Congo Square Theatre Company seeks a Managing Director to oversee day-to-day operations of the organization, lead future growth and sustainability, and cultivate Congo Square’s image of being a national institution for professional and multicultural theatre. This is an exempt, full-time position. The office is located at 1016 North Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610. This position will require approximately 35 hours per week, including some weekends and evenings. The Managing Director will report directly to the Board Chair and work closely with the Board of Directors and the professional acting ensemble.
Strong leadership and team management skills.
Desire to support a culture of transparency, trust, accountability, teamwork, and fulfill the mission of a 501
Past experience in nonprofits, arts administration, philanthropy, event coordination, and/or related field(s) is
Knowledge of QuickBooks is highly preferred.
Strong written and oral communications
Strong stakeholder management skills.
Experience working with professional actors and contractors.
Ability to use and manage applicable technology and database
Ability to manage multiple tasks
Self-motivation and initiative. The ability to thrive in a small, independent, entrepreneurial office environment. Resilience under pressure. A sense of humor.
Willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
About Congo Square Theatre Company
Founded in 1999, Congo Square Theatre Company produces definitive and transformative theatre spawned from the African Diaspora. With a nationally known and sought-after Acting Ensemble, Congo Square is recognized and celebrated coast-to-coast as an institution of multicultural theatre that has received numerous regional and national awards for it’s socially-impactful and culturally representative productions, which are all rooted in the African and African-American experiences.