Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Philipstown, NY 10524
HVSF invites applications for an energetic, creative, and community-oriented leader to serve as its next Managing Director at this exciting point in the Festival’s history. The new Managing Director will join Artistic Director Davis McCallum as co-executive leader to galvanize artists, staff, board and community in realizing the Theater’s ambitious mission at a time of extraordinary transformation and promise and will have the opportunity to shape the design and function of a brand-new theater complex. This anticipated growth includes an expanded season with added artistic, educational, and community programming; converting the new property into a vibrant community gathering place; and serving as a national model for environmental sustainability and climate smart theatrical production, with the goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2040.
The MD will report directly to the board and will oversee the following direct reports: Controller, Director of Marketing, General Manager (joint report with the AD), Director of Development (joint report with the AD). In addition to direct reports, the Managing Director will work in regular collaboration with the Associate Artistic Director/Director of Education, Director of Production, and all other HVSF staff. HVSF currently maintains a year-round staff of 12 (10 full time, 2 part time), with a seasonal staff of 100+ during its summer season.
With regard to the capital campaign underway, the Managing Director will partner with the Artistic Director and Director of Development in solicitations, fundraising strategy, and the management of HVSF’s Campaign Consultants, ADH&A. They will also oversee the financial implementation and reporting for the Capital Project, overseeing contracted labor and Owners Representatives. Upon its move to a new home, HVSF will also become the parent company to a for-profit subsidiary hospitality business. While the management of the hospitality business will remain with the General Manager of the for-profit subsidiary, HVSF’s Managing Director will oversee the merger of these two institutions to ensure a positive company culture, shared goals, and a new source of earned revenue to support HVSF’s growth.
Considering all of the above, it will be essential that the Managing Director is an individual passionate about creating new modes of operation and seizing the rich possibilities inherent in a time of transition.