MATCH: Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston - Executive Director
Position: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
The MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston seeks an Executive Director to fulfill the vision and goals of the MATCH. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will implement the MATCH business plan, working in concert with the Board. The individual should have a background in facilities management as well as nonprofit and arts administration, and should also have experience with fundraising, financial management, strategic planning, supervisory experience, and the ability to work well with artists and arts organizations.
About the MATCH:
The Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston – The MATCH – will be a unique, multi-venue facility serving the Houston area. The mission of the MATCH is to provide a home for a broad spectrum of Houston’s arts organizations, and create an accessible destination that will bring Houstonians together to enjoy art and enliven a neighborhood in the process. The shared facility will host small to mid-sized arts organizations and encourage them to collaborate, share resources, and cross- promote. More than 40 arts organizations and national experts have already provided input in the planning process to ensure that the MATCH will successfully meet their needs while promoting economic development for Midtown.
Job Description & Responsibilities
1. Project Management: Initially, the Executive Director’s role will focus on facility development, moving the project forward to completion and acting as the MATCH staff liaison with various project consultants and stakeholders, including the design team, fundraising consultants, funders and city personnel.
2. Communications + Marketing: Develop the overall brand, marketing materials and perception of the MATCH. Act as the MATCH’s community spokesperson, working with Board and staff to effectively manage the perception of the project and organization and advocate for the MATCH’s beneficiaries.
3. Financial Planning and Management: Develop budgets and cash flow forecasts, maintaining the accuracy of the general ledger, completing annual audits, filing required tax reports, and regularly reviewing the financial position and outlook of the organization with the Board.
4. Staff + Board Development: Build the organizational capacity of the MATCH, starting with the hiring, training, and management of a small, but dedicated staff. The Executive Director will be responsible for conducting employee searches, setting pay scales (in concert with the Board) and job descriptions, developing human resources policies, delegating tasks, and managing a pool of independent contractors and possibly volunteers. Additional responsibilities include coordinating Board Meetings, setting agendas, leading meetings and presenting on-going operating successes and challenges.
5. Tenant + User Management: Develop relationships with artists, tenant organizations and outside renters, execute tenant and partner agreements, and oversee venue rental and calendars.
6. Operations Planning: Research, implement and develop the various systems and services within the building, including the property maintenance schedule, capital repairs and improvements, security systems, setting rental rates and user fees, build a relationship with a ticketing provider, and plan for special events and food service. Obtain all required insurance, permits and licenses for the building.
7. Strategic Planning: Coordinating with the Board of Directors, conduct ongoing long range planning, reviewing programs, mission, tenant policies and more.
• At least 5 years experience in facilities management or involvement with similar community development-related project
• Strong management experience with a team of people
• High level of fiduciary understanding
• Effective communicator, both verbal and written, including ability to listen
• Ability to interact diplomatically and assertively with a range of groups and individuals
• Ability to advocate for tenants and promote idea of collaboration
• Interest in developing the next generation of arts consumers through educational programming
• A passion for the arts, in all forms
• Interest in urban development and strong sense of civic involvement
• Entrepreneurial but also reliable for a minimum 5-7 year time commitment
Contact & Submission Information
• 3333 W. Alabama, Suite 110. Houston, Texas 77098
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