Rogue Artists Ensemble
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles art collective Rogue Artists Ensemble is seeking a MANAGING DIRECTOR to manage Rogue Artists Ensemble’s Staff and Artists. We are seeking an arts administrator who believes in our mission and the work we are doing to join our organization as a key decision maker. This key role will directly support the work of Rogue Artists Ensemble both locally in Los Angeles and also touring work, when needed. We are seeking a Managing Director to help grow our arts organization, coordinate numerous competing priorities and provide vision and leadership for a passionate team of artists.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director provides leadership and managerial direction. Overall responsibilities include maximizing earned and contributed revenue, cultivating community relationships, and overseeing all administrative, operational, and financial goals to ensure the continued financial success of Rogue Artists Ensemble. The Managing Director works collaboratively with the Artistic Director, the Board of Directors and staff to achieve best business practices and fiscal accountability and communicate the group’s institutional vision.
The Managing Director must have a flexible time commitment and be able to work approximately 20-30 hours per week remotely with ongoing in-person meetings with the staff, board and ensemble. Ideal candidates have experience in accounting (Quickbooks) and maintaining budgets.
Compensation: Monthly Stipend will increase up to $800/month after first 90-days.
More info about Rogue Artists Ensemble: www.rogueartists.org
Rogue Artists Ensemble is a unique American theatre ensemble that is focused on design. Our original plays use an arsenal of international storytelling techniques which include puppets, masks, theatrical magic, projection, sophisticated technology, audio sampling, dance and more to create an unforgettable and totally different kind of experience for young and old alike. Our goal by using this varied approach is to attract a new generation of theatergoer who has come to expect more in this tech savvy world.
We have been producing critically and financially successful works in Los Angeles since 2005, with RAE producing top-notch theater in Los Angeles while growing its operating budget every year. Two of our most recent Rogue productions, Gogol Project and Mr. Punch, received incredible audience and critical response and both were selected as a Critic’s Choice by the Los Angeles Times. Our work, HYPERBOLE: origins, was nominated for four awards by LA Weekly; including Production of the Year. And our most recent show, D is for Dog was nominated for a LA Weekly award for Comedy Ensemble. Rogue Artists Ensemble’s continued success demonstrates an ability to follow through with a plan of great scope and complexity.
The Rogues have a strong commitment to community outreach and education led by our all-ages shows, The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone and Zen Shorts. These shows have toured throughout California at small community events and schools, in addition to playing larger venues such as The Geffen Playhouse, Segerstrom Performing Arts Center, Rio Hondo College and others. In 2011, we were invited to be in residency for three weeks at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. We have conducted several residencies at the University of California, Irvine with the students from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts and at Jordan High School in Long Beach. All this demonstrates our commitment to engaging communities and to inspiring the artist within untapped youth.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Serves as a spokesperson to the community in articulating and advocating for the organizational impact and role of the company.
• Oversees public communications for marketing, branding, and outreach continuity/effectiveness.
• Provides leadership for fundraising, working closely with the Board of Directors and Grant Writers to energize participation in these efforts.
Strategic Planning & Governance:
• Drives efforts for long-term strategic planning and institutional brand building, financial stability, and responsible production.
• Ensures that artistic vision and goals are in line with fiscal vision and goals.
• Leads the execution of our strategic plan with Artistic Director
• Works with Board Leadership to cultivate, develop, and improve board participation and function.
• Prepares written and verbal reports for presentation at Board Meetings.
Finance & Administration:
• Provides fiscal and organizational leadership, including guidance to all administrative staff to maximize effectiveness and productivity.
• Develop and manage accurate annual budgets and cash- flow projections.
• Monitors financial position and makes recommendations to the Board and/or takes action as appropriate.
• Hires, trains, and supervises staff, and oversees the effective use of financial resources needed to responsibly achieve the organization's goals and objectives.
Programs & Operations:
• Updates & maintains all day-to-day finances and accounting for the organization in Quickbooks, including all monthly bills, staff and artistic payments
• Schedules and leads staff meetings; leads board meetings with board chair.
• Works closely with staff to identity areas of possible expansion of programs and ventures, consistent with adequate funding sources.
• Creates, negotiates and maintains all legal contracts / agreements with vendors and staff
• Provides administrative oversight to Production staff.
• Maintain calendar of events, deadlines, and production.
Email a resume and cover letter to Darcie Crager at [email protected]
In your cover letter, please list your current job(s) and commitments
Start Date: January 1, 2019
Applications are due by Friday, November 9, 2018