Opening: Managing Director

Managing Director

  • Tucson, AZ
  • Part-time

Job Description

We are currently seeking to hire a part-time Managing Director for the Tucson chapter. The Managing Director is responsible for directing and supervising all aspects of finance, marketing, development, general administration, and human resources. The Managing Director will ensure the integrity of the financial, operational and internal control processes and policies for the organization. We are a small organization with the potential for a lot of growth if we can find the right Managing Director to develop the organization to the next level. This position is currently budgeted as a part-time position, while projected to grow under the capable hands of the Managing Director.

The Managing Director directly reports to the Christian Youth Theater Tucson Board of Directors and will work in cooperation with the Artistic Director (if applicable).


  • Strong accounting experience
  • Experience in Non-Profit organizations is preferred
  • Must understand CYT's Mission Statement and Values and Objectives and be willing to incorporate them when performing job-related tasks (no specific religious affiliation is required)
  • Must have experience in business administration with strong management and organizational skills, as well as a keen financial understanding of the company
  • Must have a strong appreciation for the arts and a willingness to learn practices and trends that are specific to running a business in the arts field
  • Proven ability to work in an environment with limited resources
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Creative and resourceful problem solver
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders at all levels, for example: Staff, BOD, Donors, Vendors, Contractors, and Volunteers
  • Must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Complete office Suite, and Quickbooks 
  • Must have desire and ability to be trained in the CYT-required computer programs and systems
  • Managing venue contracts for productions, classes, and rehearsals
  • Managing licensing contracts for productions
  • Oversees and implements marketing plan for CYT Tucson 
  • Maintains contracts for all teachers and artistic team members
  • Ensures website information is current and information is easy to access
  • Prepares needed annual reports for accountant, Treasurer, and other business-related entities as needed
  • Meets regularly with the Treasurer to ensure fiscal responsibility
  • Oversees rental contracts in connection with Rental Liaison
  • Works with marketing content creator for any needed graphics/design

Additional Information

The majority of the time the Managing Director will work remotely and can create their own schedule. There will be times when the Managing Director will be required to be present for shows, events and other activities. 

This is a contracted position at 10-15 hrs/wk, with compensation ranging from $20-30/hr DOE.

Teach for CYT!

CYT Tucson is always seeking teachers in the following areas:
  • Acting
  • Voice/Music
  • Dance (Musical Theater, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop)
  • Technical Theater (Sets, Stage Crew/Stage Management, Costumes, Makeup, etc.)
  • Stage Combat
  • Improv 
A CYT Teacher’s Philosophy
By incorporating CYT’s Values and Objectives into everything he or she does, the CYT teacher strives to build character in students. Pre-planning, organizing, and communicating with the Artistic Director are major steps in reaching this goal. A conscious focus on the students as individuals must be of highest priority at all times, with the content of class instruction designed to meet their needs. A spirit of servanthood is an essential trait of any CYT teacher.

Basic Function:
To train and instruct students in specified area of competence in such a way as to promote the development of character, self-esteem, and confidence.

  • Must understand CYT's Mission Statement and Values and Objectives and be willing to incorporate them when performing job-related tasks.
  • Must have theater experience and/or education pertaining to a class being taught.
  • Must show evidence of ability to use appropriate and effective methods of instruction.

Artistic Teams

We are always seeking positions our current and upcoming season.

Artisitic Team Members Include:
  • Director 
  • Musical Director
  • Choreographer
  • Assistant Director
Artistic Team Members must:
  • Have proficiency, passion and past experience in their expertises:
    • Directors must know and love theater and know the various aspects of mounting a major production. He/She must know how to motivate actors, create stage pictures, inspire cast and crew and lead the entire company to reach their vision.
    • Musical Directors must know how to read music (and play to some extent) and teach rhythm, melodies and harmonies.
    • Choreographers must know and love to teach various styles of dance and be able to tell a story and create stage pictures with movement and dance.
  • Love children, love working with children, and love to see growth in the lives of all children, not just the leads.
  • Be strong moral role models. The children look up to these individuals and the responsibility of being exemplary cannot be overstated. Because we are “Christian Youth Theater,” it is preferred that the Artistic Team understand what it is to be a Christian and live a Christian lifestyle.
  • Be Enthusiastic and encouraging. People always respond better to someone who is positive. Someone who consistently encourages and gives positive reinforcement or will accomplish much more than a leader who is negative, sarcastic and harsh.
  • Demand and strive for excellence. Artistic Team members must not be satisfied with mediocrity. They must be willing to put in the extra time and effort to make sure that a production is the best it can be all things considered
  • Be a team player. They must be excited and willing to work with other people on their artistic team. Each member must be committed to negotiation, compromise and submission to each other. The “good” of the “bigger picture” must be the focus.

Function: Supervises all aspects of the production in conjunction with the rest of the Artistic Team and the parent  committees. Conceptualizes the stage production, directs the actors, and instructs artistic team.

  • Must understand CYT Mission Statement and Values and Objectives and be willing to incorporate them when performing job-related tasks.
  • Must have professional and/or educational experience in theater arts with specific emphasis in directing.
  • Must have experience in, desire and ability to work with children.
  • Must possess the ability to create a positive, organized, and effective learning environment.


Though many shows now have high-quality instrumental tracks, there are still plenty of opportunities for local musicians in the community to utilize their talents for the stage.  From pianists to percussionists, the magic of a live orchestra breathes life and energy into our shows and into the performers.

If you are interested in playing in a future CYT/CCT band or orchestra, please complete the opportunities interest form to be added to our musician contact list.


CYT has endless opportunities for internships of all kinds.  Stage direction, music, choreography, costume design, set building, graphic design, administration, and more!  Working with CYT is a great way to improve your skills, grow your knowledge, and gain experience working in all aspects of theater and business.  Internships happen in our local CYT class and show facilities.
CYT Tucson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CYT Tucson complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

CYT Tucson expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CYT Tucson’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.