Diasporas Festival, Berkeley
May 9, 2014

The Dell'Arte Company brings an excerpt of its newest work, "Elisabeth's Book" to the Diasporas Festival of Contemporary Performance in Berkeley, California, on May 9 & 10. Inferno Theatre

THREE TREES to Western Washington
April 18, 2014

The Dell'Arte Company in "Three Trees" heads to Western Washington University for two shows, April 18 & 19th at 7:30 PM
A mixture of rollicking clown routines and poetic, theatrical

Humboldt Sponsors support
April 6, 2014

THANKS to Humboldt Sponsors for a $500 award to the 8th Grade Show for " costumes, props, and technical production." Congratulations to director Lydia Foreman and her cast from Blue Lake

World Commedia Day Feb. 25
February 21, 2014

World Commedia dell'Arte Day is celebrated every year on February 25, and is proclaimed by the Italian cultural association SAT as an action of the incommedia.it project in support of SAT's

TCG grant awarded to DAI
February 1, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announced recipients for the third round of its Global Connections program. Dell’Arte was awarded one of three


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Dell'Arte currently seeks a Managing Director.  See job description below.

Internships available
in areas of p/r, production, and admin, as well as for our Mad River Festival...707 668-5663, or info@dellarte.com

And we are always looking for volunteers -- to usher, answer phones, and more......707 668-5663, or info@dellarte.com

Job Announcement

Position: Managing Director

Term: Full-time, beginning July 1, 2014

Our programs:

The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre

The Dell’Arte Company

The Mad River Festival

Blue Lake ArtPlace

Seasonal Schedule:

Our fiscal year runs October 1 – September 30. Our academic year starts mid-September and

runs through mid-June each year. The school runs a three-year MFA program in Ensemble-
Based Physical Theatre during that time-frame. Concurrently, we run a one-year certificate

program called the Professional Training Program (PTP). Students for these programs come

from all over the world and United States. Our annual Holiday Show takes place in November-
December each year and tours regionally in the Pacific Northwest. Our production calendar

runs at a fast pace throughout the year with a mix of student, community, company and festival

productions. Our annual Mad River Festival runs from mid-June through the beginning of


About the position:

The Managing Director will work in conjunction with our board of directors and HUB

(ensemble of Artistic Directors) as well as the staff to make sure all programs of the

organization flourish.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following areas:

• Financial review and oversight in coordination with CFO to project and reach financial

goals for the long-term health and development of the organization

• Management oversight for marketing, development, community programs, office

administration, school administration, and all other areas pertaining to the strategic

development of the organization

• Human resources oversight including staff evaluations and development, HR policies

and procedures, and HR compliance

• Board development and coordination

• Donor development and outreach

• Community outreach and representation

• Ensuring compliance with regulatory and oversight agencies

We are an ensemble-run organization, which means that although we all have specific

responsibility sets, all members of the organization take responsibility for the whole. We

currently have a full-time staff of 13, a regular part-time staff of 5, and a seasonal staff of 30-

plus. In addition to the artistic directors (Producing Artistic Director, Founding Artistic Director,

School Director), we have a fulltime CFO, School Administrator, Marketing Director, and

Development Associate/Community Liaison.

Qualifications and attributes sought:

• management experience

• theatre or related nonprofit administration experience

• knowledge of the national theatre field

• ability to exhibit strong leadership

• strong communication skills

• strong organizational skills

• ability to engage in collaborative decision-making processes

• ability to read financial statements and audit documents

• ability to delegate and manage work-flows

• ability to engage in big-picture thinking

• ability to set and manage priorities

• ability to work with students, interns, designers, directors, actors, audience, donors, staff

• strong knowledge of Word and Excel

• knowledge of or willingness to learn Salesforce

Compensation and benefits:

Salary to be discussed upon application or expression of interest. Benefits include four weeks

of paid vacation time in addition to observed paid holidays, healthcare reimbursement program,

worker’s comp, and contributions into social security, medicare, and unemployment insurance.

Applications and inquiries:

Please send any inquiries or letters of interest along with a current resume and three references

who may be contacted via email or telephone to:

Michael Fields

Dell’Arte International

PO Box 816

Blue Lake, CA 95525

707-668-5663, ext 12









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