The Managing Director (MD) is accountable to ensure the overall operational structures, procedures, and policies to help the organization advance its mission. This is achieved most directly by managing the majority of the year-round staff members who support the various functional needs of the organization including financial management, development, marketing, facilities oversight, and personnel coordination that support annual programmatic and partnership objectives.

The MD is a thought partner to the Artistic Director (AD) in developing strategies at all levels of the organization. The MD requires strong planning, analysis, fundraising, management, and finance skills. The MD oversees strategic planning in partnership with the AD and the Board of Directors, supports the Board through reporting and communications, and serves on Board committees as appropriate. The ideal candidate can represent and speak clearly about the mission, vision, and values of Mixed Blood and its programming and aspirations to effect cultural change.