Senior Artistic Producer- Guthrie Theater

Arts Consulting Group

Minneapolis, MN 55415




Mar 28, 2022

Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Senior Artistic Producer serves on the Guthrie’s senior leadership team and oversees all artistic team operations. As a senior team member, the Senior Artistic Producer collaborates with the Board and other organizational leaders to determine and optimize strategy and direction for the theater. In close collaboration with the Artistic Director and other key stakeholders, the Senior Artistic Producer provides overall strategic leadership in season planning, creative team selection, casting, new play development, education and training, and community engagement. Guided by the Guthrie’s core values of Artistic Excellence, Community, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Fiscal Responsibility, the Senior Artistic Producer plays a key role in centering and operationalizing these values. The Senior Artistic Producer advocates for the Guthrie’s mission and vision and is committed to working collaboratively within a large organization and the community to achieve short, mid, and long‐range artistic and institutional goals. This role provides direct supervision and oversight of four reports: Associate Producers (1 mainstage, 1 studio), Director of Community Engagement, and Director of Education and Training.

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The Guthrie Theater does not require a specific number of years of experience or minimum educational credentials. Qualified candidates must possess dramaturgical skills and demonstrate a knowledge of classic and contemporary plays across form and genre. Producing experience and a network of existing relationships with theater makers locally and nationally are required. The Senior Artistic Producer must live and work in the Twin Cities and must make the Guthrie Theater their full-time professional focus. Proven experience in championing and implementing inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, anti-bias, and anti-racism policies is required. Budget management experience is preferred. Aptitude to craft and oversee budgets is required, as is proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word). The position requires flexible work hours and days reflective of the dynamic schedule of a theater. Candidates with currently atypical paths toward senior artistic leadership in regional theaters are encouraged to apply (e.g., dramaturgs, production managers, artistic program administrators, independent producers, and senior leaders in other mission-driven mediums, etc.).

Vaccination Requirement
For the safety of guests and staff, the Guthrie Theater requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Documentation of vaccination status must be provided if an offer of employment is made.