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Job Title: Development & Operations Manager

Reports to: Managing Artistic Director

Duration: Permanent, Part-time, 20 hours/week

Location: Zee Zee office, 1885 Venables Street, Vancouver

Scope: Year round operations

Start date: Late January/ Early February, 2020 

Salary: $25,000 per annum

Zee Zee Theatre believes in individual stories that provoke and inspire us, and that foster common understanding and empathy across our diverse human experiences. Now in our 12thseason we are devoted to telling diverse stories and amplifying the voices of those on the margins. 

Reporting to the Managing Artistic Director, the Development & Operations Manager holds a key leadership role in the organization and works collaboratively with the Managing Artistic Director, the Associate Producer and the board of directors to develop and execute the annual operating plan and fundraising plan.

Overall responsibility:

The Development & Operations Manager supports the Managing Artistic Director to execute the annual operating plan, as well as with financial management and reporting, development of the annual contributed fundraising plan, maintaining and developing existing and new systems, and providing management support for all human resource activities. The Development & Operations Manager acts as a resource to the Managing Artistic Director, the Associate Producer, and the Board of Directors.


In collaboration with the Managing Artistic Director & Associate Producer

  • Participates in the development of the annual fundraising plan and maintains and updates the annual fundraising calendar
  • Assists in the development of the annual budget and marketing and communication strategy

Revenue Generation

  • Works closely with the board fundraising committee
  • Is responsible for philanthropic proposal-writing to foundations and corporate donations programs
  • Provides assistance to the board of directors for Special Events and Annual campaigns
  • Ensures ongoing Donor management and membership correspondence.

Financial Management

  • Handles day to day financial management & systems
  • Ensures timely external reporting to funding agencies and other fiduciary requirements such a CRA, WCB, annual financial statements
  • Ongoing budget management and internal reporting
  • Supports the Managing Artistic Director in the preparation of board reports

Office Management

  • Maintains the data base 
  • Acts as liaison with the office facility
  • Day to day handling of correspondence, office equipment, etc

Personnel Management

  • Oversees Grant Writer, and other organizational development consultants
  • Issues all contracts including those for the marketing and creative personnel (ie. Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
  • Develops and maintains human resource process, documentation and systems
  • Ensures critical deadlines are met

Qualifications & Experience:

The successful candidate is someone who is passionate about the arts and wants to help build the company. To be successful in this role you must be good with people, professional but easy going, a problem solver, and be willing and able to publicly represent Zee Zee. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration, Business Administration or similar fields, or
    commensurate experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ fund development or administrative experience 
  • Experience in the arts/ not for profit sector an asset
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license for the Province of British Columbia would be considered an asset 

Required Performance Competencies:

  • Respects diversity and promotes inclusion in the workplace.
  • Proven track record of accomplishments in fundraising, ie individual, corporate, planned giving, major gifts, and foundation campaigns and experience in grant writing
  • High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong ability to think and plan strategically
  • Strong understanding of CRA regulations and donor program implications
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and Google Drive
  • Strong organizational and time management skills 
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to multitask, execute a sense of urgency, and meet deadlines 
  • Excellent problem solving skills 
  • Detail oriented 
  • Ability to work collaboratively, follow instruction and adapt to change

To apply:

Email your cover letter and resume to

Application deadline: December 27th, 2019 

Zee Zee Theatre is an equity-seeking, equal opportunity employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply, and encourage applications by QTIPOC candidates, women, Two-Spirit and gender diverse individuals. 

Interviews for this position will be ongoing with the intention of successful candidate beginning work in the new year. 

We thank all who express interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Zee Zee Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and hiring decisions are based solely on the merits of the candidates and needs of the society. 

Zee Zee Theatre acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.