Managing Director needed, part-time.

This is a new position to help our ensemble grow into a sustainable organization with deep and wide impact in our community. We’re seeking an excellent collaborator looking to grow into leadership, who has a passion for community-engaged, high-quality art, and a talent for managing systems and communications. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills; creativity and talent for organizing details; confidence and diligence in problem-solving; and successful experience working in diverse teams. This part-time position will report to the company’s Co-Artistic Directors, Alan Berks and Leah Cooper.

Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Fundraising: work with Co-Artistic Directors to develop and implement an annual and long-term fundraising plan that leverages diverse contributed income sources from grants across sectors (arts, social service, education) and scope (national, local, program, general operating); individual gifts; and events that are community-engagement focused.
  • Financial management: Track all financial transactions and company payroll; prepare reports as needed for government, tax, grant reporting, and board needs; support leadership’s annual budgeting work.
  • Communications management: Maintain contacts database (including donors, collaborators, project communities, and mailing lists); organize shared file drive of documents and project archives; coordinate marketing and PR communications including newsletters, web site, social media, and events/programs promotion.

Experience with or ability to learn these skills preferred:

  • Grant writing
  • Event management
  • Bookkeeping and financial reporting
  • Database management
  • Document and multimedia management (Google Drive)
  • Public relations communications
  • Software such as MS Office, Quickbooks, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools, Google Drive, MailChimp

We value:

  • Flexibility and problem-solving
  • Openness to active learning
  • Joy and humor
  • Initiative and drive
  • Diversity – a different perspective/life experience from the rest of our company
  • Respect for quality and the attempt to achieve quality in the arts

Compensation and work environment:

This is a part-time, year-round, salaried employee position, starting at 15-25 hours per week (average 20) with a salary of $16,640 in the first year. Schedule is flexible, but would need to be fairly consistent. Initially, during training and on-boarding, most work would be done in our offices at 293 Como Ave #212 in St. Paul, which is on the second floor, accessible by stairs and a basic freight elevator, and cleaned regularly and organized to allow for appropriate social distance and safety. Eventually, at least half of the work could probably be done remotely. Wonderlust is committed to a diverse team that is empowered to do their best work, inclusive of each ensemble member’s culture, gender, orientation, and spectrum of ability and health.

This job will remain open until filled by the appropriate, qualified candidate.

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Contact information

Wonderlust Productions
Leah Cooper
Web site

Posted July 15