Full Time Position

Salary:  $30,000-$40,000 depending on experience

Reports to: Executive Director

The Artistic Director is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of the organization, and for major decisions about the ongoing development of the aesthetic values and activities, after extensive consultation with the Executive Director.


Major areas of responsibility:

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

  • Hires, supervises, and evaluates key technical personnel, including the Production Manager and Technical Director.

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates programs for the year.

  • With the Executive Director, develops annual program budget.

  • Assists directors with production schedules.

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

  • Teaches classes in the conservatory.

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

  • Reports to the Board of Directors on a regular basis to give an update on artistic activity.

  • Supervises the maintenance of written procedures manual for technical and production staff.

  • Directs or musically directs productions each season.

  • Work with Executive Director to obtain and manage rights, royalties, permissions, and rental materials for all Playhouse Merced affiliated productions.

  • Mentor and support guest directors.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre with an emphasis in directing or equivalent experience

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