Colorado’s TEA seeking Executive Director

Agency:              Theatre Esprit Asia, TEA

Contact Name:   Jon Vogels

Address:             1400 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010

Phone:                720-746-8287

E-mail:                Jonathan Vogels,

Contract:             50% time for 26 weeks; potential for term-limited contract to be renewed upon completion and strong performance

Desired Skills & Experience: Bachelor’s degree; minimum three to five years’ experience in non-profit management, human services, public administration, business administration, fundraising or related field. A background in the arts and an understanding of theatre companies is preferable but not required.

General Job Purpose: The Executive Director has responsibility for implementing the strategic direction for the theater group whose mission is to “give voice to Asian American narratives that address the contemporary human condition … and to provide performance opportunities and nurture the growth of Colorado and US Asian American actors, directors and playwrights.”

Major Accountabilities/Essential Functions

Administration: Strategic planning with the TEA Board to establish and evaluate goals, objectives, and priorities of the Organization and manage the day-to-day operations of the Organization.

  • Represent Organization’s interests; implement Organization strategies, including development and planning of initiatives; establish key relationships amongst artistic community and Asian American community at large;

  • Develop reporting mechanisms for grant recipients to assure the achievement of grant objectives within financial and programmatic guidelines;

  • Prepare the annual Organization budget; work closely with Board Treasurer to maintain best practice in financial management of the company;

  • Oversee compliance with local, state, and federal laws necessary to keep the Organization in good standing and maintaining its legal status;

  • Hire, supervise and evaluate artistic personnel including directors, performers, set/sound/ lighting/prop designers, stage managers and technical directors;

  • Prepare Annual Report for publication.

Fundraising, Marketing and Public Relations:

  • Secure funds through grant writing that aligns with the mission of the Organization;

  • Partner with Board and staff to provide information about the Organization and to solicit support of Organization programs;

  • Build strong relationships with the business community and the general public, particularl y the Asian communities, to reinforce the brand and garner support for the Organization, acting as TEA spokesperson via speaking engagements, serving on community boards, attending fundraising events, and connecting with other cultural organizations;

  • Develop and manage donor database;

  • Refine the marketing and promotional plan and maintain a schedule of marketing and public relations using social media and other strategies

Job Posting Date: Aug. 12, 2015

Application Submission Deadline: Sept. 7, 2015

Job Start Date: Sept. 21, 2015

Send resume and cover letter to Jonathan Vogels (TEA Board President) at Please include salary requirements.


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