Director of Revenue and Financial Strategy, Theatre Passe Muraille
Director of Revenue and Financial Strategy
Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto
Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) invites applications and referrals for the newly created position of Director of Revenue and Financial Strategy.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director of Revenue and Financial Strategy will focus on the two key financial sustainability goals of the organization: development of new revenue sources and a fiscal strategy aligned with the artistic vision.
Working collaboratively with Artistic Director Marjorie Chan and Interim Managing Director Indrit Kasapi, as a third member of TPM’s co-leadership, the successful candidate will work with our current team and have an opportunity to foster the company’s financial and capacity growth. We seek the right individual to help bring new energy and ideas to revenue generation.
TPM has an annual budget of $1.2 million, a full-time staff complement of 12; and a board of directors of 12. Currently it receives approximately $675,000 from government sources, $135,000 from foundations and corporations, and $75,000 from individual giving (including special events). This role would be supported by the Director of Finance and a Fundraising Coordinator.
The aim is to increase overall contributed revenues by 50% over the next five years, growing TPM’s overall annual revenues to realize the company’s long-term artistic goals.
As TPM emerges from the pandemic in a strong financial position, it is charting a path into an exciting future with re-imagined internal structures. Embracing a broad range of producing practices for both live and digital theatre, TPM is abundant with creative opportunities and a wealth of industry networks and is a national leader in accessibility initiatives.
Theatre Passe Muraille
Founded in 1968, Theatre Passe Muraille is Canada’s original alternative theatre company, developing and producing new Canadian plays. Our mission is to break down walls by pushing against boundaries; to create arts with, and for an audience, examining the marginal, the unexplored, and the unforeseen to articulate a distinct Canadian voice, reflecting the complexity of our intercultural society.
TPM produces theatre that is provocative, subversive, and joyful, supporting and presenting independent artists and companies, emerging artists, and marginalized voices; modeling new approaches to creation, collaboration, production, and stewardship; providing mentorship, expertise, space, and opportunities; and enhancing and increasing meaningful interactions among our communities.
TPM aspires to be a leader in establishing, promoting, and embracing collaborative and inclusive theatre practices, allowing us to support and ignite the voices of unique artists, communities, and audiences.
Throughout the pandemic, TPM has adapted, swiveled, and pivoted in order to support its mission. Organizationally, TPM has shown innovation and resilience, creating new processes and gaining capacity to inspire and empower the company into the future. Strategic conversations on “Staging Change,” a Metcalf Foundation program, has helped TPM define its need for a balanced and healthy environment for artists and administrative staff to support the most innovative theatrical work in Canada. TPM celebrates diversity in all its forms.
TPM’s theatre space is located at 16 Ryerson Avenue in downtown Toronto in a former bakery/candle factory. The Backspace is currently being renovated to create a Digital Creation Hub. TPM’s office space is wheelchair accessible.
The ideal candidate will have these skills and experiences:
- Ability to develop a rich, collaborative partnership with the leadership team, administrative staff and board;
- A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access;
- A deep commitment to the performing arts. Although a theatre background is preferred, the Search Committee is open to evaluating candidates from other disciplines and industries;
- Experience in planning and implementing fund-raising efforts with the ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward major individual gifts, corporate sponsorships, legacy gifts, and foundation/government grants;
- An enthusiastic networker who enjoys meeting people and is comfortable in seeking out important community partnerships to establish mutually beneficial relationships;
- Experience with creating and managing budgets, financial projections, and cash flow reports;
- The ability to think strategically while balancing a full portfolio of project tasks;
An educational background that includes arts administration, fund-raising, accounting is helpful. However, TPM is willing to invest in training or coaching for a candidate in whom they see potential for key aspects of the job.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary range is $70,000 to $80,000 with a benefit package.
Start Date: Negotiable but after August 1, 2022.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of references in confidence by Friday, May 27, 2022.
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TPM believes in a progressive approach to inclusion, equity and diversity. As such, we encourage applications from all interested candidates without regard to age, race, colour, gender, disability, national origin or any other protected ground under the Ontario Human Rights Code. We are committed to fostering an organization that reflects the diversity of Toronto.
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