The Artistic Director is primarily responsible for conceiving, developing and implementing the artistic vision and focus of the theatre based on three core values: 1) Continue to tell compelling stories about the human condition from the African American point-of-view and experience.2) Support the creation of new works and playwrights, with a balanced focus on both musical and plays. 3) Express the theatre's celebratory approach to its work and community by finding and presenting the universal message in each work, so as to attract and affect a diverse and multicultural audience.
The Artistic Director oversees all artistic aspects of the operation of the theatre. Determine Jubilee's season of plays and musicals. Be responsible for the quality of all productions. Enhance the theatre's national reputation through shared productions and greater dissemination of Jubilee created work. Maintain the theatre's strong multi-racial audience base while attracting new audiences. Report to the Board on all artistic matters.
Provide clear and thoughtful long range planning. Hire and be responsible for the work of all artistic staff. Create and oversee artistic budgets on an annual and multi-year basis. Establish and maintain good working and team building relationships with guest and Fort Worth-based artistic, production and administrative staff; Board members; and volunteers. Actively represent, with the Managing Director and Board leaders, the theatre and its artistic activities to the Dallas-Fort Worth region and the national theatre community.
Four-year degree in Theatre Arts, Performance or related field preferred or minimum of three years of significant experience but position will be open to individuals who have completed at least 84 hours of college credit. Possess an artistic vision and interest encompassing a broad range of repertory, style and point of view. Possess a comprehensive knowledge of theatre, particularly African American theatre work. Experienced in the requirements of selecting and producing theatrical work. Able to attract artists and projects. Held previous role in the leadership of a theatre company with a history of achievement in the theatre. Possess solid and proven leadership skills and be a thoughtful and accessible leader. Possess a working knowledge of day-to-day fiscal management and accountability. Able to create and oversee artistic budgets on an annual and multi-year basis. Possess strong interpersonal skills.
Jubilee Theatre is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create and present theatrical works which reflect the African American experience. The company has been in existence for over 37 years and operates out of a 143-seat theatre in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Texas.