Join us for a polished reading of a new script, a Shakespearean reimagining of John Hughes’ 1985 movie The Breakfast Club, written and directed by Michael Shaeffer, the mind behind Caddy Shakes.
This FST Fall Fundraiser is on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Palace Theater inside Pioneer Park.  Doors open at 7 pm.  FST Drama Troupe performs an opening act at 7:30 pm.  Thee Breakfast Club reading starts at 8 pm.  Beer, wine, prizes and auctions throughout the night.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Buy your tickets HERE.  This show WILL sell out! 


Producing Artistic Director (hereafter “Director”) Position


Overview: This is the leadership position for the entirety of Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre (hereafter “FST”).  FST requires a person to move the Company forward into a sustainable financial/artistic/production position.  In the early stages, this position will include administrative, development and education responsibilities. FST is seeking an individual who displays attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

Employment period:  Director will work part time, but will need to be available for 5 months of the year in the following manner:  1 month for the annual Bard-a-thon in Fairbanks; three months May 15 – August 15 in Fairbanks; 1 month (equivalent), flexibly and with consultation with the Board of Directors. This final month’s work can be from a remote location.

Compensation: Director will be paid a rate equivalent to $22-$29 per hour, depending on experience, for 5 months of work annually.



  • Curate, develop, implement, and evaluate season programming (Mainstage and other artistic productions and fundraisers)
  • Approve the Education productions for the Groundlings and Fledglings (child and teen camps)
  • Select, hire and evaluate all artists, production team members and educators
  • Establish artistic goals and maintain standards and quality for productions


  • Recruit and evaluate production team
  • Production Manager for Mainstage production, Education camps, fundraisers and Bard-a-thon
  • Develop production budgets and calendars


  • Research and solicit donor prospects and engage with major donors
  • Create and market year-round opportunities for donating/giving to the theatre
  • Establish and manage a donor database in order to thank donors
  • Support the development of annual business campaign tools for sponsorship and advertising
  • Grant writing, reporting and research
  • Manage relationships with foundation program officers and boards
  • Institutional Outreach/Advocacy
  • Maintain relationships with community groups and governmental entities

Strategy and Assessment

  • Hold theatre accountable to mission and values
  • Identify opportunities to  advance theatre’s strategic goals 
  • Facilitate annual strategic planning/assess benchmarks with board of directors

Operations and Oversight

  • Craft and ensure implementation of enterprise wide systems and processes for operations

Financial Planning and Oversight

  • Developing the annual budget, including providing monthly financial reporting and forecasting, cash flow management, responsible for capital spending and expenditures approval
  • Develop and maintain budget with staff, including multi-year budget planning


  • Maintain relationships with artists locally, statewide, and nationally
  • Represent the theatre to the public and media
  • Maintains standards and branding and image in marketing materials

Board of Directors Development and Support

  • Point of contact for Board relations; maintain open communication with board
  • Attend Board meetings and committees and prepare reports
  • Support strategic planning at the Board level

Please note that successful applicants will pass a background and criminal record check.


Please provide the FST board of directors a copy of your resume, three professional references (including email and phone numbers), and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.


Via email to by 5pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019


Mailed with postmark by Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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