NC Black Rep - Managing Director

Managing Director


Administration: The Managing Director supervises production staff, recruits and trains interns, exercises responsible stewardship of all resources within the organization, and collaborates with the Artistic Director to ensure the optimum balance of artistic quality, financial strength, and institutional integrity.

Financial Management: The Managing Director oversees the theater’s ticketing and donation systems. They work with the Artistic Director to develop an annual budget to support the organization’s programmatic and institutional priorities. The Managing Director works on monthly financial reporting, budget performance, forecasting, cash flow projections and maintenance of the accounting systems.

Audience Development/Earned Income: The Managing Director works with staff to plan and implement audience development activities including marketing strategies, public relations and promotional events for season and single ticket sales campaigns, as well as seasonal, production and program sponsorships.

Fundraising: The Managing Director works with the Board and staff to strategize fundraising activities of the theater, including individual gifts, Board gifts, special events, corporate giving, government support and foundation grants.

Planning: The Managing Director works with the Producing Artistic Director, Board and staff to create and execute long-term marketing and fundraising strategies that will sustain the fiscal and operational health of the Theatre.

Advocate: The Managing Director helps to advance the relationship between the Theatre and various local and regional organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups, community and local business groups and arts organizations. The Managing Director may be called upon to speak to private and public organizations and to the press.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of five-years’ experience with a nonprofit or for-profit organization in a management/leadership role. Experience in fundraising, Board relations, marketing and prior experience with a theatre company is highly desirable.

  • Have strong business skills and experience in budgeting, and creating long-term budgets and goals, and financial management.

  • Demonstrate experience and capacity to lead, manage, motivate, inspire, train and collaborate with staff, artists, Board and volunteers.

  • Have the ability to successfully develop and implement long-term strategic and annual tactical plans.

  • Be a highly motivated self-starter with strong computer skills and experience with Quickbooks, MS Office and Google Docs.

  • Exhibit stamina and a strong work ethic, as well as the flexibility to deal with unpredictable pressures and a variable flow of work activity with a small administrative staff.

  • Be able to speak and write persuasively and serve as a spokesperson for the Theatre in public and to the media.

  • Demonstrate experience and interest in supervising/managing fundraising campaigns and identifying new sources and increased levels of contributed income.

  • Have a working knowledge of artistic production including intellectual property rights and contracts.

  • Have experience and knowledge of marketing, advertising and public relations activities, particularly as they relate to growing ticket and other earned income revenue.

  • Demonstrate a passion for theatre and the connection between a professional company and its community.

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