Richmond Civic Theatre

Archives: January 2019

Executive Director Search

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Richmond Civic Theatre has served our community for over 78 years.  We are a multi-faceted organization producing a Main Stage series, youth theatre, through provoking drama, and radio theatre.  We serve our community with outreaches that engage with more than 500 volunteers annually. This is in addition to the thousands of audience members and more than 3,000 students we serve each year.  In 2018 we were named the American Association of Community Theatre’s Diamond Crown Honoree.

RCT is looking for a dynamic Executive Director who will help guide the organization to the next level.  A detailed job description and qualifications are listed below.  Primary responsibilities include:

  • Fundraising
  • Monitoring and communicating the overall theatre’s health
  • Supervising paid staff
  • Collaborating, supporting, and facilitating the work and artistic leadership of our volunteer community

Key qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in theatre management or nonprofit management, or experience deemed equivalent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and interpret scripts with an eye toward empowering volunteers and determining technical and resource requirements

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to RCT’s personnel committee via email to personnel@goRCT.org by February 28, 2019.

Detailed job description:

Job Description

  1. Administers, plans, and secures resources to fulfill the mission of Richmond Civic Theatre (“RCT”) in such a manner that optimizes results without removing artistic control from volunteers.
  2. Operates under the general direction of the Board of Directors.

Duties

  1. Finance
    a. Collaborates, supports, and advises volunteers in the preparation and monitoring of RCT’s budget.
    b. Supervises regular bookkeeping tasks.
    c. Supervises, collaborates, and supports in the preparation of routine financial reports.
    d. Works closely with RCT’s accountants and advisors in the preparation of any and all necessary returns, reports, and audits.
  2. Development
    a. Collaborates, supports, and advises the Board in the cultivation and retention of sponsors, donors, and members. Implements plans for such cultivation and retention.
    b. Collaborates, supports, and advises the Board in increasing membership in the organization. Implements plans for such efforts.
    c. Collaborates, supports, and advises the Board in securing program advertisements.
    d. Researches, finds, and actively pursues grant funding from all sources, meeting all deadlines and ensuring regular renewal of such grant funding as necessary.
  3. Community Relations and Marketing
    a. Collaborates, supports, and advises in public relations activities, marketing, and all efforts by RCT to best position RCT as a leader within the local arts community.
    b. Represents RCT in the community, remaining courteous, tactful, and professional in all business relationships.
    c. Maintains a respectful, inclusive, and appropriate public persona at all times.
  4. Human Resources
    a. Board of Directors
    i. Collaborates in and supports the development of long- and short-range plans for the development of RCT’s productions and services, implementing such plans as directed by the Board.
    ii. Implements such plans in an efficient, timely, and cost-effective manner.
    iii. Maintains appropriate relations with the Board and its committees and keeps them informed.
    iv. Maintains currency in trends in the field of both theatre and non-profit management by maintaining involvement in the professional field as a whole.
    b. Staff
    i. Supervises and directs key staff in the performance of their duties.
    ii. Evaluates performance of key staff members and provides overall control and direction for the personnel function of RCT.
    iii. Works collaboratively with all staff and volunteers to further the interests of RCT.
  5. Artistic
    a. Collaborates, supports, and advises volunteers in the development of RCT’s artistic mission in a way that empowers volunteers in maintaining artistic control.
    b. Collaborates, supports, and advises with selection of productions considering RCT’s target market, budget, and projected return.
    c. Negotiates show royalties and secures contracts for productions.
    d. Supports volunteers in finding, securing, and managing production resources, to include both monetary and volunteer resources.
  6. Committee and Volunteer Support
    a. Collaborates in, supports, and facilitates the work of all committees in a way that artistically empowers the volunteers.
    b. Provides support, secures resources, and coordinates efforts for committee projects and tasks as needed and appropriate, maintaining organization and assistance in moving forward with such volunteer efforts.
    c. Collaborates, supports, and advises in the development of RCT policies and monitors implementation and compliance.
  7. Facilities and Equipment
    a. Collaborates in, supports, and facilitates the maintenance and management of RCT facilities and grounds.
    b. Collaborates in, supports, and facilitates the maintenance and management of RCT equipment and the training in its use by volunteers, ensuring compliance with use and safety policies adopted by the Board.
    c. Collaborates in, supports, and implements the development and implementation of safety and training programs for volunteers and staff, including ensuring a method is in place for the monitoring and training of volunteers in safely using RCT’s facilities, grounds, and equipment.
  8. Qualifications
    a. Bachelor’s degree in theatre management or nonprofit management, or experience deemed equivalent
    b. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    c. Strong interpersonal skills
    d. High-level proficiency in computer operation, bookkeeping, word processing, necessary software
    e. An understanding of basic accounting principles and budgeting
    f. Physical ability for periods of sitting, walking, climbing stairs, climbing ladders, and lifting up to 25 pounds
    g. Ability to read and interpret scripts with an eye toward empowering volunteers and determining technical and resource requirements
  9. Other duties as assigned
    a. This is a new position and we expect the Executive Director and personnel committee to collaborate on further definition and/or revision of responsibilities.