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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Gibney provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Gibney Company General Manager
POSITION CONTEXT

On January 8, 2020, Gina Gibney, Founder, Artistic Director, and CEO of Gibney—the trailblazing, New York-based dance and social justice organization—announced a $2 million gift from Andrew A. Davis, a Trustee of the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, to support the transformation of its resident dance troupe, Gibney Company. In the next phase of an ongoing visionary expansion of the Gibney organization, Gibney Company, formerly Gibney Dance Company, will become a commission based, repertory company that works with renowned and rising international choreographers representing a broad range of aesthetics and techniques. With new possibilities for commissioning original works, Gibney Company will retain its longstanding spirit of experimentation while taking a leading role in shaping a more robust landscape for contemporary dance in New York, and beyond. The Company, which will double in size, will perform regular seasons in New York and tour nationally. Gibney Company will make its debut at The Joyce Theater in November 2021.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Gibney Company General Manager is a new full-time executive position at the Gibney organization. Reporting directly to Founder, Artistic Director and CEO Gina Gibney (“Founder”), the General Manager will be responsible for the administrative direction of every aspect of the Company. This position is entrusted to drive the dynamic expansion of the Company through the building of new relationships, partnerships, and entrepreneurial initiatives. Essential aspects of the position include planning, budgeting, and operations, as well as supervision of booking and marketing.

The Company General Manager will be a focused and driven individual who is both strategic and action oriented. A natural entrepreneur possessing outstanding business skills, this individual will be articulate, experienced, and effective.

RESPONSIBILITIES
STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP
  • Work directly with the Founder to drive and implement a dynamic expansion plan for Gibney Company.
  • Apply strategic skills, guide agile course correction, and plan for additional growth and opportunities.
ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP
  • Deploy the Company’s artistic vision, history, and philosophy to advance ambitious artistic and growth plans.
  • Build and sustain a collaborative and inclusive management culture that fosters cooperation, communication, teamwork, and trust.
  • Facilitate communication, program activity, and planning between the Founder and Company Directors.
  • Effectively manage a team consisting of a Company Manager, Company Development Manager, Company Production Manager (new position), Company Administrative Associate, and Company Administrative Interns.
  • Coordinate outside consulting teams, including a Press Representative, Booking Agent, and Marketing Consultant.
ARTISTIC MANAGEMENT
  • Ensure that the needs of the Directors and Artistic Associates (Company Members) are met, and that resources are available as needed.
  • Maintain effective communication with and among the Company artistic staff.
  • Negotiate dancer contracts and manage employee relations issues in cooperation with the Deputy Director of Human Resources and Culture.
  • Manage relationships with Commissioned Artists, Collaborators and Guest Artists.
  • Negotiate fees and royalty agreements for all new works, including choreographers, designers and music licensing and rights.
  • Manage relationships and contracts with choreographers, designers, collaborators, and technical personnel.
BOOKING
  • Work with the Booking Agent and designated staff to actively cultivate meaningful and financially sustainable touring opportunities.
  • Work with the Booking Agent and designated staff to plan tours and negotiate contract terms.
  • Manage relationships and contracts with all venue and presenters.
  • Supervise and approve touring itineraries, rehearsal and technical schedules, including production schedules for the creation of new works, coordinating with other departments as necessary.
  • Manage presenter settlements as well as reconciliation of box office revenues for self-produced engagements.
EARNED REVENUE & DEVELOPMENT
  • Cultivate opportunities for earned revenue streams from performances, residencies, and partnerships.
  • Work with the Development staff, led by the Senior Director of Development and Revenue Strategies, to cultivate, establish, and sustain donor relationships, including individual, corporate, foundation, and government sources.
  • Support grant and final report writing, contract compliance, sponsorships, and annual appeals.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS & MARKETING
  • Forge and maintain important external relationships with the broader community, including funders, presenters, and other arts organizations.
  • Ensure that the Company and larger Gibney organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong and positive image.
  • Work with a Marketing Consultant and the Director of Marketing to establish and reinforce new Company branding.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of marketing strategies for residencies, partnerships, and community initiatives.
  • Represent the Company at performances, events, and cultivation activities.
FINANCE
  • Oversee financial planning, forecasting, and reporting for the Company
  • Collaborate with the finance team to prepare the annual Company budget.
  • Support the Finance and Development teams in preparing budget proposals, financial reports, and interim and final reports.
  • Prepare ad hoc financial analyses and reports to support Company decision making
Other

Gibney is a growing organization and employees are often called upon to perform other duties essential to accomplish organizational goals and meet important deadlines.

NONPROFIT EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION

Gibney is a mission-based nonprofit performing arts organization. Working in this sector can be personally rewarding, with intrinsic benefits and distinct opportunities for growth. However, the compensation will never match that of the private sector or more highly resourced art forms. Candidates for employment are advised to carefully consider their decision to work in this field before seeking or accepting a position at Gibney.

QUALIFICATIONS

The model Company General Manager candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:

  • Extraordinary commitment to the national dance community.
  • Outstanding leadership ability, including non-profit dance leadership experience.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm, creativity, and resourcefulness.
  • Demonstrated skill at developing and driving strategic initiatives that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth or stability.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent experience. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 8+ of leadership and operational experience in an arts-related organization.
  • Strong understanding of finance and budget management, including budget preparation, analysis, and reporting.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and resourceful.
  • Strong skills in planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Comfortable working in a small, open office space.
  • Professional, ethical, and able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Proven commitment to inclusion.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Gibney provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered for the position, please submit a cover letter and résumé to:

Camille Byers
Deputy Director of HR & Culture
camille@gibneydance.org

Please include the following information: your interest in the position and the organization, evidence of the required experience (as outlined in the job description under “Qualifications and Experience”), salary requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please include “Company General Manager” in the email’s subject line.

All expressions of interest and conversations will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission. Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No phone calls, please.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review the complete job description on our website at www.gibneydance.org/about/jobs/ before submitting materials for consideration. Gibney will not consider submissions from applicants that do not have the required experience. Gibney will not consider submissions through employment agencies or online services.

Director of Strategic Growth, Youth Programs
POSITION SUMMARY

Hands are for Holding is a cornerstone of Gibney Dance’s Community Action work. This in-school assembly and residency program uses dance to spark reflection and encourage conversations about bullying, social isolation, boundaries, and consent—and the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Offered in partnership with Day One and Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, Hands are for Holding assemblies catalyze reflection and awareness about interpersonal dynamics through a combination of performance and facilitated discussion led by social workers. Hands are for Holding residencies extend and leverage the impact of the assembly model, by offering school communities, including students, teachers, and parents, a more comprehensive exploration on the themes of unhealthy and healthy relationships.

Since 2014, this New York City-based program has grown steadily and currently reaches 10,000 students annually. Over 28,000 New York City young people have experienced Hands are for Holding to date, across all five boroughs, and Gibney is committed to the continued growth of this vital in-school program.

Gibney is looking for a skilled Director of Strategic Growth (DSG) who is passionate about social justice issues, well-versed in partnership-building, holds experience within the school system and/or in working with the school system, can infuse racial and gender equity more deeply across our programs, and is eager to work with some of the smartest organizers and strategists to take Hands are for Holding to the next level. This seasoned leader will provide strategic oversight of the development and expansion of Gibney’s Hands are for Holding program, including collaborating with program and executive staff to strengthen and build upon the current model and foster new ideas. The DSG will oversee a dynamic and passionate team of Community Actionists, the Community Action Manager, and the Community Action Artistic Manager.

The DSG is a field leader, advocate, and spokesperson for racial, gender, and social justice and coalition building work to lead Hands are for Holding onto its next stage of evolution—reaching more students across more schools locally, regionally, and nationally. Ideal candidates are energized to operate in complex and complicated environments. They also
excel in managing change in a fast-paced social, political, and cultural landscape, and bring significant experience in organization building, educational programming, and advancement.

Reporting to the CEO & Artistic Director, the DSG will implement and evolve the strategic vision for the Hands are for Holding model, continue to build out the Hands are for Holding infrastructure, expand and diversify philanthropic revenue opportunities, lead and support a diverse team, and establish and nurture relationships with partner organizations, school social workers, principals, and the DOE. As was the case with Hands are for Holding’s founding, this moment calls for racial and social justice advocacy inspired by the fierce urgency of now.

RESPONSIBILITIES
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
  • Contributes to the overall leadership of Gibney as a member of the Senior Staff.
  • Prepares and implements needs assessments, annual goals, and long-term plans to ensure the impact and quality of social justice campaigns and programs.
  • Identifies opportunities for cross-programmatic collaboration, designs strategies to implement Hands are for Holding’s vision, and ensures that Hands are for Holding’s programs and campaigns are aligned with capacity, resources, development/fundraising efforts, Hands are for Holding values, including a commitment to racial equity and other organizational priorities.
  • Builds, manages, mentors, and inspires an extraordinary team of change-makers; fosters a spirit of collaboration, innovation, and learning across the Community Action department; and ensures that every program has clear goals, vision, direction, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Supports Hands are for Holding’s fundraising efforts, working with the development team to assist in the design of program proposals, monitoring program data and analysis, reporting to funders on accomplishments, and collaborating in donor outreach.
  • Utilizes advocacy tools to advance our ambitious racial and social justice agenda, including research, analysis and writing, public education, grassroots organizing, communication, the development of pilot programs, and legislative strategies.
  • Serves as a public spokesperson for Hands are for Holding on racial and social justice issues, engages in public speaking, and participates in public education activities to articulate Gibney’s’ views on a broad range of racial and social justice issues to the public and various stakeholder constituencies.
  • Forms and maintains relationships with partners, including other arts organizations, non-profits, schools, the DOE, legal service agencies, community-based organizations, etc.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Marketing to integrate policy and promote Hands are for Holding programs through social media, public education materials, talking points, press releases, etc.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZING
  • Coordinates with Development to implement strategic social justice campaign initiatives as part of the annual contributed income strategy.
  • Oversees campaign organizing, including driving volunteer and advocate recruitment, public affairs, and mobilization efforts across the NY metropolitan and Long Island areas that can be replicated across the country and feed into the broader strategic goals of the organization.
  • Analyzes and responds to governmental policies and trends.
  • Builds strategic partnerships and alliances with organizations and leaders across the field.
DYNAMIC PROGRAM EXPANSION
  • Implements an ambitious Hand are for Holding Five-Year Expansion Plan
  • Creates and grows a network of members, key leaders, school contacts, social workers, and advocates to respond to critical advocacy actions.
  • Creates and engages in meaningful coalition work, cultivating new and existing partner organizations and partner schools.
  • Monitors social justice related issues and identifies opportunities to maximize Hands are for Holding’s impact, consistent with our mission, vision, strategic plan, and program priorities.
  • Assists the Director of Marketing to identify opportunities to amplify Hands are for Holding’s work and messages and ways to make the Hands are for Holding resources accessible to participating school communities
  • Creates and revises curricula and training materials to be culturally responsive, engaging, and relevant.
  • Conducts assessments and observations of Hands are for Holding programs and provides feedback to Community Actionists.
  • Analyzes data from partner organizations and partner schools to improve Hands are for Holding assemblies.
  • Builds strategic alliances with organizations and individuals to advance Hands are for Holding’s vision, engage on shared priorities, and exchange knowledge and information in support of Hands are for Holding’s programs and initiatives.
  • Serves on the Council for Community Action as the Hands are for Holding liaison, prepares materials, and collaboratively works with members on integrating their ideas and galvanizing their support around the expansion and visibility of Hands are for Holding.
FUNDRAISING
  • Works with the Development team to identify grants and funding opportunities, including providing assistance planning or working fundraising events as needed.
  • Works with the Senior Director of Development and Revenue Strategies to identify and cultivate relationships with donors.
PROGRAM FACILITATION
  • Drafts content (talking points, social media posts, etc.) related to campaign initiatives and key social justice issues.
  • Represents Hands are for Holding in external coalitions, conferences, movement strategy meetings, with funders, and with external partners as needed.
  • Recruits and builds relationships with schools and provides feedback for ongoing support.
  • Executes ongoing communication and troubleshoots issues to ensure the programming is running effectively.
  • Coordinates program evaluations and maintains accurate records for grant reporting purposes.
  • Coordinates external stakeholder visits to see the in-school program in action.
  • Plans and manages programs and assemblies in all partner cities.
  • Writes end-of-year program and assemblies report.
OTHER

Gibney is a growing organization and employees are often called upon to perform other duties essential to accomplish organizational goals and meet important deadlines.

NONPROFIT EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION

Gibney is a mission-based nonprofit performing arts organization. Working in this sector can be personally rewarding, with intrinsic benefits and distinct opportunities for growth. However, the compensation will never match that of the private sector or more highly resourced art forms. Candidates for employment are advised to carefully consider their decision to work in this field before seeking or accepting a position at Gibney.

QUALIFICATIONS

The model Director of Strategic Growth candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience. Master’s preferred.
  • 8+ of leadership and operational experience in a non-profit, arts-related organization, preferably in dance/performing arts.
  • At least 5 years leading, building, and developing teams in a growing, mission-driven organization.
  • Public school system experience and/or in-school programming experience is highly preferred.
  • Professional and ethical work behavior with ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Strong track record of strategic development of long-term policy planning.
  • Significant racial justice and racial discrimination advocacy.
  • An ability to develop and implement multi-faceted campaigns that include public education, advocacy, and media outreach.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse coalitions and community groups, particularly of color, and to work across political ideology, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic circumstances, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • Passion for and knowledge of racial and social justice, and a familiarity with the work and goals of Hands are for Holding.
  • Ability to listen, coach, and support people to achieve shared goals.
  • Excellent research and writing skills; superior attention to detail. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; good problem-solving skills; a positive professional attitude with excellent judgment, flexibility, determination, and grace in a high-pressure environment.
  • Integrity, honesty, and a balanced, non-partisan approach.
  • A demonstrated commitment to dismantling racism and injustices wherever they exist; sophisticated anti-oppressive, intersectional analysis with a focus on anti-racism and racial equity.
  • Proven ability to design, operationalize, and implement a strategic plan with built-in accountability measures.
  • Track record raising resources, developing partnerships, and diversifying funding.
  • Strong facilitation skills to lead deep, engaging discussions while managing conflict and encouraging growth.
  • Capacity to make difficult decisions quickly.
  • Demonstrated commitment to access, diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Exceptionally strong skills in dialogue facilitation, organizational management, community building, relationship management, deep listening, public speaking, and professional writing.
  • Strong proficiency with intersectionality and experience serving and supporting LGBTQ+ and people of color with multiple marginalized identities.
  • Experience developing learning outcomes and assessment tools for programs.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Gibney provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered for the position, please email a cover letter including salary requirement and résumé to:

Camille Byers
Deputy Director of Human Resources & Culture
camille@gibneydance.org

Please include “Director of Strategic Growth, Youth Programs” as the email’s subject line.

All expressions of interest and conversations will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission. Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No calls please.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to review Gibney’s website at www.gibneydance.org and Gibney’s Community Action webpage at www.gibneydance.org/community-action/ before submitting materials for consideration. Gibney will not consider submissions from applicants that do not have the required experience. Gibney will not consider submissions through employment agencies or online services.

Volunteer

We are also always looking for volunteers for our Center Programs and Performances. Volunteering at Gibney is both fulfilling and fun, and many of our volunteers return to donate their time again and again. It can also be a great way to be introduced to the organization if you’re interested in a position in the future. Please contact volunteer@gibneydance.org and ask to be included on the Volunteer Mailing List, or contact housemanager@gibneydance.org if you are interested in ushering for an upcoming performance. Ushers receive free admission to the performance on the evening they work.