Trustus Theatre seeks new Executive Director

Trustus Theatre seeks new Executive Director

Trustus Theatre, located in Columbia S.C., is looking for a full-time executive director. Trustus is a nonprofit theatre that produces live theatre year round. Trustus also offers a theatre education program for youths as well as training workshops for corporate organizations.

The Executive Director is one of two key management leaders of Trustus and is responsible for developing and administering the budget, fundraising, managing non-artistic administration, programming and strategic planning. Other duties include marketing, and community outreach and connectivity. The position reports directly to the board of directors.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Developing and administering annual budget
• Hiring and managing administrative staff members
• Raising money
• Creating and implementing development plan
• Soliciting donors
• Identifying funding sources
• Writing grants
• Overseeing fundraising events
• Overseeing annual audit
• Implementing strategic plan
• Seeking sponsorships
• Working with marketing firm to develop marketing materials for public relations
• Collaborating with artistic director and staff to create programming.

The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and possess nonprofit, fundraising and grant writing experience. Also, the candidate should have theatrical experience and an understanding of the business, technical and artistic demands associated with operating a dynamic performance and evolving educational organization. The candidate should possess some background in business. The candidate must have strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills as well as advanced, persuasive writing skills, and must have the ability to interact and navigate issues at the executive level and work with a board of directors. Strong relationship building and solicitation skills are critical. The candidate should have proficient computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet applications and PowerPoint and a working knowledge of QuickBooks.

Application deadline is September 15, 2015. Send resume and cover letter to Search Committee, Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady Street, Columbia SC 29201 or via email to

Via: Trustus Theatre