Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 16-Jul-2021 to 16-Aug-2021
  • - Plainfield Performing and Fine Arts Center
  • Plainfield, IN, USA
  • $80,000 - $90,000 DOE
  • Full Time

The Town of Plainfield is currently constructing the 600-seat Plainfield Performing and Fine Arts Center in downtown Plainfield, Indiana to be completed in mid-2023. The Center will be operated by a non-profit entity (currently under development) governed by a Board of Directors. The Center includes a mainstage and multipurpose rental/event space. The Center will host a vibrant mix of presented live performances, local non-profit partner programs, rentals, weddings, and civic, cultural and community events. The Executive Director, under the guidance of the Board of Directors, is responsible for all aspects of the success of the Plainfield Performing and Fine Arts Center, as well as leading the non-profit organization. The Plainfield Performing and Fine Arts Center non-profit will develop as a fiscal sponsorship of the Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF). Please note that the Executive Director will temporarily work under the umbrella of HCCF while the non-profit operator is being formed. HCCF is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to making Hendricks County a better place. HCCF is a grantmaking organization that partners with generous people to realize their charitable goals while addressing community needs in meaningful and lasting ways. The Community Foundation manages assets of over $21 million in a collection of funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes. In 2020, the Community Foundation gave over $1.7 million in grants to charitable organizations.  This position is benefits eligible and will initially be covered by HCCF employee benefits package. Position will be hired on a contract basis with an initial term of 3 years. Future terms to be negotiated with Board of Directors.

Key Knowledge Areas 

  • Board management and governance;
  • Development, donor Management and sponsorships
  • Marketing and public outreach;
  • Budgeting and financial management;
  • Human resources and staffing;
  • Live event programming;
  • Client management;
  • Booking and scheduling;
  • Box office and ticketing;
  • Theater and event operations;
  • Event planning;
  • Food and beverage operations;
  • Sustainability, accessibility and the future of theaters;
  • Safety and Crowd Management; and
  • Customer Service

Essential Job Functions

The Executive Director must be able to actively support and uphold the Plainfield Performing and Fine Arts Center's (Center) stated mission, vision and values; plan, organize, manage and supervise, directly and through subordinate supervisors, the operation of the Plainfield Performing and Fine Arts Center under the guidance of the Board of Directors; and serve as the primary contact for the theater in sponsorships and charitable giving, service contract development and administration, organizational design and implementation, event services, maintenance and technical performance.

Assigned Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and maintain a visible leadership role in the Plainfield and Hendricks County arts and culture community.
  • Provide vision, innovation, strategy and operational oversight for all Plainfield Fine and Performing Arts Center programs.
  • Ensure a world class experience for Plainfield Fine and Performing Arts Center users, participants, patrons, artists and donors.
  • Be a results-oriented leader and develop an organizational culture that supports a cohesive, creative and productive staff; embody and provide positive and collaborative leadership with the highest ethical standards. 
  • Develop and manage relationships with donors, sponsors and partners.
  • Plan, direct, and manage the major operational day-to-day functions of the Plainfield Performing and Fine Arts Center, including, production, box office, house management, guest services, sales, reception and building/grounds maintenance.
  • Hire, train, and retain a diverse, highly qualified staff and volunteer pool by providing supervision, career coaching, mentorship and professional development.
  • Program and present performances, festivals and events.
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of the Plainfield Performing and Fine Arts Center budget and capital improvement projects; monitor and control expenditures; safeguard transparency and accuracy in all financial reporting.
  • Direct the use of capital and operating funds and identify needs of Plainfield Performing and Fine Arts Center facilities, equipment, personnel and management.
  • Design and implement strategy for rentals, partnerships and other opportunities that are beneficial to the Plainfield Performing and Fine Arts Center.
  • Negotiate, compose and review all business contracts and agreements ensuring accurate preparation and execution.
  • Oversee scheduling, booking and contracting of all venues within the Plainfield Performing and Fine Arts Center.
  • Implement and administer annual and multi-year facility license agreements with user organizations; oversee billing and invoicing of user organizations; oversee coordination with user organizations to ensure all technical, contractual and safety requirements are met.
  • Ensure compliance with pertinent laws, rules, regulations and licensing standards.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor programs, policies, system controls and procedures as approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Coordinate with Board of Directors to set meeting agendas and provide relevant information and materials.
  • Participate in industry meetings, conferences, and organizations to share and implement best industry practices and business standards.
  • Act as "manager-on-duty" for in-person programs and events as needed
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in theater, arts management, non-profit management, business, or related field
  • 6 – 9 years of demonstrated management experience in a related field
  • Collaborative and consensus-building management style
  • Supervisory experience of cultural and/or arts administrative, production and program staff
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of principles of non-profit business management, marketing, accounting and human resources
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of principles of event management
     and ticketing
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of principles of donor and 
    sponsorship management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in theater, business, venue management, non-profit management, or related field

  • Experience administering state and local grant funding

  • Experience working with external artistic organizations in a theater setting
  • 10+ years of demonstrated arts management experience in a theater and/or 
  • venue setting

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