Jobs

Penumbra Theatre is currently looking for the following positions:

ARTS DIRECTOR

Penumbra seeks a visionary, institutionally-minded leader who is dedicated to the health and vitality of Black legacy institutions and whose ethos, aesthetic, and body of creative work expresses a clear commitment to Black theatre and its inherent values. The Arts Director (AD) is responsible for designing and implementing an artistic vision for Penumbra that builds upon the organization’s powerful legacy and lights the way for its bright future. Charged with integrating the arts throughout the organization, the AD will design artistic engagements for the stage and beyond; this includes galleries within our space, and arts-based curricula to train and support creative resiliency for users. The AD will curate balanced and provocative seasons that invite artists and audiences alike into deeper contemplation, understanding, love, celebration, and appreciation for Black culture and Black people. Working in concert with the director of Penumbra’s New Work Development Lab, the AD will nurture Penumbra’s artistic company with opportunities for professional development, growth, and advancement. Penumbra’s performing and visual arts programming should engage current audiences, cultivate new audiences, and create opportunities for community engagement and partnership.

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EQUITY DIRECTOR

As we evolve into a Center for Racial Healing, Penumbra is seeking a dynamic, rigorous, and experienced leader to create distinctive programming that equips diverse constituents to advance equity locally and nationally. Penumbra has been operating equity programs for nearly two decades, training individuals and communities locally and nationally. Clients include nonprofits, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, faith institutions, state and federal agencies, and commercial businesses. Penumbra’s unique approach to racial equity work leverages the arts to build empathy, nurture creativity, and build resiliency. Our practical tools urge clients to build custom plans to advance equity from their unique vantage point.

Penumbra seeks a visionary, institutionally-minded leader who is dedicated to the health and vitality of Black legacy institutions, and whose ethics and body of social justice work expresses a clear commitment to racial equity and racial healing. The Equity Director (ED) is responsible for designing and implementing an equity vision for Penumbra that builds upon the organization’s powerful legacy and lights the way for its bright future. The ED will curate annual programs that invite learners of all ages into deeper contemplation, understanding, love, and appreciation for Black people and culture; it will also serve as a place to build solidarity with communities and cultures across the Global Majority.

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WELLNESS DIRECTOR

Penumbra is seeking a dynamic, rigorous, and experienced leader to create distinctive programming that resources diverse constituents toward more health and resiliency. At Penumbra, racial healing sits at the confluence of three rivers: art, equity, and wellness. In addition to producing powerful art, our celebrated black theatre company has been operating equity programs for nearly two decades by training individuals and communities locally and nationally. Wellness practices have been slowly integrated into our equity and leadership development training curricula, but we do not have a comprehensive wellness program to date. As we evolve into a Center for Racial Healing, Penumbra seeks a visionary, institutionally-minded leader who is dedicated to the health and vitality of Black legacy institutions and whose ethics and body of wellness work expresses a clear commitment to racial equity and racial healing.

The Wellness Director (WD) will work in collaboration with the President to design and implement a wellness vision that includes services, resources, classes, and opportunities for retreat for clients. The wellness program at Penumbra will strive to address the stress and resultant chronic health outcomes that Black, indigenous, and other people of color experience due to enduring and dismantling racism in the United States. Programs designed to support embodied anti-racism work for white clients will also be required.

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