Managing Director/Associate Dean

Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre (YSD/YRT)
New Haven, NY 06520


Shainn Reaves

Job Details


Managing Director/Associate Dean– Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre (YSD/YRT) seek a dynamic, visionary collaborator to serve as Managing Director and Associate Dean and teach courses as an Assistant or Associate Professor Adjunct in Theater Management. YSD/YRT share a mission to train and advance leaders to raise the standard of global professional practice in every theatrical discipline, pursuing excellence in art to promote wonder, empathy, and understanding in the world.  In a conservatory model driven by shared leadership, YSD/YRT attend to both pedagogy and practice, guided by core values of artistry, collaboration, discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. Emphasizing the connection of theory to practical experience, the School, Yale Rep, Yale Cabaret, and Yale Summer Cabaret present more than 40 plays and musicals each year, five of them in the Yale Rep season, with as many as 75 guest artists joining the company, which operates on LORT contracts.


This individual will have broad administrative responsibility including oversight of strategic planning, budgeting and finance, contracting, human resources, marketing and communications, facilities operations, information technology, theater safety and occupational health; and will teach graduate-level theater management classes in areas of their expertise, and will mentor/supervise graduate professional students.


Applicants must have strong connections to the national theater community and a minimum of ten years of professional theater experience (or an equivalent combination of training and employment); expertise in the complexities of theatrical production and management, including labor relations, health and safety, contract negotiations, and rights acquisition in accordance with industry standards and best practices; and demonstrated leadership promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Required skills and attributes include excellent listening, speaking, and writing; critical thinking and discourse; facility in observing and resolving conflicting values and positions; strategic analysis, problem-solving; building effective teams, and motivating and collaborating effectively in a complex environment.  Preferred: Master’s degree, graduate conservatory teaching experience.


The appointment will be as a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor Adjunct of Theatre Management for an initial term of three (3) to five (5) years, beginning July 1, 2020, renewable, and includes competitive salary with full faculty benefits.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, C.V., and three (3) letters of reference. Materials should be submitted through Interfolio, which is free to applicants, via this link:  Review of applications will begin January 6, 2020.


Yale University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard to—and does not discriminate on the basis of—an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Yale strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.