Employment & Internship Opportunities





The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

These general position outlines illustrates the type of work that characterizes the Job Classification. They are not an all-encompassing statements of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.




The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts invites applications and referrals for the position of Executive Director. Click here for a full job description.


Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Flynn and is charged with external and community relations, fund-raising, strategic planning, and artistic and programming policy, as well as operational, financial, and administrative management. 

Senior staff who report to the Executive Director include the Artistic Director, Chief Financial Officer, the Directors of Education, Development, Human Resources, IT, Production, Marketing, and Facilities, and the Managing Director of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. 

With an annual budget of $7.7 million, the Flynn has 35 FTE staff members, as well as box office and front of house staff, production crew, and teaching artists.  Each year it employs over 270 people, including full and part-time employees.  It receives broad support from its community with a pool of nearly 400 volunteers and a dedicated Board of Trustees of 27. 

The Flynn is known nationally for its breadth of exciting, innovative, and significant programming.  As well, it is the proud home of many thriving Vermont arts groups including Lyric Theatre, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Stage, the Vermont Youth Orchestra, and the UVM Lane Series.  Additionally the Flynn produces and provides artistic direction for the ten-day Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, in association with Burlington City Arts.

Its public spaces include a 1,411-seat proscenium original auditorium (restored to its Art Deco splendor), the 180-seat intimate black box/cabaret space (Flynn Space), a gallery with rotating exhibits of area artists, two education studios, and adjoining lobbies.  The Flynn has Tessitura as its CRM software.  


The ideal candidate will have seven to ten years senior management experience in the cultural sector, preferably in a performing arts venue, and a proven track record of collaboration, innovation, and forward thinking.   A degree in arts and/or business administration or equivalent experience in the field would be desirable.

The new Executive Director will have demonstrated leadership in inspiring a positive and highly engaged work force, as well as fund-raising experience and superior analytical, financial, and organizational credentials.

Other necessary characteristics include a passion for the performing arts and arts education, political savvy and diplomacy, exceptional oral and written communication skills, a record of accomplishment in building community participation and cross-cultural partnerships, and the ability to work respectfully with a broad spectrum of differing lifestyles and backgrounds.

The Executive Director must be a strategic thinker and relationship builder: someone who maintains a high professional profile, secures financial resources, exhibits a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and develops unique collaborative relationships with other organizations.


A track record in building and nurturing excellent management teams and the personal leadership qualities, political acumen, tact and patience required to negotiate and manage successfully a complex operation.  

Demonstrated leadership in annual fund drives and endowment building. Experience in working with senior level development staff and boards of directors to plan and implement fund-raising goals, objectives, and policies.  Ability to cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from high level individual donors, corporate sponsors, and foundation/government funders in conjunction with a development team and volunteers.      

Comprehensive knowledge of many performing arts forms and all aspects of arts venue management.  An industry professional with existing networks within the cultural sector and a personal vision of how the arts play a role within the life of a community.   


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package.  Deadline for applications: Friday, March 2, 2018.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of references and salary requirements in confidence to:

Margaret Genovese
Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5B 2J7



The Flynn Center seeks Teaching Artists in Dance, Theater, and Music. We're looking for highly skilled and empathetic individuals for current and future openings on our teaching faculty. We offer classes in schools for PreK – 12th graders as well as at the Flynn Center for community members of all ages. 


School Programs

  • Dance, Theater and Music Arts Integration in Schools

FlynnArts Classes

  • Accepting resumes for any genre
  • Rolling: We accept resumes for teachers of any performing arts genre and any age group, for review when positions open up.


School Programs

  • Knowledge of or openness to learn the Flynn's Words Come Alive approach to arts integration
  • Planning and co-teaching arts integrated curriculum with classroom educators
  • Planning and implementing professional development workshops for teachers
  • Evaluating, refining and documenting lessons

 Flynn Arts Classes

  • Planning and leading classes
  • Documenting course goals and outlines
  • Collaborating with other instructors and administrators
  • Evaluating and refining classes


  • Several years of relevant teaching experience
  • Familiarity with youth and child development and classroom management
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player who is responsive to deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the Flynn Education Department’s core mission of inclusion that “Everybody Belongs!”
  • Familiarity with standards and curriculum planning (School Programs)
  • Reliable auto transportation required (School Programs)

Although current teaching openings are for School Programs, new openings arise regularly. It is to the benefit of an interested teaching artist to submit a resume and example descriptions of genres/courses taught at any time so we have your information on file. 


Send cover letter & resumé to:
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Human Resources Department
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, or
Email to: HResources@flynncenter.org
No phone calls, please. EOE



The Flynn Center seeks Teaching Assistant Volunteers for our classes and summer camps. We're looking for bright, kind, efficient, and attentive individuals for current and future openings as summer camp or after school class assistants. This is a great way to obtain college credit or high school volunteer credit hours.


• Classes
• Summer Camps 


• Helping Teaching Artist to lead class/camp activities
• Redirecting disengaged students
• Modeling enthusiastic participation
• Monitoring lunch
• Leading after-camp-care activities
• Set-up/clean-up


• An affinity for and experience working with children
• Interest and experience in the performing arts (dance, theater, music, puppetry, film, etc.)


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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Education Department
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, or
Email to: education@flynncenter.org
No phone calls, please. EOE



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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
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