We are now accepting applications for the position of

Executive Director

​Interested applicants should send resume to jobs@permianplayhouse.com

The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of Permian Playhouse of Odessa (PPO) that includes strategic planning, goal setting, and fundraising. This individual is responsible for meeting the objectives regarding the organization’s mission and strategic plan set for by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director must be an excellent communicator and be able to manage a staff of creative individuals. The Executive Director needs to be able to coordinate a professional community of diverse constituents, as well as mediate conflicting ideas. The Executive Director is responsible for fund and budget development. The Executive Director oversees duties of PPO personnel, including annual evaluations of managerial staff. Above all, the Executive Director must be someone who can inspire the staff, patrons, and local community.

• Oversees all business management of the theatre and the coordination of all activities, including the planning and implementation of a Main Stage season, in conjunction with the repertory committee
• Oversees the promotion and marketing of the theatre that includes annual direct mail appeals, press releases, and all necessary marketing materials and campaigns
• Works in conjunction with Marketing Committee to create and implement the annual marketing plan including social media, traffic monitoring, online ticket sales, email correspondence, newsletters, direct mail and other campaigns to build ticket sales, membership, donor, and audience basis
• Hires and provides direct supervision of theatre staff. Works to ensure that all personnel practices conform to best practices and to federal, state, and local laws
• Works with Board of Directors to develop annual operating and capital budgets, and ensures the PPO is operating with approved budgets, in planning a season
• Works with Board of Directors to oversee planning and implementation of capital expenditures and facility improvements that will grow annual revenue
• Works with Board of Director's Development Committee to plan, organize, direct and expand fundraising program; oversees a major gifts program that involves identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current and prospective corporate, community, foundation, and individual donors
• Writes grants, maintains a grant writing database, and builds and sustains relationships with current, new, and potential grant-giving organizations and individuals with the assistance of the Board of Director’s Development Committee. Maintains a grants calendar for presentation at every board meeting
• Administers fiscal responsibilities with basic accounting policies
• Represents PPO to the national, state, and local theatre community, government agencies, funders, businesses, press and constituencies through active involvement in events, programs, and conferences
• Maintains a visible leadership role in the community, presence in the larger theatre community, and works closely with Board of Directors to fulfill and advance PPO’s mission
• Works with Board of Directors in strategic and long-range planning and organizational development
• Manages the promotion and marketing of the theatre that includes managing the organizational membership database and portfolio of donors and prospects
• Ensures that local and regional media have appropriate and timely information about theatre performances and activities, print, and online social media
• In collaboration with the Development Committee, manages individual donor campaigns, including membership renewals and special appeals
• Ensures that PPO operates at the highest national levels of non-profit governance, fiscal prudence and programmatic/production excellence

• Minimum three years of experience in charitable fund development
• Familiarity with theatre operations
• Ability to gain the support of various constituencies, foundations, and community leaders
• Demonstrated success in securing major and annual gifts from foundations and corporations and major gifts from individuals
• Demonstrated success in meeting annual fund goals, development management, grant writing, sponsorships, and special events
• Demonstrated experience in managing people and budgets
• Excellent written/oral communication skills
• Detail oriented
• Computer literacy
• Ability to work in a hands-on environment with limited resources
• University degree in relevant discipline or relative experience

Permian Playhouse of Odessa is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Permian Playhouse of Odessa makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

A successful candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background check & drug test. The Executive Director will be required to work flexible hours where necessary.

Interested applicants should send resume to jobs@permianplayhouse.com