Trustus Theatre announces search for new Managing Director

August 28, 2019

Trustus Theatre, a local nonprofit theatre in the heart of Columbia’s historic Vista district, has announced that they are searching for a new Managing Director. Applications for the position are now being accepted by the Trustus Theatre Board of Directors.

The Managing Director will serve as the chief operating officer responsible for managing the human and financial resources of Trustus Theatre according to the policies, strategic direction, and mission formulated by the Board of Directors. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to lead and manage the operations of a creative nonprofit organization that seeks to enrich the lives and deepen the experiences of artists and patrons. They will have demonstrated successful fundraising expertise, have grant management experience, have strong community engagement and collaboration skills, will be a strategic thinker with visionary leadership, and will be an experienced and effective manager of people and finances.

A successful candidate will have experience working in a leadership management role, with preference given to experience with a theatrical or other creative arts organization. Specific qualifications also include proven business acumen, a bachelor’s degree in a related and appropriate discipline, a minimum of five years of experience with at least three in a leadership role, must be able to work a flexible schedule, and must be proficient in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks Google Suite, and Slack.

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Those wishing to apply for the position should send a cover letter, resume, and salary electronically to:

Search Committee

Trustus Theatre

[email protected]

Applicants may also mail the cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Trustus Theatre Search Committee

PO Box 1929

Columbia, SC 29202

Trustus Theatre was opened in 1985 by Kay and Jim Thigpen. For 35, the theatre has given talented and visionary theatre artists a home where they can be innovative and creative. It has also been home to adventurous theatre-goers who seek out contemporary stories and feel at home as members of a vibrant, cohesive community. Located in the Congaree Vista in Columbia, SC, the theatre boasts two performing venues with the Thigpen Main Stage seating 132, and the Trustus Side Door Theatre seating 50. The underlying principal of Trustus has always been to bring the best of the newest and original plays to an audience craving professional theatre in a setting that is comfortable and unique. Trustus Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.