Producing Artistic Director


Producing Artistic Director

CATEGORY: Academic/Instructor

Playhouse Merced
Merced, CA 95340


Anthony Braxton

Job Details


Seeking an equity focused executive leader for Playhouse Merced - a home for community creatives who engage in top quality theatrical productions guided by the Producing Artistic Director’s (PAD) entrepreneurial and empowering leadership.


 The PAD leads a skilled professional staff and contractors executing our vision for an exceptional community theatre where “The Story is Us.... “The Producing Artistic Director will be a compassionate, people-oriented leader with a deep love for the performing arts. This individual will utilize empathy and discernment to thrive in a creative environment while focusing on maximizing positive results for the organization. Open to innovation and fresh ideas, the Producing Artistic Director will be a thoughtful and savvy facilitator who can adapt to changing situations with ease and comfort. This individual will possess the ability to make clear decisions and stand by them when necessary. A skilled communicator, they will be adept at understanding cultural and organizational issues and operate with a mix of business acumen and social grace.


 All Playhouse Leadership staff are expected to bring capacity in and demonstrate these characteristics:


·         Equity Lens

·         Growth Mindset

·         Mission Driven

·         Coaching and Capacity Building

·         Strategic, Entrepreneurial, and Visionary Leadership

·         Hands On Theatrical Skills

 The Playhouse is the largest producing community theater in the middle of California’s great Central valley serving 5 counties and over a million people. In its 27th consecutive year of production it presents year-round and is an important artistic leader in Central California's cultural landscape. The Playhouse intends and is poised to maintain and improve upon its role as the regions’ flagship community theater while creating an equity focused collaborative and supportive diverse and inclusive community culture, both internally and within our communities. The Playhouse is home to a growing theatrical arts education program for youth, families, adults, and seniors.




July 1, 2021 -





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