Title: Executive Director

Classification: Exempt

Date: September 21, 2016   


The Executive Director must be a strong leader who not only passionately believes in Boston Court Performing Arts Center’s mission and vision of producing daring and provocative programming that engages a diverse community in vital conversations, but who also has the skills and experience to see both the future potential as well as current needs of the organization. In addition to leading a professional staff, the Executive Director will report directly to, and work collaboratively with, the Board of Directors. This person will have the ability to transform the organization from its current stage to a more mature organization with even greater capabilities of delivering on its long-term vision. This person is ultimately responsible for nurturing strong working relationships with the artistic directors, staff, and the Board of Directors to successfully implement the Center's ongoing activities as well as ensure that Boston Court Performing Arts Center's (BCPAC) fiscal responsibilities, operations, fundraising, sales, marketing, human resources, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization in a manner that is consistent with the established mission, vision and goals.


Strategic Vision and Leadership

  • Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the staff and Board of Directors as well as ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and operational performance against stated milestones and goals.
  • Collaborate with the staff and Board of Directors to refine and implement the strategic plan while ensuring that the priorities are aligned with BCPAC's mission and vision.
  • Provide inspirational leadership and direction to all Directors and staff to ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization.
  • Establish effective decision-making processes that will enable BCPAC to achieve its long and short-term goals and objectives.
  • In partnership with the Board of Directors, shape and oversee the policies and governance decisions adopted by the BCPAC.
  • In partnership with the staff and Board of Directors, help build a diverse and inclusive team, representative of the community, that is highly engaged and willing to leverage and secure resources.

Fund Development

  • Formulate and lead comprehensive fundraising strategies that will ensure consistency throughout the organization and enhance revenues from individual donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations.
  • Ensure that the flow of funds permits BCPAC to make continuous progress towards the achievement of its goals and that those funds are allocated properly to reflect the present need as well as future potential.

Infrastructure and Operations

  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality programs while managing for current and future growth that is consistent with the established mission, vision and goals of the organization.
  • Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications throughout the organization; create and promote a positive, multicultural work environment that supports consistency through the organization's strategy, operational and data collection needs.
  • Oversee the financial status of the organization including developing long and short-range financial plans, monitoring the budget and ensuring sound financial controls are in place. Set financial priorities accurately to ensure the organization is operating in a manner that supports the current and future needs of the Center.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum 5 years of nonprofit senior leadership/management experience preferred.  Arts nonprofit experience preferred, but not required.
  • Board development, fundraising, sales, marketing, operations and financial management experience preferred.
  • A financially savvy and politically astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills, which supports and enables sound decision making.
  • Excellent coalition building skills with the ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions.
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to artistic and business planning.


Send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to:

Paul Jan Zdunek, Interim Executive Director


Address: Paul Jan Zdunek, Interim Executive Director
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
PO Box 60187
Pasadena, CA 91116-6187

Deadline for Applications: October 20, 2016

No phone calls please.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Boston Court Performing Arts Center to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability or age.


Boston Court Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) is dedicated to producing and presenting daring and provocative programming. We serve Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley, and the Greater Los Angeles area with diverse programs in an intimate setting that annually includes four Main Stage theatre productions, over 25 music concerts, a new play festival, a rotating visual art show, and more. 

Updated: 9/21/16

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