• AlterTheater

Now hiring: 2023 Producing Artistic Director

Updated: 3 days ago

Position Summary

The Producing Artistic Director (Mainstage) is responsible for producing Alter’s 2023 mainstage season and managing tours. The Producing Artistic Director works closely with the Director of New Plays/Artistic Director and the other Producing Artistic Director(s). Our next MainStage project is the world premiere of award-winning Indigiqueer comedy Pueblo Revolt by Dillon Chitto.

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Work with Artistic Director to hire staff/creative team for all productions: live, hybrid, and virtual

  • Work collaboratively with Director of New Plays/Artistic Director, including in transitioning work in development into the production pipeline

  • Collaborate with Arts Learning Project staff to nurture pathways to professional opportunities

  • If interested in directing, direct with cultural competence one of the other projects (in 2022, Historias de Descolonización or new work workshops)

  • Mentor another artist or administrator


  • Liaise with performance spaces

  • Set up & facilitate tech needs for virtual/hybrid/live productions

  • Work closely with stage manager and director/designers to ensure a safe and productive environment

  • Provide designers/technicians with what they need to achieve their visions in production mediums, within budgetary constraints and while respecting AlterTheater’s minimalist aesthetic in found spaces within space limitations

  • Work with collaborating companies to coordinate shared resources

  • Manage the season production calendar, staying on top of deadlines and resource allocation

  • Work with Outreach Coordinator, Producing Artistic Director, Collaborations, and/or Artistic Director on events with community that are tied to MainStage productions

  • Tour management - working with multiple venues for one show, making sure the needed resources are available to successfully move the show


  • Support company values, especially centering the spiritual and emotional well-being of Black and Native people

  • Participate in strategic planning

  • Work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers to ensure that all administrative needs are met


  • Help develop and implement marketing plan for each show

  • update website or manage show-related updates to website

  • Cultivate group and single ticket sales

  • train/supervise Front of House/Box Office Manager

  • Coordinate branding efforts and outward communications

  • Marketing tasks may include: e-newsletters, social media, collaborating with graphic designer on show art and other visual representations


  • An excellent communicator

  • Highly organized

  • Able to work under pressure while creating an emotionally and physically safe working environment

  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism

  • Cultural competency to work with Native stories and Native storytellers

  • Good at balancing multiple needs

  • Creative thinker

  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus, or comfort in bilingual rooms

  • Experience with/knowledge of marketing a plus

  • experience with Wix (or similar platform) a plus

  • Ability to lift and carry small set pieces and large props, costumes, if needed

  • Ability to drive a stick shift a plus, or access to a vehicle

We believe that people who have worked in theater, film, new media, television production; people who have project management experience; people who have trade experience; people who have studied theater or film in college; or people who have attended trade school in electrics or carpentry; people with marketing/branding backgrounds; may have complementary skill sets for this position.

Compensation and Benefits

$20/hour; 10-25 hours per week. Starting time flexible, but no later than October 2022. This position is currently funded through March 31, 2023, with a possibility to extend if funding and interests align..


San Rafael, CA and/or San Francisco, CA. Remote work a possibility, but must be based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Must be legally able to work in the U.S.

More about AlterTheater

Organization AlterTheater develops and produces plays written and performed by the best established and emerging storytellers, presented where people live, work, or play. AlterTheater has been commissioning, developing and premiering new plays in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008. Its AlterLab playwright residency focuses on writers from underrepresented communities: 85% of writers are women and ⅔ of writers identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). While our cohorts are multi-ethnic, we’ve supported more Native playwrights than any other demographic (30%). For 15 years, the company performed in highly visible, non-traditional spaces, primarily storefronts in downtown San Rafael’s pedestrian shopping district, with windows left clear, so passersby could “window shop” theater. AlterTheater seeks to create a more just, more equitable community by:

  • supporting the creative growth of theater artists from historically underrepresented communities;

  • telling stories that reflect the full complexity and diversity of our community; and

  • sharing stories with our full community, in places where people are.

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Applications and Inquiries

Please email a resume and cover letter to: casting@altertheater.org with the subject line: Producing Artistic Director

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