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ABOUT THE COMPANY
The Random Farms Kids’ Theater (as featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Fox News Channel and in the new Stagestruck book series) is a not-for-profit organization that offers musical theater programming to young people from kindergarten through college. The company was founded in 1995 and currently serves approximately 1,200 young people each year with an annual operating budget just over $1.2 million. Random Farms operates primarily in Westchester County, NY, though many of its participants travel from nearby counties in NY as well as CT and NJ. The organization is in a state of tremendous growth, with expanding program attendance, a growing Board of Trustees, and a capital campaign on the horizon. There are currently 7 full-time employees, plus several part-time independent contractors and resident artists.
Help with costume fittings, costume changes and quick changes. Learn all aspects of costuming (up to 300 kids for Workshops and 150 kids for Mainstages) from studio fittings to backstage assistance.
Must be available for all dress rehearsals and performances. $8/hr (students); $10/hr (high school graduates). Email cover letter and resume to
. Please indicate your availability and whether you are interested in Mainstages and/or Workshops. Sewing skills are helpful but not necessary.
Random Farms is seeking a full-time Managing Director to join its Executive Team, alongside the Executive Director and Artistic Director. S/he will be charged with managing and growing development processes and donated revenue; supporting the Executive Director with board governance; collaborating with the Executive Director and Artistic Director on long-term goals and plans; and overseeing the administrative staff and interns to support the needs of the artistic staff and mission. S/he will act as a crucial liaison between the Executive Director and the administrative staff, and will collaborate with the Artistic Director to determine how the administrative and programming divisions of the company function together. We are seeking an extremely organized professional with a positive attitude and experience in a nonprofit setting to join our friendly community of theater-loving staff and families during an exciting new chapter in the company’s history.
Development / Governance (approx 40%)
- Grant Funding - The Managing Director will be charged with launching the newest stream of donated revenue for Random Farms, and will require grant-seeking experience to establish the structure for pursuing, growing, and maintaining grant funding.
- Individual Giving - Support the Executive Director with processes and donor relations for an already-thriving leadership giving program; manage direct appeals and donor benefits.
- Gala / Events - Coordinate the annual gala alongside the Artistic Director and an existing proactive Gala Committee.
- Governance - Participate in quarterly board meetings; serve ex officio on various committees; collaborate with Executive Director on board governance issues and planning.
Strategic Planning / Finance (approx 20%)
- Collaborate with Executive Director and Artistic Director towards long-term strategic planning involving staff growth, program improvements, operations.
- Collaborate with executive staff and Business Manager to create the annual operating budget and participate in quarterly budget review meetings.
Staff Management / Internal Operations (approx 20%)
- Oversee the administrative staff, including Business Manager, Operations Manager, and Marketing Manager.
- Work with administrative staff to identify areas to improve internal operations and to coordinate projects with external vendors.
Programming / Outreach (approx 20%)
- Communicate regularly with Artistic Director to understand the needs of the organization's programs and identify ways to improve the administrative functions that support them.
- Participate in regular Program Committee meetings to collaboratively address program-related issues.
- 4+ years experience in nonprofit management, preferably in a performing arts, youth-oriented, or educational setting.
- Proven record of success in fundraising (grants, major gifts, direct appeals, events, etc.).
- Experience in nonprofit governance is highly preferred.
- Experience supervising small teams of employees, volunteers, and interns.
- Excellent writing and proof-reading skills.
- Computer proficient and willingness to learn and use software integral to the programs and organizational operations.
- Experience with youth theater or other youth programs a plus.
- Degree in nonprofit management, arts administration, or similar will be viewed favorably.
Start Date: April / May
Benefits: Health insurance (partially paid by employer), 401k, FSA, paid time off (vacation, sick, personal); flexible remote-work options.
Schedule: Administrative staff typically work Monday through Friday, and create their own work hours. Some evenings and weekends will be required for attending performances and meetings.
Location: The Managing Director, along with the other administrative staff, will primarily work remotely with periodic “on-site” days at the company’s facility in Elmsford, NY or to attend performances and meetings at various venues in Westchester County, NY.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and two references to
with the phrase “Managing Director Application” in the subject line. (We will only contact references after the final round of interviews and we will let candidates know in advance of our intent to contact them.)
Interviews: March / April
Start date: April / May