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JOB TITLE: Executive Director
DATE POSTED: 04/18/2024 - 1:03pm
JOB TYPE: Administration
LOCATION: New York , New York
Opening Act, a premiere New York City organization offering accessible and transformative theater education experiences to youth throughout the city, is seeking its next Executive Director to guide the vision and resource development of the organization into the future. The Executive Director will steward the organization with a love for theater and arts education combined with a talent for strategic leadership. Opening Act has engaged Management Consultants for the Arts to lead the search, and interested candidates may apply for this position by visiting this link:

Organizational Profile
Founded in 2000 by an intrepid collection of artists, activists, and educators, Opening Act was created for a simple purpose: to use theater to give young people living in NYC something to look forward to after school. Committed to closing the arts education access gap in NYC, Opening Act centers the voices of students of color through free, high-quality theater programming. Opening Act puts young artists and leaders center stage, using inclusive theater education at under-resourced public schools to set students up for success regardless of their ultimate career path, by developing confidence, fostering community, teaching collaboration, and inspiring creativity. More information about Opening Act can be found at
SALARY: $125,000-$140,000
EXPERIENCE: See job description
Shruti Adhar and Jonathan West make up the team from Management Consultants for the Arts leading this important search. To be considered for this position, you must submit pertinent information including name, contact information, and salary requirement and attach a current résumé, a cover letter (no more than 1½ pages describing why this post and organization is attractive to you and what about you and your work makes you a potentially strong candidate for Opening Act’s Executive Director), and four professional references (name, work relationship, email, phone) using the online application system.

Once all materials have been submitted online, the applicant will receive a confirmation of their submission via the email address provided in the application. For clarification on any of this information, please contact Christy Wall at [email protected].


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