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Executive Director

Premier Shakespeare theater company seeks innovative, detail-oriented business leader to make Shakespeare accessible to all (Omaha, Nebraska) Nebraska Shakespeare creates entertaining, challenging productions, as well as immersive educational experiences that connect Nebraska’s diverse community to Shakespeare’s exploration of what it means to be human. On stage, in the classroom, and through collaborative partnerships, Nebraska Shakespeare creates spaces of learning, engages with the local community, and inspires everyone through the world of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s plays were created to be experienced through performance. From the stage of the Globe Theatre in London to a school classroom on the plains of Nebraska, Shakespeare’s work was meant to be actively engaged on a personal and relatable level. It is only by experiencing Shakespeare’s insightful genius through the delivery of performance, no matter how polished or rehearsed, can we truly uncover the humanity, honesty, and humor of his text. Nebraska Shakespeare seeks an Executive Director (ED) to be responsible for the daily management of the organization. Reporting to and working with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the ED is responsible for building, coaching, and managing an effective staff while cultivating beneficial relationships with the Board of Trustees, donors, sponsors, and other key stakeholders. The ED will lead strategic development, budgeting, and financial management; coordinate fundraising initiatives that build donor and sponsor relationships; set staff priorities; and manage all administrative and HR functions. Specific qualifications include:

  • Extensive and measurably successful business management experience required.
  • Ability to build and support a diverse staff and inclusive culture that is reflective of Omaha's community.
  • Track record of providing leadership and direction toward the achievement of an organization’s strategic mission and annual goals.
  • Experience working with a Board of Trustees and senior leadership to develop and execute a strategic plan.
  • Ability to raise funds from foundation, corporate, and individual donors and familiarity with various fundraising techniques, to include grant writing, reviewing, and management.
  • Relevant knowledge of the principles and practices of effective administration, organization, budget, and fiscal management, to include promoting and protecting the financial well-being of the organization.
  • A sincere interest in and appreciation for collaboration with other arts, cultural, and community organizations, with the willingness and interest to fully engage in the life and activities of the organization and the greater metropolitan area.
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Nebraska Shakespeare 

2500 California Plaza

Omaha, NE 68178


Phone: (402) 280-2391

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