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President & Chief Executive Officer - Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc.

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Management
Location: Clearwater, USA
Position: President & Chief Executive Officer
Deadline: July 8, 2011
Posted: May 5, 2011

Job Description / Duties

The Position:

Reporting to the Chairman of the Board, the President & CEO oversees all aspects of Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc., ensuring an efficient, effective, and fiscally sound operation. The President & CEO is charged with sustaining the operation of this not for profit institution through excellent management and business accountability while serving the community through creative and imaginative programming and educational activities.

Ruth Eckerd Hall’s annual budget is approximately $18.2 million with a staff complement of 74 full-time and 156 part-time. Reporting directly to the President & CEO are the Chief Development, Financial, and Information Officers, and the Directors of Education, Entertainment, Marketing, and Operations.


In accordance with the objectives of the Board, the President & CEO provides full oversight of the organization including fund-raising, strategic planning, board relations, financial stability, community engagement, programming oversight, capital needs, and staff management.

Qualifications / Required Skills


A minimum of ten (10) years as a chief executive officer (or senior leadership experience of increasing responsibility) in large, complex performing arts facilities or cultural organizations. This experience should demonstrate a passion for the cultural sector and a vision of how the arts and arts education play a role within the life of a community. This vision of the arts should include pop and rock and other non-classical forms.

Demonstrated leadership in capital/endowment campaigns and annual fund drives.
Experience in working with senior level development staff and boards of directors to plan and implement fund-raising goals, objectives, and policies. Ability to cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from high level individual donors, corporate sponsors, and foundation/government funders in conjunction with a development team and volunteers.

A graduate degree in arts, arts management, or not for profit administration is preferred.

Comprehensive knowledge of many performing arts forms and all aspects of arts venue management. An industry professional with existing networks within the cultural sector.

Experience with historic theatre renovation would be an asset.

A successful track record in managing a complex institution and the ability to lead a senior leadership team to meet strategic, financial, and operational goals.

An articulate champion for the performing arts with advanced oral and written communications skills with the ability to represent Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. to a variety of audiences and in a myriad of settings.

Excellent analytical, financial and organizational skills. The ability to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of stakeholders both inside and outside the organization and to enhance community understanding of the mission and vision of Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc.

Additional Information

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package. Deadline for applications: Friday, July 8, 2011.


Contact Information

Deadline for applications: Friday, July 8, 2011.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of references and salary requirements in confidence to:

Margaret Genovese
Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5B 2J7
Fax: 416/273-3313

For additional information: www.rutheckerdhall.com, www.genovesevanderhoof.com 

Employer Profile

Designed by the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Ruth Eckerd is consistently ranked in the top 5 venues in the world (with seats of 2,500 or less) by industry trade publications. A leading cultural destination since its opening in 1983, Ruth Eckerd Hall presents more than 1,000 performances and events annually to more than 750,000 Tampa Bay residents and visitors. Its educational programs serve nearly one hundred thousand adults and children a year through the Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute, one of the largest and more diverse arts education programs of any performing arts center in North America.

Ruth Eckerd’s 28th season line-up includes Carol Burnett, Harry Connick, Jr., Paul Taylor Dance, Boz Scaggs with Marc Cohn, Paul Taylor Dance Company, The Beach Boys, Earth, Wind & Fire, Grease, Tom Jones, Jeff Beck, Primus, Spring Awakening, Jim Galligan, Rock of Ages, and Boston Pops. Its wide-ranging spectrum of presentations includes dance, rock, opera, Broadway, jazz, classical music and a significant amount of rock and pop/variety, as well as the touring Eckerd Theater Company for young/family audiences. Recent seasons have included such artists and shows as Yo-Yo Ma, Peter Frampton, Joshua Bell, The Color Purple, B.B. King, Alvin Ailey, Bernadette Peters, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Diana Ross, Willie Nelson, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Ruth Eckerd Hall/Richard B. Baumgardner Center for the Performing Arts includes a 2,180-seat, acoustically-perfect auditorium, the Murray Studio Theater (182-seat capacity), the Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute, offices, meeting rooms, banquet/catering and production facilities. In addition Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road brings entertainment to locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. Community partnerships have included summer concerts, the City of St. Petersburg’s Festival of States event, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, a post-game concert series for the Tampa Bay Rays, and collaboration with the National Center of Creative Aging.

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