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Artistic Director
Cape May, NJ
East Lynne Theater Company
Full Time
Posted August 01, 2022
East Lynne Theater Company is an award-winning Equity professional theatre founded in 1980. Since inception, ELTC has been recognized for its excellence. The New York Times listed ELTC as a top 75 summer theater of North America. Now more than ever, ELTC is primed to thrive. In 2023, the company will move into a new theater in Downtown Cape May.

ELTC is looking for an ambitious, inspirational, and visionary Artistic Director (AD) to be both artistic leader and accountable for the overall success of the company. The AD will work in partnership with the Board to strategically and operationally lead the organization. Specifically, the AD is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of the theater company. The AD reports to the Board of Trustees.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

• Creates and proposes to the Board a production season and budget

• Develops, implements, and evaluates productions for the year

• Negotiates contracts with Actors’ Equity Association and with script licensing

• Conducts auditions

• Hires, supervises, and evaluates key artistic personnel, including actors, directors, performers,
designers, and stage managers

• Hires, supervises, and evaluates key technical personnel, including technical director (with
board approval), interns, and production assistants

• Works collaboratively with administrative staff, including marketing, office, bookkeeping, etc.

• Works collaboratively on grant applications and fulfilling funding requirements and reports

• Acts as a spokesperson for ELTC’s artistic purpose via speaking engagements, public and
social appearances, and, as requested, at fundraising events and solicitations

• Fosters development of good relations with other cultural organizations by participating in
meetings and joint activities where appropriate

• Serves ex officio on the Board of Trustees, providing regular reports on artistic activity

• Directs at least the majority of mainstage productions per season. This is a year-round position, with flex-time in the off-season and full-time during the production Season (June-September)

Compensation: $40,000 - $45,000, commensurate with experience and in alignment with ELTC’s annual operating budget. Benefits to be negotiated.

Housing and Transportation: AD is required to live within commuting distance of Cape May during the production season and may work elsewhere off-season, with occasional travel to Cape May. AD is required to have a car with a valid driver’s license


Experience needed in managing a small staff, working with a Board of Trustees, planning a theatrical season, and directing stage plays. While primarily artistic in nature, this position requires a well-rounded, flexible theater artist with knowledge of all technical, production and administrative elements. Evidence of artistic excellence can be demonstrated through awards received, critics reviews, references and/or video excerpts.

How To Apply

To apply email CV and Cover Letter to: Deadline: September 9, 2022 ELTC strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer and to ensure that no person is unfairly discriminated against in its recruitment and selection policies and procedures. We encourage applications from those currently underrepresented in our team.
Deadline: Sep 09, 2022

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