Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Civilians are Hiring a New Producing Director


The Civilians seeks a Producing Director to partner with the Artistic Director to lead the company's ongoing organizational development and advance its artistic mission. The Producing Director will provide inspirational leadership and help promote collaboration, innovation and sustainability for this thriving theater company. The position manages relationships with all of The Civilians’ stakeholders both internally (staff, artists and board) and externally (producers, presenters, funders, program partners). This position plays the leading role in producing The Civilians’ work, which includes an annual New York production, co-productions locally and nationally, touring, and online media. We seek an individual with exceptional creativity, entrepreneurial vision, and proven management skills for this critical role in our company.

·         Producing the company’s artistic work, including marketing and audience development;
·         Sustaining key relationships and cultivating new resources available to The Civilians; 
·         Budgeting and financial management;
·         Individual and Institutional development in collaboration with the Development Director.
·         Identifying and developing new opportunities for growth both for artistic programs and the company overall.
·         Staff leadership, Board relations and strategic planning.

Necessary skills: At least seven years of management responsibility in the arts. Several years of producing experience. Non-profit financial management. Experience with nonprofit development. Solid understanding of commissioning, artist, and presenting contracts. 

Ideal skills: An established national network with producing theaters and presenters. Experience with marketing and PR. Online media literacy. Experience with educational programs.

Competitive salary and benefits. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to:

Led by Artistic Director Steve Cosson, The Civilians is a company that creates new theater from creative investigations into the most vital questions of the present. Through a number of artistic programs, The Civilians advances theater as an engine of artistic innovation and strengthens the connections between theater and society.

Since its founding in 2001, The Civilians has existed as a theater of discovery.  As a company, we have sought to challenge our ways of knowing and reveal the world as a bigger, stranger, and more complex place than previously believed.  Through this work, artists and audiences have walked in the shoes of those they hadn’t known, found something new in the familiar, broke out of insularity, and grappled with the unknown.  We have investigated the ever-changing present, the “others,” the civilians. 

By embracing this philosophy and a distinctive developmental process, The Civilians has become nationally and internationally known for a string of acclaimed theatrical works, including: Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (2013), Paris Commune (2012), In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards (2010), This Beautiful City (2009), (I Am) Nobody's Lunch (2006) and Gone Missing (2003). The Civilians works with countless partners locally, national, and internationally in order to create, present, and produce this work.  In addition to the creation of work, The Civilians has created a slate of programming in support of artists and their process, including the R&D Writers Group, Let Me Ascertain You cabarets and podcasts, and online media programs.

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