Dancemakers is a leading Canadian space for the creation, presentation and development of contemporary dance. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors and working in close collaboration with the Artistic Director, the Manager Business Operations is responsible for the financial and administrative operations of the organization including but not limited to revenue development, project management and touring. The Manager Business Operations will ensure that the organization’s human, financial and facility resources are adequate to achieve its vision and mission.
- Leading, planning and managing business development strategies
- Ensuring the organization’s financial health by managing the external accounting function and reporting requirements to the Board of Directors and other external parties
- Creating and implementing new marketing and communication strategies, execution of existing and new fundraising initiatives
- Researching, preparing and managing requests to public and private granting programs with the support of the Artistic Director
- Managing the business operations including but not limited to Revenue Development, Financial Management, Human Resources, Facility Management, Programming Support, Board Liaisons and Advocacy
- Strong leadership skills, business acumen, change management experience, and flexibility to adapt to changing priorities
- Ability to lead productive relationships with a diverse group of individuals including artists, administrative personnel, volunteers and funders
- Excellent mastery of financial and managerial accounting principles
- Ability to design and implement marketing and development strategies
- 5 years experience at the senior management level
- Experience in dance and/or contemporary performance preferable
In 1974, a group of Toronto independent dancers - including Carol Anderson, Peggy Baker, Anna Blewchamp, Pat Fraser and Pat Miner – came together to create and perform new choreography. In its 39-year history, the company has performed works by more than twenty-seven distinguished local, national and international choreographers and collaborated with many prominent composers in the creation of original scores for dance.
In 2006, award-winning dancer/choreographer Michael Trent was invited to take the lead as Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer. Building on the company’s rich legacy of excellence, community impact and innovation, today’s Dancemakers fosters the creation, production and presentation of contemporary dance performance, supports dance artists on their career path from formative training to professional practice, and cultivates informed, educated and invested dance audiences.
Contemporary aesthetics, cross-disciplinary dialogues and collaborative engagement comprise the core of Dancemakers’ practice and curatorial framework.
Dancemakers animates a space where contemporary dance creation, presentation and development provoke unexpected discoveries, sensations and meanings.
Dancemakers invites artists and publics – locally, nationally and internationally – to engage in dance that mines the relationships between bodies, environments, sounds and images, all starting from the here and now.
Dancemakers works through a rigorous meeting of collaborators who investigate the collision between dance, other fields and the questions that inform them.
Applications should include a CV, a letter of intent and two writing samples (marketing/communications and fundraising/development).
Deadline for submissions is October 12, 2012
Please email applications, in PDF or .doc formats only, to the attention of
- Lena Sarkissian, Co-Chair Board of Directors, Dancemakers, to email@example.com
We thank everyone for their interest in Dancemakers. Those who will be invited for an interview will be contacted by October 19, 2012.