Business Manager, Canberra Youth Theatre

Hadley 21 May 2009 20

Business Manager, Canberra Youth Theatre
Salary: $55,000 – $60,000 plus superannuation

Canberra Youth Theatre (CYT) is seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of Business Manager.

Canberra Youth Theatre (CYT) was established in 1972 and is a nationally recognised youth arts company which creates and promotes theatre with young people ages 7-25 that is inspirational, enriching, empowering and innovative. CYT is a not for profit company with three fulltime staff members (Artistic Director, Business Manager & Workshop Coordinator). Canberra Youth Theatre is supported by its members, the ACT Government through artsACT and the ACT Health Promotions Grant Program, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

The Business Manager must have demonstrable:
– high level financial, budget and project management experience
– high level computer skills with proven efficiency with databases, Word, Excel and MYOB
– ability to work autonomously and cooperatively as a member of a small creative team
– high level written and oral communication skills and proven ability to prepare successful funding submissions
– strong organisational skills, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision and a demonstrated ability to prioritise and manage workloads

For further information and a full job description call 02 6248 5057 or email pip@cytc.net

Applications addressing the section criteria and CVs should be sent to:
Artistic Director
Canberra Youth Theatre
Po Box 127
Civic Square
ACT 2608

Closing Date: Friday 12 June 2009


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sepi sepi 3:56 pm 21 May 09

Interesting or worthwhile jobs are always lower pay.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 3:31 pm 21 May 09

Ta CK and Hadley for clearing that one up.

Sounds like an interesting position. All the best for filling it!

Clown Killer Clown Killer 3:24 pm 21 May 09

My work here is done. Hadley, I hope you get a great response. It sounds like fun work for the right person.

Which is as decent a segue to an accountant joke as this thread is likely to offer … how can you spot an extroverted accountant? They’re the one who look at your shoes when They’re talking to you!

Hadley Hadley 3:17 pm 21 May 09

I am very excited that you are all so passionate about our Business Manager role, and look forward to receiving your resumes!

As far as not-for-profit youth theatres go, I believe the wage is very competitive for a Business Manager. It is an office manager job, but requires project management for our semester performances and major productions.

The assumption that we are not imagining we will pull career public servants away from their much higher paying jobs is quite correct. More we are looking for someone with a passion for youth and performing arts, who will enjoy working in a small, highly creative work environment.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 3:06 pm 21 May 09

Jim. I agree that the add says ‘high level financial, budget and project management experience’ but the way I read it it also says ‘high level computer skills with proven efficiency with databases, Word, Excel and MYOB’. I see that as a mixed message.

I’m also guessing that an organisation behaving rationally in a sellers market for employment will be looking to pick up someone prepared to punch well above their remuneration, but to me it still smells like an office manager position.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 2:58 pm 21 May 09

CK, you said that it doesn’t look like a ‘high level project managers’ role, but the ad explicitly states that the applicant must have ‘high level … project management experience’.

What am I missing?

Clown Killer Clown Killer 2:53 pm 21 May 09

Exactly Jim. Hence my thoughts of office manager.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 2:33 pm 21 May 09

Clown Killer said :

Looking at the skill-set again, I’m seeing more office manager than project manager. I agree with caf with respect to ‘high level project managers’ but I’m not seeing that calibre of role here.

“The Business Manager must have demonstrable:
– high level financial, budget and project management experience”

You can’t much more explicit than that.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 2:31 pm 21 May 09

Looking at the skill-set again, I’m seeing more office manager than project manager. I agree with caf with respect to ‘high level project managers’ but I’m not seeing that calibre of role here.

caf caf 2:25 pm 21 May 09

I’m not in the public service, and we pay our “high level project managers” a lot more than that.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 2:06 pm 21 May 09

I say its somewhere between WoodyMan and Clown Killer.
Some do not a lot and are hopelessly underqualified, most do something at higher cost than the same worker in private sector, and a few gems are exceptional, and don’t stay APS4s for long.
But eventually that worker becomes a return-to-trend.

(But yes, the skills required sound outside the paygrade offered, if you were trying to attract public servants. Theatrefolk are a wholly different breed, though.)

Clown Killer Clown Killer 1:52 pm 21 May 09

Wow. You expect a lot from your APS4s.

Or perhaps more accurately, APS4s do fcuk all for the money we pay them.

motleychick motleychick 1:18 pm 21 May 09

APS4’s are about $44k – $55k, depending on which department. But yeah you’re basically right!

GB GB 1:14 pm 21 May 09

Ah. Oh well, out here in that part of the ‘real world’ known as the non-profit arts, a $55,000 – $60,000 job would be unusually well-paid — and you would usually be expected to have at least the level of skills above.

I take it from the comments that an APs4 would be paid this much and do less?

arescarti42 arescarti42 1:13 pm 21 May 09

I wasn’t aware it was acceptable to advertise jobs or anything else for that matter on The Riotact.

motleychick motleychick 1:04 pm 21 May 09

It’s a position level within the Australian Public Service.

GB GB 12:57 pm 21 May 09

What’s an APS4? Is that some reference to the pay?

Hugh Lews Hugh Lews 12:46 pm 21 May 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Wow. You expect a lot from your APS4s.

LOL. Took the words right out of my mouth…

realityskin realityskin 12:31 pm 21 May 09

hehe

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 10:44 am 21 May 09

Wow. You expect a lot from your APS4s.

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