Full Time Executive Director

Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre / Tuscaloosa/Northport, Alabama



The Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre (TCT) is searching for a full-time Executive Director. TCT,
now in its 35th year, is a 501©3 located in Tuscaloosa/Northport, Alabama and operates with an
annual budget of approximately $195,000. TCT is a largely volunteer organization that puts on
three children’s stage productions each year, conducts summer camps, spring break workshops
and after school programming. TCT maintains a rental building for offices, rehearsals and
camps, an extensive costume warehouse, a website, social media accounts, and a separate set
construction workshop. TCT recently developed a strategic plan and anticipates moving into The
Saban Center in downtown Tuscaloosa after completion of that building.

The Executive Director (ED) will report to the Board of Directors (Board) and shall be
responsible for the preparation and execution of fund raising, development and programming
goals, as well as managing the day to day operation of the organization and the building at 601
Energy Blvd. in Northport, Alabama. This includes, but is not limited to outreach and the
coordination and implementation of theatre management processes for productions and
workshops by TCT, in conjunction with the Artistic Director (AD) and the Board. The ED will
also be the main point person interacting with the Saban Center and will be responsible for other
duties not listed that may arise. The TCT Board expects high ethical standards and personal
integrity among all employees.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Revenue generation with an emphasis on grant writing and donor management
  • Liaison to the Saban Center to cultivate and maximize that relationship
  • Development and implementation of good theatre management practices
  • Strategic leadership to meet/exceed the mission and vision of TCT including
    implementation of the strategic plan developed by the Board
  • Budgeting and contract negotiations
  • Staff management – conduct interviews and recommend to the Board any new hire,
    requiring Board approval. Collaborate and communicate regularly with the Artistic
  • Communicate effectively and maintain positive relationships with all members of the TCT
    Board, staff and the community

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree required, Master’s Degree (preferred) in theatre management and
    administration or equivalent
  • Administrative experience in a performing arts non-profit organization
  • Demonstrated skills in fund-raising, financial management, marketing and public relations, effective time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing
  • Effective computer skills in word processing, database, spreadsheet, social media, website
    management and budgeting. Quickbooks experience preferred, but not required
  • Ability to grow with the organization as it moves forward in its affiliation with The Saban Center

TCT is entering an exciting time with the anticipation of a permanent home at The Saban Center.
The Executive Director will provide leadership for the mission and vision of TCT and its
continued success. This position will provide a salary of $55,000 and a benefits package to be

Interviews can begin on a rolling basis as applications are received. Candidates should submit
a one-page cover letter, a resume and three references electronically to tuscjobtct@gmail.com.