PuSh seeks a bright, experienced Interim Managing Director (mat leave)
PuSh is Vancouver’s mid-winter performing arts festival, presenting acclaimed local, national and international artists and their work. In a spirit of innovation, the PuSh Festival engages and enriches audiences with adventurous contemporary performance, while promoting cultural exchange and development. PuSh’s short history is one of rapid growth and success. The Society’s infrastructure has been carefully and purposefully built on a foundation of senior management (Executive Director, Managing Director, Senior Curator) and includes permanent positions of Communications Manager, Fundraising Manager, Operations Manager and Business Manager. Find out more at pushfestival.ca
About the Interim Managing Director Position
This position is a cornerstone of the Senior Management team. Reporting regularly to the board of directors and working closely with the Executive Director and Senior Curator, the Interim Managing Director (IMD) is responsible for the total management of the Festival’s financial and human resources. The IMD leads the team of 4 permanent staff and 14 contractors, in addition to managing contracts with artists, suppliers, partners and co-presenters and co-producers. The MD oversees writing and submitting grant applications and liaising with funding partners, manages budget preparation and control, and supervises all Festival operations.
You must have management experience in a not-for-profit cultural arts organization. Maybe you are an experienced communications or administrative professional looking for a temporary opportunity to expand your experience and base of knowledge. Perhaps you are an arts producer, looking for steady work for a year with an exciting and innovative organization. You are looking to apply your talents (and develop new skills!) to an organization with attitude and that isn’t afraid to experiment.
You are professional, outgoing, patient and assertive. You must be an excellent writer, a persuasive communicator, a confident presenter, organized and results-oriented. You enjoy the performing arts. You enjoy learning and being part of a passionate, collaborative team. You pay attention to deadlines and have top-notch computer skills (experience in a Mac environment and with Filemaker would be a bonus).
This is a salaried staff position that includes a comprehensive extended benefit plan. Salary offer is in the range of $42-48,000 per annum and will be commensurate with experience of the successful candidate. ***Please note the position will include a 9 week transition/probation period with the current Managing Director, to commence January 18, 2010, on a part-time basis through the Festival, to begin full-time on March 22, 2010 to March 28, 2011.***
To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday October 30, 2009, with the subject “PuSh Interim MD.” In your cover letter, please include 250 words on what excites you about this opportunity and answers the question: “What is the PuSh Festival?” Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We intend to carry out interviews during the week of November 9, 2009, with the intent of identifying a candidate and making an offer by Friday November 20, 2009. We look forward to hearing from you.