Executive Director Job Description
"Adventurous theater in Astoria"

-- The New York Times

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC)

Executive Director – Job Description

$40,000 plus benefits- Full-time

Do you have the ability to forge and strengthen relationships? Enjoy networking? Seek a position where you can impact lives? Want a flexible schedule? Love the arts? Then this job is for you!

Astoria Performing Arts Center, Inc. (APAC) is a growing nonprofit award-winning theater organization with offices located in the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios.  APAC’s mission is to bring high quality theater to Astoria, Queens, in addition to supporting local youth and senior citizens through its robust programing.

On its mainstage, APAC produces revivals and premieres of plays and musicals. APAC also develops new works through readings and workshops. To date, APAC has received over 40 New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations with nine wins as well as an Off-Off Broadway Theatre Review Award.

The full-time Executive Director of APAC serves as the guiding force of the organization and is responsible for the consistent achievement of APACs mission and financial objectives.

You will also be responsible for overall administration, human resources, financial oversight, community outreach, and fundraising.

Flexibility with schedule is vital as managing the theatre company requires some evening and weekend hours.

The Executive Director works closely with and reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

External Relations/Development

  • Sets fundraising strategy with the Board, through grants, special events, and the solicitation of individual and corporate donors.
  • Plan and execute (with help) fabulous events

External Relations/Marketing

  • Oversee APAC outreach and messaging through traditional and non-tradional methods


  • Works collaboratively with the Artistic Director, discussing show selections in advance of a season, and approves final choices.
  • Manages annual community programs – hiring staff, working with schools and community partners

External Relations/Community Outreach

  • Represents APAC at public community events, deepening community ties and raising awareness of APAC’s value and contributions to the Astoria/LIC communities.


  • Supervises house management, concessions, box office, set-up and break down of productions


  • Develops & manages budget

Human Resources

  • Hires and supervises the APAC team

Board of Directors

  • Schedules and attends board meetings, developing agendas with the Board President and framing discussions at the meeting


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to info@apacny.org.



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