Position Title: Executive Director of Madison Center for the Arts
Length of Work Yr: 12 months
Salary Range: Director $89,176 - $114,580 Placement based on education and experience
Department: Administrative Services
Reports To: Deputy Superintendent
Revised By: Human Resources Date: 10/29/2019
The Executive Director provides leadership, holds the vision, develops the programming, and oversees the management of all aspects of the Madison Center for the Arts. The Executive Director works closely with internal and external stakeholders and is the “face” of the organization. The Executive Director oversees the articulation and fulfillment of the educational promise of the theater through program development, as well as effective management of its operations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Manages theater staff.
- Manages relationships with district Executive Team and Governing Board.
- Manages relationships with principals, teachers, staff, PTOs, parents and students.
- Works in partnership with the Madison Educational Foundation director.
- Works in partnership with the Madison Food Service director.
- Manages external relationships with community, major donors/sponsors, partners, potential funders, and other key relationships.
- Develops and manages educational programming plans and programs.
- Develops and manages annual presenting season.
- Oversees and manages implementation of the business plan and other plans.
- Oversees management of theater finances and financial planning.
- Supports the fundraising activities of the Madison Educational Foundation.
- Supports the catering and concessions activities of the Madison Food Services.
- Supervises assigned personnel, conducts annual performance appraisals and makes recommendations for appropriate employment actions
- Performs other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must possess a M.A. in Arts Administration and/or M.A. in Education (with related arts experience).
Knowledge and Experience
- Minimum five (5) years performing arts center experience and/or arts educational programming.
- Executive leadership, preferably in a complex organizational environment
- Arts educational program development and management.
- Arts presenting.
- Building and maintaining community partnerships and strategic alliances.
- Managing and supervising others.
- Public Speaking.
Skills and Abilities
- Organizational leadership and executive management skills
- Budgeting, financial reporting and financial planning
- Selection and management of arts presenting
- Fluency in office productivity software
- Oral and written communication skills
- Social media skills preferred
- Spanish language proficiency preferred
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write simple correspondence in English. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to speak effectively with other employees and/or students in English. Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, other employees and/or students in English. Ability to speak and present effectively before vendors, administration and staff. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, managers, employees, clients, customers, and/or the general public. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to administrators, top management, public groups/community, and Governing Board.
Ability to apply simple understanding to carry out detailed but basic written and/or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a variety of concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:. Ability to work in a friendly manner and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and board policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Evaluated annually pursuant to District policy and administrative regulations/procedures.