Artistic Director

Nebraska Shakespeare
Omaha, NE

Nebraska Shakespeare creates entertaining, challenging productions, and immersive educational experiences that connect Nebraska’s diverse community to Shakespeare’s exploration of what it means to be human. On stage, in the classroom, and through collaborative partnerships, they produce spaces of learning, engage with the local community, and inspire everyone through the world of William Shakespeare.

Through the years, Nebraska Shakespeare has continued to expand its programming to meet the growing needs of the community and to celebrate the works of William Shakespeare. In keeping with its mission to engage, educate, and entertain its audiences, Nebraska Shakespeare offers a variety of activities including workshops; film, literary, and production seminars; classes; backstage tours; and the introduction of the state-wide event: Talk Like Shakespeare Day. An early addition to programming was the two-week Camp Shakespeare for students interested in performing Shakespeare.

Nebraska Shakespeare is seeking an Artistic Director with strong leadership skills with enthusiasm about sharing the works of William Shakespeare with the local community.

Nebraska Shakespeare is soliciting applications for an Artistic Director (AD) to be responsible for providing the artistic direction as well as sharing in the administrative responsibilities necessary for successful operation of Nebraska Shakespeare. Partnering with the Executive Director and reporting to the Board, the AD is charged with crafting the artistic vision, shaping seasons, and hiring artistic personnel. The AD will also be responsible for the direction and administration of education-related activities and grants. Specific qualifications include:

  • Solid knowledge of and experience with producing Shakespeare’s works.
  • Prior experience as an Artistic Director at a reputable theatre.
  • Understanding of the methods and techniques of program planning, development, coordination, and evaluation.
  • Track record of providing leadership and direction toward the achievement of an organization’s strategic mission and annual goals.
  • Experience advising the development and communications staff in the creation of compelling collateral designed to entice potential funders and grant partners.
  • Relevant degree with experience in directing and instructing students is desired.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the Nebraska Shakespeare. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected].