Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Kansas CIty, MO
Position: Artistic Director
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre will be initiating a search for its next artistic director in the coming month.
Although KCRep can claim many accomplishments and decades of success, there remains ample opportunity for the new artistic leader to help shape the company’s future growth and achievement while continuing to strengthen its relationship to the community and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
KCRep’s next Artistic Director will help guide the larger vision for the company in order to create and maintain a dynamic creative environment while balancing the theatre’s financial health. In conjunction with the Executive Director and others, s/he will oversee the development and implementation of KCRep’s programs and services and build support for the theatre by establishing and maintaining relationships throughout the community of Kansas City and the surrounding region. S/he will embrace the opportunity to serve as “the face” of KCRep, serving as a principal spokesperson for the company in order to continuously strengthen its engagement with the community.
It is expected that the new Artistic Director will be an accomplished arts leader/director who will lead with her/his own work and/or curatorial aesthetic. S/he will form an effective, dynamic partnership with The Rep’s Executive Director, Angela Gieras, to establish an executive leadership team that will be responsible for the future success of the company. Through the successful partnership of its artistic and administrative leaders and a strong, committed Board, KCRep looks forward to perpetuating its organizational success with a shared leadership model that will provide the company with the capacity to continue to respond to the complex challenges it will face in the future. The new Artistic Director must recognize the importance of supporting the sense of community that exists throughout the organization, including important relationships with artists, artisans and technicians, staff, board members, volunteers, the audience, UMKC and members of the general public.
The Rep’s next Artistic Director will become the company’s Co-CEO in partnership with the Executive Director, with both reporting directly to the Board of Trustees.
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