Executive Director

Rubicon Theatre Company

Ventura, CA


Rubicon Theatre, founded in 1998, is about to embark on its 20th Season as one of the premiere nonprofit professional theatre companies in Southern California. The organization is conducting a search for an experienced and energetic, hands-on Executive Director to take the organization to the next level. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will work closely with the founding artistic directors to support and carry out the mission of the company. The candidate should have a proven record of success in board and committee development, fundraising, financial management and administration. The ED will have responsibility for a “Capital and Comprehensive” campaign, making and managing donor solicitations and overseeing facility renovations and expansion during and after the campaign. Exceptional verbal and written skills are a necessity. The application deadline is September 15 at 5:00 p.m., with a desired start date of October 1, 2017 or later. Compensation: $80-85K DOE plus performance bonuses and benefits.



Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Topatopa mountain range in the beach city of Ventura, California (an hour north of Los Angeles and thirty minutes south of Santa Barbara), Rubicon Theatre Company has served more than 440,000 audience members and 45,000 students in an intimate 185-seat renovated former church built in the 1920s. Rubicon began as an actors’ and directors’ company and is committed to creating a nurturing environment for artists and creating an atmosphere where experimentation and exploration are encouraged and supported. As a result, a number of notable artists have graced the Rubicon stage, including Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe and Obie Award-winners. Annual programming consists of a season of 5-8 diverse shows (dramas, comedies and musicals); a Broadway concert series; festivals; special events; and education and outreach programs. The company has presented numerous World Premieres and has launched national and international tours. Last year, three Rubicon-originated or developed productions played Off-Broadway. The company has been the recipient of multiple Ovation and Indy Awards, an NAACP Award, the L.A. Drama Critics Margaret Harford Award for “Sustained Excellence,” and the N.Y. Drama Desk Award.

For complete details: http://siteline.vendini.com/site/rubicontheatre.org/job-opportunity-executive-director



Please send a cover letter and resume to Search Committee, Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93001. Fax: 805-667-2904. Or e-mail: [email protected]. No phone calls please. EOE.

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