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Executive Director





Contract type:

$90,000 to $110,000

Who is Victory Gardens Theater? 

Victory Gardens Theater aspires to produce theatre and programming that reflect the rich diversity of our city, nation, and the world. Our board, staff and artists recognize theatre is a catalyst for social change towards a more just and inclusive society. We are committed to empathy and celebrating our differences through our productions, town halls, panel discussions, Directors Inclusion Initiative, and other programs. 

What will you do? 

The Executive Director for Victory Gardens will be responsible for all administrative and financial aspects of the theater. The ED will partner with Artistic Director Ken-Matt Martin and the Producing Director of Engagement Roxanna Conner to execute the mission and vision for Victory Gardens through strategic planning, human resource leadership, and revenue generation and management. The ED will report directly to the Board of Directors and is an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board. 

The ED collaborates with the Board of Directors and the Artistic Director to set the direction for the organization and make decisions properly informed by the financials of the theater through timely monitoring and reporting. The Executive Director will supervise the General Manager, Director of Facilities and Director of Development. The role will have an extensive network of support and capacity to execute their duties, including from staff, consultants, and contractors.

Areas of Accountability 

Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness

Operations, Revenue and Administration

External Relationships 

Contract Negotiations

Who are we looking for? 

The ideal candidate will have experience working with teams in a highly collaborative environment. This person will have an inclination towards shared leadership models as well as deep and authentic partnership with the board and staff in order to further the mission of VGT. The new Executive Director will bring both hard skills in finances and theater operations as well as a level of curiosity and inspiration around VGT’s productions, artists, and development programs. 

How much are we paying and what are the perks? 



Benefits package 

Health, dental and vision insurance 

403B retirement plan 

Competitive vacation, holiday, and sick paid time off

Start Date

February 2022



Victory Gardens Theater provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Victory Gardens Theater complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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