Sydney, New South Wales
We are seeking an experienced arts administrator with excellent financial, development and general management skills to join our leadership team. The General Manager reports to the Co-Directors/ CEOs, works closely with the Board and manages a small team across marketing, fundraising and administration.
Performance Space divides its staff activities across four broad areas of program, production, marketing, and finance and administration.
The General Manager is responsible for overseeing the operations of the company. S/he plays a pivotal role by leading the financial management of the company, overseeing the work of the marketing and development team, coordinating company administration and leading Performance Space’s relationship with Carriageworks. S/he juggles many roles, from day-to-day operations to contributing to strategic planning and the implementation of company strategy. Performance Space’s annual turnover is $2 million per annum and grants from the Australia Council and Arts NSW are in excess of $1 million per annum.
The General Manager works in close partnership with the two Co-Directors/CEOs. S/he manages the Media and Marketing Officer, Membership and Development Officer, Administrator and Finance Officer. S/he also works closely with Performance Space’s Finance Consultant.
The General Manager’s responsibilities are as follows:
• In collaboration with Director, draft annual budgets.
• Review budgets submitted for project applications, including auspiced grants.
• Monitor day-to-day financials, including core and project expenses (in conjunction with the program team).
• Pay wages.
• Prepare and deliver financial reports to the Board (quarterly), in consultation with the Finance Consultant.
• Prepare financial information for the company audit.
• Develop Performance Space’s marketing strategies and audience development goals, in collaboration with the Co-Directors and Marketing and Communications Officer.
• Manage the Marketing and Communications Officer and Membership and Development Officer in their delivery of the Marketing Plan.
Philanthropy & Fundraising
• Lead Performance Space’s Philanthropy Strategy, overseeing the development of new philanthropic relationships and the growth and maintenance of existing ones.
• Manage the Relationships and Audience Development Officer in the delivery of the Philanthropy Plan.
• Oversee activities to increase philanthropic-giving, in close collaboration with the Co-Directors and the Board.
• Negotiate and support requests for sponsorship, both project-based (usually in consultation with programming staff) and core activity.
Operations & Legal
• Ensure the company complies with statutory obligations, including (but not limited to) tax, superannuation, insurances, Occupational Health and Safety.
• Ensure the company complies with Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requirements.
• Prepare contracts of employment and contracts with partner organisations and other parties as necessary.
• Manage administrative, development and marketing staff.
• Develop, monitor and implement Human Resources systems and policies, including staff induction, time in lieu, annual leave, and exit interviews.
• Manage recruitment timelines and processes.
• Review and oversee implementation of operational processes and practices, including communication flow.
• Review contracts prepared by program staff.
• Supervised program staff management of project budgets.
• Assist with the preparation of applications for funding.
• Assist in the development and implementation of company’s business plan.
• Support relations with relevant funding bodies, including negotiating new relationships (e.g. with City of Sydney and philanthropic trusts).
• In partnership with the Co-Directors, manage Performance Space’s relationship with Carriageworks including negotiating the Venue Hire Agreement.
• Act as Secretary to the Board, and undertake related responsibilities, including supporting Board subcommittees: Finance, Marketing & Fundraising, and occasionally Employment.
General Manager: Selection Criteria
It is essential that the General Manager has:
• at least three years experience as a company manager or equivalent;
• an affinity with the arts, and in particular interdisciplinary arts;
• proven financial skills including developing and managing complex global budgets, payroll, audit preparation, and an understanding of Mind Your Own Business (MYOB);
• a track-record of marketing the arts;
• experience of fundraising and philanthropy in the arts;
• leadership qualities and experience of managing and motivating staff;
• demonstrated initiative and an ability to problem solve in the work-place; and
• excellent computer skills, including experience of word processing, spreadsheets, databases and e-mail software.
It is desirable that the General Manager has:
• hands-on working knowledge of MYOB;
• experience of working in a small arts organisation; and
• experience of working with databases and ticketing systems.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 22 JUNE 2012 AT 5PM.
This job is now expired.