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General Manager of Mizel Arts and Culture Center

Mizel Arts & Culture Center

Full Time
Posted November 8, 2023

The General Manager (GM) of the Mizel Arts and Culture Center will be responsible for providing leadership, vision, guidance, oversight, budgeting, grant management, fundraising, compliance, and ongoing direction. The ideal candidate has a strong business acumen with experience and a passion for the arts. Department programs currently include community and arts programming, festivals (JAAMM, DJFF, and ReelAbilities), Denver Children’s Theatre (DCT), and Wolf Theatre Academy (WTA).

General Manager Responsibilities

  • Maintaining a visible leadership role in Denver Jewish community, Denver arts and culture community, and JCC organization
  • Providing leadership, vision, and strategy for Arts, Culture, and Community Programs department, in collaboration with JCC Executive Leadership, JCCand MACC boards, staff, and community
  • Providing vision, innovation, strategy, and operational oversight for all current and future JCC and MACC arts, culture, and community programs
  • Ensuring a world class experience for all JCC and MACC users, participants, patrons, artists, and donors
  • Overseeing department financials, fundraising, grants, staff, marketing, production, contracts, rental program, volunteer management, and safety/security
  • Reporting key performance indicators that capture performance results of department and programs to JCC Executive Leadership and both JCC and MACC boards
  • Acting as a responsive and proactive liaison with SCFD, donors, board, partners, and community
  • Maintaining an active role in the SCFD Collaborative
  • Coordinating with MACC board leadership to set meeting agendas and provide relevant information and materials
  • Designing and implementing strategy for rentals, partnerships, and other opportunities that are beneficial to MACC and JCC
  • Solving elevated problems communicated by users, participants, patrons, donors, staff, board, and JCC leadership
  • Ensuring JCC and MACC policies and procedures and all relevant Federal, State, Local, and OSHA safety rules and regulations are followed
  • Overseeing Wolf Theatre, Pluss Theatre, Social Hall, and other JCC event spaces, schedule of events, and program calendar
  • Collaborating with Production Manager on building and equipment capital planning and maintenance
  • Hiring, training, and retaining a diverse, highly qualified staff and volunteer pool by providing career coaching, mentoring, and personal development
  • Staying up to date in industry by participating in conferences, seminars, training, and other relevant opportunities
  • Acting as manager-on-duty for in-person programs and events as needed
  • Coordinating with MACC and JCC staff to help facilitate the advancing of internal and external events


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in not-for-profit management, business, theater, arts, marketing or related field
  • 5 7 years of demonstrated arts management experience
  • Collaborative and consensus-building management style
  • Supervisory experience of both arts administrative and production staff
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of principles of non-profit business management, marketing, accounting, and human resources
  • Understanding and experience with event management
  • Experience building both public and private partnerships and/or sponsorships
  • Knowledge of principles of event ticketing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree non-profit management, business, theater or related field
  • Experience administering SCFD funding
  • Experience cultivating donors and event sponsors
  • 8+ years of demonstrated arts management experience in a theater and/or venue setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of technical theater

Benefits Overview

This full-time position is benefits-eligible. The JCC contributes a portion of medical, dental and vision plan premiums and pays for Basic Life Insurance & AD&D, Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability. There are additional voluntary benefit plans available. The JCC has a 401(K) Plan available for elective deferral contributions for employees over 21 years of age, with no waiting period. Paid Time Off is a day-one benefit, accrued based on years of service and in compliance with the Colorado Healthy Families & Workplaces Act.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

The position requires the candidate to remain in a sitting position for prolonged hours in an office environment. While performing duties, the candidate is occasionally required to stand, walk use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Candidate must occasionally lift and or/move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Working conditions may include being in an open (shared) cubicle or workspace.

Additional Notes

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the supervisor or other management as required. The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the needs arise. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

The Jewish Community Center values diversity and inclusiveness and is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation: 75000-90000/year

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