Deputy Director of Operations and Programming

BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance

2474 Westchester Ave
NY 10461


Feb 05, 2020


Jan 17, 2020

Deputy Director of Operations and Programming

Location: Bronx, NY Type: Full-Time Exempt

Salary: 60K - 65K (commensurate with experience) Start Date: February/March 2020

BAAD! is a performance space at the nexus of art and community action, based in the Bronx since 1998. Home to Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre, a contemporary dance company, BAAD! presents a variety of festivals, artists residencies, public programs and a children’s dance education program that highlight the bold contributions of people of color, women and queer artists.

The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!) is seeking a Deputy Director of Operations and Programming to manage and develop our vibrant performing arts space. The Deputy Director will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Artistic Director to provide senior day-to-day leadership to ensure that the operations of the performance space runs smoothly. The Deputy Director manages all staff and BAAD!’s daily operations including finance, marketing, communications, and human resources. While the primary responsibility of the Deputy Director is to ensure that administrative and not-for-profit management tasks of the organization are accomplished efficiently and effectively, it is essential to our mission that the Deputy Director be a co-creator of our organizational culture and actively engaged in our programming and stakeholder relationships.

- Co-lead organization with co-founders through major strategic shift to expand capacity, increase funding, and develop organizational systems and procedures that align with mission
- Direct day-to-day operations including administration, marketing, rentals program, and fiscal management to ensure financial health and long-term stability of organization with financial management company, ArtsPool
- Manage all administrative and production staff, interns, and volunteers
- Work closely with the Executive Director and Development Associate to execute essential fundraising and board development efforts including grant applications
- Manage institutional calendar including programming schedule, space activity, and meetings
- Co-curate and manage the logistics of year-round programming of over 75 events at the theater and offsite. Guide the Programming Associate.
- Prepare all program goals and objectives, evaluate the progress of all staff, and provide support to achieve all project deliverables within required timeframe
- Maintain partnerships and initiate new, local and national relationships in the arts and cross-sector
- Work some evening and weekend performances
- Increase visibility of organization by attending conferences and serving on grant selection committees


- Culturally curious and inspired by creative expression, community action and artist activism
- Comfortable with complexity and able to remain grounded in creative chaos
- Strongly interested in working with people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ communities
- Self-starter, problem-solver, ambitious, and extremely detail-oriented
- Desire to deeply engage with Bronx-based performing artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions
- Experienced in navigating culturally diverse settings

- BA or BS. related field of study desired (i.e., performance, arts management, cultural studies)
- Minimum of 4 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. Related field desired
- Proficient in Microsoft Suite, Google platforms, Mailchimp and general office programs
- Knowledgeable of non-profit budgeting
- Proficient in speaking and communicating in Spanish, not required but a plus






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