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Seeking Managing Director

Collide Theatrical Dance Company is seeking a full-time Managing Director (MD) to play a leading role in the strategic, financial, and organizational aspects of the theatre. This position works collaboratively with the Artistic Director and Board of Directors and clearly articulates the mission, vision, and strategy of the organization to all external constituents.

The ideal candidate will provide strategic leadership with a passion for theater arts. Experience in a nonprofit environment is preferred; experience leading a theater organization is a plus, but mid-level nonprofit managers looking for the next step are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be collaborative and adept at fostering a diverse, respectful, and inclusive environment within the organization.

The Managing Director will be innovative in approaching revenue generation for Collide. A demonstrated track record of leading fundraising from government, corporate, foundation, and individual donors is desired. We’re seeking a candidate who will be a strong and effective communicator to internal and external audiences and will be comfortable articulating strategy, setting priorities, and delegating responsibilities. They will be effective at managing competing priorities while leading, motivating, supporting, and collaborating with the Board, staff, patrons, media, artists, and the broader community, exhibiting stamina and a strong work ethic, as well as the flexibility to deal with a variable flow of work activity. The selected candidate should be able and willing to regularly attend key events for the organization, ranging from performances, board meetings, and special events, including working evenings and weekends as necessary.


Education: BA/BS Degree minimum.


Experience: Prior experience in a management or leadership role; experience in a nonprofit environment preferred, theater organization a plus.

Skills: Strong leadership, goal orientation, self-starting, personal accountability, time and priority management, project management, conflict management, influencing others, and strategic foresight.

Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Attributes: Strategic thinker, able to foster a diverse, respectful, and inclusive environment; stamina and a strong work ethic; flexibility to handle a variable flow of work activity; willingness to attend key events, including evenings and weekends.



  • Calculate show sales totals, manage weekly payroll, create monthly budget reports, handle general bookkeeping, and create grant budget reports.

  • Assist in creating show budgets.



  • Collaborate with the Board Advancement Committee.

  • Support grant writing, editing, and sourcing.

  • Identify, cultivate, and pursue corporate sponsors and individual donors; maintain the donor database; send thank-you cards and donation receipts.

  • Attend meetings and engage potential donors.

  • Coordinate donor events.



  • Manage sponsor partnerships, rentals, and production.

  • Assist with marketing, including sending press releases and marketing emails, as well as create mailing lists for brochures/postcards.

  • Support box office operations and volunteer management.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to by July 8th, 2024. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Collide Theatrical Dance Company is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on individual qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, status with respect to public assistance, veteran status, or other status protected by law.

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