Kinetic Light is excited to announce our search for an Operations Manager, and we are writing to you to help get the word out. You know us best, and we believe you know the folks who will help us do our work.
The Operations Manager will be a full-time (roughly 30 hours/week), remote position that serves as an integral member of the Kinetic Light team. They will be responsible for company-wide project management, budget creation and management, stabilizing internal administrative systems, and liaising with and supporting our Development, Marketing and Finance contractors. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is an experienced arts or nonprofit administrator with a passion for the intersection of race, gender, disability, technology and dance. A successful applicant will have strong experience in an administrative or operational role at an arts or nonprofit organization, be an efficient multi-tasker, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Most importantly, they will have aligned values with Kinetic Light — participating in and promoting intersectional disability culture and access are a vital component of this job.
Please feel free to distribute the posting (attached) to your networks or to any potential candidates directly, especially disabled, queer, trans, BIPOC arts administrators. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis with the hopes of a late February start date. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to dani.
On behalf of the entire Kinetic Light team, thank you so much for your assistance in our search. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Operations Manager Job Posting
Kinetic Light seeks an experienced mid-level arts administrator to fill the new role of Operations
Manager. The Operations Manager will be an integral part of the Kinetic Light team who is primarily
responsible for company-wide project management, oversight of select program and administrative
staff, and liaising with and supporting our Development, Marketing and Finance contractors. This
position is a full time (~30 hrs/week), remote position.
Functions & Responsibilities
● Provide efficient and confident company-wide project management and administrative
functionality, including developing, implementing and maintaining operational systems, and
leading a schedule of recurring external and internal cadence meetings;
● Onboard new staff, and manage select program and administrative staff;
● Liaise with KL’s accounting team to ensure proper and regular tracking of income, expenses,
receivables, invoices, and grant payments;
● Coordinate annual budget planning with leadership team;
● Support budget reconciliation between development and finance departments;
● Maintain a grant deadline calendar of prospective and current funders in collaboration with
● Assist in coordinating and preparing grant materials with grant writer and other appropriate
● Lead all grant reporting and funder/donor acknowledgements;
● Collaborate with Marketing/PR consultant to develop and execute marketing, communications,
print and digital strategies (including the website and social media);
● As part of a small staff, there will be other duties as deemed necessary.
A successful applicant will have held one or more positions in an administrative or operational capacity
at an arts organization. They will be an adept project manager, able to juggle multiple priorities and
projects simultaneously, and an excellent written and verbal communicator. They will be able to work
well independently without constant oversight, as well as lead team members to accomplish goals
collaboratively. They will have facility with budgets, grant applications and reporting, and general
marketing practices. Most importantly, they will have aligned values with Kinetic Light — participating in
and promoting intersectional disability culture and access are a vital component of this job.
About Kinetic Light
Founded in 2016 under the direction and artistic leadership of Alice Sheppard, Kinetic Light (KL) is a
project-based ensemble of four disabled artists: Sheppard, Jerron Herman, Laurel Lawson, and Michael
Maag. KL’s work speaks to and emerges from intersectional disability aesthetics, culture, history, and
politics; and KL’s work is connected to the rich traditions and exciting contemporary conversations of
disabled artists in all artistic fields. Through rigorous investment in the histories, cultures, and artistic
work of disabled people and people of color, KL promotes disability as a creative force enabling new
understandings of the moving world.
Disability Dance Works LLC /d/b/a KINETIC LIGHT provides equal employment opportunities to all
employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type
without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by
federal, state or local laws.