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Executive Director (full or part-time) Featured

  2021-07-19     Killing My Lobster     2101 Folsom Street, San Francisco     55,000-60,000 year  

Executive Director

Exempt – Full-time Position     Salary Range: $55-60K/yr DOE with medical

LOCATION: 2101 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA 


The Executive Director works with the Artistic Director to provide leadership in all areas of the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for administrative oversight of the organization including financial management and ensuring operational effectiveness. The Executive Director represents the organization to its many internal and external constituents including vendors, donors, the general public, partners, etc.

Killing My Lobster is looking for the best candidate for this role and is flexible in terms of filling this role as a “full-time” or “part-time position with modified responsibilities.” For example, for the right candidate the title for this role could be either “executive director” or “managing director.” 

“In-office hours” are negotiable/flexible, as some work can be done remotely or from home, while other responsibilities are based in the office.


Board Governance and Relations: Works with the Board of Directors in order to fulfill the organization’s mission, core values, and vision.

  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board of Directors and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Financial: Responsible for the overall financial integrity of the organization.

  • Responsible for creating the organization’s annual budget. 

  • Oversees the budget including planning, preparing, monitoring, reporting, and administration including producing monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. 

  • Ensures that the organization is managing its cash flow, accounts payables, accounts receivables, investments, and bank accounts responsibly. 


  • Responsible for building/facilities management, IT, and office operations including ensuring that internal communications and operations are effective.

  • Tracks and reports on activities related to ticket sales, class enrollment, and production data, as well as the general operations of the organization.

  • Oversees staff, volunteers, contractors, and vendors and delegates certain projects that fall under their responsibilities.

  • Responsible for signing all agreements and other contracts made and entered into and on behalf of the organization. 

  • Responsible for human resources (including payroll administration), insurance, required filings, compliance, reporting, etc.

Fundraising: Works with Board of Directors and staff to create ambitious, yet achievable fundraising goals. Directly responsible for setting and achieving fundraising goals.

  • Responsible for the development, promotion, and execution of all fundraising efforts initiated by the organization, including but not limited to individual giving, foundation and corporate giving, grants, events, sponsorships, donor acknowledgment and stewardship, etc. 

  • Creates and manages content for fundraising and development activities. Administers fundraising databases and systems.

  • Oversees staff, volunteers, and vendors responsible for certain activities including grants management, donor cultivation and stewardship, and reporting.  

Programs: Ensures the smooth operation and administration of classes and programs and productions. 

  • Supports the Artistic Director in ensuring that educational programming adheres to organizational values and goals, as well as creating the bridge between classes and artistic programs.

  • Supports the Artistic Director in ensuring that live productions and online programming aligns with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. 

  • Supports the Artistic Director in creating and executing annual programming that fulfills the artistic vision for the organization.

  • Provides management and/or hands-on support when needed, including at productions.

Marketing and Promotion:

  • Attends community events and social functions to broaden the recognition of KML in both the artistic community and the Bay Area community as a whole.

  • Responsible for maintaining portions of the website, managing elements of social media, and other promotions and outreach.


  • Two or more years of nonprofit arts administration experience which may include marketing, HR, outreach, office management, company management, operations management, patron services, etc.

  • Two or more years of nonprofit development/fundraising experience which may include individual giving, foundation/corporate giving, events, etc.

  • Demonstrated public speaking/presentation, communication, and collaboration skills

  • Demonstrated organizational, fiscal and personnel management and mentoring skills

  • Knowledge of general accounting principles and financial reporting and experience creating both annual and program budgets

  • Quick to respond to problems and concerns, and won't shy away from necessary conversations

  • Demonstrated experience prioritizing DEI and anti-racist initiatives

  • Strong advocate for artist safety, pay, and career development, and outspoken promoter of the importance of the arts


  • Passion for problem solving, organizing, and action planning 

  • Experience with Quickbooks Online and eTapestry


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to 

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Position start date negotiable.

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Killing My Lobster is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and state and federal laws (including federal PACE requirements at 42 CFR 460.64(a); 460.68(a), we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions and/or to receive other terms, privileges or benefits of employment please contact Allison Page at

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