Job Opportunity – Managing Director


Jazz in Arizona Inc., 501(c)(3), d/b/a The Nash


POSITION PURPOSE: To assure the growth and sustainability of The Nash through implementation of the vision, mission and strategic plan of the Board of Directors of Jazz in Arizona, Inc.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Managing Director is the key leader of Jazz in Arizona, Inc., responsible for overseeing all administrative functions including day-to-day policies and operations, programs, finance, fundraising, marketing, human resources, communications, community engagement and the organization’s strategic plan. The Managing Director reports directly to the Board of Directors. This is a full[-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits are negotiable.



  • Provide overall management of the organization’s day-to-day operations
  • Supervise all staff
  • Implement and administer sound office and human resource policies and procedures in recruiting, training, managing and evaluating staff, technical support, volunteers, interns and contracted services
  • Work closely with and maintain positive communications with the Executive Director
  • Oversee all preparations necessary for the success of on-site and off-site concerts, education programs, events, visual art exhibits and venue rentals
  • Oversee venue maintenance, repairs, supplies, cleaning and other contracted services
  • Recommend policy positions and provide administrative assistance to the Board of Directors and its Committees
  • Contribute to the refinement and implementation of the organization’s strategic goals
  • Attend meetings of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and other committee meetings as requested


  • Maintain effective internal controls for the protection of the organization’s assets
  • Facilitate and assist in the creation of budgets, financial reports and annual financial audits
  • Oversee budgeting, cash flow, accounts payable and receivable
  • Supervise and maintain the annual budget
  • Assemble and input data into online financial and marketing management tools including DataArts
  • Generate reports for the Board of Directors, sponsors, grantors and other contributors from financial management tools
  • Oversee financial, accounting controls and procedures for expenses and income, including box office credit and cash sales, donations, purchases, inventory, merchant advertising and venue rental income
  • Maintain compliance and manage licenses, policies and registrations such as State and City liquor licenses, insurance, rental agreements, Secretary of State Trade Name Registration, Arizona Corporation Commission reports and SESAC/ASCAP/BMI

Revenue Development

  • Identify, develop, implement and manage creative strategies for audience development, contributions, ticket and merchandise sales
  • Develop and implement facility rental programs and connections with destination management companies

Fundraising/Donor Development

  • Make recommendations and work with the Board of Directors and its Committees to cultivate new funding sources, including sponsorships
  • Oversee input and collection of data required for grant applications and final reports to grantors


  • Develop, execute and manage marketing and advertising strategies in support of the overall strategic plan and mission of the organization
  • Enhance and maintain social media marketing and advertising
  • Generate content and manage the production and dissemination of print, on-line, and audio/video materials including The Nash website
  • Maintain and grow email marketing list


  • Assure that the organization, its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to the community and relevant stakeholders
  • Develop and steward lasting relationships with community organizations, cultural institutions, corporate and other partner organizations
  • Enhance and maintain online and offline resources for effective internal and external communication, calendars, and record keeping

Qualifications and Traits

  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Business or Arts, ideally music or arts administration
  2. Direct experience in arts administration and/or business including leadership position of a for-profit or non-profit organization
  3. Technologically savvy with proficiency in the use of basic technology, software including the MS Office suite of products, social media platforms, and the skills to become adept at internet-based ticketing and marketing platforms
  4. Professional and collegial, with excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  5. Acceptance and encouragement for diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives
  6. Exceptional verbal, written, organizational and interpersonal skills
  7. Integrity, resourcefulness and good judgment
  8. Experience working with or serving on non‐profit organization Boards
  9. Ability to work a flexible schedule
  10. A personal connection with the organization’s mission, the arts, and a familiarity with jazz
  11. Nonprofit leadership and management experience is a plus, with a strong preference for someone who has operated in a fast growing environment with limited budget and resources
  12. Ability to organize and manage multiple projects and tasks.
  13. Skilled in implementing performance-based measurements and outcomes
  14. Experience interfacing with internal and external stakeholders and diverse clientele.
  15. Imaginative and creative with a “new way of thinking” in generating ideas and new business opportunities

Application Materials

Applications must be electronically submitted and the deadline is Monday, July 9, 2018. If not filled, reviews of applications will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is completed. To be considered for this full-time position, please submit the following to

  1. A letter of introduction;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Three professional references including contact information; and
  4. Other materials that may support your application including any links to media.

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