After the retirement of its executive director, Ms. Gina Ward, the Friends of the Historic Douglass Theatre Complex Inc., announces its search for a new administrative officer.

Individuals interested in leading this outstanding institution should submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references to the address below:

Attention:  Search Committee

The successful candidate will administer all aspects of its operations while always adhering to the Douglass Theatre’s mission and vision. The major responsibilities include management of all programs, facility rentals as well as the theater’s upkeep. Additionally, the executive director hires and manages program and support staff and recommends personnel actions to the Board. The Douglass executive director also facilitates a collaborative working environment and cultivates opportunities for employee training.

Secondly, the executive director prepares yearly budget and annual report of expenditures for Board’s approval and presents budget to the Macon-Bibb County Government. He or she manages all financial aspects of the organization and is responsible for fundraising, special event planning, and development. The executive director oversees bookkeeping functions, including checkbook, bank statements, budgets, accounts payable/receivable, and custodian of petty cash. Negotiates contracts with performers and vendors.

The executive director acts as liaison for the Friends of the Douglass Theatre Complex Inc., to donors, political entities, media, and other organizations and entities and prepares correspondence to community organizations. The executive director assists the Board of Directors and Board committees in strategic planning, and development of goals and objectives. He or she prepares reports for Board meetings.

Furthermore, the executive director supervises development and implementation of a marketing strategy for the theatre, including advertising, public relations and marketing. The executive director attends conferences and establishes local, state, and national contacts with other arts organizations. Above all, he or she understands importance of the arts as economic development.

REPORTS TO: Friends of the Douglass Theatre Complex, Inc. Board of Directors

ABOUT THE DOUGLASS:  Located in Macon, Georgia, the Douglass Theatre is 102-year-old institution which has been a mainstay in the cultural and entertainment community of Central Georgia. Constructed by Charles Henry Douglass, Macon’s first black millionaire, the facility is one of the last remaining African American historic theaters constructed in the early 20th century. Its legacy is second to none, having been a stage for remarkable artists spanning of multiple eras and generations, including Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington; Little Richard, James Brown and Otis Redding Jr. as well as Mary Wilson and Donald Byrd. Furthermore, the Douglass is the only Middle Georgia theatre equipped with a 4-D, Hi-Def projection system. Currently, through its varied mix of programming, ­live concerts, educational activities, film screenings, art exhibitions and theatrical productions ­the Douglass serves all cultures throughout our community.