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3 May 2022


Managing Director

Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts  Trumansburg, New York, United States

Job Description

Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts Managing Director

Job Description

The Managing Director serves as the chief operating officer of TCFA, working closely with and reporting to the Board. The Managing Director oversees and administers all programs, operations, and policies in addition to coordinating the activities of the Dance Director and instructors.

Primary areas of responsibility include: 

  • Strategic Planning – develops and implements the organization’s strategic plan and annual action plans in conjunction with the Board.
  • Program Development and Management – develops, implements, and supervises programs and services that are consistent with the organization’s mission and strategic plan and that meet the needs of constituents. 
  • Fund Development/Grant Oversight and Fiscal Management – together with the Board, develops and manages the fundraising and financial strategies of the organization; assists Board Treasurer in developing an annual budget; identifies grant opportunities and manages the application process; directs donor development plan and communications.
  • Staff Leadership and Management – motivates and develops the instructors and volunteers, participates in hiring and evaluation of instructors; coordinates work with the Board’s committees, volunteers, and partner organizations, including the Cayuga Arts Collective.
  • Event Planning and Management – together with the Board, visual and performing artists and other organizations, develops and schedules performances and art exhibitions; negotiates artist contracts and payments; creates and manages an event budget; develops and implements an event marketing plan; manages pre-event setup and post-event breakdown; organizes on-site event staffing and support.
    • Setting up PA systems, hanging artwork, placing sculpture, configuring event space. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Community Relations – develops effective working relationships within the community (both within the arts community and elsewhere) to ensure that the arts are represented in the community-at-large and for the constituency that TCFA serves. 
  • Advocacy – serves as the chief spokesperson for TCFA; articulates and communicates the value of the arts in improving our quality of life, and promotes community support of the arts (individuals, businesses, government organizations and other non-profits).
  • Facility Management – manages office processes and procedures; arranges and schedules facility maintenance; manages correspondence and phone messages, monitors maintenance of pianos, audio/visual equipment, etc.
  • Conducts all business at the highest standard of integrity ensuring that all activities are legal and ethical. For those requiring special accommodation, a list of marginal job functions is available upon request.

College degree with at least 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in a non-profit organization, with significant experience in the arts or a related area; management experience preferred. Musical experience, as a performer, venue staff, etc. is a plus.

Special Instructions to applicants:

  • This position is paid hourly and reviewed annually. Average of 30 hours per week with flexible office schedule, but must be available evenings and weekends. 
  • The position does not include health insurance or relocation assistance.
  • To apply via email send a message with an attached resume to


About Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts

The mission of the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, Inc. (TCFA) is to provide affordable opportunities for exposure to the arts through education, collaboration, performance, and exhibition, thereby enriching the quality of life in our community. TCFA’s home is a grand landmark of Greek Revival architecture, erected in 1851 as a Baptist church. The Trumansburg Conservatory purchased the property in 1982. Our offerings include group instruction in visual art and dance (ballet, jazz, tap, modern), individual instrument and voice instruction, as well as workshops in theater, specialized music and theatrical performance skills, literary arts, and storytelling. Our performances, classes and exhibitions are open to the public. They include art shows, student and faculty recitals, readings, and performances and concerts by outside ensembles. The conservatory also supports the Cayuga Arts Collective, which is a group of over sixty local artists. 


Full-Time Job in Arts and Culture:
Managing Director
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
 Trumansburg, New York, United States

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts administration, dance, director, gallery, management, and music. States: New York.

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