Artistic Director

Artistic Director

CATEGORY: Administrative

Live Arts
Charlottesville, VA 22902


Anne Hunter

Job Details


Live Arts in Charlottesville, Virginia is seeking a full-time artistic director to lead all creative and production aspects of the nonprofit theater. Reporting to the executive director, the artistic director sets the artistic vision and oversees performance and production-related activities, artistic and production aspects of special events, and volunteer engagement. The AD determines and maintains artistic standards, systems, and guidelines—always with an eye to advancing equity. While championing our mission of forging theater and community, the artistic director works to inspire excellence, creativity, and collaboration among all our stakeholders.

The artistic director creates a welcoming home for transformational experiences onstage and off; engenders a spirit of community, artistic possibility, and risk-taking; and encourages a deep commitment to our mission. 

The successful candidate brings to Live Arts a love of theater and the people who make it. The candidate  appreciates our mission, eclectic programming, and 30-year legacy as a volunteer-powered community theater. They also demonstrate an abiding commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at Live Arts and in the Charlottesville community.   

We are seeking a hands-on, working leader with high emotional intelligence and the ability to build trust; a collaborative, transparent management style; a can-do attitude; the ability to inspire, empower, and develop people of all skill levels and backgrounds; innovative problem-solving skills; an aptitude for conflict resolution; and highly developed listening skills  

Eligible candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or higher in theater, arts management, or a related field; four-to-six years of artistic leadership experience with at least two years of direct management experience; and experience in volunteer management, community theater, and financial management. Experience in arts education and the technical aspects of theater production is preferred but not required.  

To apply, please submit a résumé, a cover letter of no more than two pages, and three professional references by January 8, 2021. Given COVID-19, all interviews will be conducted by Zoom.  

For a complete position description, please visit Live Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 


May 3, 2021 - December 31, 2025





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