General Manager

Date Posted: Aug 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Sep 06, 2019
Start Date: Nov 04, 2019

Salary Range: 40K - 60K
Additional Salary Information: $45,000
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

Cahoots Theatre

Founded in 1986, Cahoots holds a prominent place in Toronto’s arts community, pioneering programming that reflects Canada’s diverse landscape. Focusing on intercultural encounters, the intersection of identities and the innovation of form contributes to Cahoots’ powerful and enduring vision. Working with artists of colour, Deaf artists, queer artists, and other marginalized groups, Cahoots gives voice to unique perspectives through the development and production of new works, mentorship opportunities and community outreach initiatives

What we are: A home for artists from the edge.

What we do: We seek, develop, produce and present works that refocus the spotlight. We empower artists. We engage diverse communities.

How we do it: We put the art at the center. We take risks, challenge the status quo and break down barriers. We make decisions through dialogue.

Job Description

Cahoots Theatre is seeking a committed, visionary General Manager to join our dynamic team and help lead the company. Cahoots is a non-profit charitable organization whose mandate is to develop and produce theatre that refocuses the spotlight on artists from the edge. We are seeking a qualified individual with an interest in arts management and a drive towards cultural equity who has a solid track record of successful arts administration in a small to mid-sized company. We strongly encourage applications from culturally-diverse and other diverse communities.

Reporting to the Board of Directors alongside the Artistic Director, the General Manager’s responsibilities include (see application information package for full description):


  • General management and oversight of day-to-day operations;
  • Create, implement and manage Cahoots’ annual operating plans and budgets;
  • Hire and manage all staff required to execute artistic and business plans, and provide training and mentorship for all staff members;
  • Management of all human resources, documentation, contracts, records, including required filings and reporting (eg. payroll deductions, ROE’s, T4/T4A’s, etc.);
  • Develop policies and procedures as necessary for administrative areas, such as finance, communications and marketing;
  • Manage all studio and equipment rentals, and rental policies and procedures of a rehearsal studio;
  • Manage the production process, from budget creation to realization;
  • With the Artistic Director, identify and create strategic producing partnerships;
  • Hire and manage all production personnel;
  • With the Artistic Director, develop, manage and implement Cahoots’ communications plans, including our quarterly newsletter, e-blasts, and all marketing and publicity related to production activity;
  • Develop, manage and oversee the implementation of all fundraising activities, including annual operating grant applications, other public sector funding, private sector funding and fundraising related to annual fundraising plans and 3-year strategic plan;
  • Create, coordinate and execute special donor events and large-scale gala fundraisers in partnership with the fundraising committee; donor engagement and stewardship.


  • Minimum three (3) years of experience as a producer / senior manager in a not-for-profit arts organization or arts/theatre sector;
  • A successful track record in strong fiscal management, fundraising and marketing;
  • Familiarity with computer software programs including, or comparable to, Microsoft Suite, Sage Accounting, Sumac, WordPress and Mailchimp;
  • Proven leadership capabilities; excellent problem solving skills; excellent planning, organizational and time-management skills; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience with, or if not, belief in and willingness to learn anti-oppressive/anti-racist practices.

Additional Info:

For a complete job description and to download a full application package, visit

How to Apply:

Cahoots Theatre is committed to employment equity and diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Please submit CV along with a cover letter and three professional references.

Please detail how you can contribute to this dynamic not-for-profit arts organization no later than
Friday, September 6th, 2019.

Please submit by email (PDF or Word format) to: with ‘General Manager Application’ in the subject line. We thank all applicants, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


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