EMPLOYMENT


Managing Director

  • Part-time, for a non-profit

  • $24,000 - $28,000 a year

  • Year-round/Part-time (full-time during two weeks of annual summer workshop festival and teacher training)

  • Candidate can be based anywhere in the continental U.S.

To apply:

 

Please email your resume and a one-page cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to inquiries@michaelchekhov.org with “Managing Director” in the subject line. Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide 3 references. No phone calls please. Interviews will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

MICHA, the international non-profit dedicated to supporting the legacy and teaching of Michael Chekhov, is seeking a part-time Managing Director (approximately 15 hours per week). The Managing Director is responsible for the stewardship of all organization resources, collaborating with the Artistic Director to ensure balance of artistic quality, financial strength and institutional integrity.

In addition to valuing the role of theater in society, and having a significant interest in, or possessing a basic knowledge of, Michael Chekhov, the Chekhov technique, and MICHA, the candidate should have:

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with the Artistic Director, Faculty and Board of Directors

  • Strong working knowledge of non-profit financial and business requirements including use of key technology; ability to envision and implement other programs/technology as needed

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and excellent interpersonal skills including the ability and capacity to lead, manage, motivate, inspire, train and collaborate

  • High-level organizational skills; ability to multi-task and manage variety of short and long-term projects concurrently

  • Proficiency with budgeting and fiscal management; ability to maintain confidential information

  • Ability to and interest in working independently; stamina and a strong work ethic

  • A bachelor's (or advanced) degree in a related field and a minimum of five (5) years' experience in a management/leadership role, ideally with direct Board relations experience

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

FINANCE/OPERATIONS

  • Work with the Artistic Director to develop annual budget to support the organization’s programmatic and institutional priorities. Responsible for monthly financial reporting, budget performance, forecasting, cash flow projections and maintenance of the accounting systems including Word, Excel,  Outlook,PowerPoint and QuickBooks Online.

  • Work actively with the Board, bookkeeper and accountant to support all financial and accounting functions  in accordance with all organizational policies and procedures including but not limited to the proper filing of taxes and documents.

  • Hire and oversee key contractors (i.e. bookkeeper, accountant, work-study/interns).

  • Understand, learn and leverage all technologies that MICHA currently uses or may use in the future; train others as needed.

EVENT-RELATED

  • Secure and execute contracts with all faculty and insure all contractual arrangements such as housing, travel and food for annual Workshop.

  • Secure D&O insurance and event insurance.

  • Create and maintain workshop registration and billing.

  • Participate in workshops on registration days and any events in which finances are discussed or handled.

FUNDRAISING

  • Work with the Board and staff to strategize and implement all fundraising activities, including, but not limited to, individual gifts, Board gifts, special events, corporate giving and foundation grants.

  • Lead organization in evaluation and pursuit of grant opportunities and applications; facilitate and drive the grant writing process.

  • Acknowledge all donations and grants.

COMMUNICATION/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Develop, support and execute effective marketing, branding, website and social media strategies with select vendors (as required) to strengthen the organization's brand and expand its audience reach.

  • Maintain and extend e-commerce efforts.

  • Actively engage and energize Board members; keep members up to date about status of current projects and upcoming events.

  • Attend Board meetings and prepare agendas and support materials prior to meetings including all strategic goal items – programming, marketing/fundraising, governance and operations; elevate the top-most priorities for discussion.

  • Maintain positive relationship with clients (Routledge, Digital Theatre Plus, etc.) and members of the extended MICHA community.

  • Act as one of the faces of MICHA within the organization and with the community at large.

  • Respond to general inquiries made via phone and email.

BENEFITS

  • Flexible work schedule; work remotely; join passionate international community.

 

MICHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment of the provision of services or any other category protected by law.