Managing Director

Type: Job

Position: Managing Director (with possibility of evolving into Performance Project Co-directorship, Administrative)


Supervised by: Board of Directors, Co-Directors



The Performance Project is organized under a shared leadership structure. Three co-directors hold responsibilities for the well-being of the organization and its core values. The Managing Director will focus on the administrative aspects of the organizational well being, including but not limited to overseeing communications, organizational systems, budgets and finances, development and grant writing, marketing and outreach, staff coordination, board development and communications. The Managing Director will actively partner with the co-directors to support the vision, mission and work of TPP.



Experience and references  in arts administration, nonprofit management, business, community development or a related field are required. Specific educational qualifications for this position are not required. We are looking for someone with a deep passion for arts, social justice, youth, community building,  and activism with the following skills:


  • Exceptional administration, organizational, communication and writing skills
  • Experience with google workspace, quickbooks and donor management platforms
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with communities and organizations that center BIPOC, immigrant, and refugee youth, families and communities
  • Multilingual a plus (Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, Nepali)


Nonprofit Management, Arts Management/Administration, Project Management, Community Building.




  • Maintain and communicate the vision, values and goals of the Performance Project.
  • Maintain and optimize the Performance Project’s organizational tools, systems and practices.
  • Prioritize equity, diversity, inclusion, and access work in all aspects of artistic and management decisions.
  • Coordinate and supervise admin interns and work-study college students and volunteers
  • Generate, organize and finalize all legal contracts.
  • Coordinate development, networking, community outreach.
  • Develop marketing, public relations and media plans (text, graphic design).
  • Maintain our social media and website, communicating with the web designer.
  • Contribute in writing and distributing press releases and newsletters.
  • Interface with Colleges regarding internships, work-study and college events.
  • Recruit, coordinate and assist in orientation and training for volunteers, interns, and work-study students.
  • Represent the Performance Project in meetings with relevant partnering agencies and organizations.
  • Note-taking and occasional debriefing with co-directors for organizational meetings.



  • Work with leadership in creating and managing operational and program budgets.
  • Manage organizational grant calendar.
  • Research, identify and write grants and grant reports.
  • Plan and conduct fundraising, learning about TPP’s giving community and supporters.
  • Communicate with our bookkeeper around budget, payroll, and grant spending compliance.
  • Manage donor management system and online donations platform.



  • Maintain close communication and coordination with the Board.
  • Coordinate the planning of Board development activities and orientation training for new Board members, including topics such as organizational structure, expectations, accountability, board roles.
  • Generate and prepare reports (organizational updates, financial) for board meetings.



  • Build and maintain relationships with community members, artists, art organizations, and other youth and social justice programs and organizations.
  • Coordinate visiting artist workshops.
  • Book venues for First Generation Ensemble performance


Hours: Estimated 30 hours per week


Compensation: $30,000 yearly salary. Includes paid time off, sick leave and holidays.



To apply, please email your resume to Please include a paragraph or two about yourself and how your connection to this work. In an effort to best represent the communities we center in our work, we strongly encourage BIPOC & LGBTQ+ individuals to apply.




About The Performance Project:

The Performance Project is a youth arts, leadership & social justice organization based in Hampden County, MA.


VISION: We envision a world in which all people strive for personal and social liberation, where all individuals and cultures are honored, embrace interconnectedness, and we all are free to achieve our full potential.


MISSION: We are a community of many ages and ancestries that engages young people in intensive artistic training, intergenerational mentoring, leadership development, and community building through the arts.