Job Opportunities
Managing Director (30 hrs per week)

Zaccho Dance Theatre is seeking a Managing Director with deep leadership experience and a proven track record in staff and operational management, systems and organizational development, creative problem solving, and equity focused HR and internal operations. The Managing Director will report to and work closely with the Artistic Director to create an environment for success that inspires staff, our Board, and other stakeholders.

The Managing Director will serve as a primary partner to the Artistic Director regarding organizational strategy, financials, fundraising and grant management, general operations, communications, and human resources management. This position requires a flexible problem-solver responsible for day-to-day administrative, financial, and human resources operations of the organization. This is an exempt W2 employee position for approximately 30 hours per week.


  • Strong desire to support Zaccho’s mission
  • Minimum 3 years in a senior leadership position in operations/admin at a cultural or social impact organization; preference given to relevant experience in dance, performing arts and nonprofits
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Well organized with attention to detail
  • Experience in a staff management and/or supervisory role
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills; ability to manage and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Experience in grant management, including grant writing, reporting and data collection; preference give to experience with reimbursement-based grants with monthly invoicing requirements
  • Experience in financial management; preference given to data entry experience in Quickbooks or equivalent software
  • Demonstrated flexibility in dealing with unpredictable pressures and a variable flow of work activity with a small administrative staff
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Understanding and appreciation of dance and/or performing arts
  • Experience managing diverse inter-generational teams
  • Ability to interact with diverse community of artists, production crew members, administrative staff, educators, funders, and organizational partners
  • Knowledge of the Bay Area artistic community and Bayview Hunters Point community, and/or a willingness to learn and preserve its cultural identity strongly desired
  • Experience managing nonprofit regulatory requirements and legal compliance issues
  • Experience with social media and email marketing and related technology platforms
  • Comfortable using and trouble-shooting office equipment including printers, scanners, fax, etc.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, Google Suite, Zoom, social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook), and cloud-based record-management systems (Google Drive, Dropbox)
  • Pass a fingerprint background check
Physical Requirements

With or without reasonable accommodation(s), the essential functions of this position require certain physical and mental abilities. These abilities include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, climbing a ladder, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting (up to 35 lbs.), typing, writing (in English), reading (English), speaking (English), seeing, hearing, basic mathematical calculations, problem solving, reasoning, composition, and decision-making.

All of the qualifications and responsibilities outlined above are essential job functions, individuals may be required to perform other duties, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Working Conditions

* Exempt W2 employee position for approximately 30 hours per week
* Currently living in the Bay Area or willing to relocate
* This is a hybrid position: flexible hours, split time between the Zaccho Studio and working remotely; on-site work required twice per week
* Occasional evening and weekend hours are required


* Salary commensurate with experience: anticipated annual salary between $65,000 and $75,000
* Employee is eligible for Kaiser health benefits
* Accrued Vacation PTO and Paid Sick Leave, plus 2 weeks paid vacation per year during the last two weeks of December
* Monthly remote work stipend
* Enrollment in CalSavers Roth IRA retirement plan (optional)
* Reimbursement of certain moving expenses (moving household goods) may be considered if relocating from outside the San Francisco Bay Area

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to with the subject line “Managing Director.” In your cover letter, please address why you think you are a good fit for our organization.

Anticipated Start Date: Applications accepted until the position is filled. Start date is flexible, but preference will be given to candidates available to begin Spring 2024.