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Executive Director
Spindrift School of Performing Arts

Pacifica, CA

Executive Director

Spindrift School of Performing Arts

The Spindrift School of Performing Arts, the only nonprofit performing arts school in Pacifica, CA, seeks an Executive Director.  Our mission is to train and inspire students of all ages in the performing arts while instilling the qualities of confidence, self-discipline, creativity & respect for others

Established in 1994, SSPA provides high quality performing arts experiences and training in dance, drama, musical theatre, and music in the form of classes, private lessons and summer camps year-round We serve over 3000 students each year, who participate in programs at our main campus in Pacifica and  at in-school programs throughout Pacifica and the Bay Area. SSPA is sustained by an operating budget of $600,000. 

The Executive Director is a strategic thinker and an implementer of SSPA’s mission in working with Board and artistic leadership.  She/he is responsible for general operational, administrative and financial management of the organization, as well as maintaining quality programing that provides a stable base for students to train in the arts.

 Education and Experience

  • Degree in music, theater, dance, education, business, or non-profit management.
  •  5 or more years of successful leadership/management experience in a non-profit organization, preferably in the arts education sector.
  •  Experience in development, implementation, and evaluation of fundraising strategies
  •  Experience in budgeting development, analysis, and reporting.
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors.
  • Experience in musical theater teaching, directing, or production strongly preferred.

Skills, Abilities, Personal Characteristics

  • Strong leadership skills as demonstrated by success in non-profit organizational settings.​·       
  •  ​ Excellent supervisory skills to develop a strong, motivated, engaged staff and group of  volunteers​·        
  • Excellent business skills, including demonstrated financial acumen, proven hands-on budgeting, analysis, fundraising,  and strategic planning
  • Able to develop, implement and evaluate programs that fulfill and further the organization's mission
  • ·Effective communicator with demonstrated skills in public speaking, media relations, and community relations
  • High integrity, personal accountability, and ability to build partnerships and foster collaborative relationships in a hands-on environment
  • Creative, resourceful, problem solver able to multi-task, prioritize, and handle pressure of deadlines.
  • Demonstrate understanding, passion, and appreciation for Arts Education and/or the arts field and a desire to embrace the Organization's mission.

COMPENSATION: Competitive, based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate

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Deadline: 02-28-2018

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