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Artistic Director

Position: Artistic Director
Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: Board of Directors
Direct Reports: Associate Artistic Director, Production Manager, Presented Works Manager

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in the heart of downtown Arlington Heights. It houses a 329-seat professional theater, as well as a school of performing arts that includes drama, dance, and music lessons. We are seeking a detailed, experienced leader with excellent communication skills to join our team.

Critical skills and responsibilities:

● Develop the artistic vision of MPAC and maintain it with Board direction
● Ensure programmatic excellence, operational sustainability, and devise strategies and initiatives for institutional advancement
● Along with the Executive Director, co-lead the strategic planning process with Board of Directors and senior staff
● Be a model for and advance organizational diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and activities

Program Development and Artistic Excellence
● Maintain the artistic vision of MPAC as directed by its Board of Directors
● Establish an environment of artistic excellence in all aspects production
● Collaborate with Executive Director to create a cohesive season with opportunities for cross marketing between Produced, Presented and School of Performing Arts

Fundraising and Development
● Serve as the ‘face’ of the organization and engage with existing and potential contributors, sponsors, village trustees and other stakeholders in order to advance initiatives directed or approved by the MPAC

Board of Directors
● Work closely with the Board of Directors, Development staff, and Executive Director to establish and implement strategies that will identify and cultivate new funding sources Financial
● Work with the Executive Director to build sales of shows, contributed income, and overall profitability of produced and presented shows
● Integrate development and continuity relations with artistic and educational programming

● Bachelors in Fine Arts, preferred
● Strong track record of show direction, five plus years of experience
● Experience as an Artistic Director a plus
● Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and collegially with a broad range of staff, performers and stakeholders
● Strong commitment to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion
● Experience in a non-profit environment a plus
● Proven ability to lead and develop staff members
● Ability to interact effectively with a board of directors

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Instructions to Apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to
*Accepting applications through January 31, 2022

Contact Info:
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Arlington Heights