Payomet Performing Arts Center seeks a dedicated and detail-oriented Deputy Director who will hold a key leadership role in this progressive performing arts organization. Payomet plays a pivotal role in regional cultural programming, organizing, and dialogue. The successful candidate will have strategic planning and financial management experience.
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About Payomet Performing Arts Center
Payomet Performing Arts Center is a volunteer driven, non-profit performing arts organization located at Highlands Center in North Truro, MA. We are committed to gradual and sustainable growth in order to remain true to our core mission: to produce exciting professional live music, theatre, circus arts, and humanities events rooted in strong social values. Our artistic decisions are informed by the eclectic tastes of our outer Cape audience. We describe Payomet programming as “outside the box and inside the community.”
Position Type: Full-time, year-round salaried position
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Health insurance stipend, paid vacation, holiday, sick & personal time
Deputy Director Responsibilities
The Deputy Director reports directly to the Executive Director. The Deputy Director assists the Executive Director in implementing the strategic and operational functions as determined by the Payomet Board in serving the mission of the organization.
The Deputy Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Financial Management, including but not limited to:
Creation and Monitoring of the operating and capital budgets
Issuance of financial reports
Administration and oversight of Artist and Consultant Contracts
Administration of annual staff evaluations per Payomet Employee Handbook
Volunteer programs and services
Liaison with the National Park Service (NPS):
Periodic meetings with NPS
Responding to requests by the NPS in a timely fashion
Rapid communication and reporting to the Board, the Board President and other officers, committee chairs as well as to the Executive Director of all meetings and NPS business
Outreach to local communities and government officials
The Deputy Director will serve as the Acting Executive Director in the absence of the Executive Director for any protracted period relating to vacation, sabbatical, or sick leave. The Deputy Director will share in the executive leadership so as to facilitate transitions and smooth succession of staff and board to ensure sustainability.
Ideal skills, experience, and qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, experiences, and attributes:
Experience working with non-profit organizations
At least five years management-level experience or equivalent experience with financial management
Strong background in budgeting, financial planning, and business planning
Strong leadership and relationship-management skills; someone who works well with staff, board, and external partners
Strong attention to detail
The ability to work in a highly flexible, collaborative work environment
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Slack, and Quickbooks
About Payomet Performing Arts Center
We are a volunteer-driven, non-profit performing arts organization committed to gradual and sustainable growth in order to remain true to our core mission: to produce exciting professional live music, theatre, circus arts, and humanities events rooted in strong social values.
Payomet is not a venue, it’s an experience. We’re not just about filling seats... we’re about using performing arts to reflect the beauty and experience of living on the outer reaches of Cape Cod. We believe in our audience. Our artistic decisions are informed by the eclectic tastes of our outer Cape audience, from those visiting us for a day or a week to our year-round neighbors. For this reason, we describe Payomet programming as “outside the box and inside the community.”
We seek to present events that:
Nurture artists’ creativity
Foster education and excellence in the performing arts
Cultivate cultural and social awareness
Explore issues of relevance to the communities we serve
We believe that access to the arts should be available and affordable to everyone. Our outreach and history of presenting in numerous regional venues are keys to our delivering excellence in pe...rforming arts to the largest possible audience on Cape Cod. During the summer, our home is our tent. During the shoulder months and off-season, Payomet produces concerts and events at venues from the mid-Cape to Provincetown.
Payomet audiences have come to expect national talent on the local stage. Our summer venue and season can be summed up as “small tent, big shows.” Our theater productions include fully-staged Shakespeare productions and showcase emerging professional actors. Likewise, our 40-plus or 50-plus music concerts each year include many Grammy winners and internationally renowned artists.
While we may be best known for our top-notch music and theater performances, we are equally proud of our circus arts performances, circus classes for children, and humanities presentations in the form of lectures, film screenings, and literary evenings. Whenever possible, we create educational opportunities from our performances, through audience involvement, panel discussions, and “Meet the Artist” opportunities. Our unique location inside the Cape Cod National Seashore strengthens our commitment to presenting programs exploring Cape Cod’s natural environment and the culture of her native peoples.