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Managing Director

A Noise Within
California, United States
$125,000.00 - $135,000.00
Closing date
Mar 25, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with A Noise Within in the search for a Managing Director.

Reporting to the Artistic Directors, the Managing Director will serve as a key member of A Noise Within's Executive Management Team—creating a positive and creative environment for artists and staff. The Managing Director will oversee all earned and contributed revenue functions including development, marketing, and box office; actor and designer contracts and negotiations; personnel; financial management and reporting; Information Technology; and facilities and general operations. The Managing Director will serve as the primary liaison to the Board of Directors and its committees while overseeing the daily operations of the Theatre. The Managing Director will represent A Noise Within externally while developing and maintaining relationships with Southern California theatre and nonprofit community leaders

A Noise Within (ANW) produces classic theatre as an essential means to enrich the community by embracing universal human experiences, expanding personal awareness, and challenging individual perspectives. Named “one of the nation’s premier classical repertory companies” by The Huffington Post, A Noise Within is a leading regional producer. Staging its first production (Hamlet) in 1991, A Noise Within has grown into a beloved Los Angeles institution that continually achieves a high artistic standard, challenges audiences, empowers students, and contributes to an inclusive, welcoming, and theatre-loving Los Angeles community. In its three decades, A Noise Within has strengthened its working relationship with Actors’ Equity Association (the Actors’ Union) and this commitment to professionalism has helped ANW grow its theatre from 60 seats to 324 today. A Noise Within operates out of its permanent theatrical home in Pasadena, which is a three story, 30,000 square foot facility complete with rehearsal space, scene and costume shops, classrooms, administrative offices, and more. This state-of-the-art facility was established in 2011 following a $13.5 million capital campaign and allows ANW to serve more than 51,000 patrons annually.

In 2018, A Noise Within launched two new initiatives that have redefined it as an inclusive community hub where art happens, is celebrated, and discussed, and where theatre comes to life in many ways for many people. The first of these programs is Noise Now, a community place-making initiative that includes readings, adaptations, multi-genre performances, dance, art installations, and non-traditional theatre presented collaboratively with innovative organizations working in and around Los Angeles. The second initiative is ANW’s annual “Relaxed Performance” program, which is designed for patrons with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, and other disorders of social interaction and communication. These performances are open to all, but specifically designed for young patrons whose sensory disorders can make it challenging for them to sit through a traditional live theatre experience. These Relaxed Performances are delivered by the same professional cast and maintain the recognized excellence that is a hallmark for A Noise Within.

Commitment to student audiences is central to the mission of A Noise Within. Each year, ANW dedicates a third of its performances and 30% of its operating budget to education and outreach programs. With vital government and foundation funding, A Noise Within provides support to schools in need, including transportation to the theatre; free and reduced-cost tickets for live performances; post-show discussions with artists; in-class workshops; and more. Over its 30-year history, ANW has served more than 285,000 students and teachers.

A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required for this position as is at six years of relevant experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and resume. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of A Noise Within as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the position prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $125,000 to $135,000 annually. A Noise Within offers a comprehensive package of benefits.  

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