Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
Theatre: 5779 N. Ridge Avenue
Office: 5775 N. Ridge Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
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Associate Artistic Director (Part Time) – Job Description
“It’s Women’s Work.”
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE) elevates the lives of women through the power of theatre. We cultivate a creative home for audiences and artists to explore untold women’s stories while fostering an environment in which women theatre artists can thrive. RTE is currently searching for a self-motivated theater artist who will partner with our Artistic Director in the development of artistic programming that is impactful and reflective of the diverse population of women who make up our city of Chicago.
RTE produces a season consisting of three full productions and additional auxiliary programming including staged readings, workshops, and educational programming. RTE values the lived experience of our ensemble members and staff and encourages professional/individual development. As such, we anticipate the qualified candidate will help identify areas of expertise to employ as well as growth opportunities to explore during their engagement with RTE.
Rivendell maintains a radically family-friendly environment; children are welcome to attend meetings, work hours, and other company events. Our definition of women includes those identifying as female, femme, and
Position: Associate Artistic Director (Part Time)
The Associate Artistic Director (AAD) will support artistic operations of the theatre and assist the Artistic Director in maintaining the highest possible production and programming standards, while presenting as a consistent public face of RTE both locally and nationally. Reporting to the Artistic Director, the AAD will work closely with the Managing Director, RTE Staff, Artistic Ensemble, and the Board. The AAD should possess the following competencies:
We are prepared to shape this position to the strengths and interests of the candidate, however the essential functions of the AAD may include:
Compensation: Annual salary $20,000; anticipated work load, average 15 hours per week
Instructions to Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however for best consideration, interested applicants should submit a cover letter, artistic statement and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday April 23, 2021. In the email subject line please include (FULL NAME, Associate Artistic Director)
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer working towards becoming a more anti-racist and inclusive theatre. Consideration will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, religion, age, or ability. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.