The Haymarket Theatre is a non-profit community theatre located in Lincoln’s historic Haymarket District. Founded in 2002 by Fred Stuart, the theatre’s primary focus has been to provide theatre youth education programs and theatre summer camps. The Theatre also has Main Stage program that produces traditional stage productions. It is committed to offering programs that uplift and inspire its community through the arts and contributes to the diverse and dynamic culture of entertainment and business in the area.
The artistic director creates and directs all youth education programs and oversees Main Stage programming along with administrative and marketing functions of the Theatre. Reporting to the Executive Committee through the president, the artistic director must have excellent writing skills, the ability to work independently, and strong organizational capacity. This person will bring a combination of communications, leadership, and marketing skills along with an excitement for the performing arts and for the benefits the arts bring to the community.
This is an exciting opportunity to set the artistic vision for an educational youth program and community theatre in a vibrant, growing entertainment area.
Roles and Responsibilities
The primarily role of the artistic director is to:
- Plan, produce, and direct all youth education programming.
- Oversee Main Stage programming and vision.
- Represent and advocate for the Theatre to continually enhance its image, visibility, and influence across the community. This includes developing strong relationships with schools, educators, and others to promote the youth education program.
- Oversee day-to-day theatre operations.
- Meet or exceed earned revenue goals (ticket sales, registrations, and snack bar income).
Program Development and Delivery
- Curate a season comprised of approximately ten youth shows and four main stage shows that achieve the Theatres’ educational, artistic, and financial goals.
- Develop and implement curriculum for youth classes and direct and coordinate production of youth shows.
- Maintain a safe and orderly learning environment for students.
- Meet or exceed established program goals to include increased participation and retention of students in the youth programs.
- Hire and effectively manage production teams for youth productions (including contract labor and production volunteers).
- Supervise and support Main Stage guest directors to ensure all programs meet artistic and financial goals.
Administration and operations
- Coordinate scheduling and use of the theatre.
- Attend all performances and events to manage accurate accounting and cash receipts and to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for staff, patrons, and artists.
- Coordinate effective promotion of Theatre productions by engaging in marketing and public relations activities via website, e-mail, social media, word-of-mouth, paid advertising, and media opportunities.
- Participate in various board committees, such as Programming and Marketing.
- Maintain positive ongoing working relationship and effective communication with the executive committee, theatre staff, and the Board of Directors.
- Maintain a professional working relationship with students, cast members, contract labor, volunteers, staff, parents, guest artists, and board members.
- Supervise the operation, maintenance, and security of the theatre’s physical plant to ensure a clean, safe, and comfortable facility.
- Responsible for administrative expenses, production income and expense, and other earned revenue (snack bar, merchandise)
- Ensure prompt approval of expenses and accurate maintenance of financial records.
- Supervise office administration and operations.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts or related field.
- Experience working in the theatre.
- Experience working youth programming or education. Must enjoy working with youth!
- Working knowledge of technical theatre, including sound, lights, and set construction.
- Basic knowledge of areas such as stage management, front-of-house, and box office operations.
- Experience producing musical theatre productions.
- Experience teaching acting, voice, stage movement, dance, stage combat, etc.
- Two years of arts administration experience.
- Marketing and PR experience such as writing press releases, social media, graphic design, etc.
- Working knowledge of other production aspects such as costumes, props, and stage makeup. Hours
- Full time
- Flexible daytime hours
- Evenings and weekends required
• $25,000 annually with bonus potential
How to Apply
Resumes and supporting materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls please.