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About ĀNANDAṀ

ĀNANDAṀ creates contemporary performances with diverse aesthetic models that centre the body. We engage in rigorous examinations of form, content, and context. Our projects contribute to understanding the evolving contemporary in dance.  

Founded in 2010, ĀNANDAṀ is a not-for-profit, charitable arts organization based in Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. Since its start, ĀNANDAṀ has presented solo and ensemble choreographies, interdisciplinary collaborations, curated series, and arts festivals. ĀNANDAṀ’s performances inhabit theatres, galleries, museums, architecture, landscape, and public spaces. Our repertoire tours regularly, with thousands of people experiencing our work across Canada, Europe, the Arctic, South Africa, India, and USA.

ĀNANDAṀ houses multiple, integrated activities spanning: 

  • the creation, presentation, and touring of our own works
  • the incubation, presentation, and curation of works by other artists (local / national / international)
  • engagement initiatives for audiences and artists
  • workshops / master classes with local / international artists, and mentorship for emerging artists

We create and present performances shaped by:

  • aesthetics and ethics nurtured through curiosity, intimacy, accessibility, and responsiveness 
  • values of presence and collective inquiry 
  • inclusive of diverse bodies and movement practices 
  • receptive to a multitude of viewpoints on the dancing body 

Our choreographic projects contribute to understanding the evolving contemporary in dance. 

Our curation and programming enriches the development of artists in their own works. 

Our audience and community engagement programs offer unique entry points to experiencing performance. 

 

About the Position

Position: General Manager

Class: Part-time, contract

Salary: $24,000/annum

Term: 20 hours a week, 10 month contract with option to renew, leading to FTE position after 10 mos

Benefits: Partial remote-work flexibility, 1 week paid vacation, 5 paid personal days 

Reports to/Collaborates with: Artistic Director, Curation and Production Director, Associate Artistic Director, Board 

 

Description 

ĀNANDAM is seeking a part time General Manager  to support the organization’s growth and development across the full spectrum of our activities. ĀNANDAṀ works through collaborative co-leadership structures. We are seeking an individual who is enthusiastic and inspired about independent dance and public art, and is excited to work in a collaborative environment that centres artists, audiences, and cultural programming. The General Manager  will be responsible for managing the operations of the organization in collaboration with the core leadership team to evolve, support, and sustain the artistic development and operational systems of the organisation. 

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • 2-4 years experience in Arts Management, Artistic Production or related positions
  • Knowledge and experience with Quickbooks, Excel, CADAC, government funding platforms, Google suite, Zoom, and also has strong communication skills and strong writing skills for formal grant applications
  • Direct experience in touring logistics nationally and internationally
  • Knowledge of, and engagement with, the cultural sector in Toronto/Ontario/Canada 
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit and charitable organizational structures and procedures 
  • Knowledge of evolving equity and accessibility contexts, conversations, and practices within the cultural sector
  • Knowledge of multiple practices, aesthetics,  and communities within the dance sector

 

Main areas of responsibility and activities

Administrative:

  • Accounting and bookkeeping (Quickbooks)
  • Tracking and processing of invoices and payments to artists/expenses (ongoing)
  • Budget generation (operating and project budgets in conjunction with core staff)
  • Budget Tracking 
  • CADAC maintenance and updating (for operating applications)
  • Annual Audit (prep and completion in communication with accountant)
  • Maintain organization’s financial records for audit purposes and beyond
  • Ensuring taxes are filed annually each year (Dec 31 deadline)
  • Ensures HST Return is filled (annually)
  • Generating and submitting T4As (annually)
  • Managing donations through Canada Helps; creation of donation receipts when necessary
  • Support with operating applications (OAC, TAC, CCA and foundations)
  • Knowledge of Squarespace (basic news updates) and Mailchimp (newsletter)
  • Organizational calendar updates
  • Administrative communications with collaborators/other organizations
  • Contract development and administration
  • Attendance at company events
  • Preparation, execution, and tracking of all invoices and deposits; responsible for generating and tracking outgoing invoices and paying incoming invoices 
  • Experience with international payment platforms (xoom, Paypal) is an asset

 

Strategic Planning and Project Management: 

  • Developing and planning seasonal activities of the organization in collaboration with core staff  involving budgeting and scheduling elements
  • Work with core staff to identify strategic and critical paths for organisational growth and sustainability
  • Project management in relation to seasonal activities
  • Reporting at Board meetings and AGM as well as monthly summary reports to Board
  • Attendance at various meetings with collaborators and presenters 
  • Responsible for philanthropic revenue generation/strategies in collaboration with staff and Board

 

Accessibility and Equity

We recognize that the experience requested can be difficult to acquire because of historical exclusion and lack of access within the field. In response, we can support training in certain areas of this position. We are open to purchasing accessibility support for the current digital platforms that ĀNANDAṀ works with and we maintain an accessibility budget that can support work related travel, service animal needs, and interpreters as required. 

ĀNANDAṀ desires and encourages applications from qualified individuals who identify across a diverse spectrum, that includes (but is not limited to) LGBTQ2IA+, First Nations, Inuit & Métis, people of colour, and people with disabilities. If you require support throughout the recruitment process, and/or would like to request submitting the application in an alternate format, please contact bri@anandam.ca

 

Application Submission

Please email a 1 page statement of interest/introduction AND CV/resume (max. 3 pages) as well as three professional references  to bri@anandam.ca. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

We will respond to every applicant to this position and can provide feedback (if requested), but only shortlisted individuals will be contacted for an interview. 

Interviews will occur in person or online (depending on the candidate’s availability and comfort). ĀNANDAṀ leadership team (3 people) and one Board member will be present for the interview. We will provide the questions in advance, and are happy to book interpreters or provide any necessary access requests. It will be roughly one hour, in a relaxed style. You are welcome to take breaks, move around, stim, etc. as needed.

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