Boston, MA 02118
The Tony Award-winning Huntington Theatre Company has initiated a search for its next Managing Director, seeking candidates excited by the opportunity to advance the theatre to its next level of artistic and organizational achievement. The Board’s intends to engage the successful candidate by late spring 2023.
The Huntington seeks a dynamic administrative leader who will form a strong, effective partnership with its Artistic Director, Loretta Greco, to establish an executive leadership team reporting directly to the Board.
The Managing Director is responsible for overseeing the overall fiscal integrity and institutional health of the theatre while helping to define and execute the company’s strategic direction. They will be principally responsible for the company’s administrative and business development initiatives and will manage the theatre’s key administrative, financial and operational functions through their direct reports. They will provide executive leadership and strategic guidance to every facet of the company in its ongoing efforts to sustain and fully implement its mission of artistic excellence and broad community engagement.
Specific responsibilities will include, among others:
• Actively supporting The Huntington’s artistic mission and vision while strategically managing organizational risk;
• Working closely with the Artistic Director and Board of Trustees to provide coordinated stewardship of The Huntington’s operations and assets while strategically guiding the theatre to the realization of its fullest artistic and financial potential;
• Leading, in collaboration with the Artistic Director, the preparation and implementation of strategic artistic, financial, and operational plans;
• Assuming principal leadership and oversight responsibility for The Huntington’s administrative, finance, general management, marketing, fund development, and facilities functions;
• Leading efforts to further develop the resources necessary to ensure programmatic success and ongoing financial sustainability;
• Participating as a principal in fundraising by helping plan organized cultivation initiatives and through personal involvement in fundraising solicitations, as appropriate;
• Cultivating relationships with individual and institutional philanthropists and corporate and community organizations, including governmental bodies;
• Acting as a principal spokesperson, representative and advocate to external constituents, including public, civic, and other groups as appropriate;
• Overseeing the theatre’s labor and licensing arrangements, ensuring that all agreements are properly negotiated, executed, and implemented by direct reports.