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9 Dec 2020

Full-Time Associate Artistic Director

Antaeus Theatre Company – Posted by Antaeus Glendale, California, United States

Job Description

BACKGROUND

Antaeus Theatre Company is an actor-driven theater company that explores and produces timely and timeless works, grounded in our passion for the Classics. We illuminate diverse human experiences through performance, training and outreach. We believe in the transformative power of live theater.

In 2017, Antaeus completed a capital campaign and moved to the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Downtown Glendale, CA. The center includes an 80-seat theater, a reconfigurable 36-seat performance/classroom space, and a theater library. Following this move, Antaeus underwent a strategic planning process, and the company is currently in the second year of implementing this three-year plan to build out its infrastructure and create long-term financial sustainability.

From the time Antaeus was founded in 1991, the cornerstone of our programming has been a passion for classic theater. Our Company of 160 actors is known for bringing to life renowned works from the Greeks, to Shakespeare, to the most beloved playwrights of the 19th and 20th centuries. While these historic plays will always be vital to the artistic spirit of Antaeus, limiting ourselves to this definition of “the classics” – which only includes the words and ideas of playwrights who have benefited from the privilege of having their work included in the historical canon – is in direct conflict with our most deeply held values. So, we have chosen to uplift a more inclusive definition of classic theater which also includes producing plays by playwrights that have been forgotten by history, as well as supporting the development of new works through our New Classics Initiative.

The New Classics Initiative (NCI) nurtures an inclusive generation of writers, both through the Antaeus Playwrights Lab and a new commissioning program that will launch in 2021. Through these programs, Antaeus supports the creation of extraordinary new plays that will stand the test of time, with an impact extending far beyond the Los Angeles community.

CURRENT ENVIRONMENT

Antaeus operates with an annual budget of approximately $1 million. In March 2020, in response to COVID-19, Antaeus closed its building and subsequently postponed all in-person activities. We have shifted some programming online during this time and also produced a new audio play series, The Zip Code Plays: Los Angeles, which launched in November 2020. The current staff of eight are working remotely. While the AAD position will work remotely if needed to comply with stay-at-home orders, this position will be based in Los Angeles once our building has reopened.

POSITION SUMMARY

The newly created Associate Artistic Director holds a leadership position at Antaeus. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace the theater’s work, and convey it in their interactions with the community. This position reports to the Executive Director, works extensively with our volunteer Artistic Director(s), and interacts with the Board, Staff, and Company members. They will oversee the day-to-day operations of the artistic department while maintaining the highest possible administrative and production standards for the company. The AAD will also serve as a consistent public face of Antaeus both locally and nationally.

One of Antaeus’s guiding values is Inclusivity: We are committed to creating a welcoming environment and deeper inclusion within our company. Antaeus strives for diversity through Company membership, Board membership, staff, inclusive casting, choice of artistic material, and through our community engagement. We are a space where all voices are heard. To support our hiring goal of identifying a highly qualified and diverse pool of candidates, we strongly encourage applicants from communities that are underrepresented in the American Theatre to apply.

For more information about Antaeus’s mission, programs, and activities please visit our website at www.antaeus.org.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, performing arts, and theatre. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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