Job Title: Chief Resource Officer
Reports To: Stephanie Ybarra, Artistic Director
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-time
Salary Range: $100,000 annual
App Deadline: On a rolling basis until position is filled
Start Date: No later than September 2021
Baltimore Center Stage seeks a strategic, collaborative leader for the position of Chief Resource Officer. The Chief Resource Officer reports directly to the Artistic Director and works closely with senior department heads as well as other key stakeholders. This position will help lead the conversation around and about institutional issues that have theater-wide impact, share in the leadership of Baltimore Center Stage, and hold responsibility for the management of institutional fiscal resources. This position participates in the weekly department heads meeting and will collaborate enthusiastically with a team of dedicated peers throughout the organization.
Annual salary of $100,000 plus standard company health benefits and paid time off.
- Hire and supervise Finance Office personnel and consultants.
- Monitor and manage all financial aspects of the organization including operating, capital, and any campaign-related funds.
- Develop and recommend ongoing policies on budgeting, cost control, and financial reporting.
- Schedule and manage the annual budgeting process, as well as produce monthly updates and variance reports.
- Direct endowment managers and custodial management working closely with the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees.
- Manage banking relationships and reporting, including loan covenants.
- Project cashflow, and manage cash needs and short-term investments.
- Maintain insurance and benefits administration relationships.
- Monitor and manage operating budgets for administrative costs, fringe benefits, taxes, miscellaneous income, investment income, and special projects.
- Review month-end accounting results and coordinate year-end annual audit and Form 990 preparation.
- Prepare and review grant budgets as requested.
- Act as staff liaison to the Finance, Audit, and Investment Committees of the Board of Trustees.
- Supervise the administration of the Center Stage Retirement Plan & Trust, including preparation of annual census, payments, reports, and amendments.
- Manage agent and vendor relationships for pension, health and other insurances, and unemployment and worker’s compensation insurance.
- Supervise third-party human resources firm ensuring accurate and updated information is disseminated throughout the organization.
- Facilitate ongoing financial literacy training for all members of the staff of Baltimore Center Stage.
- Produce multi-year budgets for strategic planning purposes.
- Collaborate with other members of the senior staff to develop new revenue models.
- Work closely with Artistic Director to identify medium and long-term opportunities for operational efficiencies.
- Develop and oversee resource audit in service of continuing to align Baltimore Center Stage values with operational practices.
- Cultural Competency: A sophisticated understanding of Anti-Racism principles and practices, and the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Relentless Curiosity: The ability to productively question the status quo and engage in solution-oriented systems thinking
- Communication: The ability to effectively present complex financial information and respond to questions from multiple stakeholder groups through written and verbal communication, including public speaking
- Relationship Management: Excellent social skills with an emphasis on building and maintaining meaningful and reciprocal external relationships
- Mathematical Skills: The ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and high-level accounting. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
- Reasoning: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret financial statements and governmental accounting forms and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
- IT Literacy: Knowledge of accounting software; internet software; payroll systems; spreadsheet software; and word processing software
Key Expectations for Job Performance
- Confident and collaborative. Confidence in one’s own expertise and a commitment to enthusiastically collaborate with multiple departments.
- Resilient and adaptable: A person who thrives in the uncertainty our world presents and is “up for the challenge” will be a significant asset.
- A commitment to team member skill building and development.
Characteristics of the Chief Resource Officer may include:
- Passion for the institutional vision as a cultural catalyst, accessible to the entire community.
- Demonstrated success working collaboratively with creative teams.
- Enjoys leading and participating in ideation, iteration and experimentation.
- CPA certification a plus.
Every applicant’s resume and cover letter will be reviewed by the Board Relations and Special Projects Coordinator on a rolling basis. The first round of interviews with the Artistic Director will be conducted over the phone or Zoom, starting in mid-July. The Artistic Director will recommend select applicants for interviews with other key stakeholders, including the Associate Director of Finance, Business Assistant, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees.
The position is expected to start September 2021; however the position will remain open until successfully filled.
Camp Counselor Job Description
Baltimore Center Stage invites applications for the position of Camp BCS Camp Counselor to work at Camp BCS for our 8-week summer camp program. The Camp BCS Camp Counselor reports to the Director of Learning and Social Accountability Janal Daniel. This is a full-time position with a focus on supporting theater programming for students in Baltimore and throughout Maryland.
Camp BCS is five days a week and will run from July 28th-August 20th. Camp BCS will run for four sessions with each session being two weeks. Camp hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. There will be four classrooms where students will be divided into small groups or pods. Counselors will manage and assist in management of a small group of students in person and virtually with some assistance from additional staff. Theater and/or arts education experience desired. Compensation is $15/hr.
- The responsibilities, competencies, and expectations outlined below are representative, not exhaustive. Responsibilities may shift as needed to best align with organizational needs.
- Working with other camp staff members to plan and coordinate camp classes and activities
- Leading and supporting campers as they participate in camp classes
- Monitoring campers to ensure compliance with camp rules to ensure safety
- Cleaning, maintaining and ensuring proper use of camp facilities and equipment
- Reporting and recording incident details, accidents and rule violations camp staff and parents/guardians
- Implementing conflict resolution techniques when necessary
- Adhering to all camp procedures and protocols set forth by Camp BCS
- Promoting participation and helping campers plan, carryout and evaluate projects and activities
- Alternation responsibilities with other staff members to suit camp needs
- Additional responsibilities as needed
- Cultural Competency: An understanding of Antiracism and Anti-Oppression principles and practices, and the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds
- Communication: The ability to communicate transparently and effectively across mediums with an emphasis on interpersonal communication
- Relationship Management: Good social and collaborative skills with an emphasis on building and maintaining meaningful and reciprocal relationships
- Relentless Curiosity: The ability to productively question the status quo and engage in solution-oriented, systems-thinking
- Time Management: The ability to efficiently manage time, effort and decision-making skills across various programs and departmental operations
Baltimore Center Stage has a written COVID-19 safety plan created by the theater’s COVID team. The plan will be provided to all camp staff, and counselors will also undergo COVID compliance training. Counselors are expected to:
- Perform daily space cleaning tasks and support campers in cleaning standards
- Group supervision of campers with attention to all of the following: program, health, happiness, discipline, cleanliness, safety, routine duties, character and skill development.
- Be concerned for the social adjustment of every camper
- Exhibit personal habits, health, dress, speech, table etiquette and relationships with other staff that serve as a beneficial model to campers.
- Work with the camp directors and other camp staff to iron out difficulties with facilities, programs and campers.
- Follow all guidelines, policies & procedures, and complete other duties as assigned.
Note: Counselors will be asked to take a background test and complete a Camp BCS training
In order to help maintain an equitable process, please do not submit unsolicited candidate recommendations or directly contact the artistic staff regarding this position. For process or technical questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every application will be reviewed by the Director of Learning and Social Accountability and the LSA Coordinator. Selected applications will receive interviews. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis and will be conducted over the phone or on Zoom.
About Baltimore Center Stage
Designated the State Theater of Maryland in 1978, Baltimore Center Stage provides the highest quality theater and programming for youth, families, and all members of our community under the leadership of Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra and Executive Director Michael Ross. BCS ignites conversations and imaginations by producing an eclectic season of professional productions across two main stages and an intimate 99-seat theater, and through engaging and
inspiring community and education programs. Everything we do at BCS is led by our core values—chief among them being Access For All. Our mission is heavily rooted in providing active and open accessibility to our Mainstage performances, as well as education initiatives and community programming to everyone regardless of barriers, be it financial or race.
Baltimore Center Stage invites applications for the position of ARTISTIC PRODUCING ASSOCIATE, GENERAL MANAGEMENT (APA) to join a dynamic (and often hilarious) artistic team. The APA reports to Director of Artistic Producing Chiara Klein and works closely with Artistic Producing Associate, Company Management Bridgette Burton and many other internal and external stakeholders. This position is the key communications and logistics hub of the Artistic Producing Department and collaborates in creating the conditions for joy-filled, inclusive storytelling, and civic conversations.
Annual Salary of $53,000 plus standard company health benefits and paid time off. This is a full-time, exempt position.
The responsibilities, competencies, and expectations outlined below are representative, not exhaustive. Responsibilities may shift as needed to best align with organizational needs.
Artist Contracting and Relationships
- Oversee the onboarding process of directors, choreographers, musical directors, musicians, actors, and special consultants from availability checks through hiring in accordance with all federal, local, and union rules and procedures
- Execute all creative team contracting and clearly communicate contractual obligations to relevant BCS departments
- Represent BCS with union affiliates and hold responsibility for maintenance of those union agreements (AEA, SDC, Local Musicians)
- As needed, represent BCS with co-producing partners
- Participate in artistic budget planning and management processes
- Maintain and track expenses for artistic projects and the Artistic Producing Department
- Submit and manage payroll and employment forms for actors and musicians for shows and workshops including union dues and fringe benefits
- Serve as primary Artistic Producing Department liaison to the Business Office
- Act as central point of communication for casting directors
- Manage logistics of casting calls (space rentals, scheduling, hiring personnel, etc.) and attend as needed
- Maintain actor database and audition communications
- Manage all licensing for use of copyrighted material in productions
- Execute line producing functions for specific projects and/or shows as assigned by Director of Artistic Producing
- As a member of the Artistic Staff, cover external performances, scout artists in the field, and participate in internal artistic meetings, delivering opinions and recommendations
- Facilitate interdepartmental communication across productions, workshops, and programs
- Collaborate with Director of Artistic Producing and Company Management to provide support to productions and artists
- Facilitate artistic relationships as needed for special events with Development and Marketing
- Cultural Competency: An understanding of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression principles and practices, and the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Project Management: The ability to understand and design both the strategy and operational aspects of a project, the ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
- Relentless Curiosity: The ability to productively question the status quo and engage in solution-oriented, systems-thinking.
- Resource Management: The ability to optimize human and financial resources in keeping with core values, and to monitor and forecast program income and expenses with well-reasoned accuracy.
- Communication: The ability to communicate transparently and effectively across mediums with an emphasis on interpersonal communication and public speaking.
- Relationship Management: Excellent social skills with an emphasis on building and maintaining meaningful and reciprocal relationships.
- Attention to Detail: The ability to work methodically to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task.
Key Expectations for Job Performance
- Draw on unique lived experience to help inform artistic practices and policies
- Demonstration of solution-oriented thinking and problem-solving skills
- Work both independently and collaboratively to manage key components of the organizational producing function
- Familiarity with and/or the ability to achieve proficiency with the LORT Collective Bargaining Agreements and other contracts
- Enthusiasm for spreadsheets and systems
- Commitment to ongoing individual and collective learning
Please submit a resume and a statement about why you are interested in this position. No “cover letters” necessary. While we ask that resumes be submitted in written form, we invite applicants to submit their Artistic Producing Manager statement via a written piece, audio or video recording (3 min or less) – whatever form best supports your self-expression.
Please address communication to Chiara (key-ara; she/her) and Bridgette (bridge-et; she/her).
In order to help maintain an equitable process, please do not submit unsolicited candidate recommendations or directly contact the artistic staff regarding this position. For process or technical questions, please email email@example.com.
Every application will be reviewed by the Director of Artistic Producing and Artistic Producing Associate, Company Management and then selected applications will receive interviews. First round interviews will occur on a rolling basis and will be conducted over the phone or Zoom.
Final interviews will take place in August and an offer is made no later than August 31. As long as the position is posted on our website, the interview process is ongoing.
The position is expected to start no later than September 10 and will be in-person in Baltimore. A remote start is possible by mutual agreement.
About Baltimore Center Stage
Designated the State Theater of Maryland in 1978, Baltimore Center Stage provides the highest quality theater and programming for youth, families, and all members of our community under the leadership of Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra. BCS ignites conversations and imaginations by producing an eclectic season of professional productions across two main stages and an intimate 99-seat theater, and through engaging and inspiring community and education programs. Everything we do at BCS is led by our core values—chief among them being Access For All. Our mission is heavily rooted in providing active and open accessibility to our Mainstage performances, as well as education initiatives and community programming to everyone regardless of barriers, be it financial, racial, orientation, or other.