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Author Topic: Seattle Public Theater Managing Director job  (Read 315 times)
James Thompson

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« on: June 21, 2018, 10:01:54 AM »

Seattle Public Theater seeks a Managing Director. Weíre looking for a committed, energetic, highly organized person with a passion for leading a team and managing the operational and administrative details of a mid-sized theater company focused on excellence, growth and influencing our cityís civic conversation.

The role is initially 32-40 hours a week.

Our new Managing Director will oversee all non-artistic functions of the company, including operations, finances, facilities management, box office, development, and marketing.
Our Managing Director will collaborate with the Co-Artistic Directors and the Education Director in selecting, producing and promoting our mainstage and education programs. The Managing Director will report, along with the Co-Artistic Directors, directly to Seattle Public Theaterís board of directors.

Primary Responsibilities
(Full job description available upon request)

Financial and administrative management. Accountable for all aspects of Seattle Public Theaterís finances and non-artistic operations. Requires Quickbooks proficiency for basic bill entry and payment, cash and financial management, and budgeting.

Staff leadership. Responsible for the following direct reports: Education Director, Development  Director, Marketing DIrector, Production Management (with Artistic Directors), Box Office Manager and Front-of-House Manager.  Along with the Co-Artistic Directors, co-manages the Production Manager.

Facilities management. Oversees operations, supplies, security and maintenance of buildings and equipment at the theaterís administrative offices  and at the Bathhouse Theater at Green Lake.

Board relations. Works closely with, and reports to, the board of directors to manage the operational and financial excellence of the theater. Attends monthly board meetings, finance committee meetings and provides a monthly report to the board.

Strategic planning  In collaboration with the artistic directors and the board, develops long- and short-term strategic goals based on SPTís mission and creates operational plans and deliverables in support of the strategic goals.

Seattle Public Theater is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. People of color and other people traditionally underrepresented in the theater field are encouraged to apply.

Start Date
July 1, 2018, or sooner.
To apply
Interested candidates should submit an application that includes the following:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Contact information for a minimum of three references.
Please send application materials to

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