Posted: Nov 8, 2022

VLT Executive Director

Very Little Theatre - Eugene, OR
Salary: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2022

VLT Executive Director

VLT seeks a qualified Executive Director to lead the theater into the future. VLT is a growing, community
theater looking to hire our first permanent Executive Director. In this role, the Executive Director will be
overseeing facilities and operations as well as working externally to fundraise and engage with the
community. Our initial executive director needs to love the theater and the people that attend as well as
perform. In addition, understanding the business side of a theater including facility management and
rentals, grant writing, individual asks, marketing of performances and community engagement.
Our ideal candidate is excited about the opportunity to build a theater program! They have start-up
experience in nonprofit or business and are willing to help us grow. An ideal candidate will have
experience in guiding volunteers, a spirit of collaboration and willingness to build a culture of
inclusion at a small community theater.

This is a full-time position that reports to the Very Little Theatre’s Board of Directors.
About the VLT: VLT has been a volunteer-based organization for over 93 year with a mission to be a
diverse, community based organization that entertains, educates, and inspires through theatre. Having
recently completed the first phase of a Capital Campaign, raising over $1.7 million and renovating the
Main Stage house and stage spaces, as VLT moves forward, its Executive Director, Board of Directors and
the Capital Campaign committee will continue to fundraise to accomplish Phases 2 and 3 of the
renovation – a new scene shop, new dressing rooms, more storage, and a spruced-up lobby and Stage
Left. With growing programs, partnerships, and reach, this is an exciting time of growth for the VLT. Learn
more at

Fundraising & Marketing
● Oversee all fundraising activities including grant writing, donor stewardship and development,
sponsorships and ad sales, and events.
● Tracking gifts and stewarding donors with tax-receipts and thank you letters.
● Develop season brochure and marketing plan with staff and volunteers for ticket and
subscription sales including publicity and public relations
● Responsible for the creation of marketing materials, press releases, and social media

● Develop a yearly organizational budget with support from the Board and Board Treasurer.
● Monitor annual operating budget/cash flow including accounts payable and receivable, payroll,
taxes, cash flow analysis and cash receipts.
● Prepare monthly financials for board review.
● Prepare financial statements and documents for annual tax filings and audit.
● Responsible for the hiring, management and supervision of all staff as well as development and
implementation of employee policies and employee handbook
● Supervise and coordinate maintenance, repair, and safety compliance of the building and
technological systems for the organization
● Oversee the execution of all professional contracts (theater rentals, artistic and staff contracts,
insurance contracts, services providers and contractor agreements)
● Oversee box office and front of house staff and volunteers including training and scheduling and
serve as box office staff as needed
● Assists and coordinates the activities of volunteers and volunteer committees in all functional
areas of theaters operation and attends member/volunteer committee meetings as necessary
● Responsible for collaborative development and execution of all strategic, business, fundraising,
and marketing plans for the overall success of the organization with support of the Board and
ad-hoc committees
● Represents VLT in the community as well as to state and county organizations and local and
national theater communities
The Executive Director also completes other duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates should have:
● Bachelor's degree in nonprofit management, arts, public or business administration,
communications or other related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Master’s Degree preferred.
● A minimum of five years’ related experience in budget management, fundraising and facility
● Experience working with and knowledge/understanding of theater & theater operations
● Fundraising experience including individual asks, donor stewardship, grants and events.
● Experience with community engagement, volunteer management, and collaboration with our
diverse community.
Preferred Qualifications:
● Experience reporting to and working with a nonprofit Board of Director
● Enthusiasm for grassroots fundraising and volunteer management.
● Self-directed and strong use of online tools for project management and communication.

Employment details: The VLT is an "at-will" and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees
shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or
physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color,
marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or
local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodations will be made so that qualified disabled applicants
may participate in the application process.

Compensation: Determined by qualifications. Beginning salary range: $55,000 - $65,000. Benefits
include health insurance, a flexible work environment, and holiday/vacation/sick time.
We are not offering relocation costs for this position.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Search Committee, Very Little Theatre
via email at [email protected] No phone calls please.

Application deadline: First consideration will be given to candidates who respond on or before
November 30, 2022. The position will be open until filled.

How To Apply:

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Search Committee, Very Little Theatre
via email at [email protected] No phone calls please.