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Organizational Overview

Currently celebrating its 90th anniversary, Barter Theatre is a repertory company of resident artists dedicated to serving others by creating world-class theater in the heart of Appalachia with an operating budget of $6M. Barter’s vision is to maintain a sustainable model of producing world-class theater that entertains, engages, and connects artists and audience, while reflecting the inherently Appalachian values of hard work, generosity, service, and story. Barter produces musicals, classic plays, and new work March-December including the nationally renowned initiatives Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights and Black Stories Black Voices. 

Managing Director

Reporting to the Producing Artistic Director (PAD) and in close partnership with the Director of Finance, Barter’s Managing Director serves as the administrative head within the organization. The MD position requires a decisive leader who takes into account the input of others, with an emphasis on deep collaboration with the PAD, the senior staff, and the Board of Directors. An eye for innovation is also key. Essential elements of the MD role include income generation (contributed and earned), budget development, ongoing financial monitoring/adjustment, personnel management, and ambassadorship for and commitment to Appalachia’s civic, philanthropic, and artistic community.

Communications Manager

Barter Theatre’s Communications Manager is the lead copywriter and project manager for the Marketing department. The ideal candidate will be an organized, focused self-starter with excellent written and oral communication skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment
Equal employment opportunity and an inclusive and representative staff are fundamental at Barter Theater. Our employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, political position, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
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