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Position: Executive Director, Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Type/FLSA: Full Time - Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, plus medical/dental/vision/life insurance benefits

The Opportunity: The Executive Director will commence on or before July 1, 2020, and will work in partnership with the Artistic Director (currently Executive & Artistic Director) to accomplish the company’s goals. The successful applicant will develop and manage the annual budget, and develop and implement a comprehensive development plan. They will also hire and manage all administrative staff.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and manage the Annual Budget and detailed department budgets in order to guarantee the continuation of the company’s consecutive debt-free operations.

• Serve as primary staff liaison to the Board of Directors and Board Committees.

• Supervise all company business functions, including, but not limited to, financial management, accounting, general office administration, IT, ticket sales, CRM implementation and maintenance.

• Hire and manage all KO administrative employees, interns, and volunteer staff (excluding artists and production staff).

• Supervise the development of new Marketing and Public Relations campaigns.

• Work with the Artistic Director and Board in developing short and long range plans for the company.

• Represent and advocate for the company by engaging with community groups, elected officials, etc.

 

Develop and implement a comprehensive Development Plan that addresses individual, corporate, foundation, and government support.

• Identify and write all grant applications. • Advise and collaborate with the Knoxville Opera Guild’s fund-raising activities.

• Identify donor trends and opportunities as well as develop strategies to retain current and develop new donors. Selection Criteria:

• Bachelor’s Degree is required.

• Professional fundraising certification (CFRE) is preferred but not required.

• Extensive knowledge of fund-raising “best practices,” principles, and ethics.

• Minimum of 5-7 years of personally designing and executing successful fundraising campaigns is required.

• Expertise working with PatronManager and/or other fundraising databases is required.

• Minimum of 5-7 years of successful financial and personnel management experience (preferably with a non-profit organization) is required.

• Exceptional written, oral, presentation, and organizational skills are required.

• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to effectively gain the respect and support of various stakeholders, including Board members, donors, and community members is required.

• Required computer skills include the Microsoft Office Suite programs.

• Proven ability to work independently, meet deadlines, multi-task, adapt to change, be creative, and problem-solve.

• The successful candidate will be eager to become a valuable member of the East Tennessee community, and be committed to accomplishing the company’s financial and artistic goals in collaboration with the Artistic Director, staff, and Board of Directors.

 

The Company:

Knoxville Opera is currently celebrating its 42nd Season with main stage productions of Madame Butterfly (Puccini), Romeo and Juliet (Gounod), and Harriet Tubman (Okoye/Tennessee Premiere). Among its annual 100 Education/Community Engagement events are the Knoxville Opera Goes to Church concert, the Rossini Festival, and in-school Opera 101/African-American Voices/staged abbreviated opera presentations. The company, which has operated debt-free for the past 14 years, has an annual budget of $1.3 million and an operating reserve of $1+ million. The company’s activities and history may be reviewed in detail on its website: www.KnoxvilleOpera.com.

 

The Region:

The Knoxville/East Tennessee region is well-known for: great natural beauty (rivers, lakes, forests), tourist destinations (Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge), a robust arts community (e.g. Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Clarence Brown Theatre, Knoxville Museum of Art, Big Ears Festival), Innovation Valley Economic Development Partnership, major employers (e.g. U.S. Dept. of Energy, University of Tennessee, Pilot Flying J, Covenant Health, Clayton Homes, Discovery, Jewelry Television, DeRoyal Industries), a thriving television/film production community, affordable housing costs, fiscally responsible local government, and no state income tax.

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RIOULT DANCE NY - FINANCE AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

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RIOULT DANCE NY - FINANCE AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

RIOULT Dance NY, founded in 1994, is a New York City-based modern dance company dedicated to supporting the creation and performance of dance works by choreographer Pascal Rioult, and to educating and expanding modern dance audiences. Over the last 25 years, RIOULT has amassed a rich repertory of nearly 50 works and reaches over 20,000 individuals annually through its NY season performances, national and international touring, and a spectrum of dance education and community engagement programs.

In October 2018, RIOULT Dance NY opened the doors to the RIOULT Dance Center in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria, Queens. A much-anticipated permanent home for the Company, the Center positions RIOULT as a major asset to the dance community at large through its offering of affordable studio rentals, schedule of public dance technique and fitness classes, and high-caliber dance training for young people at the newly formed RIOULT Dance School.

RIOULT Dance NY is seeking a full-time Finance and Operations Director to join our growing team. The Finance and Operations Director, who is part of senior management, manages the facility, financial, administrative, human resource, and IT systems and related staff and also works with outside consultants. The ideal candidate is highly organized with attention for detail, prior experience in financial management and/or bookkeeping and a facility with learning new systems and software and creative problem-solving. This candidate also demonstrates a commitment to RIOULT Dance NY’s mission, is flexible, and effective in a fast-paced and evolving environment.



Job Responsibilities

Finance and Administration

Supervise contract bookkeeper ensuring accurate and up-to-date records of financial transactions, including day-to-day bookkeeping and training staff on relevant systems.

Produce regular financial reports that support the organization’s cash flow management, foundation budgeting and reporting, and government contracts.

Oversee the annual audit and filing of required tax forms.

Collaborate with Executive Director in the annual budgeting process, financial forecasting, and internal controls.

Serve on finance and audit committees

Human Resources  

Maintain personnel policies and employment records for all staff.

Oversee payroll preparation and onboard all new employees.

Negotiate benefits packages for staff and provide support with health and retirement benefits administration.

Facilities and Operations Management

Oversee basic facilities management, including off-site storage.

Manage relationship with landlord and building management. 

Manage organization of both digital and analog files and create a record retention policy.

Act as liaison with insurance vendors and brokers as needed and obtain insurance certificates when requested by staff.

Manage, monitor, and maintain building systems (HVAC, security, etc.), office equipment and supplies.  

Work with ED to identify and address ongoing infrastructure needs.

IT & Digital Security

Oversee relationship with external IT consultants. 

Act as the organization’s point person for cyber security policies, procedures, and troubleshooting.

Maintain and evaluate the IT needs of the organization, working with staff, vendors, and IT consultants to identify and resolve issues and recommend repairs and upgrades.

Handle day-to-day IT issues, including adding users to digital accounts, managing permissions, and troubleshooting problems as they arise. 

Qualifications

The Finance and Operations Manager must have:

A working understanding of bookkeeping, budget management, internal controls, and non-profit accounting practices;

Proficiency with QuickBooks and Excel, and the ability to quickly learn and use other finance-related tools as needed;

A minimum of 4 years administrative/financial experience, preferably in a non-profit environment;

Experience with various aspects of HR, including benefits administration and compliance;

Experience supporting organizational IT needs;

Resourcefulness and creativity in troubleshooting obstacles as they arise;

The ability to design and implement operational systems that foster efficiency; and

The ability to work independently.

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Videographer Freelancer needed and cameraman hire

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www.freelancecameramanhireuk.co.uk are looking for a motivated individuals with can do attitudes. a real passion for filmmaking and creation in general is desired

We are Looking for 

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Animators

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
 

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Human Resources Director

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Application Deadline: 
July 8, 2019

The Role:

The Human Resources Director will be Powerhouse’s first dedicated HR team member. You will focus your efforts on developing and stewarding values-aligned, people-centered, equitable HR practices for our growing team. This position will report to the Senior Director of Strategic Planning.

Who you are:

  • Enthusiastic about fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equity-driven organizational culture at Powerhouse Arts
  • Deep understanding of foundational HR areas (employee relations, L&D, compensation, performance management, benefits, leaves, payroll, immigration, legal, etc.)
  • Strong emotional intelligence, communication and presentation skills and the ability to deal effectively, empathetically, and courteously with all levels of employees
  • People who thrive in Powerhouse’s organizational culture are those who:
  • Are action-oriented, collaborative, and work well in ambiguous/changing circumstances
  • Enjoy research and iterative problem-solving
  • Have independent follow-through and pay attention to detail
  • Value and work towards an equitable and inclusive workplace

What you’ll do:

HR Operations

  • Collaborate with the administrative team to update company policies and procedures, communicating and operationalizing Powerhouse’s values in compliance with all legal requirements, standards and procedures
  • Working closely with the Financial Manager, oversee employee data and identify and implement new processes and technologies to grow and maintain our team
  • Ensure ongoing compliance of all legal and organizational requirements, standards, and procedures and advise finance and senior leadership team on needed actions
  • Review, track and develop employee benefit programs that support a growing and diverse employee population. Oversee open enrollment and relationships with vendors
  • Lead a semi-annual equitable compensation and performance calibration across the organization
  • Collect data to ensure the organization is staying true to its equity-driven culture
  • Participate in on-boarding all new employees to ensure they feel welcomed and have the tools and knowledge they need to succeed at Powerhouse
  • Participate in strategic visioning work and other long-term projects, as required

Learning & Development

  • Plan and implement ongoing training and career development programs and activities for staff, including facilitating conversations about ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and anti-bias; Identify opportunities for external and internal professional development
  • Oversee performance management processes including but not limited to semi-annual performance reviews, employee development programs, and 1:1 best practices
  • Ensure all new hiring managers are equipped to carry out equitable and informed decisions around recruitment

Recruiting/Talent Acquisition

  • Develop and implement comprehensive hiring practices that align with Powerhouse’s people-centered recruitment and hiring philosophy
  • Source, screen and interview candidates
  • Ensure that new hires reflect the constituencies that Powerhouse Arts seeks to serve
  • Employee Relations and Employee Experience
  • Provide clear guidance and perspective on how to manage employee relations; coach managers to resolve employee issues promptly, effectively, and objectively while staying aligned with organizational policy and culture
  • Develop and implement procedures and benchmarks to ensure a diverse, inclusive, and equity-driven organizational culture
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of the organization; support employees through challenges
  • Stay informed on employment best practices

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Passionate about our mission
  • 6+ years in related Human Resources roles
  • Strong foundation in compensation, performance management, change management, benefits, compliance, employee relations and recruiting
  • Experience building and optimizing programs across diverse teams and cultures
  • Previous non-profit experience a plus

Management reserves the right to revise these responsibilities or to require other/different tasks be performed as institutional circumstances change.

 

 

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Director

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45,000
Application Deadline: 
1.7.2019

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Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) is the national organisation for D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences in Wales. Our vision is to create a creative and equal Wales where D/deaf and disabled people are central to the arts of our nation.

Nationally there is a growing interest in working with D/deaf and disabled artists and ensuring access for D/deaf and disabled audiences and participants within the wider sector. We believe DAC is well placed to make the most of this timely and positive shift which echoes our own ambitions and values, all of which are supported by the emphasis on diversity and inclusion from the Arts Council of Wales.

The time for change is now, building on our ambition to lead practice, influence policy and support D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences. This is an exciting opportunity for our new Director to take the reins of the organisation, and with forward-thinking leadership drive the process to creating lasting change within the arts sector in Wales.

The new Director will be the strategic lead for DAC and champion D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences, influencing policy and practice across the wider sector. The Director will also lead the organisation and team, and ensure effective governance, enabling DAC to achieve its vision, mission and strategic objectives.

We are seeking a person who brings an energy and enthusiasm for this role, with a drive and vision to create real change. Ideally the new Director will bring a sense of ‘wmff’ and an energy that creates an exciting, inspirational way of leading the organisation and team. A good networker, they will bring their connections and be able to both sustain these and develop more to build the profile of the organisation and its impact. Ideally the new Director will identify as D/deaf or disabled

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Executive Director

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Application Deadline: 
June 30, 2019

RIOULT Dance NY, founded in 1994, is a New York City-based modern dance company dedicated to supporting the creation and performance of dance works by choreographer Pascal Rioult, and to educating and expanding modern dance audiences. Over the last 25 years, RIOULT has amassed a rich repertory of nearly 50 works and reaches over 20,000 individuals annually through its NY season performances, national and international touring, and a spectrum of dance education and community engagement programs.

In October 2018, RIOULT Dance NY opened the doors to the RIOULT Dance Center in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria, Queens. A much-anticipated permanent home for the Company, the Center positions RIOULT as a major asset to the dance community at large through its offering of affordable studio rentals, schedule of public dance technique and fitness classes, and high-caliber dance training for young people at the newly formed RIOULT Dance School.

“I see the RIOULT Dance Center becoming a destination of endless possibility and enrichment for not only our Company’s dancers but for the local Queens community, the New York City dance community and for the art of Dance,” said Pascal Rioult, Artistic Director of RIOULT Dance NY.

​In order to support RIOULT’s expanding programs, RIOULT Dance NY is seeking a dynamic and accomplished Executive Director to contribute to the strategic vision and provide oversight for all aspects of the organization’s operations.  The successful candidate will work closely with the board and staff on fundraising and finances. The Executive Director will design a robust, creative and sustainable plan to raise the public profile of RIOULT Dance NY and secure the resources to advance its artistic mission and programs.

Position Summary

RIOULT is at a key inflection point and with the opening of the Dance Center and expansion of RIOULT’s programs and mission, this is an extraordinary opportunity for an innovative and energetic leader.

The Executive Director is responsible for driving the implementation of RIOULT Dance NY’s vision and strategic plan.   Fundraising, developing and maintaining relationships with funders and community stakeholders are essential aspects of the position.  The Executive Director will manage budgeting and oversee financial management, Center operations and personnel.  The Executive Director will be supervised by the Board of Directors and work in close partnership with the Artistic Director.

Skills and Experience

A minimum of eight years of leadership and operational experience in an arts-related organization.

A management track record serving multiple constituencies.

Strong understanding of finances and experience with budgets, audits and financial reporting.

Fundraising experience with particular emphasis on the identification and cultivation of major donors.

Experience developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with non-profit and philanthropic organizations.

Ability to lead a strategic planning process across RIOULT, encompassing the dance company, the education program and RIOULT as a community asset.

Superior written and verbal communications skills.

Personal Qualities

A passion for the mission of RIOULT both as an artistic endeavor and a community resource.

A team builder who thrives in a fast-paced and diverse working environment.

Confidence to work closely and successfully with artistic leadership, artistic personnel, staff and the Board of Directors.

A sense of humor.

Benefits

Staff get full health benefits after three months.  No contribution required.  Staff must cover full cost for family benefits.

Savings plan (tax-sheltered annuity) through AXA.  No employer contribution.

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