Managing Director

Magik Theatre / San Antonio, TX



Magik Theatre seeks a dynamic and inspirational Managing Director to provide strategic leadership and business management for the organization’s evolution.

Who is Magik Theatre?

Our Mission & Values

For over 25 years, Magik Theatre has been committed to inspiring, entertaining, and educating young people and families in San Antonio, to create a more compassionate, literate, and creative city. At all levels of the organization, Magik endeavors to nurture children’s imagination, creativity, and a love of the arts through exceptional theatre experiences, academy classes, summer camps, and arts education. Magik Theatre embraces children’s literature and imagination in all forms, connecting community-minded arts programming and education through imaginative, engaging productions. With every production and educational outreach effort, three key objectives prevail:

  • Engage children of all ages and all grade levels through professionally produced performances, outreach and education programs.
  • Promote an “access for all” philosophy for patrons and guests, regardless of ability or economic circumstance
  • Reflect an established set of core values at all times: Artistic Excellence, Discovery, Families and Community, Inclusivity, and Learning.

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Our Community

San Antonio is regarded as one of the most livable large cities in the United States. With a population exceeding 1.5 million people, the majority of which identify as Hispanic/Latinx, San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States and the second largest in Texas. It has been among the fastest growing cities in the nation for more than a decade. This growth reflects both its attractive business climate and the affordable cost of living. Residents and visitors enjoy 300 days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 70 degrees. San Antonio ranks in the Top 50 Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report, with cost of living and housing costs below the national average. The arts economy in San Antonio exceeds $4.3 billion in revenues returned to the community each year.

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Who is in Leadership?

Pam Bramble (she/her/hers), Board President recently retired after 30 years with major consumer products companies including Procter & Gamble, The Coca-Cola Company and Guinness in sales, marketing and management roles. In addition to her corporate career she was a marketing consultant and launched ArchPoint Group, a sales and marketing company, with her husband. She joined the board at Magik Theatre four years ago and was most recently Vice-President and fund raising chair. Pam has lived in San Antonio for almost 30 years and started bringing her son to the theatre over 25 years ago. She’s now bringing her grandchildren to Magik Theatre. A native of Arkansas, she’s been in Texas since graduating from the University of Arkansas where she attended on a journalism scholarship. She credits her love of reading to becoming a good student which enabled her to be the first in her family to graduate from college. Literacy is a passion of hers because education changed the trajectory of her life.

Anthony Runfola (he,him, his), Artistic Director is in his fourth season with Magik and is excited to be leading the company into its bright future. His directing credits at Magik include Señora Tortuga, Snow White, Ella Enchanted, Maddi’s Fridge, and the world premiere of Eddie & Vinnie. He has been a guest artist at theatres and colleges throughout the country including Black Theatre Troupe, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, Teatro Bravo, Stray Cat Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Gammage/ASU Public Events, Scottsdale and Mesa Community Colleges, Geva Theatre Center, and Seattle Children’s Theatre. Prior to arriving at Magik, Anthony was the Director of Production at Childsplay in Tempe, Arizona, where he oversaw the production of over 150 plays and musicals throughout his 20-year tenure. He was a founding member of Upstairs Theatre Company in Tucson, AZ and served as the company’s artistic director until 2001. In 2015, he was accepted into the inaugural cohort of ArtEquity. He is an alumnus of the Shannon Leadership Institute, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and Directors Lab West at the Pasadena Playhouse.

What will you do?

Reporting to the board of directors in partnership with the Artistic Director, the Managing Director will provide strategic leadership and financial oversight. They will be responsible for all of Magik’s administrative and business operations, including fundraising, marketing and earned ticket revenue, audience services, facilities, technology, and human resources. This individual will build and maintain positive and authentic relationships with all staff, artists, volunteers, board members, and audiences, helping to bring more people to Magik and making it a welcoming community hub. They will collaborate with partners locally throughout San Antonio and Texas, as well as nationally and internationally. The Managing Director will be committed to making Magik more inclusive by developing and championing anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Areas of Accountability

Organizational Leadership and Oversight

  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director in a co-leadership model, melding business operations and artistic vision to facilitate the growth, sustainability and impact of the theatre’s productions and programming.
  • Develop and champion transparent equity, diversity, inclusion, and access initiatives, ensuring that historically underrepresented people are included in all activities and that Magik is a safe and welcoming space for all.
  • Supervise the hiring of key roles within the organization while developing and mentoring new and existing staff.
  • Supervise the work of the Marketing Department and make prompt decisions to ensure external marketing communications are consistent and timely.
  • Supervise the work of the Development Manager, collaborating with them on grant writing, campaign strategy, relationship building, and special event planning.
  • Supervise the work of the General Manager, ensuring effective and efficient operational systems for facilities, information technology, and human resources.
  • Contribute to an anti-supremacist culture and work environment where all departments are equally valued and a diverse staff is celebrated and supported.
  • Demonstrate a genuine curiosity of and interest in all aspects of the organization, so that all parts of the institution are fully understood and valued.

Community Engagement and Fundraising

  • Act as a visible spokesperson for the organization, positively engaging with audience members and donors at performances and taking an active public speaking role at events for the organization and the community.
  • Participate in local committees and boards in order to develop relationships with individuals in the community and stimulate donor cultivation and organizational advocates.
  • Collaborate with other arts and culture organizations locally and nationally, creating partnerships that serve a wide audience and create lasting social impact.
  • Expand fundraising efforts, including creating and maintaining institutional, individual, and foundation relationships.
  • Identify and establish relationships with key funders and donors to help develop new sources of sustainable fundraising.

Financial Management and Board Governance

  • Develop and manage the organizational budget, carefully balancing expenses and income to ensure financial stability and growth.
  • Develop forecasting models for all revenue streams in partnership with the Artistic Director and Finance Manager.
  • Work closely with the Board finance and executive committees, monitoring and reporting financial performance to the board to support decision making.
  • Communicate budgets and forecasts to staff, funders, and board members ensuring that everyone understands the organization’s business decisions and resource allocations.
  • Broaden earned income by increasing revenue through growth of theatre audiences and outreach and education.
  • Keep board members informed and updated, acting as a liaison between board committees and staff.

Who are we looking for?

This role is ideal for a dynamic and inspirational leader who communicates effectively with all stakeholders and solves problems with a calm and entrepreneurial approach. The Managing Director will have the ability to give constructive criticism or positive feedback when required and make difficult decisions firmly yet compassionately. Receptive to new ideas, this individual readily exhibits the ability to develop, nurture, and leverage authentic relationships within and outside of the organization. With a transparent, collaborative, and open-door approach, the Managing Director will be a thoughtful and patient individual who is trusted by all and is committed to ensuring that everyone feels valued, respected, and heard.

The Managing Director must be willing to reside full-time in the San Antonio area.

This individual will possess:

  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and respect for theatre for young audiences and both local and national TYA artists.
  • Proven use of flexible and adaptable methods and processes and an ability to proactively address organizational change.
  • Experience working toward anti-supremacist practices in the arts and an understanding of the dynamics of power and privilege into all facets of institutional life and artistic leadership.
  • Demonstrated use of innovative methods for  strategic planning to advance the organization’s mission and its services, partner with stakeholders to attain visionary goals, and creatively engage constituents.
  • Experience in leadership and program management, managing relationships with a variety of constituents including staff, contractors, board members and donors.
  • A base of knowledge for generating earned and contributed income for a nonprofit organization.
  • Excellent public speaking skills and an ability to inspire and motivate stakeholders via written and oral communication.

How much are we paying and what are the perks?

Annual Salary Range: $75,000-85,000/year

Benefits package: Benefits include employer-paid medical; dental and vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; vacation and sick leave; paid holidays; paid family leave; parking stipend, and a simple IRA retirement savings plan with employer matching contributions. A relocation stipend is available.

Start Date: Spring 2023

How do I apply?

Visit to submit your application. Application deadline is February 24, 2023.

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We know there are great candidates that may not have all of the qualifications and experience listed above but possess intuitive knowledge or other fully transferable skills. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

Magik Theatre acknowledges the debilitating effects of institutional racism, sexism, gender discrimination, and suppression of all marginalized peoples in society. Magik recognizes that as an institution, we are a part of this society. As a theatre for young audiences, we see the unique position we have to affect change through art.  Further, we recognize that we have a responsibility to the community.  All children deserve theatre that reflects their reality.

Magik Theatre has  the opportunity to either perpetuate or dismantle supremacy.  We see this as an opportunity to create a working culture that is centered on the values of IDEAS.  All staff and stakeholders are expected to uphold the values of IDEAS in the workplace.