Mixed Blood Theatre

Reports to: Artistic Director (AD) 

Works with: Board of Directors (BOD) 

Direct reports: 5 to 6 [FTEs & PTEs] 

Status: Full-time Exempt 

Salary: $55,000-75,000/year


Using theater to disrupt injustice, model equity, and create community, Mixed Blood Theatre has invited the global  village into its audience and onto its stage for its unique brand of challenging, inclusive, and predictably unpredictable  theatre since 1976. Winner of numerous awards for its human rights and artistic accomplishments, Mixed Blood pays  positive attention to differences and champions access; its ground-breaking commitment to access, Radical  Hospitality, is nationally renowned.  Located in the Minneapolis’ Cedar Riverside neighborhood, Mixed Blood is a point  of assembly for residents and organizations and leads audiences to a much larger world, spawning a ripple effect of  social change.  Mixed Blood has no debt, owns its own facility, and has an operating reserve. 

MISSION STATEMENT: Using theater to illustrate and animate, Mixed Blood models pluralism in pursuit of  interconnections, shared humanity, and engaged citizenry 

VISION STATEMENT: As a beacon for the global village of Minnesota and beyond, Mixed Blood will champion equity  and animate social change through exceptional artistry, catalytic relationships, and universal access.  

Radical Hospitality is core to Mixed Blood’s organizing principles. We model reciprocity, inclusion, and genuine  welcoming to build relationships. We seek to make theatre beneficial by engaging with individuals and communities  for whom theatre and the arts have not been available due to lack of resources, racism, physical accessibility, gender  discrimination, or other barriers. We strive to ensure that the nature, content, and practices embedded in our work  are founded in integrity and equity, and engage the breadth and depth of our many communities. 

POSITION SUMMARY – Managing Director 

The Managing Director (MD) manages all of Mixed Blood’s administrative, human resources and operations functions;  cultivates resources supporting the theatre’s social justice-rooted mission and vision; nurtures reciprocity, inclusion,  and openness among the staff; and oversees brand & marketing management. The MD is a thought partner to the  Artistic Director (AD) in developing and implementing strategies at all levels of the organization. The MD position  requires strong planning, analysis, fundraising, management, and finance skills.  The MD oversees strategic planning  and implementation in partnership with the AD and the Board of Directors, supports the Board through reporting and  communications, and serves on Board committees as appropriate. The ideal candidate can represent and speak clearly  about the mission, vision, and values of Mixed Blood and its programming and aspirations to effect cultural change. 


Lead annual budgeting process  

Create forecast and cash flow projections; manage cash flow and monitor spending to budget

Supervise A/P, A/R and payroll; manage A/R, including collections 

Oversee financial reporting and annual audit; provide reports as needed to staff, board, and outside entities

Adhere to sound financial management policies and strategies, and establish new as necessary

Manage and invest assets in consultation with AD and BOD 


Oversee development strategy creation, in partnership with the Development Director; and input from select staff

Cultivate and oversee that all major gifts and institutional funding relationships remain healthy

Guide the creation, management and monitoring of a donor relations/individual giving plan

Oversee event planning for donors, members, and other stakeholders 

Brand/Marketing Management & External Communications 

Frame and direct how Mixed Blood’s brand is reflected to stakeholders in support of the mission

Maintain organization brand guidelines and ensure staff and contractors leverage as appropriate

Fuse Mixed Blood’s notion of Radical Hospitality within all key operations 

Operations/General Management 

Manage all insurance(s), licenses, and regulatory compliance 

Execute legal contracts: facilities, union, personnel, vehicle leasing, lodging leases, storage, materials licensing, etc.

Oversee facilities/property management 

Maintain service organization memberships 

Human Resources Management 

Supervises Marketing/Communications Director, Development Director, and Bookkeeper

Establish and review core work plans and assignments and help direct staff priorities on an ongoing basis

Support direct report’s attainment of goals by providing internal and or external resources

Ensure a supportive work environment by fostering culture that values diversity, inclusion, and equity.

▪ Oversee recruitment and hiring, and performance management processes including documentation 

This job description is not exhaustive and is subject to review in conjunction with the post holder and according to  future changes/developments. The employee may be required to perform duties outside of this description as  operationally required and at the discretion of the Artistic Director when applicable. 


Our ideal candidate demonstrates a core belief in and practice of the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion; is a change agent, creative community connector, committed team builder, and energetic self-starter with the  following attributes: 

Min. of 3 years non-profit management experience; demonstrated ability to manage time, tasks, money, quality  and staff of at least 3 persons 

Demonstrated strength in non-profit financial management, including creation/use of non-profit financial reports

Fundraising experience and acumen with proven results;  

Successful track record of identifying, cultivating, and soliciting contributions with strong interpersonal skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills  

Ability to navigate interpersonal and group dynamics and in setting a positive work environment

Creative, methodological process orientation and strong analytical skills 

Ability to set strategic direction and execute such strategy effectively 

Positive, entrepreneurial spirit 

Hands-on, detail-oriented mentality 

Self-motivated, collaborative, organized, able to manage multiple priorities 

Working knowledge of database management 

Mixed Blood Theatre is committed to advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. MBT does not discriminate on  the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation,  gender identity, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. We encourage people of all  backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and  others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Successful  candidates will commit to an equitable and inclusive workplace, including but not limited to: racial equity, accessibility  for individuals with disabilities, use of gender inclusive language, and cultural sensitivity.

Please introduce yourself and share your resume with us at jobs@mixedblood.com by November 20, 2020