Something Marvelous is a theatre festival based in Chicago, IL. Each year, we put up a full production, conduct workshops of new plays in collaboration with playwrights, curate a series of special events involving local theatre companies, and lead a dialogue about imagination in the theatre.

Something Marvelous cultivates new works of magical realism and curates a reflective dialogue with the community to examine, broaden, and embolden the genre. Our work uses theatricality to awaken imagination and inspire empathy for new perspectives.

The Executive Director will work closely with our staff to ensure financial health and ongoing growth of the organization.  Every role description on our team is flexible, and can be adjusted to meet the staff member’s interests and strengths.


Executive oversight

-Strategic business planning, including identifying business goals and areas for growth

-Working with the board and staff to ensure overall financial health

-Creating season budgets, subject to board approval

-Managing finances, tracking accounting; ensure season adheres to budget

-Board development & involvement

-Managing box office and organizing front of house staff


-Finding grants, keeping up grant calendar

-Grant writing & submitting proposals

-Fundraising planning and oversight

-Managing donations, sending receipts

-Cultivating ongoing relationships with donors through donor reward and outreach programs

-Identifying and soliciting potential new donors

Instructions to Apply:

Email a resume to Emmi Hilger at festival@somethingmarvelous.org.

To apply for this job email your details to festival@somethingmarvelous.org

Pay Range: $100 stipend
Organization Email Contact: festival@somethingmarvelous.org