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Executive Director

Our Vision


The mission of RLT is to present amateur theatrical productions, encourage interest in drama, and contribute to the cultural and educational life of the community. RLT is an active supporter and leader of the Arts in Rome and Floyd County. RLT is on track to welcome more than 12,000 patrons this year, and over the last three years the ranks of volunteers have swollen, the number of season ticket holders has doubled, and the organization has achieved an unprecedented level of operational and financial stability.

To support our mission and sustain our current trajectory of operation we are looking for an energetic and entrepreneurial colleague to lead our team as our next Executive Director (ED). While RLT has traditionally had one staff overseeing all aspects of the organization and volunteers, our growth has positioned us to consider additional staff to support the new ED and balance the talents this director brings to the position. 

What you’ll do…

As the Executive Director you will serve as the chief executive of the organization and report to the Board of Directors. The ED is responsible for the sustainable operation of Rome Little Theatre (RLT) including assuming primary responsibility for box office management, marketing initiatives for all RLT events, ensuring the artistic quality of RLT productions, overseeing all aspects of the performance space during productions as well as managing administrative operations of the theater (including oversight of staff, interns and volunteers). The ED will also cultivate relationships with community stakeholders and other arts organizations as well as supervise all development activities of the theater, including sponsorships, donations and grants. The Executive Director must be a compassionate, dynamic leader committed to upholding RLT’s promise of an unparalleled theater experience for the patron, actor, volunteer and community. Some key responsibilities will be: 


Strategic Planning 

  • Ongoing review of the strategic plan with the Board to ensure operations are aligned with plan goals and mission of the organization. 


Finance (in conjunction with the finance committee and Treasurer) 

  • Create and oversee the annual budget including a budget for each production.

  • Regularly report to the board the financial results of all productions and programming. 

  • Coordinate with the organization’s accountant to oversee the completion and timely filing of all taxes including payroll and sales tax. 

  • Continue to evaluate the financial status of the organization and make recommendations to the Board using moderate fiscal practices. Set goals for maintaining/increasing revenue streams and create/maintain data to support/illustrate the progress in reaching said goals. 


Production Management

  • Serve as the Box Office manager with direct oversight of all ticket sales for each production. Train and oversee box office volunteers. 

  • Serve as the Executive Producer for each production, with final authority over all aspects of the performance experience, including the artistic quality of the production and the training and oversight of house and stage volunteers. 

  • Meet with production teams prior to their auditions to discuss advertising details, deadlines, and expectations

  • Enter into lease and rental agreements for facilities, equipment and materials as needed for each production. 



  • Oversee all development efforts for RLT. Collect a percentage of the yearly operating budget in sponsorships, donations, program ads and/or grants based on yearly goals.

  • Represent and advocate for RLT in an effort to continually enhance its image, visibility, and influence in the community. Regularly attend community, government and organizational meetings as a representative of RLT. 



  • With the assistance of the Board of Directors, craft each season by choosing productions with artistic quality, marketability, and appeal to wide and varied audiences. 

  • Create/coordinate educational programming.



  • At the beginning of each fiscal year, oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan for the organization and individual productions to ensure the financial goals for each production are met. 

  • Create/oversee creation of media and content that is on-brand and in keeping with the vision of the organization’s mission with help from the graphic designer. 

  • Keep the website and social media accounts up to date. Regular posts via social media to increase reach and visibility. 


Minimum Requirements


  • At least 2 years of experience in a leadership role within a non-profit arts organization and the management of organizational finances. 

  • Experience in development including fundraising, grant writing and cultivation of sponsors and donors. 

  • Proven ability to work independently including establishing work priorities, coordinating multiple projects simultaneously, and implementing and meeting deadlines. 

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, both oral and written, as well as the ability to effectively interact with individuals of varied ages, backgrounds, and abilities. 

  • Strong computer skills and the ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results.

The Executive Director will also need a valid driver’s license and be able to lift 50 pounds. 


A few details…

Hours and location: Schedule will be coordinated with the President of the Board of Directors– night and weekend hours will be necessary and most work will be on site at the theater.


Reports to: Board of Directors

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to Candidate review will continue until the position is filled, references will not be contacted without permission of the candidate. All potential employees must pass a background check.

About us

Born of the American Little Theatre Movement, Rome Little Theatre is proud to be one of the oldest community theatres in the country.  From its founding in 1933 to its WWII hiatus and its 1956 revival, and from its residencies at the Gordon Theatre and the Maple Street Community Center to its current home at the Historic DeSoto Theatre, RLT is woven artfully into the rich, historical fabric of Rome, Georgia.​ For the last 89 years, RLT has been committed to entertaining, engaging, and educating our community through the practice and promotion of the theatre arts. Our success is built on the generous contributions of generations of volunteers, donors, and patrons. As we celebrate our 89th anniversary, we invite you to join us on our journey into the future. RLT strives to be equitable, inclusive and an organizational culture that values a diverse staff, Board, and volunteer community, thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, gender non-conforming and non-binary, neuro-diverse, and people with disabilities to apply.

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