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Title: Director of Artistic Partnerships & Innovation 

Reports: Artistic Director 

Supervises: Community Partnership Manager

Start Date: ASAP 



The Invitation
The Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre is about to embark on an unprecedented journey, where art and activism will live side-by-side. We are committed to building a boundary-breaking theatre with, for, and by the New Haven community. We are looking for a dynamic and visionary theater-maker to join our growing community, as we work to reimagine the experiment that is the new American Theater.



The Overview 


The Director of Artistic Partnerships & Innovation will oversee all new work development for Long Wharf Theatre. The Director will generate new projects while activating synergistic partnerships through commissions, residencies, readings, and new play workshops. The Director will also serve as resident dramaturg. 

The Director will oversee The Lab at Long Wharf Theatre – three distinct but interconnected labs for new work development, ancillary programming, and community partnerships. The Director will develop pathways to other artistic mediums in the creation of new work – namely in film, television and music. The Director will also discover, and then support, artists working outside the typical theater network while creating more intersectional space between directors, actors, designers, creative producers and playwrights in piloting new projects for the stage. 

Through an unprecedented partnership with Baltimore Center Stage, the Director will reimagine new work development. Working in close collaboration with their counterpart at Center Stage, the Director will be charged with building new collaborative models that allow both institutions to harness collective resource sharing and dismantle the structures that have historically limited many artists from being produced at our most visible theaters. The Director will have an insatiable appetite to defy the status quo, grounded in the values of anti-racism and anti-oppression. They will lead with joy, rigor, and curiosity. 

Reporting to, and working closely with, newly appointed Artistic Director, Jacob Padrón, The Director of Artistic Partnerships & Innovation will be a key member of the senior leadership team at Long Wharf. In addition, the Director will work hand in hand with the Artistic Producer, the lead producer on staff, to manifest many projects to fruition. 



The Key Duties 


+ Lead and facilitate the artistic development of all new work development, while being nimbly responsive to the needs of each theater-maker within the organization.
+ Oversee the Community Partnership department, in collaboration with the Artistic Producer, and ensure these partnerships and this work are fully integrated into the operations of the organization.
+ In partnership Artistic Director, lead the season planning process. 


+ Develop, launch, and lead a three-tiered Lab for the development of new experiments that serve Long Wharf’s vision of building a body of work that moves us towards a boundary-breaking future.

+ Produce and facilitate all performance-adjacent and civic programming (i.e., symposiums, talkbacks, artistic conversations).
+ Scout for new talent while developing, launching and maintaining relationships with artists and other cultural leaders across the country.
+ Read and track all scripts; create processes for logging and covering projects and serve as the primary point of contact for all literary agencies.
+ Generate and drive new projects forward, always with an eye towards production while centering the values of inclusion and artistic innovation.
+ Serve as production dramaturg on select projects.
+ Work across departments to generate content for grant applications, playbills, and digital platforms.
+ In partnership with Baltimore Center Stage, work to reimagine how we support new work development by challenging the assumptions we make, the questions we ask, the processes we follow, and what constitutes “the well-made play.” In addition, work to maximize resources across both institutions – such as coverage of new play festivals, readings, and productions. 


The Skills Needed

+ Proven leadership experience at a producing organization OR equivalent employment in the curation and development of new work.
+ A commitment to, and understanding of, anti-racism and anti-oppression practices.
+ A commitment to life-long learning, with a healthy disregard for the status quo and a relentless curiosity.
+ A commitment to collaborative leadership with a robust understanding of organizational culture and change management.


The Salary: 


Salary range is $60 – 65k, plus benefits.


The Timeline:

Position is available immediately. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to human.resources@longwharf.org with “Director of Artistic Partnerships” in the subject line. Deadline to apply: Monday, October 14, 2019. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


Title: Company Manager
Reports: Artistic Producer
Supervises: Assistant Company Manager
Start Date: ASAP

The Invitation
The Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre is about to embark on an unprecedented journey, where art and activism will live side-by-side. We are committed to building a boundary-breaking theatre with, for, and by the New Haven community. We are looking for a dynamic and thoughtful theater-maker to join our growing community as we work to reimagine the experiment that is the new American Theater.

The Overview
The Company Manager will provide essential support to cultivate a joyful, efficient, and safe working environment for all artists at Long Wharf Theatre. This person will oversee all company management duties including, but not limited to, coordination and upkeep of housing, guest artist travel and transportation, preparation of contracts, and company hospitality needs.

Reporting directly to the Artistic Producer, and working closely with the Producing Associate, the Company Manager will provide key insight and strategy to ensure that Long Wharf Theatre is one of the best places for artists to work. This person will have a rigorous attention to detail, a passion for radical hospitality, and an unwavering commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression.

Long Wharf Theatre seeks an energetic and highly collaborative candidate interested in community-building as part of their company management practice. The ideal candidate will have an appetite for challenging the status quo and an ability to proactively create a more inclusive culture. They will be innovative, diligent, and above all, kind.

The Key Duties
Accommodations will be made for applicants with disabilities to perform essential functions.
+ Oversee Guest Artist housing, transportation, and travel.
+ Oversee Guest Artist administration including contracting, payroll, reimbursements, and union reports.
+ Ensure radical hospitality for Guest Artists.
+ Manage Company Management department budgeting, planning, and staff.
+ Support production and artistic staff as necessary including collaboratings with the Producing Associate and Director of Artistic Partnerships & Innovation on new work development projects.
+ Manage and execute rentals of theatre’s leased apartments to non-LWT affiliated clients. This includes, but is not limited to, contract negotiation and execution as well as ensuring all contractual provisions are met.
+ Provide administrative support to Artistic Producer as necessary.

The Skills Needed
+ Demonstrated leadership in artist relations at a producing organization OR equivalent hospitality management experience.
+ A commitment to, and understanding of, anti-racism and anti-oppression practices.
+ Exemplary oral and written communication skills.
+ The ability to drive often, regularly ascend stairs, use hand tools, operate office equipment, and frequently move boxes, equipment, and other items weighing up to 40lbs.
+ Skillful management of multiple projects and tasks varying in scope, timeline, and institutional support daily.
+ A proven commitment to collaborative leadership and a robust understanding of organizational culture and change management.
+ Availability for frequent local travel and on call coverage, including nights and weekends.
+ Prior experience in budget management.
+ Flexibility working alone and within teams as required.
+ Adeptness in Microsoft Excel and Word, responsiveness to email, and willingness to learn new web-based software as required for administrative purposes.

The Salary
Salary range is $46-48k annually, plus benefits.

The Timeline
Position is available immediately. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to human.resources@longwharf.org with “Company Manager” in the subject line. Deadline to apply: Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. We strongly encourage individuals from historically underrepresented communities to apply including people of color, people with disabilities, trans/non-binary/genderqueer folx, and LGBTQIA+ people.