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Ozark Actors Theatre is looking for a Managing Director

Organization: Ozark Actors Theatre is a hidden jewel in the rolling hills of the Ozarks. OAT is one of four professional summer stock theatres in our state of Missouri.  Located in Rolla, OAT is a non-profit organization.  The desire of its founding members was to bring quality live professional theatre to the area and offer performing arts training.

Community: Rolla, MO is the county seat of Phelps County, Missouri. It sits halfway between Springfield to the west and St. Louis to the east. Rolla has a population of over 20,000 and is also the home of Missouri University of Science &Technology which contributes to its diverse population and richness in cultural activity.

Position Summary:

The Managing Director will work closely with the Producing Artistic Director (PAD) and report to the Board of Trustees through the Board President.

This is a part-time/variable time position with a minimum of 30+ hours a week. Hours will be somewhat flexible but will increase substantially during peak performance and event times. A strong component to this job will be to manage, prioritize, and complete multiple complex tasks to deliver desired outcomes within allotted time frames, while establishing courses of action that ensure work is routinely completed effectively.

The Managing Director will be responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations of the theatre during the off season. This position will also work closely with the Producing Artistic Director and the Board on all of OAT performances and have responsibility for and oversight of administrative operations, including fundraising, marketing, social media, as well as human resources, ticketing, and information technology. The position will work closely with the facilities manager and finance committee to insure an efficient and well-run operation.   This requires an individual who will be an engaged member of the community, creating and growing partnerships with philanthropic supporters, theater professionals, stakeholders, and audience members.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the business offices and responding to phone messages.

  • Responding to or redirecting emails. 

  • Responding to or redirecting all mail from the PO box.

  • Overseeing all aspects of ticketing, sales, and ticketing platform.

  • Working with the Facilities Supervisor to ensure the 2 buildings are clean and in good repair.

  • Overseeing and supervising any student interns working for the theater.

  • Overseeing all office support for the season including mailing out an onboarding packet to out-of-town actors.

  • Assisting PAD with issuing and administering all employee contracts for the season

  • Assisting the PAD with any requirements of the Actors Equity Association and royalty requirements

  • Working with the housing committee and PAD to assist in scheduling housing, and transportation.

  • Assisting the PAD with the collection of photos, program info and publicity to generate the season program. 

  • Working with the Marketing/Advertising committee to implement the marketing plan for the season.

  • Monitoring and maintaining the website.

  • Handling all social media posts

  • Handling Email blasts

  • Maintaining a log that tracks all borrowed items.

  • Maintaining a master calendar that keeps track of scheduling for both buildings,

  • Overseeing publicity, and administrative duties for all events at the theatre. 

  • Providing administrative support to the Board of Trustees and the PAD for planning and executing fundraising events and cast parties.

  • Maintaining contact with The Rolla Downtown Business Assoc. and Rolla Chamber of Commerce and attending events and meetings.

  • Responsible for fundraising and strategic planning for overall sustainability of the theater. 

  • Any other support tasks or duties assigned by the Board President.


The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader who balances the value of building consensus and inviting input with the responsibilities of decision making, problem solving, and leadership. Transparency and open communication will be key tenets of their leadership style, and they will recognize challenges without allowing them to become obstacles to forward movement and growth. A goal- and people-oriented executive, the Managing Director will guide the organization with warmth, respect, and professionalism in their actions, setting the tone and direction for the organization. They will have the ability to organize and influence people to believe in a shared vision and sense of purpose and direction, while also being answerable for personal actions.


*This job description is subject to periodic review as deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees

For more information or to apply, please email:

Joe Harris at Ozark Actors Theatre,

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