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Job Posting: Sales and Financial Manager

 

Date Posted: May 1, 2018
Application Deadline:  May 14, 2018
Start Date: June 4, 2018 
Compensation: $26,000 – $28,000 annually 
Location: Toronto 
Term: One-year contract with potential to renew
 
Organization Description: 
The Dance Current is a niche consumer title published by the not-for-profit multi-platform education and media company Dance Media Group/Groupe Danse Média. We produce print, online and live content and programming that engages with pressing issues in the dance sector and serves to educate the general public, cultivating literacy and critical discourse about the art, culture and practice of dance in Canada. We envision a critically informed and interconnected field of artistic practice, and an increasingly dance-educated, dance-literate general public that appreciates and engages with the range of expressions in Canada’s dance art and practice, valuing dance’s cultural impact and contribution to the richness of Canadian life.
 
Job Description:
The Dance Current is seeking a Sales and Financial Manager. This is a contract position, commencing June 4, 2018 and is a lead financial management position at the organization, reporting to the Editor. The Dance Current maintains a small, shared office space at 401 Richmond St. in Toronto and operates with an annual budget of approximately $200,000.
 
The Dance Current publishes six regular print issues per year, and produces online content streams including listings, videos, news, reviews, features, columns and galleries. This is an exciting time for The Dance Current as we enter into our 20th Anniversary season.
 
Working collaboratively with the small team, the Sales and Financial Manager, is responsible for ensuring the business health and well-being of the organization in line with the vision, mission and strategy of the organization. The Sales and Financial Manager is responsible for daily financial and office management tasks as well as advertising sales and sponsorship, budget development, leading grant application processes, fundraising and aspects of marketing related to these portfolios, among other organizational stewardship responsibilities. Given the small, not-for-profit nature of the organization, responsibilities may evolve and change over time based on organizational need, and the expertise and fit of particular team members.
 
This is a part-time, one-year contract position (with potential to renew) requiring an average of 30 hours per week contingent on the production cycle. Workflow fluctuates around bimonthly print production periods, and funding application deadlines. The Sales and Financial Manager works in the office with flexible start and end times, with the bulk of their work, taking place during regular business hours. 
 
Responsibilities: 
As The Dance Current is a small, not-for-profit organization, the position involves a wide variety of responsibilities and the ideal candidate will enjoy working within a closely collaborative and responsive context. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
  • Leading business development activities of the organization, manage finances and grow revenue streams to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization’s vision, mission and activities.
  • Managing the organization’s finances including preparation of annual budgets and cash flow projections, management of accounts payable and receivable, and administration of matters related to the annual audit, banking, Canada Revenue Agency compliance and government reporting.

  • Liaising with the Treasurer, bookkeeper and auditor.
  • Managing human resources in collaboration with the Editor, building and maintaining effective relationships with all stakeholders including staff, interns, volunteers, subscribers, advertising clients, donors and potential donors, and funding bodies and government agencies, as well as with organizations across the national dance sector.
  • Working with the Board and staff to develop and implement all fundraising activities of the organization, including leading applications and reporting measures for government and foundation grant applications, and corporate and individual fundraising initiatives.
  • Meeting revenue targets in the areas of advertising sales, sponsorship, fundraising and grant applications.
  • Working within sales and production schedules to deliver ad artwork to the production team and to post digital ad artwork online and in e-newsletters.
  • Completing layout and design of ad sales and sponsorship promotions materials, including but not limited to contra and in-house ads and social media posts related to advertising, fundraising and sponsorship.
 
Requirements: 

The successful applicant will be a hardworking individual, capable of supporting the current programs of the organization, and contributing to the organization’s growth. The Sales and Financial Manager’s priority will be to maintain and develop aspects of the organizations’ financial health. 

They will possess:
  • A college, university or post-graduate certificate in Arts Administration and Cultural Management, Publishing, Fundraising and Resource Development, or a related field/equivalent work experience.
  • Applied knowledge and hands-on experience working within not-for-profit resource management and culture.
  • Be well organized and attentive to details.
  • Have demonstrated financial management and analytical skills including experience and confidence working with accounting software – preferably Quick Books.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small, dedicated staff team, communicating with clarity and compassion.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines without fail in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat, Quick Books and high comfort level with digital technologies, including drupal based or comparable website platforms, apps, social media and cloud-based workflows, with the capacity to regularly and easily adapt to and integrate new digital tools.
  • Knowledge about and passion for dance, art, culture and community practice.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends during production periods or events.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • French language skills are a desirable asset.

 

How to Apply: Individuals interested in applying should forward their résumé and cover letter, combined in one PDF document via email to:
(please make the subject heading: Job Posting – Sales and Financial Manager)
 
The Dance Current 
401 Richmond St. W, Suite 358
Toronto ON
M5V 3A8 
 
Equity and Equality
The Dance Current embraces the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives of our staff, members, arts community and partners. Indigenous peoples, people of colour and people across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, age and abilities are encouraged to apply.
 
Deadline for applications – Monday May 14, 2018
 
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
Please note: Interviews for selected candidates will take place the week of May 22 in the evening.
 
 
 

INTERNSHIPS

The Dance Current accepts letters of interest for part-time internships year-round. The ideal candidate has excellent verbal and written communication skills and is organized and detail oriented with an interest in dance, culture and publishing. Positions require at least three hours a week, either remotely or in office, are unpaid and make for great work experience across The Dance Current media platforms. The Dance Current engages with select universities for more full-time student placement internships. 

For more information about our volunteer internship program or to apply, please contact our Director at office@thedancecurrent.com or 416-588-0850.  

 

SUBMISSIONS

Ideas and article proposals are encouraged. Please contact the Editor at dc.editor@thedancecurrent.com to pitch your proposal or share your ideas for print or online. It is helpful if proposals address the subject of the piece, the point of view, the method or treatment (i.e. interview, report, essay) and the proposed time for publication. Please also include a 50-word author’s biography.  

Please note that it may take us several weeks to respond depending on where we are at in the production cycle. We will only contact you if we are interested in publishing the material. Your patience is appreciated.

 

 

 

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