Careers

Thank you for your interest in joining the dedicated team at Performance Santa Fe. Please find available career opportunities below.

Performance Santa Fe is committed to equitable hiring practices and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or national/ethnic origin.


Current Openings

Executive and Artistic Director

Position and Responsibilities

The Executive and Artistic Director will serve in a highly external and visible capacity to promote the best interests of PSF.  In so doing, the ED/AD is expected to articulate PSF’s greater artistic and social value to the community and make that vision and purpose abundantly clear to staff, Board, supporters and the region’s cultural enthusiasts. This new leader will possess strategic planning and fundraising ability as well as a talent for programming, either through practice or oversight. Further, the next ED/AD will have a keen ability to connect with people and inspire a team to work towards the common shared goal of making PSF’s impact deeper and richer within the community.  Combining a sense of innovative programming, good humor, and warmth, with an ability to create strong and sustainable systems will be a defining characteristic of the right candidate for this position. The next ED/AD will be deeply motivated to engage in and with the Santa Fe community and to find his or her place as a civic leader. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Set a clear and strategic direction for PSF supported by an identifiable and reasonable road map for success. 
  • Define the artistic vision and direction of PSF programming from a place of knowledge, confidence, and collaboration. 
  • Lead the PSF team, effectively inspiring others through a sense of confidence, openness, warmth, and authenticity and successfully build the PSF team to full complement.
  • Adhere to a strategic approach to organizational planning guided by foresight for opportunity.
  • Fully participate in fundraising by leading the charge for support as PSF’s most public advocate.
  • Establish and constantly nurture a great working relationship with PSF’s Board of Directors.
  • Guide the annual organizational budgeting process.
  • Deepen PSF’s capacity for providing educational access that is responsive to community need.
  • Charismatically act as PSF’s chief spokesperson. 
  • Communicate challenges and opportunities to Board and staff with transparency and openness.

Qualifications

The PSF Search Committee is committed to equitable hiring practices and seeks to interview a diverse slate of qualified candidates. Candidates who have not previously held a top executive position will be considered if s/he can demonstrate keen leadership ability. While a background in presenting in a multi-disciplinary context is ideal, candidates of single-discipline organizations are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Substantial artistic and managerial experience in conceiving and presenting or producing live events. The Committee is open to reviewing candidates of varying career tracks in the performing arts, although there is a preference for individuals with a strong programming background and/or multi-disciplinary history.
  • A compelling relationship builder with a keen ability to serve as the face and voice of PSF and the ability to forge strong partnerships within the local, regional, and national arts communities.
  • Strong organizational management skills with demonstrable background in building effective budgets, managing those budgets, and creating a healthy and productive work environment with ability to delegate.
  • Ability to be the primary participant in high-level fund-raising. 
  • A strategic thinker and able to challenge the staff to think in a strategic way and plan for the future.
  • Great writing and communication skills.
  • The ability to engage and challenge the Board, individually and collectively, toward even greater support of PSF’s mission.

The ideal candidate will also possess the following personal characteristics: 

  • The ability to build esprit de corps.
  • Ability to derive deep satisfaction from facilitating the best work of others.
  • A sense of humor and an authentic sense of grit.
  • A desire to be a resident of and fully engaged in the Santa Fe community.

Compensation and Benefits

Performance Santa Fe offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and ability, including health and dental insurance, discretionary 1-5% SEP IRA contribution, generous PTO and paid holidays. 

To Apply 

Interested candidates are invited to send a résumé, cover letter, and at least three professional references (name, work relationship, email, phone) to careers@performancessantafe.org

Marketing + Communications Manager

Position and Responsibilities

Reporting to and collaborating closely with the Executive + Artistic Director, the Marketing + Communications Manager is responsible for the development and execution of PSF’s strategic marketing and communications plans to meet and exceed revenue goals and enhance patron and donor engagement. 

Core Responsibilities

Marketing + Communications – 33.3%

  • Develop and execute short and long-term marketing strategies that advance Performance Santa Fe’s mission and brand
  • Create and implement the annual marketing budget, marketing campaigns, and performance-specific advertising schedules for print and web
  • Oversee the quality and consistency of Performance Santa Fe’s brand messaging, visual identity and voice, ensuring brand standards are met at all times across all channels and departments
  • Manage, draft, and oversee the production of the organization’s print and digital communications, including website, social media, email marketing, brochures, program books, direct mail pieces, special event collateral, etc.
  • Hire and manage all marketing-related contractors, vendors, and agencies

Design – 33.3%

  • Serve as in-house graphic designer for all departments
  • Design and oversee the production of all public-facing materials, including the annual season brochure, program books, all advertisements, web graphics, development and education collateral, special event materials, etc.

Public Relations – 33.3%

  • Develop and execute all PR efforts — writing press releases, preparing talking points, cultivating press relationships, producing media support materials — to ensure consistent and engaging coverage of PSF programming
  • Exercise sound judgment in responding to comments and inquiries via phone, email, and social media from all stakeholders, including media, donors, and patrons

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area
  • 3-5 years of related experience, preferably at a nonprofit arts organization
  • Demonstrated success developing and executing branding, marketing, and communications strategies with clear, measurable results
  • A portfolio demonstrating excellence in design, digital marketing, and copywriting and editing skills
  • Experience with WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Ads, and Facebook Ads Manager
  • Familiarity with and an interest in the performing arts industry
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects with shifting priorities and competing deadlines, including developing, monitoring, and adhering to budgets and production schedules
  • Ability to work both independently and within an interdependent, team-oriented environment
  • Proven self-starter
  • Ability to function at a high level under continuous deadline pressure
  • Focused attention to detail
  • Effective interpersonal and communications skills
  • Must be able to navigate and maintain composure in high-stress situations as a representative of Performance Santa Fe; exhibit grace under pressure 

Compensation and Benefits

Performance Santa Fe offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and ability, including health and dental insurance, discretionary 1-5% SEP IRA contribution, generous PTO and paid holidays. 

To apply: send resume to careers@performancesantafe.org  

Administration Coordinator

(part time)

Position and Responsibilities

The Administration Coordinator reports to the Executive + Artistic Director and is responsible for providing general organizational and administrative support to ensure the PSF office operate smoothly and efficiently. This part time position also serves as support and primary liaison to the Board of Directors. Due to the nature of the organization and position, the ability to work in the evening and on weekends is a plus.  

Core Responsibilities

Office Administration – 80%

  • Provide general organizational support to ensure that the office operates smoothly (i.e., answer phones, order office supplies, maintain office equipment, etc.)
  • Maintain highest level of professionalism and customer service at all times
  • Generate and ensure timely and effective internal and external communications
  • Ensure professional and attractive presentation of all internal and external documents
  • Analyze and identify ways to improve office processes and policies, and make recommendations to senior leadership
  • Work closely with Director of Development to generate all donor acknowledgement letters in a timely manner and assist with gift processing as needed
  • Proof all organizational collateral materials and correspondence
  • Provide additional Box Office support as needed
  • Schedule and coordinate setup for internal staff meetings
  • Maintain PSF shared calendar 
  • Liaise with building and facility maintenance contacts to submit work orders as needed (i.e., heating/AC repairs, plumbing repairs, etc.)
  • Liaise with IT provider to report any issues
  • Other clerical and administrative duties as assigned by the Executive + Artistic Director

Board Relations – 20%

  • Maintain a critical connection between the staff, the Board of Directors, and its appointed committees
  • Liaise with Board of Directors to provide general support, including but not limited to, scheduling meetings, monitoring attendance, maintaining Board evaluation matrix, recording and preparing minutes and meeting agendas, distributing committee preparation materials and orientation documents

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel
  • Must be proactive and possess the ability to multi-task, think ahead, and anticipate organizational needs
  • Focused attention to written detail and English language accuracy
  • Must be able to prioritize and complete assigned tasks in a timely, efficient manner
  • Maintain positive, professional, and effective interpersonal and communications skills for a wide range of high-performing, demanding individuals and situations
  • Must be able to navigate and maintain composure in high-stress situations as a representative of Performance Santa Fe; exhibit grace under pressure

To apply: send resume to careers@performancesantafe.org

Performance Santa Fe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All materials should be in Word or PDF format with the applicant’s name included as part of the document file name.