Executive Director - Bohm Theatre

Executive Director

Bohm Theatre - Albion, MI

Date of Hire: Until Filled
Position: ¾ time, exempt
Reports to: Board of Directors, Friends of the Bohm Theatre
Salary: $25,000 - $30,000

The Friends of the Bohm Theatre (FOBT), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is seeking an Executive Director to oversee the administrative and programmatic operations of the Bohm Theatre in Albion, Michigan. Reporting to the board of directors of the FOBT, the Director is responsible for general operations and administration, operating and capital budget development, strategic planning, programming and community relations. The position will oversee the theatre operations staff and volunteer core.

The mission of the Friends of the Bohm Theatre is to create a dynamic venue for performing arts, film, and arts education activities to meet the needs of Albion, Michigan and the surrounding area.

Theatre History

The Bohm Theater is a 1929 pre-depression era theatre and vaudeville house located in the Superior Street National Historic District. The Theatre closed in 2008 after falling into disrepair, and in 2010 tax reverted to the County. The Friends of the Bohm Theatre formed, made plans to restore it, and purchased the property in September 2011. By the end of 2012, the exterior of the building had been stabilized.

Following the exterior stabilization, “Lights, Camera, Action,” a capital campaign to restore the interior and complete restoration of the marquee, was launched to “bring the silver screen back to Albion.” The Bohm had a soft opening in October 2014, and celebrated its grand opening on December 27, 2014.

The Bohm specializes in first-run films and special movies, as well as live performances such as brass bands, comedy acts, acoustical performers, and recitations. The theatre can also be rented for private events.

Responsibilities:

The FOBT is seeking a qualified individual to serve as its Executive Director. The basic responsibility of this person will be to develop and oversee the administrative and programmatic operations of the fully restored, 400-seat Bohm Theatre. This individual must be able to organize filming and programming and develop a strong base of support for the Theatre in terms of volunteers and visitors for both film and live performances.

The Director is charged with ensuring an efficient, effective, and fiscally sound operation through excellent management and business accountability while serving the greater Albion community as a home for a variety of arts and cultural events. Our first emphasis in on film programming and associated educational activities, supported by music, dance, and public assembly events, as well as private meetings/small parties.

Seeking candidates with:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education plus experience
  • Minimum 2 years non-profit or management experience required
  • Strong leadership/management skills and experience
  • Experience with Quickbooks and Microsoft Office a plus
  • Ability to articulate strategy and goals to Bohm Theatre volunteers, board members, and paid staff
  • Demonstrated fundraising and grant writing experience
  • Experience in public speaking and strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Experience partnering with community and educational organizations
  • Experience hiring, evaluating and coaching others
  • A passion for film and live performances such as bands, vocal groups, and childrens’ theatre
  • Willingness to lead special programming, such as a youth film critics program or classic film discussion series
  • Commitment to encouraging community involvement in cultural events and bringing in new and diverse audiences

The successful candidate must:

  • Work a flexible schedule: occasional nights and weekends will be required
  • Set calendar and schedule show-times in coordination with the film booker
  • Schedule and coordinate facility rentals and community partnership events, with support of the events manager
  • Oversee general management of the physical theater operations, IT, finances and record-keeping, and purchasing of supplies and materials, with support of the operations and facility managers
  • Implement and oversee all marketing and PR efforts for the theater
  • Work closely with the FOBT board of directors
  • Serve as the public face of the Theater, communicating with media and community groups

Employment inquiries will be kept confidential.

Please send resume and letter of interest to: friends@bohmtheatre.org

Applications will be accepted starting immediately and continue until position is filled.

FOBT is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment.

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