20 Apr 2021


Executive Director & Artistic Director

Nebraska Shakespeare  Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Nebraska Shakespeare / careers

Job Description

Nebraska Shakespeare creates entertaining, challenging productions, and immersive educational experiences that connect Nebraska’s diverse community to Shakespeare’s exploration of what it means to be human. On stage, in the classroom, and through collaborative partnerships, they produce spaces of learning, engages with the local community, and inspires everyone through the world of William Shakespeare.

Through the years, Nebraska Shakespeare has continued to expand its programming to meet the growing needs of the community and to celebrate the works of William Shakespeare. In keeping with its mission to engage, educate, and entertain its audiences, Nebraska Shakespeare offers a variety of activities including workshops; film, literary, and production seminars; classes; backstage tours; and the introduction of the state-wide event: Talk Like Shakespeare Day. An early addition to programming was the two-week Camp Shakespeare for students interested in performing Shakespeare.

Nebraska Shakespeare is seeking both an Executive Director and Artistic Director with strong leadership skills with enthusiasm about sharing the works of William Shakespeare with the local community.


Executive Director

Nebraska Shakespeare seeks an Executive Director (ED) to be responsible for the daily management of the organization. Reporting to and working with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the ED is responsible for building, coaching, and managing an effective staff while cultivating beneficial relationships with the Board of Trustees, donors, sponsors, and other key stakeholders. The ED will lead strategic development, budgeting, and financial management and manage all administrative/HR functions. Specific qualifications include:

  • Extensive and measurably successful business management experience required.
  • Experience working with Boards, clients/donors, large and small organizations, and diverse staffs and communities preferred.
  • Track record of providing leadership and direction toward the achievement of an organization’s strategic mission and annual goals.
  • Experience in marketing an organization to the public and a willingness to explore new initiatives that provide appropriate support and visibility to the organization and mission.
  • Ability to raise funds from foundation, corporate, and individual donors and familiarity with various fundraising techniques, to include grant writing, reviewing, and management.
  • Knowledge of the practices of effective administration, organization, budget, and fiscal management, to promote and protect the financial well-being of the organization.


Artistic Director

Nebraska Shakespeare is soliciting applications for an Artistic Director (AD) to be responsible for providing the artistic direction as well as sharing in the administrative responsibilities necessary for successful operation of Nebraska Shakespeare. Partnering with the Executive Director and reporting to the Board, the AD is charged with crafting the artistic vision, shaping seasons, hiring artistic personnel, in full support of the mission and strategic priorities of Nebraska Shakespeare. In addition, the AD will be responsible for the direction and administration of education-related activities and grants. Specific qualifications include:

  • Solid knowledge of and experience with producing Shakespeare’s works.
  • Prior experience as an Artistic Director at a reputable theatre.
  • Understanding of the methods and techniques of program planning, development, coordination, and evaluation.
  • Track record of providing leadership and direction toward the achievement of an organization’s strategic mission and annual goals.
  • Experience advising the development and communication staff in the creation of compelling collateral designed to entice potential funders and grant partners.
  • Relevant degree with experience in directing and instructing students is desired.

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Full-Time Job in Theatre:
Executive Director & Artistic Director
Nebraska Shakespeare
 Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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