Announcing our search for a new Executive Director – Live Arts Charlottesville

By | October 13, 2019

Announcing our search for a new Executive Director.

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In a dedicated performance space nestled in the heart of the city’s downtown, Live Arts has remained true to its mission of “forging theater and community.” Whether presenting a compelling season of plays and musicals, welcoming hundreds of children to its summer camps and education classes, providing space for playwrights to develop their work, or ushering in Mardi Gras with music, food, parades and costumes, Live Arts is Charlottesville’s hub for creativity, theater education, connecting and celebrating. Live Arts of Charlottesville, VA will celebrate its 30th year next season.

This season, we are in our second year of highlighting the work of playwrights who are traditionally underrepresented – people of color and women. Subscription sales have never been higher, and the stories have never been richer. To further its mission, Live Arts is engaged in an ongoing conversation in our community addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion – including stories from those whose voices are not traditionally heard.

Inside of a Strategic Plan spanning the next 5 years, Live Arts is committed to engaging our community, pursuing equity and representation, developing the human and financial resources necessary to include all, and be a home for those pursuing personal creativity, intellectual expression and the pleasure of being part of an artistic team.

The staff at Live Arts consists of 7 full time and 5 part-time positions. Our 29th season began on Friday, October 4, and presents seven full mainstage productions, including two musicals. Live Arts is unique in that all artistic talent is volunteer – no performers or designers are paid, making this a truly volunteer-driven community theater. Production standards are high and volunteers take pride in their ability to work together, whether as actors, directors, designers, technical crew or front of house, to provide theatergoers with an experience that rivals those of our professional contemporaries. More information about Live Arts’ season, education programs, staff and events can be found on our website –

Live Arts’ Board of Directors has determined that the leadership structure best suited to fulfilling on its mission and Strategic Plan is that of an Executive Director reporting to the Board and an Artistic Director reporting to the Executive Director. The Executive Director will have primary responsibility for the business and fund development aspects of the organization and will supervise the Artistic Director in their responsibility for the creative and production needs.

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