Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Ashland, OR 97520




Nov 18, 2020
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) seeks a dynamic, innovative and inspiring leader to join a team of talented staff, artists and board in the role of Director of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access). The Director of IDEA, a newly created position, will develop and implement innovative strategies to operationalize antiracist structures, systems, and processes within one of the nation’s largest and most important theaters. The DoIDEA will provide vision and strategy for the integration of IDEA into all facets of OSF’s operations, including fundraising, season planning, marketing, and arts education. In partnership with Human Resources, the IDEA Consultant and other key stakeholders, this person will design, execute and monitor programs and initiatives that actively foster an anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobic, anti-ablest environment. As a member of the senior staff team, the Director of IDEA will be integral to shaping the future of the organization. The ideal candidate will be energized by change-making, and by the opportunity to implement cutting edge IDEA strategies.


A person with a minimum of four years of sustained engagement in training, education or working in a capacity that requires conceptual analysis of racial oppression is required.

Someone with a minimum of four years of progressively advancing leadership experience in designing and leading efforts related to institutional access, which includes but is not limited to working within a social justice institution, arts institution with a role focused on IDEA or within an academic setting.

Someone with proven experience working collaboratively with colleagues at all levels in a complex organization. Effective stakeholder and relationship management experience; able to interact and build trusted relationships with a wide spectrum of employees.

Someone with strong comprehension skills for understanding needs and concerns and developing and applying solutions.

Someone with expertise in strategic diversity & inclusion management methodologies and related planning, execution and measurement of effectiveness.

Additional Areas of Expertise:

Cross-cultural Competency
Conceptual Analysis of Gender
Presentation and Public Speaking
Interpersonal and Mass Communication
Process Development and Analysis
Problem Solving
Relationship Management