Producing Artistic Director

Application Deadline: April 9, 2021

ADIRONDACK THEATRE FESTIVAL (ATF) in its 27th year as a not-for-profit, professional (AEA SPT 5), theatre company focusing on new and contemporary musicals and plays seeks a full-time Producing Artistic Director to lead the company and assume responsibilities for all aspects of running a summer theatre season, a fall film festival and maintaining a strong year-round community presence.

Located in Glens Fall NY the gateway to the Adirondacks 3 hours from New York City and 3 hours from Montreal, ATF typically fulfills its mission of producing new and contemporary work with a summer season, including multiple mainstage productions in the 300 seat Charles R. Wood Theater, along with other events such as cabarets, readings and children’s theatre. Since its first season, ATF has produced over 30 world premieres as well as contemporary groundbreaking plays and musicals from a wide variety of voices. ATF also operates the Adirondack Film Festival, a fall weekend showcasing a broad array of films across multiple screens.

Working closely with an established Board of Directors, the PAD will fulfill and advance ATF’s mission with:

Artistic Vision:

● Following the mission of ATF to produce new and contemporary work and with a forward-thinking artistic vision, select the season and other programming

● Hire, supervise and support creative teams and maintain the highest artistic integrity for all productions and educational programming

● Along with a NYC casting director and individual production directors, oversee casting for all productions

● Collaborate closely with the Adirondack Film Festival Program Director on film selection

● Actively seek out new and contemporary work to produce and present at ATF

Executive Leadership:

● Cultivate a working environment that emphasizes collaboration, transparency and positivity

● Support a culture that values inclusivity, equity and diversity and attracts and maintains the highest caliber of staff and artistic talent

● Coordinate and participate in strategic planning, along with the Board of Directors and Managing Director

● Develop a deep and positive working relationship with the Board of Directors, regularly updating them on ongoing activities

● Participate in Board Meetings and preparing reports for the BOD

● Create the short-and long-term calendars for all ATF activities

● In collaboration with the Managing Director:

  • Develop and oversee execution of the annual operating budget of approximately $425K, in cooperation with the BOD
  • Design and monitor production budgets
  • Develop and implement public relations and marketing plans
  • Hire seasonal staff and interns
  • Manage staff, interns and volunteers

● Ensure that ATF provides equal opportunity in all activities regardless of race, sex, age, disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics


● As ATF’s main fundraiser, develop and implement an ongoing fundraising strategy including grant writing, deepening current donor relations and expanding additional opportunities

● Along with the BOD and Managing Director, plan and execute fundraising initiatives and activities

● Represent ATF at fundraising events


● Foster a positive and safe work environment for staff, creative teams, interns and volunteers that values all as crucial assets, necessary for the success of ATF

● Negotiate all contracts including artistic, production and the contract as an anchor tenant of the Charles R. Wood Theater

● Along with the Managing Director

  • Facility oversight
  • General office duties such as database management, mailings and correspondence
  • Coordinate housing, travel and hospitality for creative teams, actors, staff and interns

Community Engagement:

● Maintain a visible leadership role in the community

● Develop further access among underrepresented constituencies

● Represent ATF at community and/or national events

● Foster collaboration with other local organizations

The successful PAD candidate will:

● Have proven producing, artistic, management and fundraising experience in an AEA not-for-profit theatre

● Be detail-oriented, an excellent collaborator, communicator and highly motivated

● Have knowledge of theatrical union contracts

● Exhibit strong leadership skills and be a creative problem solver

● Be fiscally knowledgeable and responsible

● Have a thorough and growing knowledge of contemporary theatre

● Demonstrated experience developing new work

● Be dedicated to representing all voices

● Have a passion for community engagement

ATF is committed to ensuring equal employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, familial status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction status. As an equal opportunity employer, ATF is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment, and we strongly encourage applicants from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and other underrepresented groups.

Salary: $48K. Exclusive use of a 2-bedroom apartment in Glens Falls, use of a car, full benefits package. Please send resume and cover letter to: [email protected] Application deadline April 4, 2021.

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