Cabaret 313

Executive Director

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The position is available immediately and offers a flexible work environment. Salary is commensurate with experience. Resume and cover letter may be sent to [email protected] No phone calls, please.
Posted On: June 6
Location: Cabaret 313
P.O. Box 2380, Birmingham, MI 48012
Job Type:
Part Time

Job Description:

Cabaret 313 is dedicated to bringing the art form of cabaret to Detroit, while supporting and enhancing the increasing energy and vibrancy in the city. As part of its mission, Cabaret 313 also fosters the growth of the performing arts through Master Class Educational Programming. Cabaret 313 strives to pair the liveliness and vitality that is being unleashed in the city with the resurgence of the cabaret art form happening throughout the world.

This part-time position will work alongside the Artistic Director and President to operate the business. 

Who we’re looking for:

A mission driven professional with a passion for promoting the artistic programming of Cabaret 313 in Detroit. Must have the ability to bring forth, sustain and build relationships with community figures, high level donors, and various teams. This problem solver remains level headed and organized while managing a small team executing the events in the current season, planning for the future and building the donor network.

As Executive Director, a day might involve the following:

  • Review monthly bank statements to verify accuracy and appropriateness of expenditures;
  • Solicit sponsorships from individuals and corporations for each of the six season performances;
  • Oversee client deliverables between contracted services to ensure timeliness and quality;
  • Confer with contracted marketing team to plan promotional efforts;
  • Lead in Board meeting to update board on various aspects of the business;
  • Develop and/or reinforce relationships with new and existing donors;
  • Negotiate contracts and fees with venues and rental companies;
  • Welcome patrons and donors before each concert;
  • Schedule masterclasses with educational partners for specific performances;
  • Attend walk-throughs with contracted operations staff 4-6 weeks prior to performances;
  • Oversee patron experience details with help of contracted operations staff;
  • Review marketing materials before being sent to the public;
  • Assist contracted grant and fundraising staff to determine potential grant opportunities;

This job might be for you if:

  • You’re an excellent communicator. You write well. You’re articulate and compelling. You can explain things clearly, whether it’s to one person over the phone or an audience of 200 at an event. 
  • You are a relationship builder. You understand that without the support of the community success would be near impossible. You are willing to grow the C313 family and are ready for the leg work that comes with that. 
  • You understand the financial side of running a business. As a small nonprofit, the budget and financial statements are very important, and you get that. You easily can work to assure compliance with annual budget.
  • You’re an organized leader. You enjoy processes and have the willingness to create steps for your team to reach goals. You prioritize and manage your time effectively. You multitask well. You’re no stranger to deadlines, problem-solving and working with diverse stakeholders to achieve common goals.
  • You’re experienced. You have a track record of success and a network you can reach out to for support.
  • You’re attentive to details. Nothing falls through the cracks on your watch! You see the big picture, but know that the little things can add up to big successes. 

Preferred Skills:

Job qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of business management experience;
  • Understanding of event marketing;
  • Acumen for numbers/ financial statements
  • Hands-on financial management skills including: budget management and analysis, decision-making and an understanding of financial audits
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations 
  • Commitment and passion for the advancement of the arts in Detroit
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with a staff and contracted services
  • A strong network


  • Nonprofit experience
  • Customer-oriented approach
  • Flexible in work style and approach
  • Analytical and creative thinking
  • Experience of working with a Board of Directors 
  • 2+ years of marketing experience
  • 2+ years of financial management experience

How we’ll measure success:

Evaluating the success and implementation of the upcoming season; creating and cultivating donors; evaluating the timeliness and effectiveness of your communication between all contracted services and artists/venue management; and by receiving positive feedback from the board, staff and patrons.


This is a part-time 20-25 hours per week position, requiring occasional nights and weekends (schedule set with staff and successful candidate upon hire).


The position is available immediately and offers a flexible work environment. Salary is commensurate with experience. Resume and cover letter may be sent to [email protected]. No phone calls, please. 

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