San Diego, CA

Managing Director

San Diego Repertory Theatre (The REP) seeks an experienced Managing Director.  Please click to view the full position description or to nominate/apply.

San Diego Repertory Theatre seeks an arts executive with strong business skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for provocative multicultural theatre experiences to serve as the organization’s Managing Director.

Founded in 1976, San Diego Repertory Theatre (“The REP”) was created as downtown San Diego’s resident professional theatre, and since 1986, the resident and managing company of the Lyceum Theatres in Horton Plaza. The REP has been guided by a singular mission for 44 years: “ San Diego Repertory Theatre produces intimate, provocative, inclusive theatre. We promote an interconnected community through vivid works that nourish progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of our region. San Diego Repertory Theatre feeds the curious soul.”

Equity, diversity and inclusion in its workplace and in its theatrical work is essential to the REP’s organizational history and future.  San Diego REP has been a national leader in the production of plays by Latinx writers (55 mainstage productions in 33 years) and regularly more than 50% of actors on stage have been Black, Indigenous, People of Color.  They promote a wiser and more tolerant community by operating the Lyceum Theatres as San Diego’s Cultural Town Hall , where all peoples and cultures are welcome to share their stories with their neighbors.

Today San Diego Repertory Theatre has a pre-pandemic budget of $4.9 million, and boasts approximately 1500 subscribers and 75,000 (50,000 REP and 25,000 non-REP) patrons annually on its three stages:  the Lyceum STAGE which seats 511, the Lyceum SPACE which is a black box theatre that seats 242, and the Underground Stage which a cabaret area in the lobby of the theatre.  The REP has continued to employ 27 staff throughout the pandemic, and is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees.  In the last year, The REP has met a goal to diversify the board with 50% of Trustees identifying as BIPOC.

We appreciate you sharing the position description with your network, and also any nominations you might have.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lee Kappelman at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.