Job Details

Artistic Director
Studio Tenn Theatre Company(Studio Tenn)

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019  

Current Posting Expires: 11/11/2019  
Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:

Studio Tenn Theatre Company is seeking an Artistic Director to be a creative thinker who is open to new ideas and opportunities as an innovator of multifaceted productions and programs. Collecting, feeling, and distilling disparate concepts, the Artistic Director will develop a path focused on the many audiences served by a leader and an organization committed to the community. The Artistic Director will be motivated by subjective viewpoints, surroundings, and experiences. Instinctive by nature, this individual will have an ability to flexibly meet the demands of a contemporary theatre organization. The Artistic Director will also be resourceful in maximizing the return on investment of time, talent, energy, and resources, centered on the mission, vision, and guiding principles of Studio Tenn.

The Artistic Director will lead all activities related to the creative and production aspects of a professional theatre organization with a focus on artistic vision, community engagement, and educational empowerment based in inspirational thought and pragmatic action. These roles and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Dynamic Artistic Vision 

  • Lead the artistic and production teams in setting high artistic standards and a fresh aesthetic in an engaged, collaborative and respectful manner.

  • Cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with existing and emerging artists, directors and designers that focus on the development and production of musicals, the cultivation of playwrights and the nurturing of creative seeds for future artistic growth and contributions to theatre art and the community Studio Tenn serves. 

  • ?nitiate, develop, and ensure both a plan and a budget for each season's roster of plays, musical productions, educational programs and any other initiatives in collaboration with the Managing Director and senior leadership team.

  • Explore, innovate and adapt strategic and collaborative partnerships by deepening and expanding production-based civic engagement opportunities with theatre as an entry point for cultural issues that strengthen the community.

  • Oversee the engagement of culturally diverse and gender representative directors, designers, actors, playwrights, and supporting production teams.

  • Embrace other artistic vision and season planning challenges and opportunities as they arise.

Visible Community, Donor, and Audience Engagement

  • Serve as the public face of Studio Tenn to a variety of stakeholders and actively participate in public dialogue through community events locally, regionally, and nationally.

  • Engage diverse audiences and prospective audiences in thinking, feeling, and embracing one another in a modern context.

  • Inspire donors with a strategic vision embedded in excellent communication, social skills, and highly ethical and transparent standards.

  • Embrace other community, donor, and audience engagement activities as needed.

Strategy and Structure

  • In partnership with Managing Director, help to build an organizational structure to support the artistic vision and programs that are embedded in fiscal responsibility and accountability.

  • Forthrightly communicate with an active, committed, supportive, and generous board of trustees to help its members fulfill their roles in governance, policy, and community ambassadorship.

  • Devise concepts that build upon Studio Tenn’s  strengths, leverage its opportunities, and mitigate its weaknesses.

  • Embrace other inspirational thoughts and pragmatic actions with zeal.


Studio Tenn is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Job Type: Full-time
Contact Information and Procedure:

Candidates should send headshot, current resume, at least 3 references who are able to speak to your creative and fiscal leadership abilities within a theatre company to

Submission deadline: Oct. 6, 2019

For more information:

Todd Morgan