Job Openings

Little Fish Theatre seeks independent contractors year-round for design and stage management on a per show basis.

To be considered, please submit your resume, portfolio website, or other applicable materials and references to Managing Director at

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  • Managing Director

Job Title: Managing Director
Job Grade: Non-Exempt
Company: Little Fish Theatre (a DBA of Shakespeare by the Sea)
Compensation: $1500 monthly salary DOE (approx. 20 hrs/ week)
Address: 777 S Centre St, San Pedro, CA 90731
Reports to: Producing Artistic Director

Little Fish Theatre (LFT), which opened in 2002, presents a year-round season of new, classic and contemporary works at a facility located at 777 Centre Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. We’re currently seeking a part-time Managing Director to oversee the day-to-day operations of the theatre.

Role of the Managing Director:
The Managing Director reports to the Board of Directors and works in partnership with the Producing Artistic Director, Lisa Coffi, as the Theatre’s executive team. The Managing Director plays an integral role in the development and execution of the organization’s strategic plan in addition to day-to-day administrative activities, including

  • Administration: The Managing Director hires and supervises production staff, recruits and trains the volunteer staff and exercises responsible stewardship of all resources within the organization and collaborates with the Artistic Director to ensure the optimum balance of artistic quality, financial strength, and institutional integrity.
  • Financial Management: The Managing Director works with the Artistic Director to develop an annual budget to support the organization’s programmatic and institutional priorities. The Managing Director is responsible for monthly financial reporting, budget performance, forecasting, cash flow projections and maintenance of the accounting systems.
  • Audience Development/Earned Income: The Managing Director works with staff to plan and implement audience development activities including marketing strategies, public relations and promotional events for season and single ticket sales campaigns, as well as seasonal, production and program sponsorships.
  • Fundraising: The Managing Director works with the Board and staff to strategize fundraising activities of the theater, including individual gifts, Board gifts, special events, corporate giving, government support and foundation grants.
  • Planning: The Managing Director works with the Producing Artistic Director, Board and staff to create and execute long-term marketing and fundraising strategies that will sustain the fiscal and operational health of the Theatre.
  • Board of Directors: The Managing Director serves, with the Producing Artistic Director, as the primary staff liaison to the Board. The Managing Director assists the Board’s leaders as appropriate with the recruitment, education and development of Board members and works closely with Board committees to engage the members in the service of Little Fish Theatre.
  • Advocate: The Managing Director helps to advance the relationship between the Theatre and various local and regional organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups, community and local business groups and arts organizations. The Managing Director/Producing Artistic Director team presents the public face of Little Fish Theatre and the Managing Director may be called upon to speak to private and public organizations and to the press.

The ideal candidate will:

– Have a bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of five years experience with a nonprofit or for-profit organization in a management/leadership role. Experience in fundraising, Board relations, marketing and prior experience with a theatre company is highly desirable.

– Have strong business skills and experience in budgeting, and creating long-term budgets and goals, and financial management. Salesforce or Patron Manager experience a plus!

– Demonstrate experience and capacity to lead, manage, motivate, inspire, train and collaborate with staff, artists, Board and volunteers.

– Have the ability to successfully develop and implement long-term strategic and annual tactical plans.

– Be a highly motivated self-starter with strong computer skills and experience with Quickbooks, MS Office, Google Docs, Dropbox, Social Media platforms and Mailchimp.

– Exhibit stamina and a strong work ethic, as well as the flexibility to deal with unpredictable pressures and a variable flow of work activity with a small administrative staff.

– Be able to speak and write persuasively and serve as a spokesperson for the Theatre in public and to the media.

– Demonstrate experience and interest in supervising/managing fundraising campaigns and identifying new sources and increased levels of contributed income.

– Have a working knowledge of artistic production including intellectual property rights and contracts.

– Have experience and knowledge of marketing, advertising and public relations activities, particularly as they relate to growing ticket and other earned income revenue.

– Demonstrate a passion for theatre and the connection between a professional company and its community.

**NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as requested.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to with up to two references that can speak to your experience with subject line
“Managing Director Coordinator Position.”
Please no calls.