The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, Inc. (“the theatre”) is a non-profit community theatre originally founded in 1935 and has been in continuous operation since that time. It currently operates both Twin City Stage and The Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem following the successful merger of those operations in 2011. Twin City Stage presents five to six main stage productions per year including musicals, comedies, and dramas. The Children’s Theatre presents 8 professional productions per year and operates a robust program of classes and summer camps for children ages 4 to 18. The theatre serves the residents of Winston-Salem, NC, Forsyth County, and the surrounding communities. The organization’s annual operating budget is approximately $1 million, and has endowed funds of approximately $1 million as well.
The Executive Director serves as the chief executive of the theatre and reports to the board of directors. This position has executive responsibility for all artistic, production, and administrative operations of the theatre, including supervision of all staff and volunteers. The Executive Director also serves as the primary spokesperson for the theatre to the public. The Executive Director is responsible for building and maintaining community awareness about the theatre and its mission, and to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders. The Executive Director also serves as the primary liaison with the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, the theatre’s single largest benefactor.
The Executive Director serves as the executive producer for all productions of the theatre, to ensure that all production work remains on schedule and on budget, and that all productions meet the level of artistic quality and consistency as established and expected by the organization, and the community The position is also responsible for providing leadership in the long-term strategic visioning for the theatre, including overseeing development and maintenance of the theatre’s long-range strategic plan, working closely with key theatre stakeholders, including board, staff, volunteers, members, and community representatives.
For full job description, please visit the theatre’s website at: www.twincitystage.org
Anticipated start date: August 1, 2013
Compensation: Position is full-time (exempt), with benefits. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
Requirements: Minimum of 3 years as the Executive Director or comparable leadership position of a producing theatre operation, as evidenced by the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities below:
- Extensive knowledge of theatre literature, the theatre production process, and rights acquisition.
- Knowledge of basic non-profit accounting and reporting principles.
- Experience with computerized systems, including Microsoft Office, ticketing, and development systems;
- Experience and understanding of researching, writing and preparing grant requests.
- Skill in managing diverse interests and constituencies.
- Preparation of annual operating budgets, monthly reporting, and regular forecasts.
- Effective public speaking and presentation skills.
- Skill in utilizing social media and other web-based technology to help promote the theatre.
- Build and maintain effective professional relationships with community leaders, funders, patrons, staff and volunteers.
- Effectively lead the organization in furtherance of its mission and vision.
- Establish and execute a long-term vision for the theatre.
- Understand and articulate the unique role that Twin City Stage and the Children’s Theatre play in the community.
- Work collaboratively and build consensus to promote the efficient and stable operation of the theatre.
- Assess and respond to the needs of both our current and potential audiences, volunteers, staff, funders, and the community at-large.
- Ability to lift 20 lbs, upon occasion.
Application Process: All application materials should be sent electronically as e-mail attachments to Tammy Onderdonk Klass, Chair – Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials should include a letter of introduction, current resume, and the names and contact information of three references. Final candidate will be required to pass a background check prior to commencement of employment.
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on Wednesday June 12, 2013