Thank you for your interest in Actors' Shakespeare Project. We are currently accepting applications for the following open positions:

March 23, 2015

Position: Interim Executive Producer
Status: Full-time, Exempt, Benefits Eligible
Expected Duration: One Year

The Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP), a mid-sized theater company in Boston, seeks an experienced arts administrator to serve as Interim Executive Producer from May 2015 – May 2016. Now in its second decade, the company will spend this year evaluating structure and developing strategy for its next phase of growth. The Interim Executive Producer will play a key role in the day-to-day operational management of the company during this transition year.

About Actors’ Shakespeare Project

The Actors’ Shakespeare Project was founded in 2004 by a group of critically acclaimed Boston area actors as an Actor-based company dedicated to performing Shakespeare’s plays in found settings around the city. ASP is a not-for profit, professional company operating under an AEA NEAT contract. Each year, ASP mounts a full season of “Projects”: professional productions in different neighborhoods accompanied by educational and outreach programs designed to explore the themes of the play within each community. ASP also conducts nationally recognized youth education programs throughout the year. The Company is led collaboratively by its Artistic Director, Allyn Burrows, Director of Education, Programs, Projects and Partnerships, Mara Sidmore and the Executive Producer.

Interim Executive Producer Position

The IEP directs the business, financial, development and marketing operations of The Actors’ Shakespeare Project. The IEP works collaboratively with the Artistic Director and Director of Education Programs, Projects and Partnerships to plan and produce a full season of theatrical productions and associated programming. The IEP oversees the day to day operations of ASP’s staff (11 full time, 6 part time) , Resident Acting Company of 22, plus as many as 100 seasonal artists, crew, designers, directors, teaching artists. Responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of ASP’s overall budget, development and marketing plans, the IEP is also the primary liaison with ASP’s Board of Directors and major donors. The IEP plays a critical role in fundraising and in building and maintaining ASP’s relationships with both the broader cultural landscape and the communities in which it works. The IEP attends all major ASP events. During the tenure of this position, the IEP will participate in and support the ongoing strategic planning initiative as needed. Some evening and weekend work required. The IEP should not assume candidacy for a permanent position. The IEP may be offered the opportunity to apply for long-term employment once ASP's Search Committee has determined its long term needs and begun the search for a permanent position. This will be determined during the 15-16 season.

Skills and Abilities

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leadership in a non-profit performing arts organization, and will be:
− An executive thinker with a track record of managing a fast-moving, complex organization, while simultaneously moving a strategy forward.
− Experienced in managing all areas of a non-profit performing arts organization, including setting strategy, creating and managing a budget in accordance with GAAP.
− Skilled at planning and producing professional theater, and familiar with the complexities and demands of managing a theatre company in an urban environment.
− Able to lead in collaboration with a dynamic senior leadership team.
− Possessed of superb interpersonal and inter-organizational skills, including the ability to work well with artists, audiences, staff, donors, board members, community partners and teachers.
− An excellent communicator – both verbally and in writing.
− Passionate about theater and Shakespeare.
− Available to work outside a structured 9-5 as needed, including evenings and weekends.
− Conversant with the creative youth development & arts education field, both in Boston and nationally.
− Knowledgeable about strategic planning processes, business models and organizational structures.
− Direct experience working with major funding organizations in the Boston area is a plus.


7 – 10 years of progressively responsible experience managing a non-profit performing arts organization. Successful experience in interim positions and/or familiarity with ASP and its role in Boston’s theater and arts education community preferred.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume as pdf files (no MS Word please) by April 15, 2015 to Nominations and suggestions are also welcome. All applications will be held in confidence.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. ASP offers excellent medical and flex benefits.

ASP is an equal opportunity employer.

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