Associate Artistic Director, Long Wharf (CT)

Associate Artistic DirectorDepartment: ArtisticReports to: Artistic DirectorDirect Reports: Artistic Associates, Company ManagerClassification: This is a full-time, exempt (salary) positionCompensation: $75,000 - $80,000 annually, including health and dental insuranceHow to apply: Position is available immediately. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume tohuman.resources@longwharf.org with “Associate Artistic Director” in the subject line. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 10,2022.The Invitation:The Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre is about to embark on a bold new journey by intentionally leaving itspermanent home of 57 years and adopting an itinerant production model that places the company in closer relationship toits many communities. Guided by the core pillars of artistic innovation, radical inclusion, and kaleidoscopic partnerships,the new model will allow the organization to build on its rich history while creating new pathways for theatre-making andaudience experiences. No longer tied to one location, the company is uniquely positioned to support artists in new wayswhile activating Long Wharf Theatre’s desire to lead from a place of possibility, imagination, and creative excellence.We are committed to building a boundary-breaking theatre with, for, and by all who call New Haven and the surroundingareas their home. We are looking for a visionary producer to join our growing circle, as we work to reimagine theexperiment that is the American regional theatre.The Overview:The newly created position of Associate Artistic Director will oversee artistic producing, new work development, andcommunity partnerships for the organization. They will support to the Artistic Director in operationalizing the mission andvision of the company. They will oversee all artistic programming that Long Wharf Theatre puts on its stages.The Associate Artistic Director will create the pathways for all shows to be produced that center our values of curiosity,rigor, and community care. It is our hope that every artist who collaborates with Long Wharf Theatre is celebrated for theirunique ways of working; we tailor the process to the needs of the artists and do our best to be nimbly responsive to theneeds of each project. In addition, the Associate Artistic Director will be deeply committed to new work development andsupport the Artistic Associate, Literary, in the generation of new projects while activating synergistic partnerships acrossthe country through co-commissions, residencies, readings, and new play workshops.Given the company’s evolution, the Associate Artistic Director will also support the Artistic Associate, Community, in thevital work of building bridges throughout New Haven and across the region. They will connect this work to ourprogramming and find ongoing pathways for collaboration with community partners. The Associate Artistic Director willprovide the overall strategy for how we center the core pillars of “kaleidoscopic partnership” in the manifestation ofbecoming a theatre for everyone.Finally, the Associate Artistic Director will be a member of the leadership team. Working in close collaboration with theArtistic and Managing Director, this leader will provide guidance on many organizational opportunities, including theongoing cultural transformation work the company is deeply invested in. They will center the value of anti-racism ineverything they do. They will be energized by holding the “nuts of bolts” of this job, coupled with the ability to dream,strategize, and support the organization in becoming a thriving and sustainable theatre company.The Work Environment & Culture:The Leadership at LWT cares deeply about staff culture and development. Members of the LWT staff are encouraged toengage in courageous conversations within departments and interdepartmentally. There is belief within the organizationthat great art comes from great relationships. LWT supports and cares for team members as a reflection of the quality ofartistic exploration on our stages.The Duties (including but not limited to):Line Producing:+ Serve as the line producer on all shows produced under the LWT banner.+ Set the creative direction for each project in partnership with the Artistic Director.+ Get projects from page to stage by facilitating artistic conversations, marshalling financial resources, and leading theprocess to create the conditions that will allow artists to do their best work at Long Wharf Theatre.+ In collaboration with the Director of Production, develop a plan that accounts for the specific needs of each project,and the needs of each creative team, from pre-production to closing night.+ Support the GM and production offices by facilitating the production process, specifically ensuring that all artists arecontracted, rights and agreements are secured, and all show budgets reflect the scope and needs of each project.New Work Development:+ Oversee and support the work of the Artistic Associate, Literary.+ Scout for new projects, with an emphasis on new intersections: dance, film, music, and opera.Community Partnerships:+ Oversee and support the work of the Artistic Associate, Community.+ Provide the strategy for building bridges with communities, in partnership with AA-C, and support the pathways forongoing creative exchange with our partners.+ Ensure these partnerships and this work are fully integrated into the operations of the organization.Artistic Leadership:+ Create, oversee, and manage the artistic office budget, including the funding that supports our community work. Trackexpenses for the department.+ Supervise the work of the Artistic Associates and support their portfolios in new work development and communitypartnerships.+ Supervise the Company Manager and ensure all artists are on-boarded and their experiences in the production processare excellent.+ Support Artistic Director in season planning, as well as short and long-term artistic planningThe Skills & Expertise Needed:+ Demonstrated expertise in producing, new play development, and community organizing.+ Demonstrated commitment to, and understanding of, anti-racism and anti-oppression practices.+ A superior writer.+ A relentless curiosity.+ A demonstrated commitment to collaborative leadership with a robust understanding of organizational culture andchange management.The Experience Needed:+ 7 to 10 years in a leadership position at a producing theater organization.COVID-19:+ Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required as a condition of employment.

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