Director of Artistic Operations

Children's Theatre of Charlotte / Charlotte, NC

CTC is proud to be an organization where a diverse mix of talented, committed and enthusiastic people gather to do their best work. We celebrate the glorious richness of our world by cultivating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity as we create exceptional theatre experiences. Our success is dependent on the leadership, commitment and passion of our staff. We seek to build teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences, who can challenge each other’s assumptions with fresh perspectives.

CTC, one of the nation’s largest, fully producing professional theatre companies for youth, is accepting applications for a Director of Artistic Operations to lead, manage and direct artistic operations, logistics and collaborative partnerships. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position with a benefit package reporting directly to the Artistic Director. The salary range is $40,000 to $50,000 depending on experience.

CTC at a glance…

  • We are a professional theatre for young audiences with a production budget of $1.5 million and organizational budget of over $5 million.
  • We engage professional adult actors and, in one to two shows per season, also include youth actors in the cast.
  • We serve nearly 300,000 young people and families in the Charlotte region and are dedicated to creating vibrant and engaging theatre experiences, both on the stage and in the classroom.
  • Our performance spaces include the McColl Family Theatre (550 seats) and the Wells Fargo Playhouse (270 seats) at the ImaginOn facility, which also houses a full library for children and youth.
  • Each season, we mount 11 full-scale productions for public and school audiences, present 2-3 guest artists, mount a Touring Company production and provide theatre education programming.

Work with Us…
The Director of Artistic Operations provides administrative assistance to the Artistic Director by developing, managing and executing logistical and administrative operations that are critical to producing amazing work on our stages and in our classrooms. The Director is the pivotal point of contact for ensuring all the pieces are in place for producing plays and developing new works.

This person will serve as an integral link between the artistic and administrative teams and must be highly collaborative, professional, organized and creative in order to support the Artistic Director’s vision while stewarding CTC’s resources.

This includes:

  • Organizes and executes logistics for season planning and new works development processes, including dramaturgical support.
  • Partnership management. Collaborate across the company and with external partners to develop connections to new communities and audiences.
  • Serve as the Contract, Rights and Royalties Manager.
  • Point person in charge of auditions and actors’ onboarding.
  • Key liaison between CTC and creative teams.
  • Special consideration for individuals who are bilingual in Spanish.
  • The position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

What we’re looking for…

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess a high degree of tact, professionalism and discretion.
  • Able to work independently and always be one step ahead.
  • Project management experience and able to demonstrate use of project management techniques and tools.
  • Incredible attention to detail.
  • Able to work on multiple projects at one time and shift priorities calmly and reflexively.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, facilitation and follow-through skills.
  • Masterful problem-solver and an organizational whiz.
  • Proven collaborator with a track record of building staff, external stakeholders, creative teams and community partners.
  • Able to lead through a lens of equity, cultural awareness, and sensitivity.

Candidates should submit a CTC General Employment Application, Cover Letter, and Résumé. In your cover letter, please share with us how your experience, knowledge, skills and abilities best align with this position and CTC’s mission to create exceptional theatre experiences, inspiring generations to explore the wonder of their world. Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Online applications preferred, but you may fax or mail résumés and applications to:
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
Attn: Human Resources
300 E. Seventh Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Fax: 704-973-2850