Current Opportunities

Associate Artistic Director

Status: Full Time / Regular / Exempt

Reports To: CEO/Producing Artistic Director

Salary: DOE + Benefits

The newly created position of Associate Artistic Director at American Stage will report to and work closely with the CEO/Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, and in partnership with the Director of Production to ensure that the quality, integrity and forward-thinking ethos of this 42 year-old, nonprofit, professional regional theatre is elevated throughout all programming and relationships.  The AAD will work collaboratively on the production of the mainstage series, the annual American Stage in the Park musical, the annual new play reading series, and other developmental work with a commitment to Powerful Stories, Boldly Told. The AAD will direct 1-2 mainstage productions each season. Additional responsibilities include script development, casting and creative team curation. The AAD will participate in season planning and budgeting, and will be a key face for the organization, working to maintain and cultivate artistic and industry relationships, as well as playing an active role in community engagement and education and outreach activities, supporting donor cultivation events, and representing the theatre locally and nationally.  


American Stage is experiencing a period of growth in a community that is emerging as an exciting and vibrant arts destination.  The new AAD will have the opportunity to be a part of an established organization that is entering a new era as a vital, regional professional theatre dedicated to building the next generation of theatre audiences, artists and advocates.


The ideal candidate will have a masters degree in a related field, a minimum of 3-5 years of professional directing experience, a working knowledge of producing, and a track record for working with a diversity of genres and styles.   The new AAD must be an excellent communicator, excel at coordinating and maintaining strong organizational processes and be committed to the future of live theatre. The successful applicant will bring a positive mindset, a strong sense of curiosity and a passion for the collaborative nature of live theatre.

To apply:  Submit resume, letter of interest, and professional references to employment@americanstage.org by August 30, 2019.  

This is a full-time, exempt position with an intended start date of January 2020.

American Stage is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse staff.  We strongly encourage applications from women and candidates of color.

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American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.