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New Day Children’s Theatre: Executive Director

Mission: 
New Day Children’s Theatre provides theatre programs for children and youth of all experience levels. At New Day, we believe that every day is an opportunity to invest in our children.  Our goal  is to strengthen the community through our programs and make theatre accessible to all children regardless of race, financial barriers or cognitive differences – encouraging them to celebrate our differences while building relationships that will be with them for a lifetime.  At New Day we are a champion of the arts but more importantly, we are the champion of children.
New Day provides a nurturing and safe environment where children come together to build relationships and develop character through mutual respect and teamwork.The process of the theatrical experience is as important as the product, and equal weight is placed on education and fun. Whether center-stage or behind the scenes, and regardless of experience level, there is a place for every child at New Day.

Required Skills:

Non-profit Management, including proven track record of strategic planning, resource development & fundraising, board development and support, staff oversight & management, and non-profit regulatory compliance.  Must have a proven track record of initiating, cultivating, and strengthening key stakeholder relationships. Ability to establish timeline and account for measurable results required. A history of theatre involvement or experience necessary.

Summary of Duties & Responsibilities:

Leadership

Provide leadership for all aspects of the program consistent with New Day Children’s Theatre’s mission and values.

Identify and connect with supporters, stakeholders, and key constituents to develop and sustain the program.

Cultivate and maintain relationships with relevant community members, private organizations, and stakeholders.

Work with Board President to prioritize diversification of Board and staff to represent the community and children served.

Create and implement community campaigns to increase financial support and ensure New Day programs and workshops are well attended.

Serve on applicable committees and service organizations that promote children’s programming, community involvement, and financial growth.

Foster the development of good relations with other community and cultural organizations in the area by participating in meetings and joint activities where appropriate, including maintaining membership in Collierville Rotary Club and Collierville Chamber of Commerce.

Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in children’s theatre and nonprofit leadership.

Governance & Regulatory Compliance

Facilitate ongoing strategic planning with the Board, including attendance of Board meetings to present financial status, status of programming, and updates.

Work with Board president to strengthen the Board by executing intentional, skills-focused Board recruitment plans.

Ensure regulatory compliance utilizing sound fiscal oversight and quality assurance practices.

Sustain New Day fiscal responsibility through diversified resource development efforts and regular fiscal reports to the Board.

Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

Orient new Board members and staff to New Day’s mission and values,strategic plans, and the duties and obligations of each position.

Operations and Service

Recruit, manage, and retain qualified independent contractors, as well as artistic and administrative personnel.

Oversee independent contractor performance with an emphasis on quality programming for children, safety, and stewardship of funding.

Oversee production of 3-4 children’s theatre productions per year, including auditions, marketing, recruitment of independent contractors, budget, and  ticket sales.

Develop, implement, and evaluate programs for the year, including productions, Saturday Playhouse, Bringing Literacy to Life(VPK), classes, summer camps, and workshops.

Oversee grants by maintaining current grants, finding prospective grants, and adhering to submission deadlines as well as  grant terms and conditions.

Assess quality of children’s programming continuously through feedback from  parents, children, the public, and independent contractors.

Monitor interactions of independent contractors/staff and volunteers with children served for safety. Ensure adherence to the Child Safety Policy.

Maintain vendor contracts.

Oversee all marketing, advertising, website, and social media.

Responsible for overseeing relationships with Carriage Crossing (lease negotiations).

QUALIFICATIONs:
Minimum of 2 years experience in leadership and growth of a non-profit organization.
Resource development, board development, and grant experience required.
Demonstrated experience and insights related to children’s theatre and nonprofit management is necessary

TO APPLY:                       
Send cover letter and resume describing relevant skills and experience to: maggie.mcgowan025@gmail.com

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