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JOB TITLE: Executive Director
DATE POSTED: 01/11/2021 - 5:38pm
JOB TYPE: Administration
LOCATION: Youngstown, Ohio
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION: The Youngstown Playhouse
Position Overview
The Executive Director will work in collaboration with the Artistic Director and report to the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will oversee and manage administrative operations and execute the strategic plan of the organization, working closely with the Board to ensure best practices in financial integrity, development, and communications for the institution’s long-term advancement and sustainability. Immediate priorities include the implementation of a re-envisioned administrative infrastructure, programmatic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the completion of ongoing fundraising and capital campaign to successfully position the organization for our forthcoming 100th Anniversary Season (2024).

Duties & Responsibilities
* Act as a professional, articulate, enthusiastic, and informed ambassador of The Youngstown Playhouse and surrounding community
* Spearhead the fulfillment of short- and long-term strategic objectives
* Work with the Board to plan and adhere to annual operating and programmatic budgets
* Collaborate with the Artistic Director and Play Selection Committee to plan/schedule/evaluate programming in alignment with staff/budgetary resources and institutional mission
* Execute contracts for independent contractors and vendors
* Partner with Box Office Manager to compile regular sales reports and patron survey results
* Work with Board to administer and oversee HR training and policies for staff, artists, and volunteers
* Partner with Board on annual staff performance evaluation and salary review process
* Attend all Board and Executive Committee meetings and prepare/present regular reports regarding programming, fundraising, and engagement, as well as annual report
* Facilitate and oversee weekly staff meetings
* Participate in ongoing professional development and community engagement opportunities

* Inspire philanthropy by serving as steward of the organization
* Cultivate and maintain funding support from existing and prospective donors/sponsors
* Increase contributed revenue from individual and institutional funding sources
* Create and execute annual development calendar
* Maintain development archives
* Conduct periodic prospect research for potential funder matches
* Plan, manage, and execute foundation, corporate and government grant proposals and reports
* Plan and execute individual giving campaigns and special events in coordination with Board and staff
* Maintain Little Green Light donor database and train users as needed
* Update annual SAM status and logins for online application portals
* Ensure donor acknowledgement and fulfillment of donor benefits
* Solicit corporate sponsorships, including program advertising

* Create and execute communications calendar
* Maintain archives of related marketing materials, including press mentions and YP collateral
* Compose and adhere to organizational style guide to ensure brand/tone consistency
* Design and execute various print/digital materials including: subscription campaign/season brochure, annual fund, promotional materials, show programs, and annual report
* Write and distribute press releases to local media
* Reserve and submit promotional content to partner organizations under deadline
* Maintain website and social media accounts
* Cultivate opportunities for collaboration with partner organizations in tandem with Artistic Director

* Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit/arts management, or related fields
* Five years of experience in arts administration with a proven track record of success
* Excellent leadership and project management skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a staff and a Board of Directors
* Experience in budgeting, forecasting, and analysis to support decision-making, risk assessment, and strategic planning
* Ability to produce consistent quality work with compelling communication skills and thorough attention to detail
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive required
* Experience with MailChimp, Squarespace, Little Green Light, QuickBooks, and ticketing/social media platforms a plus
* Passion for theatre and the performing arts

Work Conditions
The duties of this full-time position may be completed on a partially remote basis with periodic in-person attendance at meetings and events. Must be physically present for major fundraising events, the annual meeting, and the season opening night, along with other activities in partnership with the Board. This is a one-year position with the option to renew at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Starting salary between $20,000 and $30,000, commensurate with experience, to be disbursed in bi-monthly payments via direct deposit.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Youngstown Playhouse is committed to creating and sustaining an organizational culture that promotes a safe, supportive and collaborative work environment. A successful candidate will share these values. YP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in our hiring process, as well as in all areas of our work. BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. YP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

About The Youngstown Playhouse
The Youngstown Playhouse is a nonprofit community theatre with a mission to present quality theatre arts performances, provide educational initiatives, and establish and maintain community partnerships while supporting and participating in the revitalization of the city of Youngstown. Since our inception in 1924, The Youngstown Playhouse has sustained a legacy of quality live performance theater in Northeast Ohio by staging innovative, unique, and accessible theatrical performances of both classic and modern productions. Located in Youngstown’s Glenwood Avenue Corridor, the Playhouse annually serves over 9,000 audience members of all ages with a full season of 10 musicals and plays complemented by workshops, readings, and concerts in its mainstage theatre (400 seats) and intimate blackbox space, The Moyer Room (75 seats). The vibrant Playhouse Youth Theatre program serves nearly 150 participants annually through classes, workshops, and fully staged productions attended by over 1,000 students.
JOB DESCRIPTION FILE: yp_executive_director.pdf
SALARY: Starting salary between $20,000 and $30,000, commensurate with experience.
START DATE: Thu, 04/01/2021
EXPERIENCE: 5-10 yrs
Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to with subject line “Executive Director.” Email submissions only. YP will contact candidates of interest in early February.
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