Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Experience Requirement : 5-10 years
|Jacob’s Pillow, now in its 86th year, is the longest-running dance festival in the U.S. and the only National Landmark dedicated to dance. The institution is in the first year of Vision ’22, a five-year strategic plan to strengthen the artistic core of the organization, expand civic and community engagement and renew essential campus facilities. The Deputy Director reports to the Director to achieve these goals and ensure superior functioning in all aspects of the Jacob’s Pillow enterprise. The Deputy oversees the management of finances, facilities, and organization-wide systems and fosters cross-departmental communication and collaboration. The Deputy also oversees marketing and communications and earned-income generation, including retail, rentals, partnerships, advertising, initiatives and special projects. In addition, the Deputy manages all human resources functions. The Deputy should stay abreast of artistic planning and the work of the artistic programs that operate under the Director. The ideal candidate has a passion for dance and brings a proven track record in either non-profit or business management, an entrepreneurial mindset, and demonstrated skills in partnering effectively with diverse people.
• Work with Director and senior staff to set comprehensive measures for success and annual benchmarks in alignment with current 5-year plan. Analyze and interpret organization-wide reporting data and metrics. Develop and submit regular reports to the Director on organization’s progress in achieving its benchmarks and 5-year vision.
• Serve as project manager for planning processes, multi-year strategic initiatives, and consultancies that require coordination among Director, Department Heads and Board, including issuing RFPs and signing agreements. Work with Director and senior staff to ensure successful implementation of plans. • Oversee implementation of equity, inclusion and accessibility goals and initiatives.
• Working closely with Director of Finance, be responsible for all budget processes including creation of annual operating and capital budgets as well as monitoring their implementation by senior staff. This includes supervising the preparation of all necessary financial and management reports for the Director and Board.
Earned-Income Initiatives and Special Projects
• Design, recommend and manage strategies for increased earned income (in accordance with non-profit business regulations) to strengthen the organization’s long-term capitalization and financial capacity.
• Work with the Director of Operations to design and implement policies, practices and processes that align with the organizational vision.
Facilities & Capital Project Management
• Oversee the maintenance and improvement of the 161-acre National Historic Landmark site and campus, manage construction and renovation projects, and ensure efficient operation, code compliance, physical attractiveness and a welcoming environment for artists and audiences.
• Oversee all Human Resources functions, including policy compliance and goals aligned with 5-year plan. Ensure an effective, positive working environment for all staff and contractors. In consultation with Director, determine compensation levels and performance review systems, and manage annual review of senior staff. Oversee hiring policies and practices.
• 7+ years management experience in senior level positions.
• 7+ years experience in non-profit arts organization management.
• Results-oriented, strategic, and creative thinker.
|How to Apply / Contact|
|Please send cover letter and resume and references to Anna McDunn, Assistant to the Director, email@example.com with “Deputy Director Application” in the subject line.|