The Merc Playhouse seeks an Executive Director for our popular community venue that offers theater productions, music and lectures. The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to fulfill the mission of The Merc Playhouse Society “to create experiences which connect our community with the diverse aspects of live theater.”
Approximately 20 hours per week with flexible schedule dependent on performance calendar.
Salary: Starting $30,000
Application period ends April 1, 2022
- Experience working with non-profit organizations, theaters preferred
- Knowledge of how to develop and maintain an annual budget
- Experience in fundraising activities
- Understanding of how to acquire, implement and monitor grants
- Possession of strong written and oral communication skills
- Personal interest and experience in theater production not required, but desirable
Interested candidates may apply by submitting a letter of interest, a resume of related experience, and email and phone details of two references to email@example.com.
Questions? Call 509.997.7529 or email address above.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works closely with the Board and staff to fulfill the mission of The Merc Playhouse Society, which is “to create experiences which connect our community with the diverse aspects of live theater.” The Executive Director is responsible for the overall success of The Merc Playhouse.
The Executive Director works an average of 20 hours per week, throughout the 52 weeks of the year. The hours are largely dependent on the performance schedule throughout the year. Often, the ED will work more than 20 hours in a week, which balances out during vacation time and holidays.
- Acts as a guiding force and advocate for The Merc in the Methow Valley community, including among local business groups and art organizations.
- Synchronizes the operations of all staff into the total operations of The Merc to fulfill the theater’s mission.
- Provides leadership for and actively participates in fundraising activities and donor development.
- Seeks grants. Writes grant applications and grant reports. Maintains information on grant history.
- Coordinates long-range and annual planning in collaboration with the Board of Directors pertaining to fundraising, annual appeals, and business sponsorships.
- Hires and supervises the theater’s staff.
- Oversees the theater’s administrative operations, marketing, permits and licensing.
- Collaborates with and supports the Education Committee in work related to educational programming.
- Sets the annual budget with the finance committee and presents it to the board for approval. Ensures adherence to the budget quarterly and within each production. Provides monthly reports to the treasurer.
- Oversees bookkeeper and bookkeeping activity.
- Records all donations and oversees prompt acknowledgement and thanks. Maintains an organized database of donors and sponsors.
- Works with the board chair to plan monthly board meetings and special meetings, and attends board meetings, committee meetings, and special meetings.