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Click here to apply online – accepting applications through September 8, 2021

Position Overview
Circle Cinema Foundation is seeking a full-time Executive Director to lead the organization into our next phase of growth and development. As Tulsa’s only remaining classic movie theatre that originally opened in 1928, and now operates as Tulsa’s only non-profit film arts organization, we are promoters of community, diversity, creativity, the arts, and filmmakers both local and from around the world.

The job of Executive Director (ED) offers an opportunity to bring strong leadership, vision and creativity to a highly successful organization that is poised for an even greater impact on the cultural community of the eastern Oklahoma area through innovative programming, unique films, and educational events.

Essential Duties
The ED is responsible for the leadership, management, and financial viability of Circle Cinema, consistent with the strategic direction set forth by the Board of Directors of the Circle Cinema Foundation. A passion for, belief in, and ability to speak to the power of cinematic art is an important requirement of the job. The ED will lead the entire staff of Circle Cinema and will report directly to the Board President. The ED will also be in close contact with the Board’s executive committee, along with board members at large.

The ED will be responsible for establishing and executing a creative vision for the Circle that builds on its strengths, expands its established audience, and creates space for continued growth; as well as raising funds needed to support our direction.

Circle Cinema is committed to using film to foster understanding and appreciation of the diversity of the human experience and create community among the viewers in the restored historic theatre. The ED must share this commitment and demonstrate an ability to reflect these values in all aspects of Cinema operations, including but not limited to: Board and staff recruitment and development, programming, outreach, fundraising, marketing, and communications. A successful ED will need to carry out the Cinema’s mission with a commitment to service for all, including communities that have been under-served, exploited or marginalized by systemic racism, prejudice, and neglect.

The applicant must be a relationship builder with a proven capacity, willingness and talent for networking and fundraising. The ED must be able to address individuals and audiences in a variety of settings to articulately communicate the values, vision and needs of the organization. Strong business management skills and financial acumen are vital. Responsibilities include oversight of day-to-day operations, membership, volunteers, care and maintenance of equipment, facilities, and technological systems.

Having experience in non-profit governance is essential and having the ability to lead a non-profit organization is of paramount importance. The ED must be able to work with a highly skilled, creative, and engaged staff, and must support and empower them to function in their independent roles. The ED needs to communicate and collaborate with many constituencies – the Board, staff, public audiences, Circle members, filmmakers and guest artists, volunteers, business and community leaders, government officials, and donors and other funders. Leading an independent cinema necessitates the flexibility to manage a variable work schedule that may frequently include evening and weekend events. Physical requirements include standing for extended periods.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University required.

Applicants must have at least three to five years’ experience in an executive or senior staff role in a nonprofit organization; and demonstrated significant development success. Applicants with film arts management experience a plus.

How to Apply

Click here to apply online

If unable to apply online, resume and cover letter may be mailed to:
Beth Bovaird, VP, Circle Cinema Foundation
10 S. Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104