquiries, liaising with the Western Front and with part-time contractors/building maintenance employees, paying bills, assisting with the administration of classes etc.

Qualifications: 

• Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit/voluntary organizations
• Experience in a dynamic, hands on, administrative role
• Experience in the conception, development, and implementation of the artistic vision and mission of a dance company
• Knowledge of and/or experience in the application processes for municipal, provincial, and federal grants or the interest in learning
• Financial literacy and budget management skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Dreamweaver (or ability to learn), familiarity with Mailchimp
• Experience in human resources management
• Experience in project management

How to Apply: 

Please submit the following to info@edamdance.org:
• Cover letter (max 750 words) explaining why this position excites you and why you are our ideal candidate
• CV/Resume
• Links to any relatable work you have done

Remuneration: 

$28,000-$33000 depending on experience

Contact Name: Linda Blankstein
Contact Email: info@edamdance.org
Contact Phone: (604) 876-9559

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