On the Boards, Seattle’s home for contemporary dance, theater and multidisciplinary performance, is looking for a visionary Artistic Director to lead this internationally-recognized organization in presenting risk-taking contemporary performance. The Artistic Director will build on the organization’s history of innovation as a home for regional and international contemporary art. This full-time position will be a valued liaison to the executive and finance committees of the Board of Directors while also serving as part of the leadership team of a nonprofit 501(c)3 contemporary arts center.
This position requires a knowledgeable leader with significant curatorial or arts presentation experience. Strong skills in organizational leadership and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within all aspects of an organization are necessary. Candidates will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit with multiple programs.
Additional Salary Information: Full time employees are eligible for company paid medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as short-term and long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment
and life insurance. Additional benefits include a subsidized ORCA card and/or parking pass and generous paid time off including 12 holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
On the Boards is a 39-year-old arts organization located in Seattle, Washington. We are
celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2018 – and the 2018/2019 season will feature community
and fundraising events, as well as the culmination of a comprehensive fundraising campaign.
The organization owns and operates the Behnke Cente...r for Contemporary Performance located
in Seattle's Lower Queen Anne neighborhood. The facility includes two theaters: the 300-seat
Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater and an intimate 84-seat Studio Theater.
Since its inception, On the Boards has featured seminal performances by artists including
Laurie Anderson, Bill T. Jones, The Wooster Group, Spalding Gray, Dumb Type, Anne Teresa
de Keersmaeker, Sankai Juku, Gisèle Vienne, Bruno Beltrão, chelfitsch, Romeo Castellucci,
John Jasperse, Ralph Lemon, Jan Fabre, Back to Back Theatre, Faustin Linyekula, Dana
Michel, Michelle Ellsworth, Mark Morris, Pat Graney, Dayna Hanson, Heather Kravas, Amy
O’Neal, Reggie Watts, Ahamefule Oluo, Zoe Scofield & Juniper Shuey, and Crystal Pite.
The organization operates with a $1.64 million budget and a staff of 15. We typically present
mainstage performances by 12-14 artists or companies in a September – June season that
features regional and international artists in contemporary dance, theater, and multidisciplinary
performance work. We also run OntheBoards.tv, an innovative website which features fulllength,
high definition (HD) films of performance and is used in all 50 states, 157 countries, and
by thousands of students at 110 universities worldwide.