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Youth Performance Company (YPC)

Artistic Director

Location: MN - Twin Cities Metro
Type: Full Time
Category: Administrative and operations

City: Saint Paul, MN
Salary: $55,000 – $62,000 annually
Organization website: https://youthperformanceco.org/
Direct link to apply: https://youthperformanceco.org/about/employmentinterships/
Is this a remote / work from home position?: No, this is a site-based position

Job description

The Artistic Director (AD) is the creative and inspiring force behind Youth Performance Company. The AD has an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for youth, especially teens, and theater. The AD determines the artistic vision of the Company while upholding its mission.

The AD creates a season of shows and directs a minimum of one show per season. The AD will coordinate and oversee the direction of the season and other shows. The AD develops and manages the annual budget and hires and supervises administrative and artistic staff. A crucial element of the AD’s role is fundraising, and developing and sustaining relationships with YPC alumni, families, donors and community allies. The AD is the inspirational and highly professional face of the company. The AD is invested in the communities YPC serves, and in the practice of equitable and inclusive practices in all aspects of their work. The AD is passionately committed to the power of youth, mentoring young people and fostering a safe and inclusive environment for them.
● Hire, supervise, and evaluate personnel including administrative staff, and directors, designers, stage managers, and others
● Develop, implement, and evaluate programs for the year
● Develop annual program budget
● Work collaboratively with staff and contractors to provide programming of the highest quality of artistic output
● Act as a spokesperson for the organization via speaking engagements, public and social appearances and at fundraising events and one on one solicitations
● Foster the development of good relations with other cultural organizations by participating in meetings and joint activities where appropriate
● Report to the Board of Directors on a regular basis to give an update on activity
● Direct at least one production per season
● Work directly with youth to foster positive and impactful youth development.

Qualifications or requirements

● Proven record in theatrical direction/production
● Proven ability to work with and inspire groups of youth aged 13 – 21
● Experience in stewarding a comprehensive fund development programs
● Demonstrated success in management operations, including budget, development, and staff and facilities management
● Accomplished negotiation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills
● Proven ability to respond creatively during uncertain times in the performing arts
● Demonstrated commitment to advocating for and implementing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices in all areas of leadership, including program selection and evaluation, performance practices, production, casting, contracting, budgeting and community outreach
● Demonstrated commitment to social justice as evidenced not only in casting and hiring, but in selection of programming materials, and fostering of safe space for all
● Knowledge of non-profit marketing and communications including the role of social media

How to apply

To apply please send:
● Resume
● Cover letter
● Three references with contact information

Email application to:

Ron Lattin at YPCBoardPresident@gmail.com. If you have questions please call Ron at (612) 272-5312