The Dietrich Group | General Manager Job Description
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General Manager (Part-time)

Overview:
Date Posted:
Thursday, March 11
Application Deadline: Friday, April 30
Start Date: Monday, May 17

Salary From: $4,000 base salary a year, paid @ $25/hr
Province: Ontario
City: Toronto

Company Info:
In 2008, along with several key collaborators, DA Hoskins launched The Dietrich Group as a platform for the creation of interdisciplinary dance works. The Dietrich Group draws from a broad range of artistic disciplines with a focus on celebrating the strength and power of dance in theatre.

To date, The Dietrich Group has created eight full evening works – four produced independently and our other works co-produced with companies such as Buddies in Bad Times & Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage. National and International venues have selected three of these works – PORTRAIT (Festival TransAmerique, Montreal, June 2010), the triple Dora nominated PARIS1994/Gallery (World Stage at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, April 2012 and da:ns Festival in Singapore, October 2012) and The Land of Fuck (a fable) at the Danse Danse Festival in Montreal in April 2014. These opportunities indicate tangible growth and have created momentum for The Dietrich Group.

Exploring, creating and elevating dance through engagement with theatre, film and arts both nationally and internationally, The Dietrich Group’s mandate is to create opportunities for artists in both dance and multidisciplinary art, in turn blurring the established strictures of what dance is deemed to be.

Job Description:
General Manager
Part time Position – Toronto, ON

The Dietrich Group is looking for an individual to fill the part time position of General Manager. A new position; the General Manager will work closely with the Executive Director to run day-to-day operations of the company as well as assist in helping to produce the company’s events and work. This position is ideal for someone who is beginning a career in arts management and administration; offering the successful candidate the opportunity to build their skills with an established company and be mentored by skilled company members. In the long term, the General Manager will grow into their new position; taking over all general operations and leading all company administration. As the hours are flexible this part time position is easily managed alongside other work responsibilities.

The Dietrich Group strives to be an open work environment, where all ideas are heard and explored, and giving everyone the opportunity to think big and help take the company and themselves to new heights.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching & maintaining a granting calendar, keeping the company on track for all granting objectives.
  • Supporting and collaborating grant writing process, including setting up grant templates, writing operational sections, and reviewing and editing grants with the full team.
  • Maintaining the general financial bookkeeping for the company, including but not limited to: artists, contractor & employee payments; bank reconciliations; preparing reports; preparing end of year statements for review; etc. All bookkeeping will be reviewed by the Executive Director.
  • General social media, alongside the Artistic Director, the General Manager will help oversee social media channels with duties such as, but not limited to: general social media upkeep, responding to comments/questions/concerns and championed social media calendar is being followed.
  • Contracts, the General Manager will oversee preparation of all artist and contractor contracts, including distribution, signing, etc. All contracts will be reviewed with final sign off by the Executive Director.
  • Co-Producing the company’s various shows, videos and other works. The General Manager will take a hands on approach in producing the company’s work under the guidance and mentorship of the Executive Director. This will include, but not limited to: scheduling, hiring, budget overview/responsibility, etc.
  • Fundraising, helping with all fundraising activities, including event planning, donor relations, etc.
  • Strategic plan, alongside the Executive Director, oversee the execution of a 3 year strategic plan for the company, helping to keep goals and deliverables on track.

Please note, as this is a new role for the company, we will take an open approach to broadening and growing the positions responsibilities and duties in response to the successful candidate’s strengths.

Requirements:
Overall

  • A base level knowledge and understanding of not-for-profit arts administration; which can include formal education, apprenticeships, or other supporting roles in the arts.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong problem solving, research and evaluation.
  • Excellent time management, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Professionalism, maturity, and sensitivity to confidential information.
  • The ability to telecommute, as the company does not have a physical office.
  • A love of dance and the arts!

Skills

  • Outstanding writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and proofreading skills.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Some experience with QuickBooks is beneficial, but not necessary.
  • An understanding of project budgeting.
  • Bilingualism of English & French is an asset, but not a necessity.
  • An appreciation for arts, contemporary dance in particular.

Salary Range:
The Dietrich Group is a small arts organization, with limited operational funding coming from the Toronto Arts council, and generous supporters. The new General Manager position will be a part time position, being paid at $25/hour amounting to a guaranteed base yearly salary of $4,000. The base yearly salary covers the general operations of the company; hours and fees will scale up before, during and after any periods of production supported by additional grants.

Given the nature of remuneration, the Dietrich Group will work with the successful candidate to create schedules and work flows that honour their time and working hours will be flexible to allow in recognition that the General Manager will have other work commitments and projects outside this position.

Additional Info:
The Dietrich Group is endeavouring to create a safe and healthy working environment for all people who work with and for the company, an environment which is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We openly welcome applicants of all identities, and encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, people of colour and 2SLGBTQ+ folks.

How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume in a single PDF to Oz Weaver (oz@thedietrichgroup.com) with the subject: General Manager Position. All applicants will be notified whether they will be proceeding to the interview stage or not. All initial interviews will be held online, through Zoom.