Associate Artistic Director

Position Summary: PlayMakers seeks a passionate, collaborative and determined Associate Artistic Director (AAD) to join the largest professional company in North Carolina as we work to revision a future that is inclusive, anti-racist and driven by the passion and inspiration of our artists, staff, students and community.

The AAD’s primary responsibility is to advance and facilitate the artistic vision of the theatre in conjunction with the Producing Artistic Director (PAD). The AAD will work with the PAD to ensure the artistic quality of PlayMakers’ programming, and will act in the Producing Artistic Director’s stead when requested.

The AAD will work to serve the needs of the resident company while identifying local, regional and national artists who will advance the mission of the theatre. This includes developing relationships and seeing the work of University and artistic organizations in the area. The AAD will oversee all casting efforts for the theatre in collaboration with the theatre’s casting office in New York as well as with the resident company of actors, undergraduates, and artists in the wider region.

The AAD has a significant role in season planning and will work with the artistic team to read and/or identify potential titles to produce in PlayMakers seasons. This includes maintaining direct relationships with playwrights, producers and literary agents in solicitation of new work.

The AAD may direct/design/act in one show in PRC’s season (either on the main stage or in the PRC2 series) as well as direct or design one show with the Professional Actor Training Program (PATP) students or the Summer Youth Conservatory show each year.

The AAD supervises the artistic team in producing all new play development initiatives as well as other special artistic programming as assigned, such as, but not limited to, workshops and readings of local, regional and national artists.

The AAD collaborates with the Development and Marketing Departments by contributing artistic content for both long term strategy and day-to-day actions surrounding grants and other fundraising efforts, as well as marketing initiatives as they connect to the public portrayal of PlayMakers.

The AAD may teach in the Department of Dramatic Arts as requested.

Education Requirements: Master’s Degree or professional equivalency preferred.
Application deadline: June 20, 2021

Apply online at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/193076.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.