Managing Director - Golden Hornet

Golden Hornet’s Managing Director oversees the organization’s operations and ventures, including staff below the Artistic Director. While the day-to-day responsibilities vary to reflect the schedule and workload of public programming and will adapt to further growth, as a whole, the Managing Director is responsible for the overall success of the organization and serves as the key lead for all workflow.

Position Title: Managing Director

Location: Red House Studio in Austin, TX as well as Home/Remote/On-Site

Schedule: Full-Time, 40 hrs/week. In studio Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (20 hours per week), with remaining hours alternating in schedule at home or remote/on-site.

Compensation: $36,000 - 42,000 annually, depending on qualifications. W-2 employee, Paid Monthly.

Position Summary:

Golden Hornet’s Managing Director oversees the organization’s operations and ventures, including staff below the Artistic Director. While the day-to-day responsibilities vary to reflect the schedule and workload of public programming and will adapt to further growth, as a whole, the Managing Director is responsible for the overall success of the organization and serves as the key lead for all workflow.

Working closely with Artistic Director Graham Reynolds, the Board of Directors, collaborators, staff/contractors, interns, and volunteers, the Managing Director wears many hats to ensure that the designated responsibilities are achieved. The ideal candidate will be a strategist and a leader able to steer the organization in a continued trajectory of growth, constantly moving towards fulfilling both short-term and long-term objectives without losing sight of day-to-day tasks with an eye for detail.

We are a small, tightly knit team, and we take pride in producing high quality results through high quality work. We are seeking a candidate with long-term potential who will feel comfortable “taking the helm” alongside the Artistic Director for our next stage of growth. Current perks of the position include networking, vegan lunches, access to exclusive events, studio access, mentorship, and more. The role will continue to evolve to reflect organizational growth.

Responsibilities:

Exact responsibilities will reflect current and ongoing projects, and to a degree, your own areas of interest and skill sets as communicated in the application and evidenced through your experience, but are generally designated within the following:

  • Strategic: interpret artistic vision into actionable timelines, ensure outgoing or public materials and project’s meet standards for artistic excellence, identify and cultivate partnerships in line with planned or potential programming and expected growth, contribute to and manage implementation of five year and other strategic plans, prepare quarterly reports for board discussion and activation, etc.
  • Development: prepare materials for sharing with donors, oversee donor lifecycle and ensure cultivation and follow through, plan and execute fundraisers (live and digital), manage donor database and ensure records up to date, grant research, writing, and reporting, etc.
  • Arts Administration: create and oversee timelines for project implementation, facilitate meetings, maintain an organized working environment (including a clear, navigable digital sphere), keep to confidentiality agreements, archiving, registering, emailing, scanning, filing, printing, calendar upkeep, bank and post office errands, and other tasks as needed
  • Outreach: personal outreach to target markets based on projects, serve as a representative of the organization in a positive manner, manage new music calendar, presence and activation of local new music community, potential roles on advisory board for peer organizations, etc.
  • Financial: handle incoming / outgoing financials, daily upkeep of records and bank reconciliations in Quickbooks Online, tax payments and filing of quarterly forms, issue 1099-MISCs, work with accountant for quarterly financial reports to the board and to ensure annual tax filing complete and one time (currently 990EZ), etc.
  • Marketing: monitor, manage, and update website and social media channels, communicate with venues and presenters for effective cross promotion, ensure accessibility of content, creation and editing of content
  • Production: advancing and management of live events, including contracts, tech riders, equipment and travel arrangements, effective communication with venues, performers, sponsors, contractors, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Previous non-profit and/or arts organization experience in an administrative capacity
  • A keen attention to detail and ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Proactive in identifying priorities and taking ownership of projects, with an inherent sense of urgency and a positive, “get things done” attitude
  • Demonstrable experience with financial management/bookkeeping
  • Eagerness to learn new things in a fast-paced environment, knowing when to speak up and ask questions
  • Ability to work irregular, weekend, or night hours, fluctuating weekly schedule as necessitated by live shows or events

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Management experience, particularly in co-lead situations or with an Artistic Director
  • Demonstrable familiarity with Quickbooks Online, Squarespace, Keela, Eventbrite, Photoshop, Google Drive, and other applications, web services, and softwares
  • Passion for music and a desire to thrive in the creative arts industry
  • Previous experience in event management and/or music production
  • Reliable transportation

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely lift 25 lbs
  • Ability to repeatedly kneel, bend, and squat
  • Ability to withstand exposure to varying conditions of noise and sound
  • Ability to withstand prolonged sitting, standing, or walking

 

These requirements are included given the nature of the position and workplace. However, please note that we will do our best to make accommodations for the qualified applicant with mobility limitations or other disabilities. In spite of these physical requirements, please do not hesitate to apply, but while doing so, let us know what accommodations are required in your working environment.

Please note that at this time, Golden Hornet does not offer medical or dental coverage/benefits.

The responsibilities & duties listed above are intended to communicate general priorities of this position, but should not be understood as an exhaustive list of all job requirements to be completed through the duration of the term with Golden Hornet.

Golden Hornet provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, or sexual orientation. We encourage individuals who identify with demographics historically underrepresented to apply.

Applications from candidates outside of Austin, TX are encouraged, however, please note that relocation costs are not guaranteed, and we are unable to facilitate the processing of right to work papers for international applicants at this time.

 

Salary:

$36,000 - $42,000 / year, depending on qualifications

To Apply:

Complete the google form linked on our website: www.goldenhornet.org/employment The application requests basic contact information, answers to six brief questions, the submission of your resume or CV, a cover letter, and the contact information for two references.

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