Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) is currently seeking a Managing Director at this exciting time in the company's history. The Managing Director works with the Artistic Director to plan and create an artistic season of theatre. Come work with our creative team in our newly renovated office in the Montreal Plateau neighbourhood. This position has the opportunity of on-the-job mentorship for a highly motivated individual.
BTW is a ground-breaking theatre company committed to showcasing and fostering Black Canadian artists, inspiring dialogue and broadening understanding across the country. BTW is Canada’s longest running theatre company dedicated to the works of Black and diasporic communities. Its mission is to promote and produce outstanding theatre that educates, entertains and inspires. The company strives to create greater cross-cultural understanding by expanding the representation of Black Canadian artists.
Currently BTW produces one to two mainstage productions per year, as well as a touring production during Black History Month. Other related activities include a theatre training program, a play reading series, various smaller events and fundraisers.
Responsibilities of the Managing Director
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director is responsible for the overall administration of the company. In collaboration with the Artistic Director, the Managing Director also oversees the financial aspects of promotion and audience development. The Managing Director ensures the smooth and efficient operation of BTW and provides professional support as needed, to the Board of Directors.
The Managing Director is responsible for the execution of activities in the following areas:
- Supervise the day-to-day activities of the office, and administrative and accounting procedures.
- Establish and support the appropriate administrative systems (personnel policies and procedures) to facilitate the success of the strategies and programs of the company and evaluate performance of administrative staff.
- Manage all financial aspects of grants, marketing and other activities. Supervise general finances with the aid of a Bookkeeper.
- Lead a team of 5 to 8 employees (including contract and salaried individuals).
- Work with the Board of Directors and the Fundraising Committee to identify potential sources of funding, develop fundraising strategies and programs, as well as prepare government grant applications.
- Liaise with the banks, auditors, Board and Advisory Committee members, as well as industry organizations and associations as needed.
- Manage and maintain facilities which include our rented office and rehearsal space.
- Organize meetings of the Board of Directors and its Committees, as well as the Annual General Meeting.
Qualifications and key competencies
- Administrative leadership experience in a non-profit organization is a valuable asset
- Aptitude for strategic planning
- Experience leading, empowering and mentoring creative teams
- Resource Management experience
- Strong collaborative decision-making abilities
- Knowledge of the local and national theatre landscape is an asset
- Knowledge of governance processes and accounting principles
- Experience with both marketing and fundraising
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; professional fluency in French required
Traits and characteristics
- Foresight to envision and champion new ideas and concepts
- Capability to nurture a safe and motivating environment for staff
- Confident and outgoing personality
- Relationship builder
- Respect for confidentiality
- Exceptional interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
$50 - 60K CAD annually (based on experience).
How to apply
Black Theatre Workshop is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We value diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume including salary expectation to the Hiring Committee via email at [email protected] This position will remain open until filled.