Louisville Ballet Seeks Executive Director


Louisville Ballet currently seeks an Executive Director to help lead the organization, alongside Artistic Director Robert Curran, as we celebrate our 70th Anniversary Season and move toward an even brighter future. As the fifth oldest, continuously operating ballet company in the country, Louisville Ballet has made an impact on generations of artists and on the art form, in this community and beyond. The successful candidate for this position will bring a commitment to the growth of the Company, an appreciation for its past, a respect for the art form, a strong capacity for collaborative work, and a strategic, hands-on leadership style.

To find out more the Louisville Ballet Executive Director role and how to become a candidate for this position, please visit Management Consultants for the Arts (MCA) at mca.org for the full position profile and details about how to apply.

Primary roles of the Louisville Ballet Executive Director include:

• Build a deep partnership with the Artistic Director and Board to implement the Company’s current strategic plan and develop future five-year strategies.
• In concert with the Artistic Director, work to create synergy and strong collaboration across the organization.
• Serve as the primary major gifts officer, leading fundraising activities in a strategic and hands-on manner, developing relationships throughout the region, expanding annual contributed revenues, and raising capital funds.
• Expand on successful communication strategies and guide the marketing, external messaging, and outreach of Louisville Ballet with a focus on increasing ticket sales.
• Forge and maintain important external relationships in the Louisville community and act as an external voice and advocate of Louisville Ballet.
• Forge strong relationships with and work actively to continue to build Louisville Ballet’s Board of Directors.
• Establish, develop, and maintain national and international relationships with funders and presenters to increase financial resources and to expose Louisville Ballet to a wider audience.
• Align all human and financial resources (including cash flow, budget, and financial systems) in a way that can sustainably realize the strategic and artistic vision for the Company.
• Manage direct reports, which include the Directors of Development, Marketing, Education, Finance, the Executive Assistant, and any other positions that may fall under the administrative functions of the Company.

Find out more about Louisville Ballet’s Executive Director role and how to apply for this position via Management Consultants for the Arts (MCA) at mcaonline.com.