Job Posting: Managing Director (Part-Time)

Application deadline: September 29, 2018
Start date: Negotiable, targeting November 2018
To apply: Send your resume, your ideal number of hours (between 20-30/week), and a cover letter to


Hours: 20-30 hours/week (some evenings and weekends are required)
Compensation: Salaried employee, per year earns: from $21,500 (for 20 hours/week) to a maximum of $32,250 (for 30 hours/week)
Other benefits: Results-oriented work environment (flexible hours), free parking. At 30 hours per week, employees receive stipend for health care premiums (currently set at $300/month).

HUGE Improv Theater (HUGE) is an artist-led non-profit dedicated to supporting the Twin Cities improv community through performance and education.

HUGE Theater was started in 2005 by five improvisers: Butch Roy, Jill Bernard, Joe Bozic, Mike Fotis, and Nels Lennes. HUGE incorporated as a non-profit in 2009 and found a permanent space in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis in 2010. Our 2018 budget is $600,000.

Improv is theater for everybody. The raw material of improvisation is the honest expressions, experiences and passions of the performers and audience. It’s immediate theater.

Long form improvisation is the art of creating performances that are unscripted. It is different than playing improvised “games” or improvising within a scripted piece. HUGE gives long form improvisation – and the people who enjoy performing and watching it – a stage.


The managing director creates and sustains community relationships, writes and manages grants, leads human resources, develops and maintains systems and infrastructure, and coordinates board meetings. The managing director acts in the capacity of executive director in their absence.


Fundraising, Community Building and Special Events
As part of fundraising, meaningfully engage the improv community in HUGE’s work and mission, and make sure our organization’s gratitude is fully expressed. Examples of fundraising include the annual 28-hour Improvathon (timed to coincide with GiveMN’s Give to the Max Day) and the monthly-donation based Member Program.

*Manage grant calendar, track deadlines for proposals and reports, and work with executive director and other staff to write and submit proposals.

*Ensure systems of evaluation and data tracking are in place, and that accurate financial and programming data is available for reporting.

Financial Management
*Lead the annual budgeting process, assisting the management team and other staff with the strategy and creation of budget.

*Monitor monthly financials closely, charting progress and identifying trends as well as potential issues and opportunities.

*Communicate with the Board Treasurer to develop financial strategy and policies.

*Work with the independent bookkeeper to verify coding and to produce monthly financial reports.

Human Resources
*Assist in the hiring process by interviewing all potential new employees, including house managers and bartenders.

*Manage staff benefits, including health insurance

*Support the program coordinator and bar manager in training new staff, as needed

*Document and investigate allegations of harassment and coordinate necessary remedies as appropriate

*Work with legal experts and with staff, draft policies and procedures that protect staff, performers, and students

*Create enticing rental packages, negotiate contracts and line up staffing, performances (as applicable) and logistical support.

Board Support and Administrative Responsibilities
*Provide financial reports for Board meeting

*Work with the external bookkeeping service and the Board Treasurer, prepare annual 990 filing, including accurate statistical data on program

*Oversee the development, implementation and ongoing improvement of administrative systems and processes, including (but not limited to) staff policies/procedures and evaluation processes/procedures

*Documentation of processes, manuals, and guides (as needed)

*Experience in managing events and projects, supervising staff, and developing and adhering to budgets.

*Attention to detail, accuracy.

*Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Engagement and understanding of the improv community a must. Practicing artist preferred.

*Ability to handle multiple demands.

*Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments and to meet deadlines.

*Willingness and ability to learn and grow to meet the changing requirements of the job.

*Interest in creating and managing systems to meet the needs of a highly innovative, entrepreneurial and creative organization.

*A minimum of 3 years experience in nonprofit or project management required. The ideal candidate will also have experience building and managing databases.