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White Snake Projects is now hiring for the following positions:

  • Managing Director
  • Development Director
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Arts Administrator
  • IDMS (Indigenous Directory of Musical Storytelling) Research Fellow 

See below for detailed job descriptions.


Managing Director/Lead Producer

White Snake Projects is seeking a Managing Director/Lead Producer who will be a dynamic and inspirational leader who communicates effectively with all stakeholders and solves problems with a calm and entrepreneurial approach.

Position Summary

The Managing Director will report to the General & Artistic Director and ultimately to the Board of Directors. They will provide strategic leadership over all administrative and business functions, including fundraising, marketing, and human resources. This individual will build and maintain positive and authentic relationships with staff, artists, board members, and audiences, helping to bring more people to the company and making it a welcoming community hub. They will collaborate with partners locally throughout the Greater Boston Area, as well as nationally and internationally. The Managing Director will be committed to championing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Actively partner with the General & Artistic Director so that business functions and artistic vision work together.
  • Help lead the reorganization of the company including identifying ways in which positions and departments can be restructured for maximum effectiveness
  • Create and manage complex production timelines, schedules and needs, including the hiring of contract personnel.
  • Create and maintain a positive culture and work environment where all departments are equally valued and staff of all genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds feel appreciated.
  • Prioritize equity, diversity, inclusion, and access work in all aspects of artistic and management decisions.
  • Collaborate with other arts and culture organizations locally and nationally, including institutions that are BIPOC-led, to create partnerships that serve a wide audience and create lasting impact.
  • Oversee and develop project/production budgets, carefully managing expenses and income to ensure financial stability and growth.

Traits and Characteristics

The Managing Director will have the ability to give constructive criticism or positive feedback when required and make difficult decisions firmly yet compassionately. Key competencies of this role include:

  • Diplomacy and Teamwork – The ability to tactfully handle difficult or sensitive issues while working closely with other team members to meet goals and objectives.
  • Time Prioritization and Conflict Management – The capacity to prioritize and complete tasks within scheduled time frames while addressing and resolving conflicts constructively.
  • Planning and Organizing – The dexterity to establish courses of action to ensure work is completed effectively.
  • Interpersonal Skills and Customer Focus – The acumen to communicate effectively and relate well to people from all backgrounds while anticipating and meeting the needs and expectations of customers.

Qualifications

WSP does not require specific educational requirements for this position, although credentials in arts administration, nonprofit management, business, or a related field are useful. Previous production experience in the theater, especially in opera or music-theater, is a plus. The successful candidate must have a deep passion for performance. Exceptional writing abilities and verbal presentation skills are expected.

Compensation The compensation for this position is $65,000-75,000 commensurate with experience. It includes paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

White Snake Projects is an equal opportunity employer. As an activist opera company, we encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals to apply.


Development Director

White Snake Projects is seeking a Development Director to build an activist board, to broaden our donor base and to lead stakeholders committed to grow the company to the next stage. 

Position Summary

This is a new position in the organization. Starting as a part time position, the Development Director will have the opportunity to build WSP’s development function. They will report to the General & Artistic Director, the Managing Director and ultimately to the Board of Directors. They will provide strategic leadership over all development functions, including fundraising, donor identification and cultivation, board recruitment and grant writing. This individual will also build and maintain positive and authentic relationships with staff, board members, and audiences, helping to bring more people to the company and making it a welcoming community hub. They will collaborate with partners locally throughout the Greater Boston Area, as well as nationally and internationally.

 Responsibilities

  • Actively partner with the General & Artistic Director and Managing Director to build a development department 
  • Create and implement a strategic development plan with concrete goals
  • Identify new funding sources, both individual and institutional
  • Cultivate and maintain donor and audience relationships
  • Create and maintain a positive culture and work environment where all departments are equally valued and staff of all genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds feel appreciated.
  • Prioritize equity, diversity, inclusion, and access work in all aspects of artistic and management decisions.
  • Collaborate with other arts and culture organizations locally and nationally, including institutions that are BIPOC-led, creating partnerships that serve a wide audience and create lasting impact.
  • Identify local, regional and national granting opportunities and execute applications/outreach as appropriate.
  • Organize special events and fundraising initiatives

Traits and Characteristics

The Development Director will be entrepreneurial and have the ability to think outside the box to identify opportunities for connection, be self-motivated and be a people person. Key competencies of this role include:

  • Diplomacy and Teamwork – The ability to tactfully handle difficult or sensitive issues while working closely with other team members to meet goals and objectives.
  • Time Prioritization and Conflict Management – The capacity to prioritize and complete tasks within scheduled time frames while addressing and resolving conflicts constructively.
  • Planning and Organizing – The dexterity to establish courses of action to ensure work is completed effectively.
  • Interpersonal Skills and Customer Focus – The acumen to communicate effectively and relate well to people from all backgrounds while anticipating and meeting the needs and expectations of customers.

Qualifications

At least five years of development experience. The successful candidate must have a passion for performance. Exceptional writing abilities and verbal presentation skills are expected.

Compensation

This is a part time position of approximately 20 hours a week. The compensation is $30,000 – $35,000, commensurate with experience. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

White Snake Projects is an equal opportunity employer. As an activist opera company, we encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals to apply.


Community Outreach Coordinator

White Snake Projects is searching for a talented and professional Community Outreach Coordinator to maintain its community outreach activities. You will represent the company and work with the management team to develop and implement initiatives that increase company visibility within the surrounding community.

You need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and community-driven to take on this exciting role. This position requires someone equipped with a positive attitude and readiness to be a team player.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances, and other communication opportunities.
  • Prepare an annual budget for community outreach activities.
  • Nurture new and old relationships with collaborative partners.
  • Schedule regular outreach programming and events in the community and educate employees on community responsibility.
  • Assist in the organization of special events, including donor/volunteer appreciation events and other fundraising initiatives.

Requirements:

  • Preferred experience of at least 3 years of outreach activities.
  • Outstanding written communication and presentation skills.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude.
  • Strong knowledge of social media and other basic marketing platforms.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.

Compensation

This is a part time position of approximately 20 hours a week. The compensation is $20,000 – $25,000 a year, commensurate with experience.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

White Snake Projects is an equal opportunity employer. As an activist opera company, we encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals to apply.


Arts Administrator

White Snake Projects is seeking an Arts Administrator to support the work of its Managing Director/Lead Producer and Artistic Director in a dynamic activist company committed to making socially relevant opera of the highest production values.

Position Summary

The Arts Administrator will report to the Managing Director and General & Artistic Director. They will provide support for both administrative and artistic functions. This individual will build and maintain positive and authentic relationships with staff, artists, board members, and audiences, helping to bring more people to the company and making it a welcoming community hub. They will collaborate with partners locally throughout the Greater Boston Area, as well as nationally and internationally. The Assistant Manager will be committed to championing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Actively partner with the Managing Director and General & Artistic Director to support the business functions and artistic vision of the company.
  • Manage complex production timelines, schedules and needs.
  • Create and maintain a positive culture and work environment where all departments are equally valued and staff of all genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds feel appreciated.
  • Prioritize equity, diversity, inclusion, and access work in all aspects of artistic and management decisions.
  • Collaborate with other arts and culture organizations locally and nationally, including institutions that are BIPOC-led, creating partnerships that serve a wide audience and create lasting impact.
  • Create marketing and other graphic materials, including short promo trailers
  • Maintain filing systems
  • Track and maintain production schedules, timelines and appointments

Traits and Characteristics

The Arts Administrator will be a team player and self-starter, unafraid to contribute ideas and to take initiative as a team member. They should be well organized and be able to meet deadlines, communicate effectively and work well with others.

Qualifications

WSP does not require specific educational requirements for this position, although credentials in arts administration, nonprofit management, business, or a related field are useful. Previous production experience in the theater, especially in opera or music-theater, is a plus. The successful candidate must have a deep passion for art + activism. Exceptional writing abilities and verbal presentation skills are expected, as are technical skills in file management, Excel, Word, and basic graphic and video design.

Compensation

The compensation for this position is $38,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience. It includes paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

White Snake Projects is an equal opportunity employer. As an activist opera company, we encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals to apply.


IDMS (Indigenous Directory of Musical Storytelling) Research Fellow

Hours:

Flexible

Hourly Rate:

$18/hour

Time Frame:

March – July 2022

Contact Name:

Milan Eldridge

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Work Location:

Remote

Job Description:

The ideal candidate for this position is an individual who is familiar with or who has knowledge of Native American/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander communities and cultures. 

The Candidate will be responsible for identifying Native American organizations and resources to populate a database we’re building called The Indigenous Directory of Musical Storytelling. This database will be the reference for performing arts organizations across North America to retain, hire, and engage Indigenous musical storytellers.

Our Mission Statement describes the project and the IDMS Application Form is the document we will send out to appropriate organizations.

The Research Fellow is offered a high level of responsibility and is required to work independently. Personal integrity and solid judgment skills are needed to perform research online and to connect with appropriate organizations which have been identified. Must be a proactive self-starter. Requires fluency in Excel and word processing software. Prior research experience, project management, and public relations skills are preferred. 

Hours: 

All candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule. This is a remote position with regular team meetings over Zoom. 

March-April – approximately 20 hours/week

May-June approximately 10 hours/week to maintain, revise, and follow up

Application:

Submit cover letter and resume to Milan Eldridge at [email protected]

Selection: 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Hiring Preference: 

White Snake Projects is an activist opera company. We strongly encourage women, Black, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, People of Color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. White Snake Projects is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

 

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