Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, Operations/Project Management
4 Year Degree
Mudlark Theater has an immediate opening for a full-time General Manager to support the financial and operational success of the theater.
The General Manager is a full-time position responsible for advancing Mudlark’s mission by planning and orchestrating the day-to-day financial, administration, operations, and human resources support. We are looking for an experienced professional to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of an organization that has been growing at a rapid pace over the last seven years. The General Manager reports to the Executive Director and supervises the Administrative Assistant and Box Office Manager.
Oversee finances, including budgeting, payroll administration, A/P and A/R, reconciliations, and financial reports with support from the Administrative Assistant.
Monitor the budget and ensure that cash flow and quarterly financial reports are prepared for Executive Director’s review.
Facilitate budgeting process, draft organization’s budget in partnership with Executive Director and Director of Development, and program budgets in partnership with Artistic Director, Production Manager, and Education Director.
Prepare and coordinate with auditor for annual audit.
Assess the financial impact of program operations and establish administrative systems to support program operations.
Oversee strategies to increase earned revenue and strengthen overall financial health, including new partnerships with schools and other social service/youth organizations.
Monitor program registrations and scholarships, track progress toward goals, and coordinate with Education Director and Marketing Manager to promote enrollment.
Maintain internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, program budgets, and expenditures.
Conduct financial negotiation with external partners and guest artists.
Conduct analysis of vendor contracts.
Draft, negotiate and review contracts with independent contractors and partner organizations, both artistic and administrative.
Coordinate with insurance brokers to manage all insurance plans.
Manage Information Technology by coordinating external vendors to conduct maintenance, repair, and development of computers, phone system, and new technologies for the organization.
Manage procurement of production and office supplies.
Identify and prioritize volunteer needs/roles and coordinate with volunteer schedules.
Oversee Box Office/House Management policies, staff and volunteer Ushers and Concessions. ?
Manage website ticket sales.
Serve as primary liaison for facilities related issues.
Negotiate the effective utilization of office, rehearsal, and performance. space; oversee the management of space use.
Oversee the space calendar and facilitate the operation and procurement of all space(s) for production, education, and administrative purposes
Secure, orient, and monitor any rentals or subleases spaces leased by Mudlark.
Manage and supervise human resources through administration of employee health insurance and benefits, orientation, and the ongoing development of personnel policies and the employee handbook.
Lead the hiring process and train and supervise assigned staff.
Participate in Mudlark’s work to advance racial equity, inclusion and diversity.
All employees are expected to attend bimonthly staff meetings, development events where possible, and assist day of with Mudlark’s annual benefit, Larkabout (October 2020).
Experience working in nonprofit management/administration/theater management.
Demonstrated skills in budgeting, financial planning, and analysis; nonprofit accounting and auditing procedures; and sound understanding of the requirements of cash flow projections.
Previous supervisory experience.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
QuickBooks experience preferred.
Excellent writing & communication skills.
Knowledge of artist/creative contractual agreements preferred.
Prior experience with performing arts administration preferred
Bachelor's degree is required. A major in Accounting, Business or Arts Management preferred.
Start Date: April 2020
About Mudlark Theater
Headquartered in Evanston, IL, Mudlark Theater is a not-for-profit organization where children are taken seriously as artists and learn theater by making it. We defy expectations and refuse to recognize the distinction between youth and professional theater. Our training classes and camps teach life skills as well as theater arts. Our productions have real substance and tell innovative stories that surprise and delight all audiences. Our actors are young people, but it’s serious theater.To find out more, please visit www.mudlarktheater.org.
Mudlark Theater is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.