Work with Us:
Paprika Festival is looking for a General Manager!
Application Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018
Start Date: July 01, 2018 (Training with outgoing GM will take place April-June 2018 and will include attendance at Paprika Festival shows May 14-20)
For the past 17 years, Paprika Festival has been the home of the emerging artist. We are a year-round, youth-led performing arts organization celebrating the work of young and emerging artists. Paprika programs include a strong focus on mentorship and training, and we are guided by the four core values of accessibility, artistic development, community and youth leadership. Our educational programs include: Creators’ Unit, Playwrights-in-Residence, Writers’ Circle, Directors’ Lab, Paprika Productions, Indigenous Arts Program, and the Festival Administrators. These programs run between October and May, culminating in the annual Festival.
Part time position (contract) July 1 to June 30 annually, with training hours beginning in April 2018
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the position of General Manager offers an incredible opportunity for a young arts manager or producer to lead a professional performing arts organization, promoting and producing the work of young and emerging artists (primarily age 21 and under). The successful candidate will have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, the ability to work well on a team, as well as some knowledge of basic accounting. Previous fundraising experience is highly preferred.
Perform and manage all of the organization’s treasury functions which include but are not limited to:
Receiving, accounting and depositing all funds received by Paprika;
- Disbursing funds to Paprika vendors including Artist Mentors, Training Day Artists, and additional sub-contracted service providers;
Maintaining accounting records to support transactions completed.
Create operating budget with the assistance of the Artistic Producer and the Board Treasurer
Liaise with outsourced bookkeeper and independent auditor throughout the year
Compile information requests for and collaborate with Artistic Producer in writing of grant applications and final reports
Work closely with the Artistic Producer in managing all partnerships with other arts and community organizations
Lead all Executive meetings and create agenda with the Artistic Producer for those meetings
Attend all Training Days
Keep copies of all financial, fundraising, participant and Festival correspondence and file it in an organizational manner
Create an annual report on achieved strategic plan goals
Work with the Artistic Producer to manage staff and ensure that all members of the staff team are staying on track with their individual goals
Manage interns and Festival Administrator program and supervise the work and needs of those individuals
Liaise with participants throughout the duration of the season
Create, distribute and collect Letters of Agreement and Emergency Contact Forms from all participants in coordination with the Festival Administrators
Fundraising and Marketing
Prepare all written material related to solicitation packages, acquisition and acknowledgement letters
Identify and solicit Corporate and Foundation prospects for programming support
Maintain stewardship of Individual donors, further develop opportunities for engagement
Maintain accurate donation records
Generate tax receipts according to CRA guidelines in a timely manner
Secure Festival playbill advertisements
Organize Festival receptions
Contact local establishments to develop in-kind partnerships
Responsible for the management of all fundraising events
Supervise the marketing and promotion of the Festival, including reviewing copy in e-blasts and the festival program, and working with the Communications Manager on a digital and print marketing strategy
Supervise marketing and development staff members
Board of Directors
Attend all Board meetings and provide financial and administrative reports
Prepare all Board Materials in advance of meetings
Update the Board Reference binder materials on a yearly basis
Act as a primary liaison between the Board of Directors and the Paprika staff
Ideal Qualities and Interests:
Post-secondary education in arts administration, non-profit management, fundraising, producing, business or equivalent, preferably with additional knowledge or experience in theatre or the performing arts
Flexible schedule is ideal – this role is perfect for an independent producer, or in addition to other part-time work
Knowledge of non-profit sector, granting bodies, and fundraising techniques are important assets
Familiarity with the Toronto theatre industry and local/community establishments
Attention to detail, willingness to learn, self-starter, ability to work well in both group and individual settings
Highly organized, and willing to go above and beyond their expected duties
Customer service and event experience are assets
Access to reliable transportation (ideally, regular access to a vehicle)
Passion for theatre, education and the nurturing of emerging artist talent
This position is approximately 20 hours a week, with reduced hours in the summer months. Due to Paprika’s youth-led nature, the ideal candidate will be under 30.
How to Apply:
In order to apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23rd at 5pm. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Paprika thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.
Please note: Interviews to take place in early April.
Name: Daniel Pink