Sierra Madre Playhouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and intimate performing arts venue that provides opportunities in various areas. See below for opportunities we are currently offering.
For actor audition opportunites, please see our auditions page (we are currently casting for our upcoming production of The Right Is Ours!).
Producing Artistic Director
The Sierra Madre Playhouse is looking for a producing artistic director to lead the Playhouse into creative excellence with fiscal sustainability.
The Sierra Madre Playhouse will next year celebrate its 100 th anniversary as a place of entertainment since what had been a furniture store was converted into a movie theater in 1924. It became a live community theater in the 1970s and a professional theater in the 2010s. It established a reputation for excellent theater and is transitioning into a performing arts center with plays, solo performances, films, classical and popular music, storytelling, comedy, and dance filling the calendar to attract a larger, and more diverse, audience. The Playhouse owns its own building free of debt. It has embarked on a $2.75m capital campaign – Setting the Stage - to refurbish and upgrade the building. The Playhouse has an annual budget of $500,000. The auditorium has 99 seats.
With deep artistic roots in the San Gabriel Valley, the mission of the Sierra Madre Playhouse is to connect people in our diverse communities to one another through bold, resonant live performance in an intimate setting that inspires, entertains, and celebrates our shared humanity.
The vision for the Sierra Madre Playhouse is to become the region's premier intimate performing arts destination through sustained artistic excellence, expansive educational and cultural offerings, and inclusive outreach.
The director will be both executive and artistic. The successful applicant will generate confidence in performers, donors, staff, board members and the local community because of their inspiring leadership, imaginative programming, business sense and engaging personality.
The main tasks of the director are to:
- Run all aspects of the Playhouse; supervise staff and most contractors
- Develop a new strategic plan as a performing arts center in line with the Playhouse’s mission and vision
- Create a varied program sharing in common a high level of quality
- Develop and manage an annual budget
- Be active in fund-raising with government, foundations and individuals
- Oversee building maintenance and work closely on refurbishment planning with the committee
- Cultivate educational offerings for youth in grades 6-12
- Foster a culture that is productive, collegial, inclusive, diverse and equitable
The director reports to the president, David Gordon, and is accountable to the board of trustees, of which they will be a member.
The associate company manager, production manager, technical director, volunteer coordinator, and HR director will report to the director. The accountant, a contractor, reports to the treasurer and to the director. The development associate and grants writer, both contractors, will report to the president and to the director.
The director will be an exempt employee. The salary will be $75,000 a year (which includes a subsidy of $5,000 for benefits).
The successful candidate is likely to have studied performance or theater management at university and then to have spent at least 10 years as a director, producer or in management at a theater or performing arts center.
Please send a CV and a one-page letter explaining why you should get the job to:
Deena Harros, development associate
APPLICATIONS DEADLINE MIDNIGHT JUNE 5TH
Please check back to see what other opportunities in various areas we are offering in the future.