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Company Manager | Company Manager Position for Wild Space Dance Company

Company Manager
Job Description
Contact: info@wildspacedance.org, Subject: Company Manager Job
Please visit our website for more information about our company www.wildspacedance.org

Wild Space Dance Company, a non-profit dance company, is seeking a highly motivated individual to fulfill the role of Company Manager. The position requires administrative and management skills to support company operations. We are looking for a dynamic individual with administrative experience, schedule flexibility, and insight on Milwaukee’s performing arts community. The Company Manager will work closely with the Artistic Director and Assistant Artistic Director, and the Wild Space Board of Directors to support the company’s mission with integrity. Wild Space has been creating innovative, site-specific work for over 30 years.

Wild Space is an equal opportunity company.

Hours: Year- round part time position with flexible hours, average 20 hours/ week, must be willing to work evenings and weekends during performances (4 per year)

Desired Skills:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of computer/ technology and database platforms
Detail oriented
Ability to initiate ideas
Works well independently and with an artistic team
Experience and/or education in Arts Administration
Graphic design skills

Duties and Responsibilities:


Foundation and Government Grants - Research and write foundation and government grant proposals and conduct follow up as required.
Corporate Support -Develop corporate support program through coordination with the board of directors to include creation of materials, prospecting, tracking and reporting.
Annual Campaign - Coordinate with the Board of Directors, strategize and create all materials. Organize and update donor records and conduct follow-up/acknowledgements.
Miscellaneous - Represent the company at meetings requested by funding
organizations. Prepare monthly funding reports for Board Meetings. Assist the board with receptions and
benefit events. Follow thru with donor acknowledgement.


Budgets -In conjunction with Artistic Director, create program and funding budgets for board
approval. Responsible for oversight of revenues, expenses and associated financial issues.

Accounts Payable/Receivable -In conjunction with Artistic Director, Bi-monthly review with accountant to pay expenses and record revenues. Generate contracts for all outsourced personnel.


Design / Advertising - Creation and placement of print media including: presentation graphics, media kits, show programs, posters and postcards.
(Assistant Artistic Director shall be responsible for social and web media)
Performance - In conjunction with the Artistic Director, set up publicity schedules and write press releases. Create Constant Contact with scheduled releases.
Miscellaneous - In conjunction with Artistic Director, expedite direct mail campaigns and flyer distribution for events, classes or fund drives.

General Office Work
Coordination for Board of Directors - Attend monthly board meetings. Send out board meeting reminders. In conjunction with the Artistic Director, develop monthly agendas. Occasionally assist board secretary with board minutes. Arrange annually a strategic planning meeting in January, work with the president and artistic director regarding agenda, etc. Organize materials for board prospects and meet with them for orientation.

Mailing Information - Updating of mailing lists to include purging and adding new donors, program and event attendees. Organize bulk mailings for annual campaigns and performances.
Office Administration - Data entry, opening mail, purchasing office supplies, and other required general office administrative duties.

Posted by: Yeng Vang-Strath

Yeng Vang-Strath
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