Virginia Stage Company

Norfolk, VA

Managing Director

Virginia Stage Company (VSC) is in the search for a deeply experienced professional with strong business skills and a passion for multicultural theatre experiences to serve as the organization’s Managing Director.

Virginia Stage Company is Southeastern Virginia’s leading non-profit theatre.  Founded in Norfolk, Virginia in 1968, VSC has an annual budget of $2 million, a 33 member Board, 21 full-time and 3 part-time staff, roughly 120 volunteers, about 1350 subscribers, and an annual attendance of 58,000+.  The organization serves an additional 12,857 young people who participate in VSC’s extensive education and community outreach programs throughout the Hampton Roads region.  VSC performs in the historic Wells Theatre.  Built in 1913, Wells Theatre is on the National Register of Historic Places and is particularly noted as a well-preserved example of Beaux-Arts neoclassicism.

VSC has grown into a highly respected regional theatre company, developing new plays and musicals by staging 28 world premieres in its 40 year history.  VSC strives to celebrate the community’s rich diversity and reach out to the broadest possible constituency to offer innovative ways for people to experience theatre. To this end, Public Works Virginia is a major initiative that seeks to move theatre into the community and engage the people of Hampton Roads by making them creators rather than spectators.  VSC is committed to work actively against systemic racism and has formed an Anti-Racism Team (ART), composed of board members, staff, and community stakeholders charged with leading this effort.

Reporting to Virginia Stage Company’s Producing Artistic Director Tom Quaintance, the Managing Director helps to define and execute the theatre’s strategic direction and ensure VSC’s continued excellence, both artistically and financially.  The Managing Director will direct all of VSC’s financial, operational, marketing, facilities and human resources activities.  He/she/they will work with the Producing Artistic Director, Board and staff to provide overall leadership to the organization as it grows its artistic and educational vision, continues to diversify its board, staff, and programming, and expands its footprint, both in the community and nationally. This arts leader will have demonstrated skills in financial planning, facilities, operations, and internal management, be a strategic thinker, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and possess a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility.

We appreciate you sharing the position description with your network, and also any nominations you might have.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lee Kappelman at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.

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