Teatro seeks to fill management position

Friends of Teatro,

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve Teatro Visión as interim Managing Director for the past two and a half years. Together with our amazing staff, artists, and board of directors, we've established MACARIO as a Día de los Muertos tradition for San José, engaged with thousands of local youth through our teatro classes and student matinee performances, and significantly improved our financial situation in the wake of a near collapse.

As many of you are aware, I will be running for a seat on the San José City Council in 2016. In order to ensure continuity of dedicated leadership and success for Teatro, I will be stepping down from my position as of January 1st, and the Board of Directors has issued the following Request for Qualifications to fill a new management position. I will be staying on in an advisory capacity as the incoming manager gets up to speed.

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every member of the Teatro Família for everything you've done and continue to do to support our unique and vital work. I look forward to seeing you all very soon in the community — or at the theater!

Peter Allen
Managing Director

Request for Qualifications - Opportunity in Theatre Arts


Teatro Visión is a Chicano/Latino theater company in San Jose, California with a mission to celebrate culture, nurture community, and inspire vision through engagement, education, and performance. Our work is nationally recognized for creating an empowering sense of identity, building respect and understanding, and exploring the social and psychological experiences of Latinos. Because we are committed to a vision infused by the voices and experiences of our community, our primary purpose is to encourage and inspire our audiences and program participants to take leadership to improve their quality of life.

Since 1984, Teatro Visión has commissioned, developed, and produced over 60 plays for an audience of more than 140,000 patrons. We provide free or low-cost performances via partnerships with more than 100 local schools and organizations. An open pricing structure and bilingual presentations ensure that our work remains accessible to a broad spectrum of our community. Our education programming encourages youths to strengthen their critical thinking, self-confidence, communication, and problem-solving skills.

In spite of the recent economic recession, Teatro Visión continues to engage with our community of patrons, donors, and advocates and with a new generation of supporters.

Contract Period

January 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016

Scope of Work

The Board of Directors is seeking an individual(s) who will be able to meet the following Scope of Work:

  • Grants & Sponsorships (grant writing, research, strategy)
  • Planning & Development (fundraising, programs)
  • Fiduciary Compliance (partner with Treasurer and accounting services to prepare budgets, monthly financial reports, and tax filings)
  • Board & Staff Support (agendas, minutes, monthly meetings)
  • External Communications (funder/donor relations, website, social media)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years in nonprofit leadership (Board Member and/or Director)
  • Experience in business management.
  • Experience working with foundations

Preferred but Not Required

  • Experience in nonprofit arts
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English

To Apply

Please submit a letter of intent and qualifications (resume, CV, etc.) to Peter Allen via email at [email protected] no later than 5pm PST on Friday, December 4, 2015.

Applicants selected for an interview will be notified by Monday, December 7th.

Interviews will be conducted in San José on Wednesday, December 9th, beginning at 7pm and Friday, December 11th, beginning at 2pm. Applicants will be asked to provide at least three (3) professional references at their interview.

All applicants will be notified of the Board’s final decision by Friday, December 18th.