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Executive Director - New Bern Civic Theatre

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COMPANY: New Bern Civic Theatre
DATE POSTED: 10/20/2021
PHONE #: 252.633.0567
ADDRESS: 412 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Listing Information:


New Bern Civic Theatre is looking for an innovative and strategic leader to join their talented team in the role of Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new Executive Director will serve in both an executive and artistic capacity.

Who is New Bern Civic Theatre?

The New Bern Civic Theatre is the premier storyteller and entertainment magnet of Eastern North Carolina. The Civic inspires our audiences and longtime theatre patrons with the visceral power of live theatre, produced entirely by our community. Our venue, the historic Athens Theatre, is located in the heart of Downtown New Bern. By producing some of the best local theatre in North Carolina, we’re leading a new culture of theatre-going on the coast of North Carolina. With our newly renovated rehearsal space and theatre, supported by our outstanding community, the New Bern Civic Theatre is positioned to become the national standard of community theatres.

What will you do?

Working in conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the organization, as well as, be an artistic and business advisor to the theatre. The ED will maintain partnerships between staff, board, and community volunteers in order to strengthen and grow the position of the Civic for its future. The ED will also facilitate an environment of collaboration and excellence for its staff, board, and artists. The ED serves as the face and ambassador of the Civic Theatre to the community and surrounding areas. The ED will work directly with the Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator in efforts of fundraising, management, financial planning, and artistic endeavors. As such, the Executive Director will be responsible for all aspects of the organization, both executive and artistic.

Who are we looking for?

This position is ideal for an upcoming leader in theater and the performing arts who wants to make a strong impact on the community surrounding the Civic Theatre. The new Executive Director is a jack of all trades. They seek to balance the business of the theatre while keeping the New Bern Civic Theatre a staple of fun and excellence. This role requires a high level of leadership and abstract problem-solving ingenuity. This person will be an advocate for the theatre and the arts community in Eastern North Carolina.

Preferred Experience and Education:
• BFA in Theatre, Theatre Management, or Performing Arts is preferred; however a 4-year degree with relevant theatre management experience is required
• Experience running a nonprofit organization
• Professional and community theatre experience

Interview Dates
Late November & December 2021
Start Dates
January 2022

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Salary: $42,000-50,000

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