Tuesday, October 15, 2013

OPEN CALL (seeking Managing Director)

Now in our 15th year as an ensemble of actors, directors, playwrights and designers we want to extend our search for a Managing Director.  We are looking for someone with a drive to grow and become part of a critically acclaimed and award winning NYC & and LA based Ensemble.

Our foc
us on ensemble collaboration is in order to present new and existing plays (lesser known works by established playwrights) and give artists the opportunity to work in public readings, workshops and fully staged productions.  Additionally, we have continued our commitment to the advancement of women in the arts.   

Our aesthetic is considered to be a "...raw acting style" (NYTIMES) that is "powerful and commanding" (BACKSTAGE) and goes back our genesis production which was inspired very much by the work of Chicago's STEPPENWOLF THEATRE CO.  We have branched out to films (Barefoot Studio Pictures) along with Education work with our Outreach Program (Good Shepherd Services, Stella Adler, etc.) and raising funds for great causes like our benefit ROCKAWAY, which raised funds to help Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways.  We've been grateful for the collaborations with artists from Broadway, Film and Television including Bobby Cannavale, Ethan Hawke, Chris Cooper, Gina Gershon, John Doman, Mickey Sumner, Jesse Eisenberg, John Magaro, Annabella Sciorra, and many others...

In order to continue growing as an ensemble of professional artists in New York and California, we need to search high and low for other strong leaders...this is where YOU come in.

Barefoot Theatre Company, Inc.

The managing director is responsible for working closely and efficiently with the artistic director and director of development to help fulfill Barefoot Theatre Company's mission while leading the company forward.  He or she will work diligently to improve the annual budget performance while consistently keeping the company's integrity and principles in mind.

The managing director must have a keen eye for developing industry trends, new opportunities and any issues that may affect the company both regionally and nationally.

They will present financial and marketing reports to the board periodically as well as progress reports at every meeting.

The managing director works with many departments, including finance, marketing, development, planning, human resources and administration.

The managing director must have great communication skills and ability to use available resources and skills optimally.

Specific Duties

Develop (with the artistic director) and track progress of new programs and fundraising ideas that are resourceful and creative.

Keeping a watchful eye on the company's fiscal integrity which includes making annual budgets, working with the Artistic Director, staff and financial committee.

Other responsibilities include:
1 Creating programs and plans with artistic director,
2 Monitoring grants with development director and board members,
3 Being a spokesperson for foundations/ corporations/ government,
4 Pursuing new relations with business, and community organizations.
5 Managing required reporting processes for grants and programs so that they are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
7 Making all hiring decisions and ensure that the staff has adequate resources and clarity to perform their jobs.

Overseeing all public materials, press releases and website while contributing to public and internal communication.

Making strategic actions to achieve long-term goals that have been approved by the board.

If you're interested in applying and setting up an appointment to meet with us please email a brief memo, resume and any other materials that will help give us a better sense of your work and interest.  Send all submissions to barefoottheatre@aol.com with Subject Line: Managing Director.

THANKS and we look forward to hearing from YOU!

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