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8 Feb 2020

Full-Time Executive Director

Chattanooga Theatre Centre  Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Job Description

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre (CTC) is recruiting for an innovative, dynamic and forward-looking Executive Director (ED). Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new ED will have a broad portfolio of duties that will require business acumen, artistic savvy, strategic and artistic vision, outstanding communication skills and emotional intelligence. These skills will be used to execute day-to-day management while simultaneously preparing and guiding the successful evolution of the organization into its second hundred years. The responsibilities below will include other duties as approved and assigned by the Board of Directors as needed.



  • Evaluate the current business model in the context of the strategic plan. Use the plan to expand business revenue opportunities.
  • In partnership with the Board of Directors (Board), create and execute a development plan that increases CTC’s operating budget to ensure the long-term financial viability of the organization.
  • Evaluate the organization’s hard and soft assets, position within the community, potential partnerships, financial position and other factors to create a vision for long-term sustainability.


  • Assess the current status of the organization and make recommendations to the Board.
  • Work with the Board on the completion of a new strategic plan using the observations and recommendations from the organizational review and outside feedback.
  • Establish a reputation over time as thought leader for the organization and the arts within the region.
  • Serve as a community resource and spokesperson for the CTC, develop and foster positive relationships with community partners, volunteers, elected officials and funders.
  • In collaboration with the Board, advance the long-term artistic and educational efforts, as well as the vision and mission to achieve the organization’s goals.
  • Develop strong working relationships with Board members and attend all Board and committee meetings as an ex-officio member.


  • Work with the Board and staff to create and monitor an annual $1 million-plus budget and production-specific budgets.
  • Create or facilitate creation of financial reports as needed; including, but not limited to ticket sales, ROI, facilities usage, non-earned income, volunteer hours, YTD financials vs. budget, cash flow analysis, etc.
  • Work with QuickBooks and outside bookkeeping/auditing firms as needed.

Business Operations

  • Oversee the daily operation of CTC business matters including hiring, developing and training support staff.
  • Ensure marketing, including social media is created and executed to plan.
  • Oversee annual staff evaluations and ensure constructive feedback is provided in a timely manner by the staff member’s supervisor.
  • Review current organizational policies. Create or amend policies as needed for Board review and approval.
  • Review and update safety plans as well as risk management (corporate insurance) plans.
  • Ensure the maintenance and planning for the physical plant, specifically a 44,000-square-foot facility with a mainstage and black box theatre, scene shop, costume shop, rehearsal rooms, classrooms, box office, and administrative office space.


  • Continue and expand an organizational ethos where multigenerational, socio-economic and ethnically diverse audiences are valued and, in turn, CTC is perceived as valuable by those communities and the region-at-large.
  • Develop annual programming in collaboration with the Board and the staff. Ensure overall quality of productions and programs that meet the CTC mission and high standards.
  • Select, coordinate, supervise and evaluate guest directors, designers and technical staff, following all CTC policies and procedures while ensuring the best interest of the CTC and its mission are upheld.
  • Deliver artistic functions (direction, notes, etc) as needed for various productions as negotiated and/or as needed in case of emergency.

Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or some combination of relevant course work, education and experience.
The target base salary range is $60,000 – $70,000 plus healthcare premium subsidies, vacation and other benefits.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and the names and titles of three to five professional references to
All submissions will be treated as confidential.
No references will be contacted without the candidate’s permission.
The CTC will accept applications through Friday, March 6, 2020.

CTC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered or employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Executive Director
  Chattanooga Theatre Centre
   Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: director, executive director, fund-raising, management, and performing arts. States: Tennessee.

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