Managing Director Job Posting


The New York Neo Futurists, an established downtown theater ensemble, seeks full time Managing Director for IMMEDIATE hire.

Job Description:
The Managing Director reports to the Board of Directors and works in partnership with the ensemble to achieve the company’s mission and its financial goals.

The Managing Director is responsible for the coordination of all business-related initiatives including finances, marketing, development, general administration and human resources.

Duties of the Managing Director:

• Board of Directors: Serves as the primary staff liaison to the board, making policy recommendations and providing avenues for board participation in accomplishing tasks.
• Advocate: Actively cultivates relationships with community organizations and corporations, including advocacy groups, local businesses and arts organizations.
• Finances: Maintains the fiscal integrity of the organization; is responsible for monthly financial reporting, payroll, budget performance, forecasting, cash flow projections, audience numbers and maintenance of the accounting systems; works with the ensemble and board to develop an annual budget; provides transparency and easy access to finances.
• Marketing/Audience Development: Works with staff to oversee the planning and implementation of marketing strategies, public relations, and further promotional events.
• Development/Fundraising: Works with the board, ensemble and development staff to develop an overall fundraising strategy; plans, coordinates, and supervises the implementation of all fundraising activities, including individual gifts, board gifts, special events, corporate giving, government support and foundation grants.
• Human Resources: Works with the ensemble and the board to recruit and train staff; manages business (non-artistic) staff employees, and conducts annual reviews.
• Production: Supervises scheduling for Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and acts as producer for longer form work; contracts with and coordinates outside vendors such as lawyers, accountants, insurance consultants, and public relations consultants, as needed.

Ideal Candidate Possesses

• A bachelor’s degree
• A minimum of three years’ experience in a management/leadership role with a nonprofit or for-profit organization, preferably a theater company
• Experience in development and fundraising, board relations and marketing
• Strong business skills and experience creating budgets, developing long-term strategy and handling daily financial management
• Proficiency with QuickBooks, MS Office, Google Docs, Ovation Tix and other industry-related software
• The ability to speak and write persuasively and to serve as a spokesperson for the company
• A working knowledge of artistic production including intellectual property rights and contracts (including equity contracts)
• Problem solving skills, and the ability to be a highly motivated self-starter
• A passion for theatre and commitment to promoting diversity and social justice in the arts

Email cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to by June 15, 2016. Submissions will be considered as received, and early submissions may receive priority.