We're Hiring! EgoPo seeks its next Managing Director



EgoPo Classic Theater in Philadelphia seeks a Managing Director to work with the Artistic Director, Staff and Board to lead the company into its next exciting phase.


EgoPo, entering its 29th season (17th in Philadelphia), produces innovative versions of classic plays with strong directorial visions, and a physical focus. Its themed festival seasons provide audiences with year-long artistic journeys. EgoPo has a $300,000 budget, a 2-person full-time staff, a subscription/membership base of over 300 and audience over 3,000, and a reputation for rigorous and ambitious theater-making. EgoPo is currently in planning for a new home theater.


The Managing Director leads all Administrative, Development, and Marketing areas for the company alongside a full-time Associate Producer and show-based production/artistic staff. The Managing Director reports directly to the Executive Artistic Director.


Areas of responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


40% - Development & Fundraising

- Oversee private and board fundraising, stewarding small and major donors

- Grant research, grant applications, and reporting for project and general operating funds

- Plan and execute fundraising events, including Annual Gala and Opening Nights

- Board Relations including attendance at bi-monthly board meetings and regular committee meetings

- Work with Board and Executive Artistic Director to plan upcoming Capital Campaign


30% - General Administration and Leadership

- Execute on Mission & Strategic Plan in collaboration with Board and Staff

- Oversee all financial operations, including execution of monthly bookkeeping

- Monitor operating and production budgets in cooperation with Artistic Director and Artistic Producer

- Negotiate contracts with artists, presenters, and outside vendors

- Execute daily operations including payroll and bill payments


30% - Marketing & Engagement

- Execute show marketing including email, digital & print advertising, and website

- Oversee publicity in collaboration with press agent

- Ensures all marketing and publicity extends to diverse populations in all geographic areas of Philadelphia

- Manage cross-collaborative engagement with season partners

- Manage box office & Subscriber/Member relations including ticket processing and staffing


Ideal Qualifications include:

- Ability to collaborate to produce ambitious, vision-forward, inclusive theatrical work

- 3-5 years in arts management w/ record of organizational leadership and management

- Strong writing skills including background in grant writing

- Strong verbal skills including background in patron and donor relations

- Strong financial background and knowledge of Quickbooks, or willingness to learn

- Track record of leading fundraising initiatives and securing major donors