Revels Job Opportunities

Two jobs available

Part-Time Finance Manager/Bookkeeper

Development Operations Manager

 

 

June 2021

Part-Time Finance Manager / Bookkeeper

 

Diversity Statement

Diversity is a fundamental element in Revels’ musical and theatrical productions. Through music, dance, and storytelling, we celebrate the seasonal and cultural traditions of our world, honoring and upholding the differences that make individuals and cultures truly unique while reminding us of the shared humanity that connects us all. This principle guides our organizational approach with events, educational programs, performers, audience, volunteers, partners, and staff. We offer an open, creative space that welcomes every person to help shape and take part in our distinctive community experiences.

 

About Revels

Revels, based in Watertown, MA, engages audiences across nine U.S. cities in theatrical and musical experiences that bring the world’s cultural traditions and celebrations to life. Since its founding in 1971, nearly two million people nationwide have joined in the song and dance of Revels’ seasonal celebrations. In-person programs include the flagship production The Christmas Revels, Revels RiverSing, Spring Sing, salons, Harbor Cruises, and Pub Sings, as well as a collaborative program with the Perkins School for the Blind and innovative educational programs for children. Revels offers online programs as part of its #RevelsConnects series, including Musical Connections, produced with the Mass Cultural Council’s Folk Arts and Tradition Program. Revels’ cast and backstage crew include a mix of professional and non-professional singers, dancers, and storytellers ranging from young children to adults. Learn more about Revels at www.revels.org.

 

Job Overview

We are seeking a detail-oriented part-time (up to 24 hours/week) Bookkeeper to focus on accounting duties and the preparation of financial reports, including general ledger maintenance, bank and account reconciliations, financial and budget reporting, internal controls, and payroll processing. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and will support the financial management of a $2M-$3M annual operating budget and the implementation of a multi-million-dollar capital campaign.

 

Job Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the preparation of the annual operating budget; manage and monitor the budget, highlighting variances, identifying opportunities to reduce costs, and proposing strategies to minimize financial risk
  • Record all accounting transactions, correcting/adjusting entries and closing journal entries in accordance with established procedures and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Ensure the accurate and timely monthly and year-end close along with the reporting of all monthly financial information
  • Process invoices and payments, manage and process payroll, and manage contracts and receivables
  • Maintain the chart of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts
  • Monitor the organization’s use of bank accounts, credit cards, loans, and lines of credit, and manage monthly reconciliations
  • Monitor and project cash flows for the organization
  • Allocate expenses by account and class on a monthly basis
  • Record earned, contributed, and contract revenue, and manage and maintain the monthly schedule of temporarily and permanently restricted contributions
  • Ensure strong professional relationships with auditors and other external financial stakeholders
  • Manage and act as liaison for annual financial audits, providing auditors with necessary documents and ensuring compliance with local and federal tax filing requirements
  • Manage preparation and delivery of 1099-misc forms to independent contractors
  • Assist with HR-related responsibilities including new hire documents, compliance, disability insurance, and workers’ compensation filings
  • Work with Executive Director to manage licenses, leases, and all insurances, including health, to ensure adequate coverage and minimization of risk

 

Skills and Experience Required

  • A sincere and proactive commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Training and at least five years of demonstrated experience in accounting and accounting best practices
  • Proficiency with Quick Books accounting software as well as Excel and other MS office applications
  • Deep knowledge of US GAAP
  • Strong organizational and data entry skills
  • Proven ability to produce work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a self-directed manner
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment as well as discretion with sensitive information
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and a sense of humor
  • Nonprofit experience preferred. Campaign accounting experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with donor databases such as Patron Manager or SalesForce is a plus

 

Additional Details

  • Salary range is $35K-$45K per year based on part-time, permanent employment at 24 hours/week
  • The Revels benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal days, and the ability to contribute to a pre-tax 403b retirement fund
  • Opportunity for a flexible work schedule
  • Office Location: 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a statement of interest along with whatever materials they think would best communicate why they are the right person for the job. Additional materials may be requested. Send your materials to jobs@revels.org and please include BOOKKEEPER in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Updated July 30, 2021


 

 June 2021

 

 Development Operations Manager

 

Diversity Statement

Diversity is a fundamental element in Revels’ musical and theatrical productions. Through music, dance, and storytelling, we celebrate the seasonal and cultural traditions of our world, honoring and upholding the differences that make individuals and cultures truly unique while reminding us of the shared humanity that connects us all. This principle guides our organizational approach with events, educational programs, performers, audience, volunteers, partners, and staff. We offer an open, creative space that welcomes every person to help shape and take part in our distinctive community experiences.

 

About Revels

Revels, based in Watertown, MA, engages audiences across nine U.S. cities in theatrical and musical experiences that bring the world’s cultural traditions and celebrations to life. Since its founding in 1971, nearly two million people nationwide have joined in the song and dance of Revels’ seasonal celebrations. In-person programs include the flagship production The Christmas Revels, Revels RiverSing, Spring Sing, salons, Harbor Cruises, and Pub Sings, as well as a collaborative program with the Perkins School for the Blind and innovative educational programs for children. Revels offers online programs as part of its #RevelsConnects series, including Musical Connections, produced with the Mass Cultural Council’s Folk Arts and Tradition Program. Revels’ cast and backstage crew include a mix of professional and non-professional singers, dancers, and storytellers ranging from young children to adults. Learn more about Revels at www.revels.org.

 

Job Overview

Revels is seeking a creative and flexible problem-solver who has a passion for data management, analysis, and continuous improvement. Reporting to the Director of External Relations, the Development Operations Manager will be responsible for improving and managing the information systems, processes, and platforms that contribute to building and maintaining strong audience and donor relationships. This position will ensure data continuity, analyze data and produce a variety of customized reports, track progress against metrics and strategic goals, and leverage technology to segment and personalize our marketing and fundraising activities. The ideal candidate is familiar with Patron Manager and/or Salesforce and has an understanding of various modules for fundraising, prospect management and research, and event ticketing.

 

Job Responsibilities

Specific duties include:

  • Oversee and manage Revels’ CRM/database system and overall data management
  • Work with the leadership team to support the strategic plan, ensuring metrics are being tracked consistently and across all functions
  • Generate and analyze reports for the leadership team and Board
  • Create and oversee strong data quality procedures, metrics, and audits
  • Oversee and create standard procedures for data entry by staff members and volunteers
  • Identify underutilized functionality and build upon Revels’ current database, proposing solutions (including extensions or apps) that meet operational needs such as ticketing, fundraising, event management, project tracking, etc.
  • Work with the External Relations team to integrate the database with ticketing and development efforts, including prospect research and moves management
  • Provide advice and assistance on data operations throughout the organization

 

Skills and Experience Required

  • A sincere and proactive commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • A genuine sense of cultural curiosity and a passion for the performing arts
  • Expertise in data management, analytics and data analysis, and creating reports
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and implement recommendations to improve processes, gain efficiencies, and serve the needs of the organization
  • Experience with Patron Manager and/or Salesforce and an understanding of various modules for fundraising, prospect management and research, and event ticketing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven organizational skills and facility with computers and office software
  • Discretion in handling confidential information
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • A well-developed sense of humor

 

Additional Details

  • Salary range for full-time employment is $50K-$65K per year
  • The Revels benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal days, and the ability to contribute to a pre-tax 403b retirement fund
  • Opportunity for a flexible and hybrid (office/remote) work schedule
  • Office Location: 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472 

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a statement of interest along with whatever materials they think would best communicate why they are the right person for the job. Additional materials may be requested. Send your materials to jobs@revels.org and include DEV OPS in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you.