Managing Director

Endstation Theatre Company, founded in 2007, is committed to producing new works, reinterpretations of classical plays, and original theatrical productions for the Central Virginia community based on the historical, current, and cultural events specific to the area. Following are responsibilities and requirements of the position of Managing Director of the Company:

Role of the Managing Director

The managing director reports directly to the Board of Directors and works in partnership with the Artistic Director, as the Company’s executive team. The Managing Director is the chief administrative officer of the Company, serves as the public face of the Company, and is responsible for the daily management of the organization. The managing director works in partnership with the Board of Directors, Artistic Director, Production Manager, Board of Directors, co-founders, and seasonal staff. The Managing Director plays an integral role in the development and execution of the organization’s strategic plan within budgetary guidelines. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Strategic Planning: The Managing Director works with the Board, Artistic Director, Production Manager, and staff to develop and implement a long-term strategic plan that will fulfill its mission and sustain the fiscal and operational health of the Company.

  2. Administration: The Managing Director exercises responsible stewardship of all resources within the organization and collaborates with the Artistic Director and Production Manager to ensure the optimum balance of artistic quality, financial strength, and institutional integrity, while carrying out its mission.

  3. Development: The Managing Director works with the Board to create a development plan for the Company. The Managing Director will lead and actively participate in fundraising activities including donor identification, solicitation, and stewardship (individuals and corporations), grant writing and reporting (government and foundation), and special events fundraising.

  4. Financial Management: The Managing Director works with the Artistic Director, Production Manager, Treasurer, and Finance Committee to develop an annual budget to support the organization’s programmatic and institutional priorities. The Managing Director works with the Bookkeeper and Treasurer to review monthly financials and projections. The Managing Director manages the Company’s box office and “front-of-house” responsibilities.

  5. Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations: The Managing Director oversees communications, public relations, and marketing for the Company, helping to promote audience development, event participation, development activities, and general awareness of the Company and its activities and successes. The Managing Director helps to advance the relationship between the Company and various local and regional organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups, community and local business groups, and arts organizations. The Managing Director may be called upon to speak to private and public organizations and to the press.

  6. Board of Directors: The Managing Director serves as the primary staff liaison to the Board. The Managing Director supports the work of the Board and attends and suports its various committee meetings. The Managing Director assists the Board’s leaders as appropriate with the recruitment and education of Board members and helps to lead Board members to engage in the service of Endstation Theatre Company.

The ideal candidate would possess the following skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of two years experience with a nonprofit or for-profit organization in a management/leadership role;

  • Experience in fundraising, board relations, and marketing;

  • Experience in front of house management;

  • Demonstrated passion for theatre and the connection between a professional company and its community;

  • Residence in Lynchburg area or willingness to relocate, preferred;

  • Knowledge of the community/Central Virginia/Lynchburg area, preferred;

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;

  • Strong leadership and business acumen;

  • Experience in annual budgeting, creating long-term budgets and goals, and financial management;

  • Experience and capacity to lead, manage, motivate, inspire, train and collaborate with staff, artists, Board, and volunteers;

  • Ability to successfully develop and implement long-term strategic and annual tactical plans;

  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Quickbooks, Ovation, SquareSpace, Google Suite, and Ticketing CRM;

  • Ability to be creative, flexible, exhibit and model solid interpersonal and collaborative communication skills that are necessary to lead the organization; Ability to speak and write persuasively and serve as a spokesperson for the Company in public and to the media;

  • Experience and interest in supervising/managing fundraising campaigns and identifying new sources and increased levels of contributed income;

  • Working knowledge of artistic production including intellectual property rights and contracts;

  • Experience and knowledge of marketing, advertising and public relations activities, particularly as they relate to growing ticket and other earned income revenue;

  • Exemplary writing, editing, and proofreading skills;

  • Ability to manage and support a vigorous summer season production schedule;

  • A high degree of professionalism, integrity, good judgment, poise, confidence, diplomacy, patience, relationship skills, and good humor;

  • Adept at managing multiple responsibilities and tasks while working effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies, including staff, the Board, donors, audience members, and community leaders.

Salary Range: $35-$40k, No benefits

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to