Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Board of Directors

The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Board of Directors is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) governing board that through a partnership agreement with the Town oversees the theatre operation with the support of Town staff.  There are eight (8) members on the JRT Board of Directors, four who are appointed by the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen, and four who are appointed by the full JRT Board itself.  Members are appointed to three (3) year terms.

 

Theatre Oversight

The JRT Board provides on-going oversight of the Theatre operation including establishing operating polices, approving plays and schedules, and providing on-going financial oversight.  The JRT Board determines tickets prices, instructor and technical staff compensation, as well as the compensation of part-time staff paid by directly through the JRT Fund.

 

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Board Officers and Organizational Structure

As a 501(c)(3) organization, the JRT Board elects officers from the eight (8) person membership. 

Current JRT Board Officers and staff are:

(If the name is highlighted, click for an email link.)

      Joe Florence        President  423.753.4137
  Nancy Kavanaugh    Secretary 
 
  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Treasurer   423.361.0442
  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Box Office Manager  423.788.3403
  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   House Manager  423.383.7382
  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Publicity Coordinator  

 

The current organizational structure of the JRT Board is as follows:

      Joe Florence      BMA appointed  
  Nancy Kavanaugh    BMA appointed  
  vacant   BMA appointed  
  Terry Countermine   BMA appointed  
  Janette Gaines   JRT appointed  
  Krista Wharton   JRT appointed  
  Teresa Bishop   JRT appointed  
  Sharon Squibb   JRT appointed  
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  Artistic Director - Staff  
  Rachel Conger   Recreation Director – Staff  
  Bob Browning    Town Administrator – Staff  

 

Board members are appointed for three (3) year terms, and they continue to serve until they are re-appointed or replaced.

 

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Artistic Director

The JRT Artistic Director is a contractual employee of the Town.  The Artistic Director is provided a base salary and is paid a percentage of the net-profits from the JRT Main Stage productions.  The Artistic Director is a full-time employee responsible for providing direction for all plays, all JRT programs and activities, and providing staff support and leadership for JRT Committees.

 

The Artistic Director is hired by action of the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen.  When a vacancy occurs in the Artistic Director’s position, the position is advertised and interviews are undertaken by the JRT Board.  The JRT Board recommends their selection to the Town Board.  As a contractual employee of the Town, the Artistic Director is accountable to the Town Administrator and Board of Mayor and Aldermen.  However, the Artistic Director provides monthly reports to both the JRT Board and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and is evaluated by the JRT Board.

 

Additional Staff

The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Board of Directors as a 501(c)(3) governing body has the authority to hire additional JRT staff and compensate them through the separate JRT Fund.  Four (4) additional part-time positions have been authorized by the JRT Board.

 

House Manager

Responsible for the overall condition of the theatre facility and the technical equipment – including sound and lighting – necessary to undertake quality productions and to operate in the building.

 

Box Office Manager

Oversees ticket sales and concessions.  The JRT sells tickets through a ticketing software program managed by the Town.  The Box Office Manager oversees theatre ticket sales and the operation of the Stage Door facility, which is immediately adjacent to the Theatre and houses the box office and concession sales.  The Stage Door is also used for rehearsals, storybook parties, and reception rentals, all scheduled by the Box Office Manager.

 

Publicity Manager  

The JRT pays a part-time person to handle the development and implementation of publicity plans for each JRT production.  The Publicity Manager is responsible for posters, print media, interviews on TV and radio, and all social media.

 

The three part-time positions are directly responsible to the JRT Artistic Director and the JRT Board.  The positions are compensated through production revenues.

 

Education Director

The Education Director oversees all of the education classes including Musical Theatre, Tap, Introduction to Theatre, Light Design, Theatre Basics, and Voice using the Alexander Technique. In addition, the Education Director oversees the JRT Players. For information about education classes, click HERE.

 

Programs and Activities

The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre has a comprehensive program that includes:

  • At least eight (8) main stage productions each year
  • An education program for adults and children including musical theatre, tap, introduction to theatre, light design, sound design and voice.
  • JRT Players – a program that takes quality productions into schools, senior centers, assisted living centers, veteran’s hospital, etc.
  • JRT Singers, providing musical entertainment to centers, veteran’s hospital, Valentine Singing Grams
  • Storybook Characters – parties for children with princesses and storybook characters

 

JRT Committees

In addition to the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Board of Directors, the Theatre operates with the following committees:

  • Play Finding Committee – Group of individuals with extensive theatre backgrounds that work with the Artistic Director to develop a schedule of main stage productions a year in advance of the performance season.
  • Friends of the JRT- A large support group that helps with First Night Galas, box office and concession operations, costume labeling and storage, and numerous other support activities

 

Meetings

The Jonesborough Board of Directors meets monthly, and click HERE for meeting schedule.  Meetings are typically at 6 pm, but times and dates may vary based on rehearsal schedules.  Meetings are usually held at the Historic Eureka Inn conference room, and are open to the public. The August 22nd meeting agenda is HERE.

 

More information about the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre can be found HERE.

 

 

Financial Management

All revenues and expenses related to the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre operation are accounted for by the Town Recorder's office.  Detailed financial reports are reviewed monthly by the JRT Board of Directors and are provided to the Town Board in its monthly Finance Report.  This financial operation of the JRT is reviewed along with the entire Town’s financial record keeping operation by the Blackburn, Childers and Steagall: the firm auditing the Town each year.

 

Volunteers – Friends of the JRT

The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre is a non-profit community theater and all cast members volunteer a tremendous number of hours in rehearsal to provide quality performances to the Jonesborough community.  The need for volunteer assistance in many other areas is substantial including concession sales, ushers, set building, sound and lighting technicians, costume management, donation and sponsorship solicitation, advertisement sales, etc.  Volunteers are greatly needed and appreciated. The Friends of JRT meet once a month. Individuals wanting to assist the JRT are encouraged to contact the JRT Artistic Director at 423.791.4440 or the Box Office Manager.

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