arts management

Virginia Tech – Director, School of Performing Arts

Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts invites applications for its next director. The successful candidate will be appointed to a 12-month tenured position at the rank of professor in the School of Performing Arts and will report directly to the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. The School of Performing Arts presents over 250 public events each year, including fully mounted theatre productions, an expansive concert season including chamber music, symphonies and experimental work, and an annual film festival.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in music, theatre, cinema, arts administration, or a related field as well as a demonstrated record of achievement in an area of specialty sufficient to warrant appointment with tenure. The ideal candidate will have a national profile as an artist or arts leader and as an effective advocate for the arts. The candidate must also demonstrate significant administrative experience in higher education including in fundraising, faculty governance, strategic planning, assessment and accreditation, and personnel and budget management.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with a record of fostering collaboration and building consensus, experience cultivating multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse initiatives, and an ability to articulate the value of traditional disciplines working alongside experimental forms of art making. We seek candidates with the demonstrated potential to contribute effectively to a faculty team dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.

Qualified candidates should submit a CV, letter of application, and contact information for five references. For full description and requirements, visit: www.jobs.vt.edu (Job # 511291).

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact: Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010.

Albany Park Theater Project General Manager

Albany Park Theater Project creates transformative experiences that forge an inclusive community of youth artists, adult artists and audiences to envision and build a more just, equitable and joyful world. APTP’s teen ensemble members - mostly young people of color from immigrant families - and adult artistic team collaborate to create world-class theater that amplifies and illuminates the voices and experiences of our immigrant and first-generation community. Our creative process prepares and propels teens to lead civically engaged and choice-filled lives. Our performances foster empathy, humanize challenging social issues, encourage new ways of seeing the world, and inspire action.

The General Manager role offers a highly organized, energetic, self-directed, and collaboration- minded individual the opportunity to oversee the finance, administrative, operations, HR, facilities, information technology, and entrepreneurial aspects of a company that has broad reach and an established reputation in the theater, youth, community building and social justice sectors. The general manager role supports APTP’s work to create ground-breaking, multidisciplinary performances rooted in the lived experience of immigrant communities and driven by the Albany Park Theater Project mission of social justice and enriching the cultural vitality and quality of life in the Albany Park neighborhood as well as throughout Chicago.

Starting Salary Range is $65-$70k View entire job listing with information on how to apply: https://aptpchicago.org/employment/

GENERAL MANAGER

GENERAL MANAGER

Signature Theatre, one of New York’s leading off-Broadway theatres, is seeking an experienced, creative, and entrepreneurial General Manager to help Signature accomplish its artistic goals.

Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation.

Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Founded in 1991, Signature Theatre celebrates playwrights and gives them an artistic home, producing six to eight productions annually. In 2005 Signature began its groundbreaking Signature Ticket Initiative, providing affordable tickets to all of its productions. In 2012, Signature opened the Pershing Square Signature Center, the Frank Gehry-designed 75,000 square foot Center featuring three theatres, two rehearsal studios, a central public lobby with a café and bookstore, as well as administrative offices. In 2014, Signature became the first New York City theatre to receive the Regional Theatre Tony Award.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the General Manager actively participates on the senior leadership team to guide the strategic planning, organizational development, as well as overall daily operations for this $11+ million institution, with 50+ full time employees and approximately 200 artistic/production related personnel. As part of this team, the General Manager will work with the Artistic Director, other Department Heads, and the Board of Trustees.

This is a full-time position, starting immediately. Competitive compensation is commensurate with experience, and a benefits package that include Health, Dental, Vision, FSA, Transit and a 401(k) plan with an annual Signature matching contribution. Building operation responsibilities include overseeing the Pershing Square Signature Center rentals and IT department. Production related responsibilities include developing and monitoring artistic production budgets; on-site supervision for six to eight annual productions; supervising company management; leading contract negotiations for authors, all other artistic personnel and any outside producers/partners. The General Manager will also represent Signature in collective bargaining negotiations with several theatrical unions.

Our preferred ideal candidate will want to be a part of a vital institution, and possesses the leadership skills to represent the institution both internally and externally: Experience in managing staff and interacting with artistic personnel; Exceptional communication, written and verbal;Excellent negotiating skills; Experience in developing project budgets; Is highly organized with effective time-management skills. We also prefer candidates with a minimum of 4 years theatrical management experience and with non-profit management in their background including direct experience with union regulations and contract negotiations. Experience in managing building operations and space rentals a plus.

Please email cover letter and resume with references in a single PDF document to careers@signaturetheatre.org. Please put ‘General Manager’ in the subject line. Signature Theatre is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. No phone calls, please. For more information about Signature, please visit www.signaturetheatre.org.

General Manager-Triad Stage

Triad Stage, an LOA to LORT-D Theater producing in both Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC, is seeking a full-time General Manager. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: preparing and maintaining annual operating budget, monthly financial statements, industry surveys, and program budgets for development department; data entry, A/R, and A/P; human resources, payroll, and benefits administration; supervising Company Manager, Facilities/Rentals Coordinator, and General Management Apprentice; providing support to the Founding Managing Director and Board of Trustees. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of nonprofit operations, experience with budgeting/financial management, a knowledge of human resources policies/procedures, excellent communication skills, and an ability to balance multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Triad Stage has a core value of Inclusion and is actively seeking to diversify its staff. Full time with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

For more information please visit: http://triadstage.org/workwithus. For consideration please send cover letter, resume, and references to Theater@triadstage.org.