Artistic Director

JB Becido

Indianapolis, IN 46037


Aug 31, 2021


Aug 03, 2021

The Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking candidates for the position of Artistic Director. We have created an extensive Position Statement that describes the position and the important role that this person will play at this important time for the organization and for arts within our community. The Phoenix Theatre has a long history of producing thought-provoking and cutting-edge plays. It is widely recognized as a leading voice, collaborator, and contributor within a vibrant arts community. The person who fills this position will be able to build on this solid foundation while broadening the reach of the organization and providing opportunities for new and previously unheard voices in our community.


Programming: Develop and implement mission-driven programming for the theatre season and director selections that aligns with the Phoenix Theatre’s history of cutting-edge and premiere productions, as well as strategic priorities, while inspiring high professional standards; identify, recruit and arrange for directors, actors, and technical artisans for theatre productions; assist in nurturing relationships with partner arts organizations and support outdoor venue programming.
Leadership: Lead by listening and learning and sharing; helping to facilitate an effective and collaborative community of staff, board, artists, partners, and stakeholders; reflect a commitment to continue to build an organization that embraces IDEA.
Planning: Identify strategic priorities and programming opportunities for the organization and methods to accomplish these goals that align with the current strategic plan.
Management: Work closely with the Managing Director, Advancement Director, Production Manager, and the Board Executive Committee to support and assist programmatic, administrative and fundraising activities; assist the recruitment and ongoing working relationships with a Board and Staff that reflects a diverse Indianapolis community.
Finance: Work in partnership with the Managing Director to develop and monitor/manage balanced operating budgets, positive cash flow, financial models, and oversee the staff’s fiduciary responsibility for the organization.

[Approximately 70% of the time for Programming, Leadership, and Planning, 20% for Management, and 10% for Finance.]


Experience in all aspects of program development, from concept to execution, including experience with union artists, contract negotiations, and compliance.
A dynamic leader with creative and collegial abilities in all operations of a non-profit theatre arts organization, and experience to effectively cooperate with and lead staff through growth stages.
A proven track record with demonstrable senior-level experience artistically leading and overseeing a non-profit arts organization and facility, with some responsibility for financial oversight and support fundraising.
An ability to cultivate local, regional and national funders and an established track record of securing grants and support from private, corporate, and government funding agencies and institutions.
Experience in collaboration, team building, communication, and professional development skills.
An effective communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills and a motivating spirit.
Excellent oral and written skills.





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