3 Sep 2021


Artistic Director for Community Theatre

Elkhart Civic Theatre  Bristol, Indiana, United States

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Job Description

Award-winning Elkhart Civic Theatre in northern Indiana seeks an artistic director to guide its 9+ production season.

Position Description

The artistic director helps guide and shape the artistic vision of the theatre, working with the executive director, board, volunteers and other staff in a collaborative manner.  The artistic director will have a broad knowledge of theatrical literature, and have experience in most facets of theatre production.  The candidate must be willing to work under deadline as part of a team of both professionals and volunteers.

  • Guides the artistic strategy and vision of the theatre, paying special attention to ECT’s diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments.
  • Develops and mentors volunteer talent, especially performers and production teams (e.g., directors, assistant directors, stage managers).
  • Works with the executive director, other staff and committees to implement the artistic vision of the theatre.
  • Works with volunteer directors to develop the artistic focus for each show, with input from the technical director.
  • Advises show directors and executive director on the artistic needs of each production including costuming, set design and décor, and other artistic aspects.
  • Oversees various artistic assets of the theatre (library, costume collection, props and furniture collections, etc.)
  • Attends rehearsals as necessary to ensure a high standard of quality and provides insight and advice to production teams.
  • Oversees, helps plan, and further develops ECT’s educational programming, both within ECT and in collaboration with other community members and organizations.
  • Contracts all productions with the various licensing houses, and keeps the executive director informed on these contracts.
  • Works with the executive director and staff to create the annual budget.
  • Is a visible spokesperson for Elkhart Civic Theatre and its mission.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the executive committee, executive director and/or board of directors


To Apply

Successful candidate will have a track record of success, 2-5 years of experience, and a positive attitude toward working an all-volunteer environment.

Candidates should electronically submit a résumé/CV plus any portfolio or supplements information to ddufour@elkhartcivictheatre.org.

No phone calls please.

Further information about Elkhart Civic Theatre is at www.elkhartcivictheatre.org.


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Artistic Director for Community Theatre
Elkhart Civic Theatre
 Bristol, Indiana, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: artistic director, development, director, and theatre. States: Indiana.
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