Managing Director at Red Sky Performance

Managing Director
Red Sky Performance

Internationally renowned for its artistry and innovation, Red Sky is Canada’s leading company of contemporary world Indigenous performance in dance, theatre and music.

Red Sky Performance seeks a Managing Director to oversee the overall business management and administrative operations of the company including: planning, financial management, administration, office operations, grant and proposal writing, board and governance, human resources management, fundraising and cultivation activities.

The Managing Director will assist Red Sky in moving forward to achieve its vision. The position requires a deep commitment and engagement to Red Sky’s artistic goals and company ethos, as well as a strong sense of responsibility and an excellent work ethic.

Required Knowledge & Skills:
5 years business or arts administrative experience.
Excellent organizational and communication skills; highly detail-oriented; self-motivated.
Excellent facilitation, speaking, and networking skills.
Ability to develop a deep understanding of, commitment to, and engagement with the artistic vision of Red Sky.
Excellent leadership qualities are required in order to build healthy, positive and effective internal and external relationships.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Artistic Director, Board of Directors, Staff, and Consultants, and be able to relate to Indigenous, culturally diverse, mainstream community colleagues, as well as the local and international arts community and the general public.
Sensitivity and interest in an Indigenous/Aboriginal worldview, traditions and community art issues.
Knowledge and/or experience in the operations of not-for-profit arts organizations in general, particularly the performing arts.
Ability to prioritize, set the strategy, exercise sound judgment and function within tight deadlines.
Knowledge of budgetary practices and maintenance; knowledge of relevant accounting/bookkeeping procedures.
Solid understanding of computers and relevant software, office procedures and record management, and ability to prepare and maintain clerical records, reports and correspondence related to the work.
An administrative or business degree would be considered a key asset.

Desired Qualities:
A confident, enthusiastic, friendly and creative person, and one who has strong management and decision-making skills, and supports the organization’s vision and mission.
A high level of general competence and organization will be needed – along with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and exceptional attention to detail.
Excellent analytical, financial, and organizational skills; an entrepreneurial spirit; a passion for arts and culture, and the ability to deal with a broad spectrum of personalities.
Ability to work independently as well as be a positive and collaborative team player that thrives in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to understand and uphold the long-term vision while managing the details of daily operational requirements.
Exemplary organization, time management and administrative skills to set goals and achieve success.

Compensation: This is a permanent full-time role. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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Reply in confidence:
If you’re an arts administrator seeking an expansive role in culture and business, please send your resume and a covering email by Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 5PM EST to with “Managing Director” in the subject header. Note: recruitment is underway – the earlier we receive your information, the better!

We thank all candidates for their submissions, but only those under consideration will be contacted. We encourage candidates of Aboriginal ancestry to apply, but the position is open to all candidates. – Canada’s leader in integrated career management & recruitment for media professionals.