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Our Commitment

to volunteers, artists, and staff

 

Gloucester Stage Company is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. Gloucester Stage Company remains committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all of our volunteers, artists, and staff. We prohibit sexual harassment in all forms, providing clear procedures for reporting complaints about conduct, and following through with appropriate and timely disciplinary measures.

Learn more about how our company is taking action to build a more anti-racist culture.

Gloucester Stage Company aims to provide a safe environment for all of our volunteers, artists, and staff. We are proud adopters of the The Chicago Theatre Standards, and part of the #notinourhouse movement. Read more about how we’re adapting these Standards at Gloucester Stage.

Artistic Director Search

Application, Selection, and Hiring Information

 

Gloucester Stage Company is seeking a bold and visionary artistic leader to guide the future impact of the organization’s mission. Applicants can find job responsibilities, qualifications, and compensation information below.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Artistic Director is the senior creative leader and decision maker for Gloucester Stage Company. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Artistic and Managing Directors are equal executives of Gloucester Stage, working collaboratively to lead the organization.

The Artistic Director is responsible for guiding the creative vision of the Gloucester Stage Company (GSC) and growing the cultural impact of mission-based programming on Boston’s North Shore through the following:

1. Furthering the theater’s strategic mission, working collectively with the Managing Director and Board of Directors, toward the long term artistic vision and goals of the organization. 

2. Curating Season programming selections to achieve strategic goals, increase audience engagement, advance Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) & Anti-Racism action plans, and develop work that has future life across the national theater landscape.

3. Directing, casting, and employing production and artistic staff to produce an array of productions, educational programming, special events and fundraisers throughout the season within the confines of budget and capacity.

4. Serving as spokesperson for the Gloucester Stage Company and maintaining a regional and national presence as an arts leader in both the theater/performing arts sectors and new works development communities.

REPORTS TO

Board of Directors

 

OVERSEES

Production Staff, Directors, Creative Staff

 

COMPENSATION

The salary range for the Artistic Director role starts at $60,000 and includes a seasonal housing and annual health benefits package. Onsite commitment begins in May and concludes in October annually.

HOW TO APPLY

A six member Search Committee is leading this search with support from Managing Director Christopher Griffith and outgoing Interim Artistic Director Paula Plum. To be considered for this position, applicants must submit information including name, contact information, a directing and professional resume, and a cover letter (no more than one page please).

Acceptance of new applicants closed on November 3, 2022. The Search Committee will begin scheduling interviews and reaching out to those who have applied in the coming week.

SEARCH TIMELINE

The Search Committee hopes to make a final selection by the end of 2022 with the chosen candidate taking on the position in early 2023. Gloucester Stage Company is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

PHASE I

October 2022

Reviewing Candidates’ Resumes and Personal Letters to Selection Committee.

PHASE II

November 2022

Virtual Interviews with Candidates & Search Team discussing Gloucester Stage, Candidate’s Background & Aesthetic, and Organization Goals & Culture. Professional References requested at this time. 

PHASE III

December 2022

In person interviews and 360º conversations with board members, staff, and volunteers. Candidates will be asked to share plays that represent their artistic aesthetic.

Search Committee Members

To increase transparency and provide a creative-focused selection process, please find the Search Committee members below. This volunteer team includes three members from the Board of Directors and three members from recent artistic productions.

 

 

Benny Sato Ambush

Artistic Director, Professional SDC Director, Educator, Published Commentator, Consultant

Benny, a veteran professional stage director, institutional theatre leader, educator, published commentator, and consultant, is the Artistic Director of Venice Theatre in Venice, FL, America’s 2nd largest community theatre. Previously, he artistically helmed two professional theatres: Oakland Ensemble Theatre, Oakland, CA (SPT) and Richmond’s Theatre Virginia (LORT C) as well as the academically-based Rites & Reason Theatre Company at Brown University, Providence, RI. For nine years, he was the Senior Distinguished Producing Director in Residence at Emerson College’s Department of Performing Arts. He has directed at numerous professional regional theatres and academic theatre training programs throughout the United States and has taught acting and directing at MFA, BFA, and BA programs in universities and colleges nationally. BA, Brown University; MFA, University of California, San Diego. Member: College of Fellows of the American Theatre, National Alliance of Acting Teachers, National Theatre Conference, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Mary John Boylan

Board of Directors, Attorney, Playwright

M.J. is a semi-retired attorney, having been in both private and government law practice, and is currently a Special Asst. Attorney General. She began volunteering at Gloucester Stage Company in 1984, was the managing director of GSC (1990-1993), and has served on its board of directors for the past 12 years. A founding member of New England Area Theatres (NEAT), she co-drafted the first AEA-NEAT contract in 1994. She was the co-artistic director of the former Blackburn Theatre Company of Gloucester (1985-1990.) M.J. has also served on the boards of the Gloucester Writers Center, Maritime Gloucester, and the Schooner Adventure, and currently serves on Gloucester’s Affordable Housing Trust and is on the board of the Cape Ann Farmers Market. She adapted Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and Erica Funkhouser’s “Christmas 1956” for Gloucester Stage in 2016 and 2019 respectively, and conceived and directed a maritime literary/musical presentation as a prelude to the premiere of Ron Wyman’s film “The Fisherman’s Wife” at GSC in 2019. Her adaptation of a Canadian children’s story became LOVE FROM HALIFAX, which was presented at GSC in 2021. Her first full-length play, IT STOPS HERE, is being given a staged reading at Gloucester Stage on September 20, 2022.

Scott Caron

Director, Actor, Educator, Gloucester Stage Apprentice Alumnus

Originally from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, he is now based out of New York City. Scott is a co-founder of The Regatta Players, a company he administered from its 2010 inception until making his directorial debut with their 2017 productions, First Date and Evita. Acting credits include: The Imbible (Off-Broadway at New World Stages), RentJesus Christ Superstar(Fiddlehead Theatre Company), A Christmas Carol(The Hanover Theatre), All Shook Up, Les Misérables (Mac-Haydn Theatre), Comedy of ErrorsI Remember Mama (Monomoy Theatre), EquusCompany(Playhouse on Park). Scott is also a coach for Shrewsbury High School’s Speech and Debate Team with state-level and national champions in drama and public speaking. He holds a BFA in Music Theatre from The Hartt School (University of Hartford). Immense gratitude to his parents for their unending support and to Bob Walsh for this incredible opportunity. www.scottcaron.com

Julia Fioravanti

AEA Stage Manager, Gloucester Stage Apprentice Alumnus

Julia Fioravanti was recently the AEA Stage Manager on Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ GLORIA. Julia first joined Gloucester Stage Company in 2016 for their Apprenticeship program as a Stage Management Apprentice. Since then Julia has become a member of Actor Equity Association and has Stage Managed many shows at GSC shows including True West, My Station in Life, and Tiny Beautiful Things. She has also worked for many Boston area theatres including Liars & Believers, Fresh Ink Theatre, and Company One. Julia’s most recent work the last 3 years has been with Carnival Cruise Line as a Backstage Technician. Julia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Claire Leana Millar

Board of Directors, Model, Creative Consultant, Screenwriter, Founder
Claire emerged as Lucky Magazines “blogger girl crush,” and one of the New York City fashion seasons most photographed personalities. Claire is founder of “Lately I’ve Been, a NYC based blog that has quickly caught the attention of the fashion elite, with it’s seamlessly interwoven display of high and low end brands, neatly juxtaposed with playfully humorous commentary on life in the big city.  Prior to launching LatelyIveBeen, founder, Claire Leana Millar, was a working model at a top-ten agency, her aspirations soon led her into creative consulting for some of fashion’s most influential brands,  leaving modelling and working first as the beauty editor for The Wild magazine, and finally launching her own personal venture, that lives now as C/M Consulting, her luxury strategy and consulting agency.  Claire is currently working in Hollywood developing her manuscript for its debut on the big screen. She has recently relocated back to her hometown of Gloucester, and continues to split time between NYC and Los Angeles.

Scott Smith

Board of Directors, Realtor, Community Member

Scott Smith is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker on Cape Ann of Massachusetts specializing in Gloucester and Rockport properties ranging from $450,000 to $4 million. He holds many professional awards from Coldwell Banker throughout his 16 year long top-selling career. Scott is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. In addition to his real estate role, Scott is involved in community organizations as a member at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, Cape Ann Museum, Eastern Point Yacht Club, Fort Hill Tennis Club, and the New England Rhodesian Ridgeback Club in addition to sitting on the Board of Directors at Oak Grove Cemetery and Gloucester Stage Company. Prior to real estate, Scott worked for ten years in Hospitality Management and as a Fine Art Auction House Manager after earning his degree from the University of Houston.