Louisville, KY 40204
ABOUT COMMONWEALTH THEATRE CENTER
Commonwealth Theatre Center (CTC) is a regional non-profit arts organization focused on youth and community development through excellence in comprehensive theatre education and performance. CTC provides youth and adult theatre training through its world-renowned and award-winning Walden Theatre conservatory, as well as a diverse array of high-quality educational outreach programs reaching 55,000+ individuals each year through its Blue Apple Outreach. CTC’s Conservatory program utilizes a holistic approach to theatre education with both classical and contemporary training where students gain acting, directing, and producing experience. CTC’s Conservatory was the first youth conservatory in the world to complete Shakespeare’s canon and continues to host an annual Young American Shakespeare Festival. CTC’s Outreach programs are driven by data and best practices for how theatre can make a positive impact.
Beyond inspiring students to their own next level and helping them gain 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, initiative, creativity, and problem-solving, CTC’s programs have a strong focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Aside from DEIB programming, CTC has a Connecting Cultures program aimed at bridging community divides, a Resiliency program helping students develop emotional literacy and mindfulness, and an IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Awareness Society) program focused on reimagining the collective theatre experience.
CTC engages in many community partnerships, including the Jefferson County Public School system, state agency schools, community organizations focused on diverse populations, local universities, and other arts organizations.
For more information about Commonwealth Theatre Center, please visit www.commonwealththeatre.org.
The Managing Director will serve as a dynamic and diplomatic leader for the 20 member staff, representing the organization both locally and nationally. This individual will work side-by-side with the Artistic Director to provide strategic and inspirational vision to strengthen CTC’s sustainability and growth, while embracing the principles of inclusion and belonging, collaboration, and access. This is a dual structure organizational model, in which both the Artistic and Managing Director report directly to the Board of Directors. The Managing Director will work with staff, the board of directors, and corporate and civic partners in active pursuit of financial resources to support the strategic plan. This includes facilitating relationships with cultural partners, institutional funders, and individual donors. The Managing Director will be responsible for overseeing CTC’s financial, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resources, and technology strategies. A visible leader, this individual will leverage organizational resources to expand partnerships and grow the vitality of the organization. Creating a team approach to the work with the Artistic Director is important. Together, the Managing Director and Artistic Director collaborate as partners to lead artists, staff, board, and the community in realizing CTC’s mission.
The Managing Director of the Commonwealth Theatre Center will possess the following attributes and competencies:
Strategic Vision and Leadership
Cultivate and nurture transparent and positive relationships with the staff, patrons, board, and other key stakeholders, ensuring open communication, collaborative team culture, and candid assessment of performance milestones.
Development, Marketing and Communications
Lead, develop, and manage Director of Development & Marketing, and Grants Manager.
Financial and Office Management
Lead, develop, and manage Business Manager and Office Manager.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the arts, business, nonprofit administration, or related field. A combination of education, training, and experience resulting in demonstrated competency may be substituted.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The CTC offers a salary starting at $72,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability, vacation, holiday and sick pay and an employee retirement plan. CTC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates.
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