Business & Communication Manager

Date Posted: Sep 23, 2021
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2021
Start Date: Oct 22, 2021

Salary From: 75K To 95K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: Business
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

GOH Ballet Academy - with WMC

For over 40 years, the Goh Ballet Academy has been recognized as the premiere dance academy in Vancouver, offering the highest caliber of dance education and artistic experience. Their comprehensive curriculum and unrivaled opportunities for professional performance are celebrated by the local community and recognized in international circles. “Fostering Confidence & Creativity Through Self-Expression” is their moto. They firmly believe that dance should be a part of every child’s upbringing; it is a vital form of human expression. Nurturing and cultivating this physical and emotional communication is the core mission of the Goh Ballet Academy. They also have a very thriving professional dance program as well as a growing Adult program.

In 2019, the Goh Ballet Academy expanded into Toronto with a beautifully designed location in Bayview. Today, the Academy is looking for a Business & Communication Manager who is ready to take on the management and expansion of the Toronto location.

Reporting to and working with the Director, Chan Hon Goh, the new Business & Communication Manager will be the face of Goh Ballet in its Toronto market. In the role, you will manage and strategize the growth of Goh Ballet Bayview ensuring all business development initiatives are aligned with the brand. You will oversee all day-to-day operations of the studio to ensure it is running smoothly. Key to success will be your ability to lead the growth of the studio, to help honor the brand while also building the team. To succeed you are driven by integrity, enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit and a solid understanding of art education.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Business Development – In partnership with the Director, lead the growth of the Toronto Bayview location.
  • Marketing & PR – Lead marketing initiatives and ensure all presence is in alignment with the strategic plan and business development priorities
  • Communication - Oversee written communications for our website, social media accounts and business development content in accordance with our communications plan
  • Stakeholder Management - Manage relationships with key external stakeholders, vendors and develop partnerships to further promote the work of Goh Ballet
  • Day-to-day operations – Oversee payroll, AR & AP, budgeting, financial planning and managing administrative staff. Ensure all operational programs, processes and activities are running efficiently and in line with the strategic priorities of the Academy.
  • Program Management – Oversee class registrations, handle rental bookings, assist with management of faculty and pianists
  • HR – Lead support staff, third-party contractors and ongoing recruitment as needed. Lead HR programs and practices including maintaining appropriate HR files. Develop, recommend approval and maintain staff hours and vocational schedules.
  • Technology - Manage IT infrastructure including hardware, software, network, security and backup, support and maintenance, connectivity issues, troubleshoot other IT problems
  • Insurance – Ensure insurance contracts maintenance and compliance with contracts.
  • Production – Supervise and ensure readiness for and implementation of all events on the annual calendar
  • Fundraising – Oversee all partnerships and sponsorships ties to the fundraising annual plan.
  • Lead special projects as assigned.

We are looking for candidates with a desire to actively innovate and improve current operations, and the ability to cultivate and maintain a positive and engaging team culture. Our ideal new Manager recognizes the entrepreneurial nature of running an arts program which will require evening and weekend coverage. Other qualifications include:

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field (Business Administration or Arts Administration)
  • 5+ years of managerial and/or operations specific role ideally within an arts environment.
  • Proven success with copy writing and marketing with good understanding of social media platforms and how to promote programs
  • Proven ability to problem-solve and think creatively to develop unique and effective solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfort with technology including working with vendors and excellent usage of MS Office Suite, G Suite and cloud management
  • Basic accounting skills and experience with budgeting and accounts payables/receivables
  • Experience with data management, administrative processes and knowledge of administrative principles and best practices
  • Previous experience with a student and client database system such as MindBody or Jackrabbit Class an asset

Goh Ballet provides an inspiring, challenging, and creative work environment. It supports its administrative team members with opportunities for professional development and advancement. This position is ideal for an Arts Administrator seeking that next step-up in their career.

In Partnership with WMC to complete this important recruitment effort, Goh Ballet encourages all interested applicants to submit their resumes in confidence through the 'Apply' button.

Goh Ballet and WMC are committed to employment equity through a process which identifies and eliminates any discrimination in the organization’s employment procedures and policies. We encourage applications from qualified individuals who identify as LGBTQ2+, First Nations, Inuit & Métis, people of colour, and people with disabilities.



Job Description

For over 40 years, the Goh Ballet Academy has been recognized as the premiere dance academy in Vancouver, offering the highest caliber of dance education and artistic experience. Their comprehensive curriculum and unrivaled opportunities for professional performance are celebrated by the local community and recognized in international circles. “Fostering Confidence & Creativity Through Self-Expression” is their moto. They firmly believe that dance should be a part of every child’s upbringing; it is a vital form of human expression. Nurturing and cultivating this physical and emotional communication is the core mission of the Goh Ballet Academy. They also have a very thriving professional dance program as well as a growing Adult program.

In 2019, the Goh Ballet Academy expanded into Toronto with a beautifully designed location in Bayview. Today, the Academy is looking for a Business & Communication Manager who is ready to take on the management and expansion of the Toronto location.

Reporting to and working with the Director, Chan Hon Goh, the new Business & Communication Manager will be the face of Goh Ballet in its Toronto market. In the role, you will manage and strategize the growth of Goh Ballet Bayview ensuring all business development initiatives are aligned with the brand. You will oversee all day-to-day operations of the studio to ensure it is running smoothly. Key to success will be your ability to lead the growth of the studio, to help honor the brand while also building the team. To succeed you are driven by integrity, enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit and a solid understanding of art education.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Business Development – In partnership with the Director, lead the growth of the Toronto Bayview location.
  • Marketing & PR – Lead marketing initiatives and ensure all presence is in alignment with the strategic plan and business development priorities
  • Communication - Oversee written communications for our website, social media accounts and business development content in accordance with our communications plan
  • Stakeholder Management - Manage relationships with key external stakeholders, vendors and develop partnerships to further promote the work of Goh Ballet
  • Day-to-day operations – Oversee payroll, AR & AP, budgeting, financial planning and managing administrative staff. Ensure all operational programs, processes and activities are running efficiently and in line with the strategic priorities of the Academy.
  • Program Management – Oversee class registrations, handle rental bookings, assist with management of faculty and pianists
  • HR – Lead support staff, third-party contractors and ongoing recruitment as needed. Lead HR programs and practices including maintaining appropriate HR files. Develop, recommend approval and maintain staff hours and vocational schedules.
  • Technology - Manage IT infrastructure including hardware, software, network, security and backup, support and maintenance, connectivity issues, troubleshoot other IT problems
  • Insurance – Ensure insurance contracts maintenance and compliance with contracts.
  • Production – Supervise and ensure readiness for and implementation of all events on the annual calendar
  • Fundraising – Oversee all partnerships and sponsorships ties to the fundraising annual plan.
  • Lead special projects as assigned.

 

 



Requirements:

We are looking for candidates with a desire to actively innovate and improve current operations, and the ability to cultivate and maintain a positive and engaging team culture. Our ideal new Manager recognizes the entrepreneurial nature of running an arts program which will require evening and weekend coverage. Other qualifications include:

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field (Business Administration or Arts Administration)
  • 5+ years of managerial and/or operations specific role ideally within an arts environment.
  • Proven success with copy writing and marketing with good understanding of social media platforms and how to promote programs
  • Proven ability to problem-solve and think creatively to develop unique and effective solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfort with technology including working with vendors and excellent usage of MS Office Suite, G Suite and cloud management
  • Basic accounting skills and experience with budgeting and accounts payables/receivables
  • Experience with data management, administrative processes and knowledge of administrative principles and best practices
  • Previous experience with a student and client database system such as MindBody or Jackrabbit Class an asset


How to Apply:

Goh Ballet provides an inspiring, challenging, and creative work environment. It supports its administrative team members with opportunities for professional development and advancement. This position is ideal for an Arts Administrator seeking that next step-up in their career.

In Partnership with WMC to complete this important recruitment effort, Goh Ballet encourages all interested applicants to submit their resumes in confidence through site https://careers.wmc.ca/

Goh Ballet and WMC are committed to employment equity through a process which identifies and eliminates any discrimination in the organization’s employment procedures and policies. We encourage applications from qualified individuals who identify as LGBTQ2+, First Nations, Inuit & Métis, people of colour, and people with disabilities.



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