2019 SHINE Mural Festival - Artist: SHOK-1

Deadline: Rolling

freeFall Theatre’s Board of Directors is seeking an experienced, facilitative interim leader to serve a one-year term while the organization undergoes a search process for a permanent Executive Director. The Interim Director may be considered a candidate for the permanent Executive Director position if the candidate desires.

The Interim Executive Director should have demonstrated experience in managing non-profit arts organizations. The Interim leader will provide leadership, oversight, and direction for the 2022-23 season, and create a transition plan that will position the incoming Executive Director for success. The Interim Executive Director should have the ability, skills, and experience to quickly assume leadership of the theatre and build productive relationships with freeFall’s donors, patrons, staff, community, Board of Directors, consultants, and other key stakeholders and community partners.

The ideal candidate has direct senior leadership experience at a non-profit arts organization with a strong understanding of non-profits, the arts, fundraising, non-profit budgeting, and grant writing. The Interim Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and oversee the theatre staff. While this is a hybrid position, the Interim Executive Director must be able to spend time participating in community events. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Board of Directors, the Artistic Director, key donors, and community partners to ensure effective implementation of existing strategic priorities
  • Manage and execute theatre administrative requirements
  • Establish and maintain efficient procedures and effective controls for the expenditures of the theatre
  • Engage with staff to meet the varied needs including: financial management, compliance, human resources, contract negotiation, facilities management, vendor management, fundraising, and marketing and communications, donor recruitment and retention, staff recruitment and retention, legal, and community engagement
  • Identifying, authoring and submitting federal, state, and local grants, which includes the continuation of existing grants and the identification of new grants
  • Ensure the theatre is maximizing all public revenue sources
  • Exercise power to develop procedures and instructions as may be necessary to implement board policies and advance the work of the theatre
  • Meet with theatre staff weekly to coach and support their growth and progress


About freeFall Theatre

freeFall Theatre is a Small Professional Theatre (SPT) in St. Petersburg, Florida operating under a collective bargaining agreement with Actors' Equity Association.

The mission of freeFall Theatre is to pursue art’s greater purposes and the transformative power of theatre – as a builder of community, a source of upliftment, and a builder of cultural legacy.

We will present a varied range of classical and new works that are bold, daring, and diverse. Our work will strive to be accessible, and we will present it in ways that invite, entertain, and challenge our audience.

We are committed to improving the lives of the citizens of Tampa Bay through our efforts to provide broad access to theatre that represents a high level of artistic achievement, and through educational programs that increase the community’s understanding and enjoyment of live theatre.


Job Type: Full-time


Salary: $55,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year



  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


Applicants should submit a current resume via email to:


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