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Artistic Director

Cape Playhouse

  • CATEGORY Artistic
  • LOCATION Dennis, MA
  • DATE OCTOBER 07, 2021
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • COMPENSATION $75,000 to $100,000
  • POSITION LEVEL Executive (CEO/ED/AD/Pres.)
The Cape Cod Center for the Arts, Inc., (CCCA) a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that owns and operates the historic Cape Playhouse, is searching for a full-time Artistic Director. Located in Dennis, Massachusetts, the Playhouse operates under a COST (Council of Stock Theatres) agreement with Actor’s Equity Association (AEA).

Individuals interested in being considered for the position should have a proven track record of senior management and artistic leadership at a regional theater or comparable arts organization and have an understanding of and experience working with AEA and other theatrical unions.

The Artistic Director, one of two co-equal senior leaders of the organization, reports to the CCCA Board of Trustees. The Artistic Director is charged with driving all aspects of the Playhouse’s artistic activities, which include developing the organization’s multi-year artistic calendar, contributing to the organization’s annual budgeting process, overseeing the artistic and production staff, and ensuring high quality productions that engender strong patron support. The Artistic Director must be an entrepreneurial and strategic thinker who works with CCCA business executives and Trustees to advance the overall objectives of the organization.

The Cape Playhouse, which has operated as a summer theater since its founding in 1927, plans to increase the length of its season over the next three years.

Candidates must be visionary artistic leaders as well as hands-on managers who are willing to do what it takes to move the organization’s agenda forward. Candidates must have a strong work ethic; demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, multidisciplinary problem-solving, and personnel management capabilities; and be exceptional communicators.

For a more detailed outline of qualifications and expectations, please review the full Artistic Director position description, available on request.



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The Cape Cod Center for the Arts Artistic Director