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SITI Company is committed to anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and the creation of safe spaces for all artists to create work; and for all artists and employees to work in an environment that respects all aspects of their identity including, age, race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, and ability. In furtherance of these goals, SITI highly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

SITI, INC. MANAGING DIRECTOR (Post-2022)

SITI LIVING ARCHIVE PROJECT MANAGER



SITI, INC. MANAGING DIRECTOR

POSITION: Managing Director 

ORGANIZATION: SITI, Inc. 

LOCATION: Primarily remote, but preference to hire within NY 

CATEGORY: Administration 

JOB TYPE: Part-Time (15 months with the possibility of extension) 

Fee: $30,000 annually; (Anticipate an average of 40 hours per month). 

Initial Application Deadline: July 1, 2022

ABOUT SITI, INC. 

Saratoga International Theater Institute, Inc (SITI, Inc.) is the nonprofit corporation associated with SITI Company, the 30-year-old theatrical ensemble founded by Anne Bogart, Tadashi Suzuki and a group of likeminded artists in 1992. At the conclusion of its 30th Anniversary season in December 2022, SITI Company will end its current iteration as a touring, teaching, performing ensemble with a full-time administrative staff and office. Starting in 2023 SITI, Inc.’s operations will be greatly reduced and the primary focus will shift from creating new work to stewarding the Legacy of SITI Company and its Emeritus Artists. SITI, Inc. will still maintain its commitment to training theater artists but its purpose going forward will be more accurately characterized as “service to the field” as the entity begins to function more as a bridge for new generations of ensembles and as a hub for archival inquiries, training inquiries and alumni support. 

In this new configuration, the Board of Directors of SITI, Inc. seeks to hire a part-time Managing Director, or management firm, who will function as an organizational custodian during a critical transition period. 

POSITION OVERVIEW 

The Managing Director will report to, and work in close partnership with the Board of Directors to execute the strategic goals of SITI, Inc. in its new configuration, which has been structured to bridge the present to the future and to hold space for the possibility of future evolution in 2024 and beyond, or for conscientious closure in several years. The ideal candidate will be experienced in a variety of nonprofit administrative functions, and have stellar organizational, time management, and communication skills. We have outlined the key responsibilities currently envisioned; however, the scope of this position has the potential to evolve in response to opportunities or needs that we cannot currently anticipate. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Finance and General Management 

  • Prepare and manage the very modest organizational budget, oversee all bookkeeping, prepare
    quarterly financial reports for the Board of Directors, and assist with the annual audit;
  • Ensure the organization is in compliance with ongoing federal, state, and local requirements and
    filings;
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of all final reports to funders of SITI, Inc. and assist with
    grant writing or other donor solicitation as need may emerge; and
  • Negotiate with partners for training workshops or other activities and contract Emeritus Artists for
    as needed.

Communication

  • Field inquiries from artists, scholars, press, partners, and others and direct them to appropriate
    Emeritus Artists and resources as needed;
  •  Maintain communications with the alumni network hub and provide support as needed;
  • Manage the portal to the SITI Living Archive and legacy assets and liaise with our archival institution
    as needed;
  • Update the SITI website so that information is current, promote training and educational activities
    like digital symposia, workshops, and intensives;
  • Maintain systems for SITI Emeritus Artists to update their personal pages on SITI website; 
  • Ensure timely and effective communications with the Board of Directors and Emeritus Artists as well as with other key stakeholders (funders, donors, alumni, partners, press, scholars, and others); and
  • Be an advocate and ambassador for SITI and its legacy within the field of theatrical ensembles.

Board Relations & Planning

  • Manage the scheduling and planning of quarterly Board meetings and coordinate agendas with
  • Board Chair;
  • Prepare Board meeting documents and reports in collaboration with relevant Board members; and
  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors and Emeritus Artists, engage in short- and long-term planning and systems building. 


QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently, take initiative, track multiple projects, prepare professional quality documents, be an advocate and ambassador for SITI, and advance the mission through their everyday work. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, the ability to work with imagination and determination when facing obstacles, impeccable written and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy are essential.
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven administrative and financial management experience;
  • Discernment and the ability to work independently;
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Slack, and QuickBooks;
  • Knowledge of the arts and culture sector, awareness of the SITI Company, appreciation for its
  • artistic work and legacy, and experience working with artists.
  • Experience with databases such as Salesforce and the ability to implement basic website updates in WordPress; and
  • Intermediate skills related to social media, PR, and grant writing. 


TIMELINE & APPLICATION
SITI, Inc. is seeking to fill this position with an already established independent contractor; however, we are also open to accepting proposals from management firms that provides such services to artists or artist companies. $30,000 has been budgeted annually on the assumption of an average of 40 hours per month. It is expected, however, that work may ramp up over time and that hours will vary month-by-month. Applications and management firm proposals will be accepted through July 1, and may continue on a rolling basis after that. The Managing Director would ideally begin working in October 2022, in order to become oriented with SITI operations and artists before current leadership leaves at the end of 2022. All materials should be sent to jobs@siti.org with MANAGING DIRECTOR in the subject line.


Individuals should submit: 1) a cover letter outlining your interest in the role, your qualifications, and any other pertinent information; 2) your resume; and 3) three professional references.


Management firms should submit: 1) a narrative outlining your firm’s interest in the role and approach; 2) primary consultant resume(s) and/or firm profile; 3) a list of three organizations with which you have worked with a brief description of the projects.

SITI Company is committed to anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and the creation of safe spaces for all artists to create work; and for all artists and employees to work in an environment that respects all aspects of their identity including, age, race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, and ability. In furtherance of these goals, SITI highly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

SITI LIVING ARCHIVE PROJECT MANAGER

JOB TYPE: (short-term) 
NYC-based with in-person and remote work
SALARY: $30/hour for 20-25 hours/week

SITI Company is an ensemble-based theater company whose three ongoing components are the creation of new work, the training of theater artists, and a commitment to crossing boundaries. SITI is currently in the process of creating a comprehensive Legacy Plan which seeks to preserve the Company’s body of work for future generations. SITI Living Archive launched in the summer of 2020 and will culminate in December 2022.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

SITI Company seeks a detail-oriented and experienced Archive Project Manager. The Manager will work closely with the SITI Archive Consultant and supervise the SITI Archive Processing Archivist. The Project Manager will prepare and pack the collection for institutional placement;  manage oral history recordings; oversee the installation of SITI Company’s CollectiveAccess database; and catalog selections from the collection.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work independently, take initiative, prepare professional quality documents, and manage the project timeline culminating in the physical placement of the SITI Living Archive at an institutional repository by the end of 2022. The incumbent will also manage the launch of the SITI Living Archive database. Strong analytical and organizational skills; the ability to manage and meet deadlines; the ability to work creatively through obstacles; impeccable written and verbal communication skills; computer literacy; and the ability to work towards long-term, overarching project goals, are essential.

The SITI Living Archive Project Manager will

• Maintain detailed monthly timeline of the project;
• Maintain regular contact, correspondence, and meetings with SITI Company members and the institutional archive repository;
• Work with the Archival Consultant, Whirl-i-Gig (the developer of CollectiveAccess), Producing Director, Executive Director, and other members of the web team on the design and implementation of the CollectiveAccess database;
• Manage cataloging and digitization work done by the Processing Archivist;
• Manage workflows for preparing, packing, and digitizing (as necessary) 

Required: 

• Master of Library and Information Sciences or Archival Studies from an ALA-accredited institution;
• 2-3 years of related project management experience;
• Practical knowledge of archival theory and best practice;
• Experience working with web-based relational databases and familiarity with popular metadata schema, such as DublinCore and PBCore;
• Experience handling and packing archival materials, including larger objects such as set pieces, props, and costumes from SITI Company productions;
• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines, as well as manage multiple projects simultaneously;
• Familiarity with project management tools, platforms, and software;
• Familiarity with current trends, issues, and ever-evolving standards and best practices in the field.

Preferred

• Working knowledge of performance-based archives;
• Some familiarity with using WordPress;
• Some familiarity with recording and/or conducting oral histories;
• Familiarity with placing archives in an institutional repository.

To apply, please email a letter of interest and resume (each in Word or PDF format) to: SITI Search Team at jobs@siti.org. Please put Archive Project Manager in the subject line.