Posted by Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective
Compensation: $5000 for first 6 months with option to extend/renegotiate based on organizational capacity
Start: October 4th
Benefits: Flexible scheduling, comp tickets
Field: The Arts
Focus: Business, Resources, Board-Building/ Conducting
Career level: Senior/Consultant
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
We have the opportunity as a small initiative to make big change. The SOTMSC is redefining what accessibility means in theatre and the arts—both on and offstage.
We are excited by constructs of accessibility and question what it looks like on an everyday basis. We seek to leverage its conversation in ways that encourage empathy and literacy for both audience and artist from all areas of the world.
If you find yourself asking similar questions with a passion for an exchange of innovative ideas, you are a part of a revolutionary movement that belongs in Canada’s vibrant arts scene.
As an Interim Executive Director, you will be assisting in forming the board that we report to. This is a Part-Time position with the potential to grow in time and pay based on business-needs. This position can expand and will be shaped by the candidate and their unique skill-set.
The Interim Executive Director is an integral part of a small team that will lead the organization through a transition to not for profit charitable status and further the mission of building accessibility within the arts. This position will help to strategically shape the future of SOTMSC. An applicant will be expected to learn and work with the core founding concepts of the company. Primary areas of focus over the next 6 months will be:
- Incorporation- Capacity-Building
- The 2022-2023 season- launch and operation
- SOTMSC’S “Return to Hospitals” Research/Development project- Research/Strategy-Building
- Line producing for the 2022 Season- Develop understanding of the impact of the administrative work/decision making on the art-making experience.
- Conducting, recording and transcribing online or in-person interviews with stakeholders as restrictions allow in relation to the grant-writing process
- Keeping abreast of changes in public health measures through research of various mediums, including but not limited to: scholarly articles, physical literature, mixed media, scientific journals and assessed news sources
- Collaboration in gathering feedback and furthering efforts around audience engagement
- Responsible for leading SOTMSC in a manner that supports the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
- Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
MAINTAINING FINANCIAL VIABILITY
- Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenue streams necessary to support the operation of SOTMSC
- Responsible for the fiscal integrity of SOTMSC, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
- Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
EXECUTING ORGANIZATION MISSION AND STRATEGY
- Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach, and to ensure SOTMSC’s viability into the future.
- Responsible for the enhancement of SOTMSC ’s brand by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
- Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
- Responsible effective administration of SOTMSC operations.
- Signatory responsibility for official contracts, communications, and transactions on behalf of SOTMSC.
- Oversee marketing and public facing messaging.
- A keen awareness of the discussion within and relationship between the health-care and arts industries
- Familiarity with spaces constructed to facilitate assistance with social cues, executive dysfunction and regulation
- An proficiency with common organizational technologies (I.e., familiarity and fluency with Microsoft Excel, Office, Calendly and Google Drive)
- A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent professional experience from a college, alternative schooling, apprenticeship or circle
- An understanding of Not-For-Profit Structure and Board Relations
- Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
- Demonstrated leadership ability.
- A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
- Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
- Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong public speaking ability.
- Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
We are looking for individuals who come from the lived-experience of either functioning with, or collaborating extensively with those who function with cognitive disabilities. This intersection of disability is rarely seen and is often the first consideration required for intersectional experience. As such, it is integral for our Executive Director to maintain a fluency with accessibility in terms of invisible access points, communicating them directly and with kindness
October 4th Contract Start Date.
March 2022 Contract End Date.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants can email a resume/cv/list of relevant experience and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading IED Application: Your Name.
Applicants who require discussion to better access our job announcement can send a request for a phone appointment in the attached google form here.
Applicants of interest will be contacted for an interview.
The SOTMSC has experience making the following accommodations for the application process below. We are committed to learning about and actively increasing our access points throughout the application process. We encourage applicants who do not see their required accommodations listed here to contact us for collaboration to better access this process.
Previous accommodations have included and are not limited to:
- Providing interview questions before meeting
- Extended interview periods
- Auto Captioned/live-captioned interviews
- Auditory report of application
- Google-form formats of letters-of-interest
- ASL interpretation
We recognize that some requirements may contradict with accommodation needs and are open to collaborating on expanding this access point.
Application deadline is Midnight EST on September 16th.
Neurodiverse applicants who work with executive dysfunction are invited to aim to submit for September 14th and will be welcome before either deadline.