Company Manager Job Description

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz is an award-winning performance company leading youth and adults to the power of playfulness and feats of imagination. Through performances, workshops, residencies and interactive environments, Z Puppets fulfills three main initiatives:

  • Arts for All Abilities

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math of Puppetry

  • Arts and Mindfulness

Z Puppets is now seeking a part-time Company Manager to manage and support the projects and administration of the two Creative Directors, Booking Manager and Administrative Manager and Bookkeeper. The Company Manager will report to the Creative Directors. Leadership role in overseeing logistics and coordinating details of Z Puppets’ performances, residencies, grants projects, community partnerships and strategic development.

The position averages 25-35 hours per week (weekday office hours preferred with some flexibility) primarily on site at Z Puppets Headquarters (41st and Chicago Ave., with options to work from home on occasion).

The hourly starting pay is: $15-17 DOQ.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Financial Management (manage payroll, cash flow, budget tracking, accounts payable, receivable, invoicing, reconciliation)

  • Project Management (establish and track timelines, action steps and budgets)

  • Human Resources (manage artist contracts, gathering info for new hires, filing paperwork)

  • Admin. Systems (manage and streamline internal systems, databases, document archives and organizational processes)

  • Marketing (coordinate conventional, social media and grassroots campaigns to build audiences)

  • Community Partnerships (maintain on-going communication with key contacts from partner organizations)

  • Sponsorships and Internships (develop, implement and execute strategic plans for new streams of support)  

 

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in financial and project management,

  • administration, grassroots and conventional marketing

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Strong people skills and social savvy

  • Proficiency in and aptitude for databases, on-line apps (e.g. google drive, docs, sheets and calendar) and cloud platforms

  • Direct experience or coursework in small business or arts management a plus

 

Desired Qualities:

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects concurrently

  • Highly organized and efficient with supreme attention to details

  • Flair and zeal for creative problem solving, multi-tasking and prioritizing

  • Skill with design and graphics

  • Sense of humor a plus

  • Ability to see the trees and a path through the forest

  • Anticipates and addresses unexpected obstacles, gaps and opportunities

  • People of color encouraged to apply

 

Please send resume and cover letter to chris@zpuppets.org by March 29.

About Z Puppets

Z Puppets leads children and adults into the transformative power of play through performances and workshops that combine puppetry, physical comedy and live music. Z Puppets Creative Directors Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith have over two decades of experience in arts education, arts management,interactive environments and theater for family audiences. Z Puppets tours across the country, seeking to delight children and their adults with feats of imagination.