Location and Job Title:
General Manager of Arts, Culture, and Community Programs
Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center
350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80246
The General Manager (GM) of Arts, Culture, and Community Programs will be responsible for providing leadership, vision, guidance, oversight, budgeting, grant management, fundraising, compliance, and ongoing direction for the JCC Arts, Culture, and Community Programs department. The ideal candidate has a strong business acumen with experience and a passion for the arts. Department programs include Jewish life, Community and Arts programming, LGBTQIA+, festivals (JAAMM, DJFF, and ReelAbilities), and Wolf Theatre Academy.
General Manager Responsibilities
- Maintaining a visible leadership role in Denver Jewish community, Denver arts and culture community, and JCC organization
- Providing leadership, vision, and strategy for Arts, Culture, and Community Programs department, in collaboration with CEO, COO, CFO, JCC, and MACC board, staff, and community
- Providing vision, innovation, strategy, and operational oversight for all current and future JCC and MACC arts, culture, and community programs
- Ensuring a world class experience for all JCC and MACC users, participants, patrons, artists, and donors
- Overseeing department financials, fundraising, grants, staff, marketing, production, contracts, rental program, volunteer management, and safety/security
- Reporting key performance indicators that capture performance results of department and programs to JCC CEO, COO, CFO, and JCC and MACC boards
- Acting as a responsive and proactive liaison with SCFD, donors, board, partners, and community
- Coordinating with MACC board leadership to set meeting agendas and provide relevant information and materials
- Designing and implementing strategy for rentals, partnerships, and other opportunities that are beneficial to JCC and MACC
- Solving elevated problems communicated by users, participants, patrons, donors, staff, board, and JCC leadership
- Ensuring JCC and MACC policies and procedures and all relevant Federal, State, Local, and OSHA safety rules and regulations are followed
- Overseeing Wolf Theatre, Pluss Theatre, Social Hall, and other JCC event spaces schedule of events and program calendar
- Collaborating with Production Manager on building and equipment capital planning and maintenance
- Hiring, training, and retaining a diverse, highly qualified staff and volunteer pool by providing career coaching, mentoring, and personal development
- Staying up to date in industry by participating in conferences, seminars, training, and other relevant opportunities
- Acting as "manager-on-duty" for in-person programs and events as needed
- Coordinating with JCC and MACC staff to help facilitate the advancing of internal and external events
- Bachelor's degree in theater, arts management, non-profit management, business, or related field
- 5 - 7 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
- Demonstrated advanced knowledge of principles of event ticketing
- Master's degree in theater, business, non-profit management, or related field
- Experience administering SCFD funding
- Experience programming live entertainment, festivals, and/or film screenings
- Experience cultivating donors and sponsors
- 8+ years of demonstrated arts management experience in a theater and/or venue setting
- General understanding or working knowledge of Judaism and Jewish values or willingness
This full-time position is benefits-eligible. The JCC contributes a portion of medical, dental and vision plan premiums and pays for Basic Life Insurance & AD&D, Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability. There are additional voluntary benefit plans available. The JCC has a 401(K) Plan available for elective deferral contributions for employees over 21 years of age, with no waiting period. Paid Time Off is a day-one benefit, accrued based on years of service and in compliance with the Colorado Healthy Families & Workplaces Act.
85,000 - 95,000
For nearly 100 years, Denver's Jewish Community Center (the "JCC") has strived to build a community where everyone belongs. The center was founded in 1922 as a place of refuge for the Jewish people of Denver, where they could safely gather under one roof to celebrate their cultural heritage.
Since then, the JCC has evolved into something more - more than a single building, more than just a gathering place, and more than individual departments and programs. Today, the JCC is an inclusive community that extends beyond its walls in which they do business. Today, the doors are open to anyone who wants to celebrate life and be a part of something more.
The JCC community is able to take advantage of a rich variety of programming that includes day and overnight camps, arts and culture programs, the early learning school, fitness and aquatics, and tennis.
A subsidiary of the JCC, the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center ("MACC") illuminates the human experience through creative and cultural programs in the performing, visual, and literary arts for the Jewish community and the community at large. Historically, MACC has served over 26,000 people a year through a variety of programs and events that serve a broad demographic of cultural patrons.