Artistic Director of Heritage Theatre Festival – Job Opportunity

The University of Virginia Department of Drama is currently in search of an Artistic Director for the Heritage Festival Theatre. Below you will find the full description of the position that is an identical description of the position for posting or forwarding to colleagues who might be interested in this position. The application deadline for this position is February 1, 2017.

University of Virginia:Artistic Director of the Heritage Theatre Festival

The University of Virginia Department of Drama announces a search for an Artistic Director of the Heritage Theatre Festival (HTF), the University’s professional summer theatre festival. The HTF Artistic Director will hold a faculty position in the Department of Drama.

As the HTF Artistic Director the successful candidate will engage in preparation and ongoing collaboration with creative and management teams during the academic year, and be in residence during the summer festival season. Building on the success of the HTF, the successful candidate will create a long-term vision for the festival and provide executive and artistic direction that aligns with that vision. The Artistic Director will plan and manage the annual summer season, including budgeting, selecting and casting the season, hiring the artistic team, supervising staff, fundraising and community engagement.

As a member of the Drama teaching faculty the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues and students to create rich educational experiences throughout the academic year and during the Heritage Theatre Festival summer season.

This is a full-time, academic position open to candidates qualified to teach in the BA/MFA programs; the successful candidate will engage in the department’s academic production season in the candidate’s area of expertise. Depending on qualifications, the position could be open rank tenured/tenure-track or open rank non-tenure track General Faculty. All applicants must have a terminal degree in theatre or commensurate level of professional experience. For tenured/tenure track consideration, strong evidence of creative work in the performing arts is expected.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0619960 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest; a curriculum vitae or professional resume; contact information for three references. The application deadline is midnight (EST), February 1, 2017. The anticipated appointment start date is July 25, 2017.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Theresa Lamb at

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.