Signature Theatre, New York, NY
Position: Executive Director
Signature Theatre, New York’s only Tony-Award winning nonprofit theatre, has initiated a search for its next Executive Director. The board intends to name the successful candidate by late-fall of 2017.
Signature theatre is one of the foremost theatres in the country with an international reputation for excellence in developing and producing new work and revivals. It is the first theatre to devote each season of productions to the work of a single living playwright and has been honored with over 85 major awards, including the 2014 Regional Theatre Tony Award®. Its productions and resident writers have been recognized with the Pulitzer Prize, Lucille Lortel Awards, Obie Awards, Drama Desk Awards, AUDELCO Awards, among many other distinctions.
Signature offers an exceptional administrative and organizational leader the rare opportunity to work in concert with a committed board and staff in leading one of the most respected and accomplished theatres in the nation. The Executive Director will join Signature’s Artistic Director, Paige Evans, as one of two senior leaders partnering with and reporting to the Board of Trustees.
In spite of Signature’s many accomplishments and significant growth in recent years, ample opportunities remain for its next administrative leader to help shape Signature’s next era of achievement. Signature’s leadership and key stakeholders have provided a clear mandate regarding the core mission and values that will provide the framework and support for the company’s next period of organizational advancement.
Signature’s next Executive Director will help guide the larger vision of activity at the Pershing Square Signature Center and will take the lead on developing a business model for the company that will maintain a dynamic environment in keeping with Signature’s mission, while ensuring its financial sustainability well into the future. S/he will work closely with Signature’s Artistic Director and board to strengthen Signature’s mission delivery while developing new public support and revenue streams to ensure that Signature is able to continue to build upon its current offerings and success.
Signature Theatre is an EOE, encourages diversity at all levels of its operation and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit a letter of interest, resume, compensation history and references to:
Thomas Hall, Managing Partner