General Manager

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Fern Street Community Arts
June 7, 2021
San Diego, United States of America
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John Highkin
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Occupying a newly defined position, the General Manager (GM) serves as a trusted strategic and visionary thought-partner to the Executive Director (ED), board and staff. This person is a key decision-maker in the organization: administrative management and coordination, the GM has experience with systems, processes and platforms to integrate and streamline efforts across an organization. The GM is an organizational and community-wide collaborator in creating and supporting independent, effective leaders and teams in the performance, educational and community-building work of Fern Street Community Arts (FSCA). The General Manager is responsible, with the Executive Director, for overall operations of Fern Street Community Arts (FSCA).

• Represents FSCA in public in City Heights and across the County, State and the U.S. • Envisions and implements strategic plans with ED and others. Includes current artistic and educational programming and long-term development and succession planning. • Oversees company finances, including managing cash flow and capital, developing financial strategies, and forecasting project contracts. Works directly with the ED, accounts consultant, treasurer and book keeper on monthly financials and fiscal health. • Oversees company insurance including workers comp, risk and liability, including regulatory, tax, and insurance requirements and limits; principal liaison with insurance agents. Communication with legal consultants as required. • Oversees fee-for-service client contact and contracts for clients and artist/technicians. • Human resources. Works with Executive Director and educational and production leaders to hire and oversee seasonal and long-term employees.


We seek a person who will contribute their own perspective, skills, and experience to our expanding artistic, educational and community building practice, and become a leader to our passionate part-time staff. Education: • High School Diploma (GED Equivalent) and/or equivalent lived experience. • Bachelor’s Degree preferred (arts management, social work, or studio or performing arts), or equivalent business and community organizing experience. Preferred Skills, Experience & Attributes: • Bilingual/Multilingual fluency in one or more languages (written and oral). • An energetic and positive life-long learner with at least three years of progressively responsible experience for a successful arts or community organizing group. • An understanding of or proven ability to learn nonprofit finance, marketing, and sales. • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a community and artistic/creative youth development partnership structure and a Board of Directors.

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