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SETC Seeks New Executive Director

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Executive Director Position Search

Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) is conducting a nationwide search to fill our Executive Director position.


THE SOUTHEASTERN THEATRE CONFERENCE (SETC), seeks our next creative and dynamic leader for the position of Executive Director (ED). SETC is the strongest and broadest network of theatre practitioners in the United States providing extensive resources and year-round opportunities for the field. Qualified applicants will demonstrate evidence of substantial executive and/or artistic leadership in theatre or a related field; experience in fiscal and personnel management and event planning; and knowledge of theatre as a business, art form, and/or field of scholarship.

The ED is the chief executive officer and executes the vision and mission of SETC by supervising the central office staff and collaborating with the executive committee, board of directors and advisory councils. Responsibilities include overseeing the planning and execution of the nation’s largest theatre convention (5000+ registrants), unified auditions and other professional programs; developing and managing a budget and financial architecture that sustains the fiscal wellbeing of the organization and provides entrepreneurial incentives for growth.

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university is required. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing their particular interest in SETC, a statement of administrative and leadership philosophy, a current resume and the names and contact information of five professional references.

Please send all materials electronically to: Screening of applications begins 7/1/2018 and continues until the position is filled. SETC actively pursues widely diverse pools of qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or national origin.

To learn more about the Executive Director position and SETC, see our online prospectus at this link:

Individuals are also invited to make nominations of qualified candidates by and sending the nominee’s contact information. The search committee staff will follow up by contacting the nominee with instructions regarding how to apply.

Please pass this information on to your associates and colleagues to help SETC get the word out about this important opening and unique opportunity.

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