Position Open: Creative Cauldron General Manager
Classification: Exempt, Full Time, Salaried
About Creative Cauldron
Founded in 2002, by Producing Artistic Director, Laura Connors Hull, Creative Cauldron is a professional theater, music presenter and educational arts organization. This diversity of programming has afforded opportunities for a wide range of talented theater, music, dance and visual artists from different backgrounds to work and create in a collaborative and supportive environment. Creative Cauldron has garnered numerous awards for its programming including 22 Helen Hayes Awards nominations, and 5 awards, and a Dominion Arts Stars “Shining Star Award” for its educational programming. Creative Cauldron is known for innovation and its commitment to developing new musicals and plays through its “Bold New Works” initiative.
Our annual season programming includes over 200 events including 4-5 professional theater productions, 2 educational theater productions and 2 concert and cabaret series, annually. Theater and Arts Education are an essential component of our work and we offer a broad range of workshops and camps for children, pre-professional training for teens ,and life-long learning programs for adults.
Creative Cauldron is committed to anti-racism in its programming, operations and practices and to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment. We have established a JEDI Artistic and Board Committee to ensure that we align our diversity and inclusion values with on-going decision-making and organizational growth.
Creative Cauldron seeks an experienced and collaborative professional to join its leadership team. The General Manager works in partnership with the Producing Artistic Director to implement the theater’s programming and vision.
The ideal candidate will be self-directed and thrive in a multi-tasking environment. They should have a passion for theater arts, music and education, and be committed to helping Creative Cauldron achieve its Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion goals. They should also be detail-oriented, organized, resourceful and flexible, and have a proven track record of effective management and team-building in an arts and entertainment or other similar industry.
- Participate in strategic planning and work with staff and board to translate strategic goals into work plans.
- Serve in a leadership role guiding and monitoring the plans and goals of the organization in the prosecution of the artistic vision, with special emphasis on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion goals.
- Serve as an articulate, passionate spokesperson and representative of the organization.
- Work with Producing Artistic Director in the development and implementation of annual program budgets.
- Work with Development Director on annual fundraising goals and implementation of fundraising plan.
- Supervise Part time Marketing/Communications Manager and annual marketing and program marketing plans. Monitor program earned income goals and related advertising and communications expenses.
- Review and update Operations Manual for all key administrative functions.
- Provide detailed reports on programming events, audience attendance, artist and volunteer participation including demographic information on a regular basis.
- Conduct analysis of vendor contracts, insurance plans, human resources, facility plans.
- Conduct analysis of Technology systems (computers, phone, and new technologies) and develop technology plan. Oversee equipment purchases and regular maintenance working with Operations Manager.
- Lead the hiring process of all administrative positions and provide supervision and training.
- Supervise contracting of all personnel including creative and production staff.
- Develop personnel policies including anti-retaliation policy and Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policies, working with Producing Artistic Director and JEDI Board and Artist Committees.
- Serve as primary liaison for facilities related issues.
- Oversee annual programming calendar and supervise scheduling of administrative staff and volunteers, working with Operations Manager and Patron Relations Manager.
- Oversee routine maintenance of building, equipment and supplies working with the Operations Manager.
- Oversee the work of the Business Manager and Operations Manager, including payroll administration, A/P and A/R reconciliations, and financial reports.
- Oversee work of the Business Manager in providing monthly financial reports for Leadership and Board review.
- Team with Producing Artistic Director, Development Director and Board to create multi-year operational budgets.
- Manage cash flow and cash reserves.
- General Manager is part of a small, tightly knit team that shares the responsibility for general operations and programs, including responding to patron inquiries, ticketing fulfillment and other miscellaneous tasks. Work schedule can be flexible – a hybrid of on-site and at home. Due to the nature of our performance schedule, some duties will require weekend and evening work on a regular basis.
Desired Candidate Background/Skills
- Demonstrated experience in non-profit theater management/administration, or supervisory experience in industry with similar responsibilities.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
- Previous experience developing and monitoring budgets and cash flow management.
- Competency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Google Docs/Forms and CRM database applications.
- Experience working with managers and artists with diplomacy, discretion and professionalism.
- Ability to work successfully with Board members and other volunteers and community leaders in a collaborative manner.
- History of working with people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and economic strata.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter should describe what drew you to apply and why you think the position would be a good fit for your skills, abilities, and interests. We are seeking to fill this position by Fall 2021.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Creative Cauldron is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Creative Cauldron is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, age, veteran or disability status.
45 K Full Time Salary. Health Plan/Dental Plan available with 50% employer contribution. 26 PTO days off annually (vacation, sick, personal leave) plus 9 paid holidays: New Years Day, MLK, Easter, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, and Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Professional Development opportunities.