Dundalk Community Theatre (DCT) seeks Artistic Director

DCT, a program of the Community College of Baltimore County, is seeking forward-thinking, passionate candidates for the role of Artistic Director. This is a part-time position at CCBC, responsible to the Dean of the School of Arts and Communication, to oversee a long-running community program within the physical and artistic environment of the college.

DCT’s season regularly includes three full productions and a fundraising performance, in a season that runs from October to May each year. The Artistic Director should expect to carry responsibilities during the season, and to be available to manage smaller tasks and communications over the summer. Compensation level will begin at approximately $12,000/year.

Job Description:

The Artistic Director of Dundalk Community Theatre is responsible to the Producer for:

· Providing artistic leadership to DCT, a program of CCBC, to ensure artistic quality and integrity, inclusion and accessibility to the community, and alignment with the vision, mission and goals of the program;

· Supervising the artistic teams to foster a positive, safe, nurturing, and fiscally responsible production environment;

· Participating in long-term and strategic planning to ensure the ongoing stability of the program; and

· Maintaining all DCT activities in compliance with relevant contractual and legal obligations, as well as college policies and procedures.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Selects, hires, and supervises artistic team for each production, in collaboration with the Technical Director;

· Maintains the artistic quality and integrity of all DCT productions, in alignment with the vision, mission and goals for the program;

· Actively supervises productions, ensuring that rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and performances are conducted in a way that is consistent with DCT’s commitment to inclusion, accessibility, artistic quality, and a welcoming environment;

· Monitors and manages financial activities to ensure compliance with budgets; alerts the Producer to budgetary variances that may affect the overall balance of the season;

· Develops and recommends a season budget, to be presented prior to the season, in time for the Board of Directors’ vote at the June board meeting;

· Attends all Board of Directors meetings, and facilitates open communication between Production Staff, CCBC administration, and the Board;

· Participates in the play selection process, and forwards the proposed season to the Producer for approval;

· Participates in planning and execution of marketing and fundraising activities;

· Works with the CCBC Grants Development team to write, develop and manage grants;

· In cooperation with the Production Staff, makes recommendations to the Producer regarding development of theatre policies, responds to needs and challenges, and coordinates overall direction of the program’s artistic growth and service to community;

· Other duties as assigned


· Bachelors degree in a Performing Arts-Related Field, or equivalency of significant professional experience;

· Leadership experience in the arts, with demonstrated commitment to theatre and the community;

· Performing or technical theatre experience preferred

Interested candidates should send their application materials to dctmdsearch@gmail.com no later than February 13, 2022.

Please include:

  1. A cover letter outlining how your experience prepares you to lead a long-running arts organization with deep roots in the local community, including your experiences as an artist, administrator, fundraiser, marketer, or other related roles;
  2. A thorough resume, detailing both your artistic and administrative experience, with the names and contact information of at least three references; and
  3. If available, a link to your online portfolio or website, including relevant reviews.

No phone calls, please.


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