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Jobs (Calgary): General Manager – The Old Trout Puppet Workshop

Jobs (Calgary): General Manager – The Old Trout Puppet Workshop

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop seeks a highly motivated individual to take on the role of General Manager and work with the Artistic Core to lead the organization into its next stage of growth.

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop is a collaborative enterprise devoted to the advancement of puppetry as an art form.  Three founding members constitute the core creative ensemble, who work together as co-artistic directors to propel the artistic vision of the company.

Primary Focus:

The General Manager (GM) works within the artistic and business mandate to ensure the smooth and successful operation of the company.  The General Manager’s responsibilities are varied and range from the day-to-day operations to strategic management.

Reports to:

Board of Directors in partnership with Artistic Core

Key areas of responsibility are:
1) Board of Directors Liaison

The GM communicates and reports to the Board of Directors and attends all board meetings as an ex-officio member. GM is a key member of Board Committees such as Governance, Finance, Fund Development, Facilities, and Nominating Committees. The GM is responsible, in partnership with Artistic Core, for executing the annual Strategic Plan.

2) Financial Management

The GM is responsible for all financial aspects of the company, including supervision, integration, management, and reporting. The GM will prepare, in conjunction with the Artistic Core, the annual operating budget for the company for approval by the Board.

3) Marketing, Fund Development and Ambassadorship

The GM, jointly with the Artistic Core, is responsible for all grant applications, all fundraising and sponsorship initiatives, and reporting to both public and private partners. The GM will oversee all box office, audience development, marketing, public relations and community outreach initiatives. The GM will build positive relationships with funding sources, sponsors, patrons, employees, other performing arts groups, volunteers and other stakeholders.

4) Administration

The GM will be responsible for the management of all administrative aspects of the company’s operations.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:

GM Search Committee
The Old Trout Puppet Workshop
1315, 7th Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2R 1A5

Application Deadline: April 15 , 2013

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