META seeks Executive Director

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The Michigan Equity Theatre Alliance, an alliance of professional theaters located in Michigan of which the Williamston Theatre is a member, seeks an executive director. The ED is responsible for leadership necessary to achieve META’s mission, working with its board of directors to chart the course for a sustainable future. As the sole staff position of META, the executive director reports directly to the board of directors.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Spearhead and implement strategic and operational planning efforts
  • Develop and oversee annual budgets and finance reports to the board
  • Ensure appropriate support for all board committees
  • Joint marketing and branding, group sales, media relations and publicity
  • Manage META website and oversee content management
  • Manage META group database and function as systems administrator
  • Manage online forums including the META blog and social media sites
  • Grant writing to numerous local, statewide and national organizations
  • Conduct fundraising activities: special events, raffles, sponsorship and membership programs, annual appeals
  • Oversee annual META events, including annual conference and Wilde Awards
  • Manage accounts receivable and membership programs of EncoreMichigan.com
  • Network nationally with other theater service organizations such as APASO, New Jersey Theatre Alliance, Bay Area Theatres, etc.
  • Create Benchmarking documents for internal comparison and external advocacy
  • Oversee annual bookkeeping and coordinate and facilitate annual audit or review

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Leadership experience in theater administration and a strong working knowledge of the demands of professional production
  • Strong leadership and organization skills, especially in the areas of marketing, development, board relations and information technology
  • Strong communication skills – on the phone, in writing, and in person
  • A professional demeanor and an infectious excitement about theater
  • Ability to self-govern in an independent, autonomous work situation
  • Ability to interact with a diverse constituency, including theater artists, grantmakers, colleagues in arts service organizations and the META board
  • Strong grant writing skills
  • Strong financial acumen and the ability to analyze and communicate financial information

Position available immediately. Salary based on experience plus benefits.

Send letter, resume and salary requirements to: Executive Director Search, Michigan Equity Theatre Alliance, c/o Williamston Theatre, 122 S Putnam, Williamston, MI 48895. Email: tony@williamstontheatre.org.

META is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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