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Artistic Director SearchApplication, 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.
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.
Board of Directors
Production Staff, Directors, Creative Staff
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.
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.
Reviewing Candidates’ Resumes and Personal Letters to Selection Committee.
Virtual Interviews with Candidates & Search Team discussing Gloucester Stage, Candidate’s Background & Aesthetic, and Organization Goals & Culture. Professional References requested at this time.
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.
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), Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar(Fiddlehead Theatre Company), A Christmas Carol(The Hanover Theatre), All Shook Up, Les Misérables (Mac-Haydn Theatre), Comedy of Errors, I Remember Mama (Monomoy Theatre), Equus, Company(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
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
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.
Available Career Opportunities
Gloucester Stage Company does not accept unsolicited resumes. Resumes are only accepted for specific job openings.
There are currently no other employment opportunities available. Please check back in the future.
The Post-Graduate Apprenticeship program engages in hands-on development and training during one season with Gloucester Stage. Each position has a specialty that connects to the student’s career path, such as directing, stage management (EMC Point Eligible), marketing and development, et al.
The program offers young theater professionals creative ownership, valuable education, important networking opportunities, and real-world experience. After a season with Gloucester Stage, apprentices have the depth of knowledge to seek full-time employment with professional theater companies, form their own companies, or pursue advanced degrees.
For further information and to apply visit our Apprenticeship Page.