Managing Director at Small Theatre Company
Freehold Theatre Lab Studio
About the project and the company
Freehold is a highly collaborative work environment full of passionate professionals dedicated to broadening engagement, serving diverse audiences, and encouraging deep participation in the arts.
“One can say a true artist is always ready to make any number of sacrifices in order to reach a moment of creativity. The mediocre artist prefers not to take risks, which is why he is conventional. Everything that is conventional, everything that is mediocre is linked to that fear.”
– Peter Brook
Freehold was created as a safe place to practice what is not safe. We ask our collaborators, students, board, audience, and extended community to practice risk in rehearsal and performance, in individual practice, and in collaboration. We ask that they risk taking this art form seriously and risk believing that the theatrical event can be of consequence.
We are a community with a more than 30-year history of celebrating diversity of age, race, gender, economics, and physical ability. Freehold continues to increase its commitment to dismantle racism and increase accessibility. In our continuing effort to engage a broad spectrum of our community we encourage people from all communities to apply.
Freehold Theatre Lab Studio seeks an energetic, inspired leader to partner with our Artistic Directors’ Circle as the organization’s executive team. The Managing Director leads all administrative activities of the organization. Demonstrated effective stewardship of resources and a strong connection with and advocacy for the mission and vision of Freehold are essential traits of a successful Managing Director. We are a community with a 25-year history of being a place that actively encourages diversity of age, race, gender, economics, and physical ability. Freehold continues to increase its commitment to dismantle racism and eliminate inherent white advantage. In our continuing effort to engage a broad spectrum of our community we encourage people from all communities to apply. Freehold’s Managing Director is a salaried position with full-benefits. Compensation including salary and benefits will be competitive for an organization of similar size. Freehold is an equal opportunity employer.
Essential Skills/Interests: Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; a strong commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism in the arts; an open mind, creative spirit, and talent to lead and thrive in a multi-faceted, fast-paced company; experience building and managing budgets; interest in leading, managing, and motivating a small staff of professionals; interest in capacity and organizational building/planning; interest in marketing and promotions within arts and/or educational organizations; training, degree and/or relevant experience in arts management; proficiency in the Google Office Suite and a working knowledge of Quick Books; fundraising, including individual-giving, grant writing, sponsorships, and other activities.
Recommended Skills/interests: Board of Directors communications/relations; recruiting students and promoting enrollment in an educational setting; digital marketing campaigns and website management; using customer relationship management (CRM) and project management software.
Freehold’s Managing Director is a full-time (40 hours/week), on-site, salaried position with full benefits. Compensation range is $55,000-$60,000 per year, depending on experience. Freehold is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees, job applicants, customers, and partners are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable laws. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage individuals with disabilities or special needs to inform us of any accommodations they require during the recruitment and interview process. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate such requests in a timely and respectful manner.
Preferred method of submission
Applications should include detailed cover letter, a resume that includes an overview of relevant previous work and impact, volunteerism, education, and other experience, and three references, emailed to MDSearch@freeholdtheatre.org. Position is open until filled with the intent that the new Managing Director will begin employment in early Summer of 2023.