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Reporting to the board of directors, the Artistic Director will translate Mosaic’s purpose into challenging and entertaining art. Leading difficult and sometimes provocative cultural discussions, the Artistic Director will appreciate others, welcome opposing voices, and build common understanding around complex contemporary issues. The successful candidate will be invested in Mosaic’s future and will embrace the opportunity to define the role of Artistic Director in today’s rapidly evolving theater landscape. This individual will leverage literary relationships to shepherd both the artists and the theater into a new era while maintaining Mosaic’s core values: art is bold, creative, expressive, thought-provoking, and authentic; individuals are afforded respect and dignity; discussion is informed, civil, and challenging; and multiple perspectives are encouraged and welcomed. They will inspire Mosaic’s internal and external stakeholders with a shared vision and collaborate with the Managing Director and Producer, board, and staff to realize the theater’s mission while maintaining a fiscally sound and stable organization. The Artistic Director will also foster excitement and take the organization to the next level of artistic success and impact.
Engage with the board and staff in activating Mosaic’s revised and refreshed mission, vision, and values and implement theatrical seasons aligned with these commitments.
Collaborate with the Managing Director and Producer and staff to create a stimulating and forward-thinking artistic vision that is inspired by and built on Mosaic’s legacy of developing new work with emerging and leading playwrights, reimagining modern classics, and embracing equity and inclusion.
Shape the strategy for inclusive and dynamic programming that embodies intercultural awareness, learning, growth, access, and participation.
Initiate, develop, and manage both a plan and budget for all artistic activities in collaboration with the Managing Director and Producer and senior leadership team.
Develop and cultivate creative and artistic relationships with local, national, and international artists, evaluating potential partners for new projects and focusing on new works, playwrights, and creative ideas for the future.
Collaborate with the Literary Manager to commission playwrights for premieres and other projects, managing the commission process and mentoring and nurturing new voices.
Oversee the engagement of diverse and gender representative directors, designers, casts, playwrights, and supporting production teams.
Provide thoughtful and strong leadership and guidance to playwrights, directors, choreographers, designers, music directors, and other involved artists, working closely in partnership with production teams.
Engage diverse audiences and prospective audiences in learning from and about one another in a modern context.
Set and maintain high artistic and production standards that ensure a creative environment and positive, safe workspace for all artists and technicians.
Serve as the public face of Mosaic to a variety of stakeholders and actively participate in public dialogue through community events locally, regionally, and nationally.
Actively engage in the local, regional, and national theater sector by attending productions, festivals, and conferences.
Community Engagement and Partnership
Cultivate strategic partnerships to advance the Mosaic’s artistic and community goals.
Foster positive interactions with arts and cultural organizations at the local, regional, and national levels by participating in convenings, joint activities, and professional associations’ boards, committees, and panels.
Inspire donors with an artistic vision embedded in excellent communication, social skills, and highly ethical standards.
Build positive and impactful relationships with community-based organizations that engage people with Mosaic’s programming and support the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments and efforts.
Keep abreast of and address the critical issues and conversations that impact the theater community, including those raised in the We See You, White American Theater movement.
Management and Administration
Serve as a committed partner with the Managing Director and Producer to conceive, develop, and implement strategies that ensure the organization achieves the highest degree of artistic quality, maintains a sustainable business model, and builds audience and community connection.
Cultivate and foster a supportive work environment driven by integrity, diversity, inclusion, collaboration, innovation, and excellence.
Grow and champion Mosaic’s anti-racism and social justice initiatives.
Develop a deeply collaborative and positive working relationship with all staff members and artists.
Forthrightly communicate with the board of directors, reporting regularly on the organization’s artistic activity, and support board members in fulfilling their roles in governance, policy, and community ambassadorship.
Coordinate with the Director of Marketing and Director of Education and Outreach to support activities that engage and cultivate audience and community participation.
Engage in the organization’s revenue enhancement activities, coordinating with the Director of Development to cultivate and steward donors, and actively take part in development and fundraising activities.
Participate in the development of the annual program budget.
Provide day-to-day oversight and supervision to the Literary Manager, Casting Director, and other key technical and artistic personnel, providing support, establishing work plans, and evaluating performance.
Promote the creative and professional development of team members as valuable assets to the organization, recruiting and retaining the highest quality staff and artistic talent.
Expected salary range between $95,000 and $110,000