Executive Director


Job title: Executive Director

Company: Harvard University

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Job description: A.R.T. is fundamentally guided by its mission to expand the boundaries of theater, always including the audience as an essential partner.

In pursuit of this mission, A.R.T. leads with the following core values: we center anti-racism; we lead with the inquiry; we believe in collaboration; we practice adaptability, and we embrace the regenerative practice.

A.R.T. productions are staged in Harvard Square at the 540-seat theater in the Loeb Drama Center and at OBERON, an intimate, club theater venue. As the professional theater on the campus of Harvard University, A.R.T. is committed to playing a central role in the cognitive life of the University, catalyzing discourse, interdisciplinary collaboration, and creative exchange among a wide range of academic departments, institutions, students, and faculty members. A.R.T. plays a central role in Harvard’s undergraduate Theater, Dance & Media concentration, teaching courses in directing, dramatic literature, acting, voice, design, and dramaturgy.

About the Role The Executive Director will co-lead a strategic and organizational transformation as the theater emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes implementing A.R.T.’s anti-racism work throughout the theater, completing a new theater campus, driving cultural change throughout the institution, and building upon A.R.T.’s partnerships at Harvard University and the wider Boston-area community.

The Executive Director will work closely with an engaged and expanding Board of Trustees and Board of Advisors, with the A.R.T.’s colleagues at Harvard University, and with key community leaders and stakeholders. The Executive Director will lead, supervise, and empower staff, in particular A.R.T. ‘s exceptional senior management team. The Executive Director will have primary responsibility for running the day-to-day business of the A.R.T.

The Executive Director will be responsible for five key areas of accountability: Strategic Leadership and Planning, Operational Leadership, Managing Organizational Culture, Partnership Cultivation and Management, and External and Internal Relationship Development.

The Executive Director will be an empathetic, influential, and energetic leader with sound business and financial experience, excellent communication skills, and strong collaborative capabilities. They will have a strong perspective about anti-racism and equity, diversity, and inclusion. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with entrepreneurial instincts that can be applied to anticipating the theater’s future needs and opportunities. The candidate will have a knowledge of theater including production, operations, fundraising, and marketing as well as a national and international perspective about theater and art-making.

School/Unit

American Repertory Theater

Location: Massachusetts

Job date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 02:45:51 GMT

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