The Managing Director reports to the Board of Directors and with the Artistic Director is responsible for the overall success of Main Street Theater, including its operations, brand, facility, financial stability, and impact. This individual is the organization’s lead fundraiser, creating development strategies and implementing action plans to deepen relationships in all segments of the philanthropic community. The Managing Director manages strategic partnerships, marketing, development, finances, operations, and the supervision and development of all human resources. The person in this role is an active community member in Houston who builds visibility and financial support for Main Street Theater, working collaboratively with the Artistic Director, Board and staff members, other arts organizations, and community members to fulfill the organization’s mission.
Main Street Theater’s mission is to create theater that challenges its audience to think and its artists to grow. We accomplish this by presenting an articulate and compelling product in an intimate setting, creating significant employment for Houston-based artists, and memorable theatrical experiences for audiences of all ages. Founded in 1975, the strength of the company lies in its three core programs: intimate MainStage (producing under an AEA SPT contract), Theater for Youth (professional adults performing), and Education and Outreach, which focuses on children and teens and provides enrichment and engagement for Houstonians of all ages. Main Street Theater's annual budget is $2.5million.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of increasing responsibility in a senior management role, either in the corporate world or at a similar theater, arts, cultural, or nonprofit organization.
Direct experience in a nonprofit theater would be an asset. Strong command of the business and financial side of a nonprofit organization, including financial management, staff development, communication skills, and stakeholder relations.
Demonstrated experience and results in audience and philanthropic development, such as PR, marketing, hospitality, or community engagement work.
Strong communication and public speaking skills and experience.
Additional Salary Information: health insurance
About Main Street Theater
Main Street Theater is a 40+-year-old professional theater company with programming for adults, families and schools.