Careers

General Manager

Background

This season marks 50 years of Ping Chong’s artistic career, and a major organizational transition, as founder Ping Chong and longtime Executive Director Bruce Allardice will retire at the end of 2022. PCC has approved a three-year leadership transition plan (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025) to support the next generation of interdisciplinary artists and expand the Company’s long standing Undesirable Elements community specific program.

In the next three years, PCC will formalize its decade-long evolution from a company identified with a single artist into one that supports, through an adaptive organizational infrastructure, a new generation of interdisciplinary artists of color.

Position Description

PCC seeks a full time General Manager to join the Company during a period of organizational transition and transformation. We are looking for an individual who is aligned with PCC’s artist-centered, community oriented, experimental, critical approach to the creation of new works. This individual will be working with a new Cohort-based leadership to develop organizational practices and systems, financial management and oversight, contracting, and nonprofit operations. They will be working closely with interdisciplinary, generative artists on the creation of new work across PCC’s programs, and should have a background and interest in the performing arts, preferably knowledge of the interdisciplinary and experimental performance world. We are seeking an individual who can prioritize and listen effectively, and is proactive, thorough and reliable with follow through. This is a unique role for a small nonprofit that blends producing, general management, and nonprofit organizational operations. We welcome applications from those who identify as Creative Producers, who have an organizational mindset and want to be part of building a new chapter for PCC, a welcoming home for experimentation and interdisciplinary artists of color.

Responsibilities

Responsible for overseeing contracting and finance areas

Will play a role in partnering with institutions and developing agreements with artists, collaborators, and institutions

Will partner with our Financial Managers, Arts FMS on creating and tracking budgets

Streamline office operations, inclusive of working with the Operations Assistant to manage our CRM database

Oversee, manage, streamline, and maintain online and fiscal file system

Support / organize scheduling and calendars organization-wide (e.g. task management processes, workflow/systems including in Asana)

Collaborate with staff across all program areas including new interdisciplinary productions, education, and community engagement work

Will have supervisory oversight of Part-Time Operations Assistant and Interns

Core Competencies

Knowledge of financial management and accounting principles specific to the non-profit performing arts space, including organizational budgeting and grant reporting

Knowledge of equity-centered financial practices strongly desired

Start-up mindset, change agility

Systems-oriented, thrives and finds joy in organizing, categorizing, and creating a flow of information

Supervisory competency

Strong collaborative skills and sense of ownership within a distributed leadership environment

Ability to work with and center artists in an operational capacity

Value set around and ability to work within an anti-racist organization

Competency around reviewing and generating partnership, artist, and collaborator agreements

Desired Experience

Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in a comparable role within small to mid-sized non-profit performing arts organizations

Experience working within organizations undergoing dynamic change and evolution

Previous experience in a supervisory role

Reports to: Jane Jung, Managing Director

Salary: $68K annual salary, with paid vacation, health care, dental and retirement benefits

Desired Start Date: March 1, 2023

Location: On-site at our 47 Great Jones St. NYC office 3 days/week minimum. In early stages and during onboarding/system set-up, more on-site work may be required. Productions/ Event work may require weekend/evening hours.

How To Apply:

Please email resume, cover letter, and 3 references to [email protected] by January 31, 2023.

Ping Chong and Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. PCC is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described above.