Opera House Arts (OHA) in Stonington, Maine is seeking a full-time Executive Director to lead a non-

profit, multidisciplinary arts organization that stages Actors Equity productions in the summer and offers

arts and education programming year around. OHA’s mission and programming are grounded in

relationships with OHA’s Community Advisory Board, artists and theater professionals, teaching artists

and students, local schools, community partners, local town officials and businesses, state and other

entities, individual donors, foundations and supporters.

The ideal candidate will have strong leadership, management, development and strategic planning

experience, the ability to work effectively with the Board of Directors and staff, and a strong interest in

community engagement. This person must be a visionary leader with a background in leading a

community-based organization -- experience with an arts organization is a plus. They will need to be

comfortable living with an island community on a vibrant yet remote part of the Down East Maine coast.

Competitive candidates will have demonstrated success with and interest in the responsibilities of the OHA

Executive Director, including leadership and strategy; community relations; interaction with donors;

finance, budgeting, accounting; and administration. They will need to be comfortable living in an island

community on a vibrant yet remote part of the Down East Maine coast.


Click here for full description of responsibilities and minimum qualifications.


To apply, please send cover letter and résumé to Chair, search@operahousearts.org

or mail to Opera House Arts, P.O. Box 56, Stonington ME 04681.

Application deadline: September 30, 2020.


Opera House Arts is seeking a Development Associate to provide assistance with all aspects of individual giving program, including maintaining donor records, cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospective donors, and providing assistance with grant program and corporate giving. This position will work collaboratively with other members of the Opera House staff, both full-time and seasonal, and reports to the General Manager.


Tasks include:

  • Manage EasyWare donor database, including gift entry and donor information tracking while maintaining high standards of accuracy.

  • Support the implementation of paper mail and e-mail appeals, acknowledgement letters, 
    and invitations in a timely manner while ensuring the highest quality.

  • Assist with special events, including opening and closing parties, major donor, volunteer,
    and outreach receptions.

  • Help to maintain paper files consistent with best practices and IRS requirements.

  • Provide support to the Director of Development for logistics associated with the annual 
    fundraising gala and other development events.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.

  • Efficient and organized working style.

  • Proficiency with databases and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel

  • Aptitude for problem solving.

  • Experience with non-profit work and/or interest in the performing arts a plus!


Opera House Arts seek dependable, outgoing individuals who enjoy the arts and safely interacting with the public to join our Front of House team. Current responsibilities include at our outdoor event location, where all COVID-19 safety precautions are in place and strictly followed: preparing nightly house manager reports OR setting up and projecting movie; parking cars or seating individuals using socially-distanced regulations; preparing concession bundles; supervising volunteers. Projectionist candidates must be able to lift 25 pounds. Each position is 8-10 hours per week, late weekend evenings.


If interested, please send email to: info@operahousearts.org. No calls please.

© 2020 by Opera House Arts at the Stonington Opera House

207.367.2788 | info@operahousearts.org

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