General Manager

Job details

Red Leap Theatre
31 Jan 2013
Work type
Work classification
Performing Arts


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

• To develop and execute a business plan in accordance with the Board's Strategic Plan

• To manage the Trust’s finances, which are audited annually

• To secure funding to deliver the Trust’s initiatives, and meet the reporting/accountability requirements of funding partners

• To work with the Board to attract, and to service, donors and sponsors

• To manage existing and develop new revenue generating programmes/initiatives

• To manage the Trust’s relationships with stakeholders including but not limited to funders, sponsors, donors, contractors, suppliers, presenters, venues, schools, audience members

• To advocate for the organisation and for physical theatre within the New Zealand and international performing arts sectors, and the wider public when required

• To continue the implementation of the Trust’s Marketing and Communication Plan

• To promote the company and its programmes to presenters and other potential partners

• To develop the 2014 programme in partnership with the Co-Artistic Directors (in time for funding applications in May/June 2012)

• To support the Producer and Co-Artistic Directors in the delivery of the 2013 programme

• Lead the development and improvement of processes and systems to support the achievement of the Strategic Plan especially in the areas of business operations, financial management, HR, IT, marketing and fundraising

Skills and competencies sought:

• A passion for the performing arts and appreciation of devised theatre

• A commitment to Red Leap Theatre values

• Knowledgeable about the New Zealand and/or International performance arts industry

• Ability to manage self and manage others including skills in conflict management, negotiation, coaching and motivational leadership

• Financial skills including developing and managing budgets, cash flow management and preferably some experience in use of financial software eg MYOB

• Confident use of technology including Windows Office programmes, Social Media sites, Databases

• Production and touring experience

• Confident verbal and written communicator

• A collaborative, flexible approach

• Creative AND strategic thinker

Key skills

Financial, strategic, HR, production management, marketing

How to apply

Lauren Hughes 247 Waerenga Rd, Te Kauwhata, RD1, Waikato, 3781 Ph 021 222 5682

Written by

Red Leap Theatre

28 Dec 2012

Interests Auckland's Red Leap Theatre is a movement and image based devising theatre company under the Artistic leadership of Kate Parker and Julie Nolan. Its mission is to: - create spirited visual and physical theatre to inspire and invigorate our audience and community