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Assistant Director of M.F.A. in Theatre

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Randolph College has an opening for a full-time Assistant Director of M.F.A. in Theatre. The Assistant Director will assist the program director in all aspects of management of the graduate program.


  • Help administer and promote the low-residency graduate program in theatre
  • Work with the program director to manage the day-to-day operations of the program
  • Serve as event coordinator for MFA theatre events
  • Maintain program websites and social media accounts
  • Coordinate travel accommodations for guest faculty and other artists
  • Coordinate graduate residency sessions—food, lodging, transportation, meals, support staff, scheduling, etcetera
  • Help manage MFA program budget
  • Work cooperatively with other offices as needed to complete projects and to facilitate the program
  • Set up and maintain master strategic calendar for graduate program
  • Meet enrollment goals through sales-based admissions and prospect management approach, involving non-standard and varied working hours to provide follow-up and personal attention to prospects, applicants, and deposited students. Recruitment involves some travel, direct mail, e-recruitment and tele-counseling necessary to achieve prospect goals, applicant goals, as well as enrolled student goals.
  • Represent Randolph College mission (mission, values, Honor Code) on and off campus.
  • E-recruitment, data tracking, and contact reporting, including e-mail, Facebook and other types of electronic correspondence.
  • Cultivation of relationships with key influencers such as undergraduate professors, theatre artists, alumni, and faculty, including on and off-campus meetings, correspondence and strategic plans.
  • Strategic planning and development for the graduate program.
  • Additional projects as assigned, which could include:
  • Coordinating or assisting with guest artists
  • Program liaison with college departments and community organizations
  • Supervising student workers
  • Special searches and mailings


  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of theatre field
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and in support of others
  • Superb attention to detail with exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to learn and work comfortably with specialized software and social media.
  • Goal oriented:
  • Committed to recruiting diverse and qualified students
  • Committed to the value of a graduate work in theatre
  • Strong work ethic, enthusiasm, energy, creativity, and sense of humor
  • College degree
  • Driver’s license and good driving record
  • Preferred: M.F.A or other graduate theatre work
  • Preferred: event and theatre management experience
  • Preferred: previous success in management or sales
  • Possible: some undergraduate teaching may be available for qualified applicants.


Some travel in addition to office work. Evening and weekend work is occasionally required. Must be able to work at desk and on computer for long periods of time. May occasionally lift 15/25 lbs. or may walk and/or bend in the performance of the job functions.

For questions about the position, please contact program head and associate professor of theatre Stephanie Earl: You can also learn more on our website

To apply, please send a letter of application, including a statement of professional interests, curriculum vitae or resume, and three references to Human Resources, Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA  24503 or via email (preferred) to Priority given to applications received prior to January 15. The Randolph community values and supports diversity and an inclusive environment. We are particularly interested in hiring candidates who will enrich the diversity of our campus. Randolph is an EOE employer.

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