CAREER OPPORTUNITY — FULL-TIME POSITION

 MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, houses the Capitol Theatre now a designated national historic site. It is located in the town of Port Hope, 100 kms. east of Toronto, and a place where housing costs are still very reasonable.

Built in 1930, re-born in 1995, the Capitol Theatre is a multi-entertainment and community program venue with two theatres – one, the main theatre, seats 380 patrons and the lovely companion venue seats 100. It has emerged as a great source of entertainment with a market extending from the GTA to Ottawa.

The Capitol Theatre draws industry talent for its professional productions as well as engaging with the local artistic and creative community. Operating year round, the Capitol offers live theatre, concerts, TIFF films, HD opera and much more by way of two splendid performance venues.

This position represents a wonderful career opportunity and the successful candidate will work with a highly professional Artistic Director and a deeply engaged Board and will co-lead a team of five like-minded professionals and 200 volunteers, all dedicated to serving, entertaining and engaging Capitol patrons.

With the Artistic Director, the MD reports directly to the Board of Directors, through the Board President of the Capitol Theatre.

THE POSITION:

As the Managing Director (MD), you will assume hands-on responsibility for the administration, marketing, fund-raising and financial and general operations of the organization and the building itself.

The MD must have a strong and productive working relationship with the Capitol Theatre’s Artistic Director (AD) through collaboration, mutual respect and shared responsibilities. The strength of this relationship is key to the Capitol’s success.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organizational and Strategic Leadership
  • Develop and implement short and long-term organizational planning and strategy.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations including administration, human resources, marketing, financial planning and reporting, fund-raising and revenue diversification, facility management, relations with volunteers and key external relationships (business, sponsors, arts and theatres).
  • Develop and manage an enhanced donor data base.
  • Partnership between the Managing and Artistic Directors

The significance of this partnership cannot be over-stated as to its importance to the success of the Capitol Theatre in all respects. It will entail a collaborative approach to:

Marketing and advertising, news media activity and publicity, partnerships and promotions, sales campaigns and creative use of social media plus support in artistic administration including contracts, rights negotiations and programming of concerts, TIFF films and HD Opera.

Development of an entrepreneurial fundraising strategy and a plan to support the strategic and operational goals of the organization through diverse revenue streams.

In this respect:

  • The MD will be experienced in locating granting opportunities and writing grant applications for public, corporate and foundation support.
  • The MD will also work with the AD and Board to develop and sustain strong working relationships with key individuals and philanthropic foundations in the public and private sectors, monitoring all public, foundation and corporate grants/donations.
  • The MD will work closely with a direct report, the Manager of Finance, to provide sound financial and fiscal management and reporting to the Board.

CANDIDATE PRINCIPAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Leadership, collaboration, team-building, strong interpersonal skills, integrity with 3-5 years experience in arts administration and BA degree.
  • Capacity for cooperation and collaboration both in terms of the MD’s own approach as well as cultivating this kind of atmosphere in the Capitol Theatre workplace.
  • Hands-on experience in administration, financial management, contracts, marketing, development, fundraising, Board relations, public and government relations.

NB:  The phrase ‘hands-on’ is used to emphasize that the Managing Director must both do things her or himself, as well as delegate appropriately.

  • Comfortable in communicating publicly and informally. Able to speak and write well and serve, with the AD, as spokesperson for the Capitol Theatre
  • Experience in dealing with facility management and landlord stewardship.

CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES:

  • Confident, calm, professional, able to deal with a wide variety of people and changing circumstances.
  • Digitally skilled; comfortable working with digital platforms.
  •  Genuine commitment to an internal culture that values people and provides an opportunity for everyone to flourish.

COMPENSATION:

The salary range is $65 – $80k with applicable benefits.  Consideration will be given for moving costs.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should email their CV to Olga Cwiek, President of the Capitol Theatre at olga@capitoltheatre.com.

The Cameco Capitol Arts Centre is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

FINANCE MANAGER

FULL TIME SALARIED POSITION

ABOUT THE CAPITOL:
The Cameco Capitol Arts Centre houses the Capitol Theatre now a designated national historic site. It is located in the town of Port Hope, 100 km. east of Toronto, and a place where housing costs are still very reasonable. Built in 1930, re-born in 1995, the Capitol Theatre is a multi-entertainment and community program venue with two theatres – one, the main theatre, seats 380 patrons and the lovely companion venue seats 100. It has emerged as a great source of entertainment with a market extending from the GTA to Ottawa. The Capitol Theatre draws industry talent for its professional productions as well as engaging with the local artistic and creative community. Operating year-round, the Capitol offers live theatre, concerts, TIFF films, HD opera and much more by way of its two splendid performance venues  We are looking to build an all-star team and if you have a passion for working towards a common goal and bringing your best ideas and skills to the table, apply for this opportunity now.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Managing Director the Finance Manager supervises the financial and personnel support of the Theatre and assists the Managing Director with the administrative operations of the organization.  The Finance Manager will also have the support of a CA who will provide oversight and guidance on a contractual basis.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:

  • Develops short and long-term plans in tandem with the Managing Director and the Artistic Director
  • Works with the Managing Director to prepare and analyze all necessary statistics and financial information for budgets for management and for grant applications, inclusive of all necessary follow up and maintenance of all funding files
  • Prepares and analyzes all financial records and reports
  • Has responsibility for the cash management of the different bank accounts
  • With the Managing Director searches for and recommends procedural changes to improve the financial health of the organization
  • Together with the Managing Director maintains Theatre relationships with banks, auditors, insurance brokers and other outside professionals.  This includes Royalty payments for CAEA, PACT, SOCAN and other relevant industry bodies.
  • Prepares all equity contracts of the organization under the supervision of the Managing Director
  • Prepares all necessary documentation for statistical review of lotteries (Capitol Christmas Festival of Trees and Lights, 50/50 draws, special collections, etc.)
  • Prepares a weekly sales report with reconciliations of cash receipts and sales (Report frequency may vary)
  • Balances and maintains the ATM
  • Works with and improves (offers recommendations) on the usage and streamlining of accounting software (QuickBooks)
  • Works with the Treasurer and Finance Committee to ensure timely and accurate information including formats that can be presented to the Board of Directors
  • Assists the Managing Director and Artistic Director in creating show budgets and tracking all show productions to budget

REPORTING:

  • Monthly financial statements, end of show reports and analysis for the Managing Director and the Board.  To be review by the CA.
  • Regular financial updates with and to/from the Artistic Director regarding productions, events and other items relevant to the programming of the Capitol
  •  Monthly departmental expense reports
  • Fundraising drive and endowment reports as required
  • Quarterly HST returns
  •  T4 and T4A preparation and report summaries.  To be reviewed by the CA,
  • Monthly remittance of payroll Source Deductions and WSIB
  • Prepares relevant not-for-profit charitable status filings
  • Coordinates with the CRA as required
  • Work closely with accounting firm (auditors) to complete the annual corporate return and year end financials
  • Prepares financial information for arts council grants, municipal and provincial/federal grants, and special project funding
  • Ensures Actors Equity bond is in place
  • Works with the Managing Director and the Artistic Director to prepare CAEA theatre category calculations for ticket pricing
  • Ensures insurance policies are updated and renewed on a timely basis

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS:

Post-secondary degree from a recognized, relevant technical training institution, or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience

EXPERIENCE:

Three or four years of professional experience in accounting and administration

SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of HST reporting as it applies to a not-for-profit charity
  • Extensive knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Strong scheduling and budgetary management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a small team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel and Word) and Google Docs
  • Basic understanding of Cloud computing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, integrity, positive energy, collaborative spirit and a high degree of cultural sensitivity in a diverse environment
  • Self-starter, detail oriented, mentally flexible with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Occasional physical effort may be required to assist the team in setting up theatre spaces for events
  • Strong adherence and sensitivity to the handling of confidential information
  • Adaptability and desire to improve existing processes and procedures by offering recommendations for alternative methods
  • Positivity and a strong work ethic that enhances and assists in the evolution and growth of the organization
  • Some evening and work may be required – some flexibility with respect to hours for meetings and events is necessary
  • An inexhaustible sense of humour and creativity

ASSETS:

  • And understanding and appreciation of the arts and culture sector and environment
  • Working knowledge of the not-for-profit word and its specific requirements and challenges

SALARY RANGE:

45 – 60K per annum with applicable benefits

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Friday, November 8, 2019

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should email their cover letter and CV to Ted Holmes, Treasurer of the Capitol Theatre Heritage Foundation at:   theholmesgroup@outlook.com

The Cameco Capitol Arts Centre is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.