Ranga Shankara is looking for an Executive Director.
Ranga Shankara is the definitive space for quality theatre in Bangalore. Since it opened its doors in October 2004, Ranga Shankara has developed into one of the nerve centres of theatre in India. More than just a performance space, Ranga Shankara is a dynamic cultural institution dedicated to theatre and theatre arts. It showcases performances from India and abroad, produces and commissions new and innovative theatrical productions, and creates outreach programmes and workshops to impart theatre skills and nurture a love of theatre and the arts in general.
We believe that theatre should be accessible to everyone. We keep our rentals low, making our space affordable to theatre makers. In turn, they keep their ticket prices low, making theatre going affordable to audiences. Ranga Shankara has dramatically changed the way theatre is performed and viewed in Bangalore. At Ranga Shankara, all performances are ticketed and open to the public.
Ranga Shankara is looking to hire an Executive Director to manage, guide and own the complete operations of the Theatre.
The Job Description.
The Executive Director (ED) will report to the Chairperson of the Trust and will work in tandem with the Artistic Director.
The applicant, must have experience in admin operation (10 years) with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership role.
The ED will work closely with the Artistic Director both on a daily basis as well as in planning and implementing strategies for future growth of the institution.
The responsibilities will include all financial, legal and human resource matters. The ED will be authorised to bring relevant talent to manage some of these functions.
The role will involve budgeting for the annual operation of the building, coordinating employee payroll, dealing with contracts for guest companies and productions and producing in-house productions.
The role is a combination of strategic and operational skills that the applicant must possess to support the growth and profitability initiatives of the Trust.
The Key Tasks:
Along with the Artistic Director, develop and maintain good working relationship with other theatre companies and collaborative artists (both national and international), press and industry professionals and vendors.
Maintain Ranga Shankara reputation as a professional theatre, ensuring prominence in the industry, public and among local organisations and community.
Explore, develop and sustain existing partnerships for Ranga Shankara.
Be responsible directly for managing, supervising and motivating the staff, volunteers and vendors.
Ultimate financial responsibility for Ranga Shankara book-keeping, accounts, income and expenditure.
Set budget annually for approval by the Trust three months before the financial year begins.
Be responsible for prompt and authorised payments into/out of account, according to financial procedures and outlays.
The Fundraising aspects:
Plan, direct and implement a comprehensive development programme that generates individual donor, foundations and corporate support.
Lead strategies and research to identify, cultivate, and recognise all donors and prospects.
Maintain a calendar of grants and share the information on a monthly basis with the Artistic Director.
Develop good relationships with funders, individual donors, sponsors and partners, both programme and financial.
Produce funding applications and procure financial backing from donors.
Monitor and evaluate artistic, educational and other funded programmes.
Please email your covering letter with a detailed CV, or ask questions over email to email@example.com. Shortlisted candidates will receive an invite for the interview.
The salary will be commensurate with similar institutions and will be negotiable, depending largely on the quality of the interaction during the interviews. Ranga Shankara is keen on attracting the best talent in the field, making sure the fit is right and future oriented.
For more on Ranga Shankara’s story and what’s running currently, please visit www.rangashankara.org.