Los Angeles Performance Practice
Los Angeles Performance Practice is looking for a new member of our team as we prepare for a leadership transition and organizational restructuring. The Interim General Manager will work collaboratively with the small and dedicated staff in Los Angeles to fulfill a variety of operational and administrative needs in service of our mission.
The Interim General Manager will manage the day-to-day operations of the organization, and will be a valued collaborator for the organization’s artist-driven projects, programs, events, and special initiatives, including a large regranting program to launch in March 2023.
The ideal Interim General Manager is passionate about the arts and contemporary performance making, finds small thrills in budgeting and management, and has the courage and drive necessary for nonprofit fundraising and development. They will initially report to the Executive Director.
The Interim General Manager may be considered for a full time Co-Director or Executive Leadership position following the interim period.
Work with the Board of Directors and core staff (Executive Director, Director of Programs, Development Specialist, Marketing Specialist) on business planning and operational work plans, including this critical moment of leadership transition and structural transformation
Be able to speak knowledgeably about all aspects of programs, activities, and initiatives including our produced projects, the LAX Festival, programs for artists, and regranting programs within Los Angeles Performance Practice, and the relationships between our activities and field-wide initiatives
Communicate regularly and effectively with core staff about activities, and seek to support all staff members in their roles as needed
Support in maintaining relationships with key funders and supporters, and developing new partnerships and relationships.
PROJECTS & PROGRAMS
Create and oversee individual budgets for projects within our producing umbrella or programs within our scope of artist services in consultation with Director of Programs and Producers
Participate in activities that support the success of our artist-driven programs as requested by the Director of Programs
Contract, manage, and support all artists and vendors within our projects and programs
Process and pay all invoices and contract fees, in accordance with project and program budgets
Arrange for travel and lodging as necessary for touring engagements
FINANCIAL & FUNDRAISING
Develop annual operating budgets in collaboration with the current Executive Director
Establish revenue goals, and create fundraising and marketing strategies to meet revenue goals in collaboration with LAPP’s Marketing and Development Specialists
Maintain and reconcile production and events budgets
Maintain and reconcile general operating budgets regularly
Authorize invoices, petty cash expenditures, and temporary payrolls
Maintain the financial health of the organization, monitoring cash flow and accounts receivables
Proactively identify areas of cost savings and revenue generating opportunities
Maintain insurance, cash, credit accounts, bank accounts, and any loans
Prepare year-end reports to satisfy government, management, and Board needs
Actively engage in fundraising and development activities, providing guidance and support to LAPP’s Development Specialist
Serve as a critical second set of eyes for all grantwriting and fundraising activities
Prepare budget projections, letters of support, and any other required materials for grant proposals
Participate in grant reporting and invoicing
Supervise the organization’s complete fundraising portfolio
Manage the organization’s HR account (through Gusto), including payroll and compliance
Hiring and maintaining employment records for staff
Lead all recruitment efforts
Onboarding and offboarding for temporary employees (project-based)
Act as the Direct Supervisor for staff members working in Development
Attend scheduled weekly staff and team meetings
Troubleshoot issues that cannot be readily resolved by other staff members
Contribute to the well-being of the organization with an “all hands on deck” attitude for projects, performances, and events.
Experience & Skills
Background in arts administration, producing, or nonprofit management, with a minimum of five years experience in a professional work environment
Solid understanding of organizational and project-based budgeting and finance
Excellent people management skills
Ability to prioritize a complex workload with excellent organizational skills
Able to take responsibility and make informed operational decisions
Highly computer literate with proficiency across all common computer applications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experienced and comfortable working with artists at multiple career stages
Comfortable interfacing with project partners and funders
Able to work effectively with a team, as well as independently
Attention to detail and problem solving skills
Demonstrates a commitment to supporting artists and a creative community
Weekly schedules are responsive to active program activities.
This position will work approximately 24-32 hours per week from the date of hire through the completion of our Leadership Transition Plan (currently scheduled for December 2023) at which point the staffing needs of LAPP will be reassessed and employment may be extended.
This position offers a hybrid work schedule.
Weekly staff meetings and a minimum of 16 in-person office hours are required each week (as local health mandates allow). Our office is located within a coworking space in Downtown L.A. Each staff member has a dedicated desk in a dedicated office space for our small team. Other work may be completed remotely on a flexible schedule, with an expectation that emails are checked and attended to Monday through Friday. Nights and weekends will be required, aligning with events and productions.
Travel may be required for special projects and events.
Compensation & Benefits
$30-$40 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience
(Full Time Annual Equivalent: $62,400-$83,200)
Hourly rates are objectively determined using a matrix that considers years of applicable experience with relevant qualifications, education, and training. Employees are eligible for annual pay increases, and have access to professional development opportunities.
All employees have access to accrued sick time and paid time off.
All employees have access to a Guideline Retirement Savings account after six months of service with an employer safe harbor match of 100% of contributions on the first 3% deferred, then 50% of contributions from 3% to 5%.
LAPP does not currently offer health benefits.
Must be based in Los Angeles. Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination if hired.
We strongly encourage individuals that have not been historically represented in the arts sector to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please send a resume and thoughtful letter of interest to [email protected]
We hope to fill this position as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until March 3, 2023, or until the position is filled.