Job Title: Managing Director
Date Posted: Oct 20, 2023
Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2023
Start Date: Jan 02, 2024
Salary From: 29K
City: St. Catharines
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Upper management
Founded in 2001, Suitcase in Point (SIP) is a courageous ensemble of artists and producers who engage and excite the Niagara community with original multi-arts performances and events, including In the Soil Arts Festival and Suitcase in Point’s Comedy Cabarets. Through original work and collaborative community projects, they provide audiences with unique perspectives on contemporary life and culture. Suitcase in Point’s approach and their work aim to challenge perspectives and encourage change, tolerance, and self-awareness with an aim to promote a healthier, more connected community. Suitcase in Point nurtures new generation artists through arts mentorship and residency programs, provides studio space for development and rehearsal, and creates meaningful connections between emerging and established artists from Niagara and across Turtle Island.
SIP is seeking to hire a strategic, organized and arts-forward Managing Director (MD) to lead the operations and management of the company. Working alongside the Artistic Director, the MD carries the overall responsibility for the smooth and efficient operations of the company, its marketing and revenue generation, and leads selection of all marketing and operations staff members. In conjunction with the Artistic Director, the Managing Director is responsible to the Board of Directors for the execution of all activities of the company and the financial and operational success of the company.
The Managing Director (MD) works in partnership with the Artistic Director (AD) and reports to the Board of Directors. The MD shares the role of Executive Director with the AD.
The Managing Director is responsible for supporting the mission of the company as they manage staff, volunteers, finances, space and equipment to support the artistic activity of the company. Their administrative leadership of the company will inspire others to work collaboratively as projects and events are executed and plans are developed for both long- and short-term initiatives. The MD will be the primary person responsible for the business and strategic planning of the company and its operational and financial well-being.
The MD is responsible for the following
The MD is responsible for the hiring, management, evaluation and oversight of:
The MD shares responsibility with the Artistic Director for the financial health of the organization and shall undertake the following work related to this:
The MD’s areas of responsibility have been estimated to be broken into the following percentages of time spent per area:
Suitcase in Point operates an office and studio space in downtown St. Catharines that is used for office, meeting, rehearsal and performance purposes. We support a hybrid work environment, with partial work-from home arrangements to be negotiated with the Artistic Director. Staff presence in the SIP space is required to support various operational and artistic activities and the MD is jointly responsible with the AD for ensuring these times will be suitably covered. Our current office and studio are on the third floor of a building with no elevator.
The work of the Managing Director requires flexible hours, and work on evenings and weekends. It is a part-time position with the exception of the month surrounding the In the Soil Festival, which will require full-time hours.
We encourage interested individuals to apply by midnight on Sunday November 12, 2023 for consideration. Please submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name in the subject line.
Applications must be submitted as a single pdf attachment including a letter of interest and CV. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please, no phone calls.
Letters of interest should include the following:
Suitcase in Point Multi-Arts Company advocates equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We are actively seeking submissions from candidates of all backgrounds, abilities, and ethnicities as we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within this selection process.
Suitcase in Point Multi-Arts Company sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those invited for an interview will be contacted.
Suitcase in Point recognizes a richly diverse society in Ontario and beyond; as well as a duty to act in a manner that promotes equity across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic position, creed, age, national origin, physical and mental abilities. You can read our Policy to Promote a Culture of Anti-Racism, Anti-Harassment, and Equity here.
Suitcase in Point is a St. Catharines-based arts organization that lives and works on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, Wyandot peoples and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many nations and we offer our sincere gratitude to the original and continued stewards of this land, and to all nations, recorded and unrecorded, who take care of this land and have since time immemorial.