Arts Impact Program Director

American Legacy Theatre

Creating a more equitable tomorrow through accessible theatre.

Cincinnati, OH

Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office


  • Full Time
  • Cincinnati, OH (Remote)
  • Sun, Jul 28, 2024
  • Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office
  • Theater
  • $56,000.00
  • $72,000.00

Website American Legacy Theatre

Creating a more equitable tomorrow through accessible theatre.


American Legacy Theatre, a small and growing theatre-based nonprofit, is creating an Arts Impact Program Director. This position will initially report to the EAD & CEO, work collaboratively with other team members – internal and outsourced – and will join the organization as an operational leader. Primary responsibilities include directing, managing and implementing established comprehensive artistic strategies and co-designed programmatic strategies to help grow the organization and strengthen its relationships in the community. While working closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, this position must be comfortable with navigating shifting priorities, enjoying start-up or entrepreneurial-like settings, and working in a hybrid setting amidst various environments.

The ideal Arts Impact Program Director is a process-oriented arts administrator that loves telling stories through the power of impact data and keeping projects aligned across people and processes to ensure high quality service to the community. Excellent communication and relationship building skills are essential as this leadership role is embedded in the community with partners – organizational and individuals alike. Theatre expertise for program oversight.

American Legacy Theatre is open to considering candidates who do not meet the scope of all the key roles and responsibilities; as an Arts Impact Program Manager, responsibilities and salary would be adjusted accordingly to the $46,000 – $52,000 range.

Goals for three-, six-, and twelve-months will be collaboratively built upon hiring to support annual budgets and the current three-year strategic framework through the end of June 2025.

Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA (Hybrid; must reside in the region)

Position Title: Arts Impact Program Director

Reports To: Executive Artistic Director & CEO – currently Matthew David Gellin, MFA, CFRE.

Company Name: American Legacy Theatre

Hours: Full-Time; Exempt Employee; 40 Hours/Week

Work Days: Predominantly Monday through Friday. Organization-wide availability M-F 10a-3p. The remaining work hours are flexible to meet the needs of the organization, community, and core role functions. Weekends and nights are required throughout the year due to programmatic offerings.

Compensation: $56,000 – $72,000 starting range depending on experience.
Starting Benefits: Three (3) weeks PTO, ten (10) paid holidays, 10% employer contribution to 403(b), federal maximum QSE Health Reimbursement Account – health, vision, dental – partial phone reimbursement, professional development, and ALT exploring other meaningful benefits.
COVID-19 Vaccination: This position does require full vaccination as defined by the Center for Disease Control.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Program Oversight & Quality Improvement:
As a theatre expert, co-design programmatic advances that lead to proven arts impact innovation through quantitative and qualitative measures.
Lead and implement the onboarding of all programmatic contractors to ensure they embody the core values and key drivers of ALT.
Regularly ensure the operational standards of quality are being maintained, promoted and advanced by ALT staff and contractors across programs.
Stay up to date on the latest best practices applicable to ALT programming.

Compliance for Operational Excellence and Budgeting:
Build and evaluate internal processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure continued compliance with all third party agreements and ALT-built policies.
Construct and oversee programmatic budgets with monthly reports to EAD & CEO on year-to-date, monthly, and actual variances based upon budget.
Develop strategies to optimize resource allocation.
Stakeholder Engagement and Communication:
Discover, build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including external partners, volunteers, donors, and staff to contribute to revenue and human resource goals.
Provide regular updates and possible solutions to EAD & CEO and stakeholders on project status, risks, restraints, and opportunities.
Lead by example a culture of transparency, collaboration, and accountability within the organization.
Drive and Lead Cross-Functional Deliverables:
As a leader, facilitate cross-functional teams to ensure the successful planning, execution, and delivery of projects and programs.
Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to identify programmatic and project goals, objectives, and key performance indicators (KPIs).

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