The University of Virginia's Department of Drama seeks applicants for the position of Managing Director of the Heritage Theatre Festival. This twelve-month position oversees all administration as well as finances for the professional summer theatre season at the University of Virginia. Main responsibilities include: working with the Heritage Theatre Festival Artistic Director to manage revenue and expenditures as well as long-term fiscal planning and accountability; managing the search and hiring of seasonal personnel; ensuring that federal, state, and University procedures are followed in all activities of the festival; working with university development staff to implement and support fundraising efforts (individual, corporate, foundations and in kind); spearheading the festival marketing plan; working with existing staff to administer Box Office and Front of House operations; working with Heritage Theatre Festival's Artistic Director to facilitate an environment in which employees, volunteers and students can perform effectively and efficiently.
Since 1974, the Heritage Theatre Festival has been in residence during the summer months as the University of Virginia's professional theatre, producing four shows in the Drama Department's world-class facilities and welcoming over 100 company members to Charlottesville annually. For more information on the Heritage Theatre Festival, visit http://heritagetheatrefestival.org.
The Drama Building is a state-of-the-art theatre complex, which includes the 520-seat Culbreth Theatre with proscenium stage, the flexible 160 to 200-seat Helms Theatre and, the 300-seat Ruth Caplin Theatre, a thrust theatre. The Drama Building also houses classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, studio space, costume and scene shops. For more information on the Department of Drama, visit http://drama.virginia.edu/.
A Bachelor's Degree is required. One year of experience working in General Management or Theatre Administration is required. Must be able to solve problems and deal effectively with competing priorities in a timely manner. Must be able to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from a diverse audience that includes managers, clients, and the public. Experience with Word, Excel, and Outlook is required. Preference will be given to the candidate with a Master's degree in a relevant field with a focus in arts management, or with four to seven years of experience working in theatre management. Preferred technologies are Oracle, UBI, and Chrome River.
To apply visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting 0624507. Complete a Staff Application online; attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. The posting will remain open until filled.
Questions about the position should be directed to Ashley Cochran at email@example.com.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.