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Managing Director

Company: Philanthropy Northwest
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

ArtsWest is a mid-size professional theatre in the West Seattle neighborhood with a mission to "produce artistic events that provoke conversation, incite the imagination, and use live theatre as a powerful agent of change."Led by Artistic Director Mathew Wright for eight years, ArtsWest produces a wide range of work, from classic plays to new works, and has a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in its programming and hiring. Please read about our anti-racist commitments here.ArtsWest has a strong balance sheet, owns its facility, and enjoys positive relationships between board, staff, and community. ArtsWest has an annual budget of approximately $1.5 million, with five full-time and two part-time staff members, and employs more than 65 artists and artisans each season.ArtsWest is surrounded by restaurants, bars, shopping and services. This is a thriving and vibrant part of Seattle, likely to continue growing and attracting new residents.ArtsWest is well positioned for a bright future continuing its ascent as a leading theatre company in Seattle. Role Responsibilities: - Job ResponsibilitiesThe Managing Director leads the business operations of ArtsWest. These key areas of focus are the main responsibilities for the role: - Ensure ArtsWest continues to center its commitment to equity and anti-oppression. - In partnership with its board and staff, lead the development, passage, and management of the organization's budgets. - Engage with donors and other funders as the lead fundraiser and personal solicitor for the company, and guide fundraising strategy. - Recruit, hire, onboard, and manage the administrative staff, and oversee the human resources function and compliance for all employees and contractors of ArtsWest Candidate Qualifications: - About the Managing DirectorArtsWest' Managing Director will be a transparent leadership partner with Artistic Director Mathew Wright and the Board of Directors. Responsible for generating and stewarding the organizations' resources, and managing its staff and facilities, the Managing Director leads the day-to-day business operations of the organization, is an active public face and fundraiser for the company, and facilitates strategic conversations about ArtsWest' future.The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following key skills: - Collaborative working style - Ability and eagerness to raise money - Strong financial planning and management - Team leadership - Equity and anti-oppression competency - specifically, we are seeking a candidate that has significant and successful prior experience developing and deploying anti-racist and anti-oppression policies and practices Please send a letter and resume outlining your match with the position to Applications received by January 15 will receive priority consideration.ArtsWest is committed to being an Anti-Racist organization; you can read about our commitment here. We welcome candidates from all lived experiences and encourage applications from bipoc, lgbtqia+ people, people with disabilities, and women.More broadly, our policies regarding hiring and employment atArtsWestaredesigned tomake it clear on all levels of the organization that we honor and value lived experience and the truths of the human beingsand the energies and talents they bring to their work.A broad range of lived experiences are welcomed. We invite those whose goal is to create an environment ofabundantand creativespace, especiallyfor those whoseintersectingidentitiesand voiceshave been historically excluded,marginalized, or erased.

Keywords: Philanthropy Northwest, Seattle , Managing Director, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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