Employment Opportunities

Managing Director

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Founder, Artistic Director & CEO (CEO), the Managing Director (MD) will implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support strategic objectives. The MD will be responsible for the oversight of all administrative, facilities, and human capital systems including technology, human resources, communications, and physical infrastructure. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the MD will be involved in a broad range of strategic planning and internal initiatives.

The MD will directly supervise a team consisting of the Director of Operations, Deputy Director of Human Resources, and 14 full and part-time operations staff.  The MD will work side by side with the Senior Director of Advancement who is responsible for Development, Earned Revenue, and Marketing. Working alongside a Financial Consultant and Arts FMS, an outsourced financial management team, the MD will oversee over $5M in operations, facilities, and personnel budgets.

The MD will be an experienced and resourceful nonprofit professional who can manage multiple teams, foster an inclusive and dynamic staff environment, and balance strategic thinking with a focus on the operation and culture of a rapidly growing nonprofit. A key leader in the next phase of Gibney’s growth, the MD is a full-time, exempt position reporting directly to the CEO.

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OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATION

  • In partnership with the CEO and senior leadership, sets direction, vision, and strategy for Gibney’s operational management on an annual and long-term basis
  • Serves as a partner to the CEO on the organization’s administrative and operational processes, with a goal of continuously developing and improving systems
  • Ensures a commitment to service excellence and equity at all touchpoints of Gibney’s operations
  • Drives cross-functional activity; streamlines and coordinates interdependent activities among Gibney’s departments and programs
  • Oversees the operation of both facilities (280 & 890 Broadway) including planning, construction management, safety and emergency preparedness, IT, energy management, space inventory management, preventive and routine maintenance, repair, custodial services, grounds services in compliance with New York State and DOB code requirements, and building code and law compliance such as ADA compliance
  • Oversees and manages Gibney’s $2.5M annual space budget; works closely with the finance team on every aspect of financial management of the Centers
  • Ensures the safeguarding of assets by establishing appropriate legal and regulatory documentation, internal controls, and procedures
  • In partnership with the CEO and Board, leads risk assessment and mitigation procedures
  • Oversees organizational insurance policies and claims, including liability insurance, workers’ compensation, and unemployment
  • Evaluates and improves Gibney’s information technology infrastructure, implementing new technologies to support key capabilities as required for future growth, and to support and drive key human resource initiatives

ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

  • Oversees and manages Gibney’s $2.5M annual personnel budget; works closely with the finance team on every aspect of financial management related to Gibney staff
  • Instills a human development and learning culture within Gibney; upgrade human resources functions including training, development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting
  • Oversees recruitment of staff, including marketing, operations, and management of this process
  • Supports Gibney’s commitment to racial justice and equity and ongoing work towards becoming a more diverse, inclusive, accessible, and anti-racist organization

BOARD, SENIOR LEADERSHIP, & INTERDEPARTMENTAL COLLABORATION

  • Serves as a liaison with the Board of Directors and as a non-voting member of the Board’s Finance, Audit, and Governance Committees and their respective sub-committees
  • Engages in ongoing collaboration with the CEO on organizational priorities, revenue strategy, and vision, ensuring their communication, delegation, and implementation
  • Partners with the Finance team to communicate efficient and effective financial tracking and reporting processes across departments to ensure smooth organizational operation
  • As a key member of the ELT regularly communicates with colleagues to foster administrative agency and accountability around operational priorities and practices
  • Builds cross-departmental relationships, mechanisms, and processes to facilitate effective communication, collaboration, information sharing, transparency, and culture among staff

Other

Gibney is a growing organization and employees are often called upon to perform other duties that are essential to accomplish organizational goals and meet important deadlines. This kind of work should only be disseminated by the direct supervisor of that staff member and include relocating their original work for that time frame.

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 is strongly committed to providing reasonable accommodations of disabilities during the application and hiring process. If required, please contact Jenny Thompson at jenny@gibneydance.org.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of nonprofit management, operations, and human resources experience, preferably in dance/performing arts
  • 5+ years leading, building, managing and collaborating with teams in a growing nonprofit
  • B.A. or advanced degree in a related field is preferred; Bachelor’s Degree in a related field in addition to relevant experience will also be considered
  • Thorough understanding of general management, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, information systems, human resources, and marketing
  • Outstanding leadership and strategic planning skills, including the ability to lead change with an inclusive style
  • Ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a top-notch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly
  • Commitment to anti-racism in the nonprofit sector, particularly at staff and Board levels
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovation and growth
  • Comfort in a complex nonprofit environment
  • Ability to maintain high attention to detail and a high degree of personal initiative
  • Professional and ethical work behavior with a high degree of confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve ambitious goals and objectives
  • Creativity, flexibility, and a resourceful approach to problem solving
  • Exceptional, persuasive, and clear communication skills—both verbally and in writing

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered, please email the items below as one PDF with Managing Director in the subject line to:

Managing Director Search Team
MDSearch@gibneydance.org

Please include a substantive cover letter highlighting your interest in the position and the organization, evidence of the required experience (as outlined in the job description under “Qualifications”), and salary requirements. The general salary range for this position is $110k-$125k; however, exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered at levels commensurate with their experience. In addition, please include a résumé and contact information for three professional references who can speak to the full range of your work as a leader and executive.

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.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review Gibney’s website (www.gibneydance.org) 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.

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Senior Gibney Company Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

The Company Manager works to advance the resident Gibney Company as part of a coordinated Team consisting of the CEO & Artistic Director, Senior Company Directors, Senior Company Advisor, Company Administrative Associate, and Company Logistical Manager. The Senior Company Manager is the steward of Gibney Company’s commitment to artistic exchange, collaboration, and excellence. The Senior Company Manager works with the Company Team and other staff to develop, to coordinate and to implement a full schedule of performances, programs, events, and residencies. The Senior Company Manager is responsible for the overall administration of the Company’s activities and oversees multiple areas of involvement.

This position manages Company Logistical Manager and Administrative Associate. Reporting to the Company Directors, the SCM is a full-time, exempt position.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF ARTISTIC, FELLOWSHIP, AND PARTNERSHIPACTIVITIES

  • Ensures the successful management and production of all Company activities, including rehearsals, open studio events, virtual events, performances, cultivation events and curated performances.
  • Ensures the successful management of all Company partnerships, including programs with Chashama, BARD, Reel Works, Symbio, and Springboard, among others.
  • Ensures the successful management of the Company’s growing Fellowship Program.
  • Develops and maintains project timelines, scopes of work, and budgets in coordination with the appropriate interdepartmental colleagues and external partners.
  • Maintains project rigor, keeping the interdepartmental team and collaborators on track of the plan from project kickoff to delivery.
  • Under the supervisor of Company leadership, maintains the day-to-day management of all Company projects from initiation through deployment.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for commissioned choreographers, collaborators, and partners regarding the mounting of their works and programs, including all aspects of scheduling and logistics.
  • Communicates commissioned artists’, collaborators’, and partners’ needs with the Facilities and Production teams.
  • Books visiting artists’ travel and accommodation and the Company’s travel and accommodation needs for out-of-town residencies and engagements.
  • Facilitates in-take meetings with commissioned artists and collaborators.
  • Works with Senior Company Directors, the Director of Marketing, and Administrative Associate to effectively market all productions.
  • Works with Development Team to effectively create and track grant reports for all Company activities.
  • Tracks performance ticket sales and work collaboratively with staff members to meet all income projections.
  • Manages aspects of Company curatorial platforms, including Company Curated and dancemobile, including off-site rehearsal scheduling and performance activity.
  • Maintains the highest level of artist relations and customer service across all aspects of Company activity.
  • Leads meetings with Leadership, Company Team, and with interdepartmental collaborators and partners.
  • Schedules Company internal, interdepartmental and external meetings.
  • Maintains Company calendars.
  • Seeks feedback from all collaborative artists and implement changes to improve Company processes.
  • Oversee Company media archives in collaboration with the Digital Media and Marketing Teams

ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

  • Maintains the highest level of both internal and external communications.
  • Monitors the status of projects, communicates projects updates to Leadership, and communicates those changes and the implications of the changes to all members of the team, including partners.
  • Directs the Company’s department’s efforts to plan, monitor, reconcile, and achieve budgeted income and expense goals, maintaining accountability to the organization and transparency among the department.
  • Participates in annual budgeting as a member of the senior leadership team.
  • Writes and distributes recaps of all Company internal and external meetings.
  • Serves as the point of contact for Artistic Associates on matters such as scheduling and event timelines, rehearsal and performance space bookings, tour itineraries, payroll and benefits issues, attendance, sick leave, and vacation records.
  • Oversees and track all Gibney Company internal and external contracts.
  • Under the supervision of CEO, drafts and disseminates contracts.
  • Researches and procures visa application materials for international artists.
  • Creates, submits, and tracks all budget expenses for Gibney Company activity.
  • Creates Company expense budget and supports CEO with overall budgets.
  • Manages the hiring and training process of new administrative staff members filling Gibney Company departmental roles.

OTHER

Gibney is a growing organization and employees are often called upon to perform other duties that are 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 employment at Gibney.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • 5+ years of experience in a managerial position
  • 2+ years of experience in a performing arts production position
  • Touring experience is a plus
  • Strong evidence of project management in a performing arts context
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in experience
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm, creativity, and resourcefulness
  • Excellent scheduling and logistical skills
  • 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
  • Commitment to inclusion
  • Strong grasp of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workplace and other organizational systems

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered, please email the items below as one PDF with Senior Company Manager in the subject line to:

Shane Jewell
Gibney Company General Manager
shane@gibneydance.org

Please include a substantive cover letter highlighting your interest in the position and the organization and evidence of the required experience (as outlined in the job description under “Qualifications”). The general salary range for this position is $55k-$65k; however, exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered at levels commensurate with their experience. In addition, please include a résumé and contact information for three professional references who can speak to the full range of your work.

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.

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.

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Teacher & Accompanist Positions

Gibney is always interested in hearing from dedicated and talented individuals who are interested in joining our faculty.

Volunteer

There are no upcoming volunteer or performance ushering opportunities available. Please contact volunteer@gibneydance.org and ask to be included on the Volunteer Mailing List if you would like to hear about future opportunities.