Head of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Moulin Rouge! The Musical
“Everyone is welcome at the Moulin Rouge!” – Harold Zidler
Moulin Rouge! The Musical seeks a strategic leader, skilled communicator and collaborative ED&I executive to partner with our leadership team to drive transformational change within our organization and our industry. We understand that creating an inclusive environment is not the responsibility of one person or one office alone and can assure all candidates that they will be working alongside a motivated team who are committed to immediate, medium-term and long-term solutions to meet the goals further enumerated below.
The Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will play a pivotal role in creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace plan and drive integrated strategies, programs and initiatives to provide our company with the tools required to embed Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our culture and day to day operations. Moulin Rouge! the Musical is based on a world in which all are welcome. One of the great strengths of the show and part of its success is the incredibly talented and diverse group of performers on stage.
We seek to create a company in which that level of diversity is matched off-stage, backstage and in positions of management to ensure varying perspectives are represented “at the table”.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the hit theatrical stage production of the internationally acclaimed 2001 Baz Luhrmann film, developed and produced by Global Creatures, an Australia-based company specializing in producing new theatrical works combining innovative stagecraft and spectacular theatricality. It opened to wide acclaim and sell-out business on Broadway in the summer of 2019 and has been nominated for 14 Tony Awards®.
The show continued to break box office records at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre until the Broadway-wide shut-down due to Covid in March of 2020. Plans are now underway to resume performances in the fall of 2021. An Australian production will open in August of 2021, with a London production opening in late 2021 and a North American Touring production opening in early 2022. This role will focus primarily on the Broadway production and the North American Tour.
The Broadway production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical has approximately 50 full-time employees, while also employing dozens of creative freelance artists who, in conjunction with the producers, helped to develop and realize the production over many years on its road to Broadway. Company leadership and management also collaborate very closely with various outside agencies providing marketing, press and advertising services as well as the management of the theatre venue.
Reporting to and partnering with the Lead Producers and General Management the primary responsibility is to develop and execute a vision for a more inclusive and diverse workplace, including independent contractors, partners, vendors, and supplier organizations for Moulin Rouge! the Musical on Broadway and on Tour.
In consultation with all stakeholders, you will develop and oversee the implementation of all ED&I efforts and programs for the Broadway production and the North American Tour. You will also provide consultation to other Moulin Rouge! The Musical companies on a worldwide basis.
In collaboration with our leadership team, this role will engage with industry colleagues, the Broadway League and other industry organizations, unions, guilds and vendors to build equity, diversity and inclusivity at Moulin Rouge! The Musical and on Broadway; and to create career opportunities that advance diverse artists and professionals across the industry.
Roles & Responsibilities
Identify, develop, and pursue the targeted diversity and inclusion goals of the company in partnership with show management.
Provide leadership in creating strategies to cultivate, attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce, focusing on all aspects of diversity and inclusion: accessibility, gender identification, gender equality and sexual orientation.
In conjunction with the show’s management team and third-party HR company, create a hiring process and policy that is transparent across the organization.
Collaborate with the show’s Leadership Team and HR company to ensure regular, ongoing training to all members of the Moulin Rouge! The Musical companies on anti-racism, implicit bias, and other relevant programs.
Develop a framework for managing ED&I budgets, timelines and deliverables.
Partner with show leadership to implement and amplify existing Broadway programs for students in need, including LGBTQ students and students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Develop relationships with community-based organizations that may promote additional program opportunities.
Communicate the progress of ED&I activities across the organization.
In consultation with management and third-party external human resources – track, assess and measure program outcomes to ensure growth and accountability for all including the creation of an annual report.
Work with the Broadway League and established ED&I channels of communication in the various industry unions and guilds to help break down existing barriers to a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Depending on the candidate and their areas of expertise, this role would likely:
Work collaboratively with the Marketing Team to showcase the diversity of the staff, cast and crew and to ensure that ED&I are front and center in our Marketing Spending and Materials.
Review and support Marketing Department initiatives aimed at audience diversification.
Traits and Characteristics
Experience in a creative industry desirable, but not essential.
Respect and passion for Diversity and Inclusion.
Excellent EQ and an empathetic communication style that fosters connection, collaboration, and confidence.
Project Management experience. Change Management skills.
Strong leadership qualities including collaborative teamwork, credibility, sound judgement, and a high degree of integrity and creative problem-solving.
Resilience, grit, and the ability to execute goals.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Relationship building and influencing skills - including listening skills and the ability to engage a wide range of passionate stakeholders as well as building collaboration across all levels of an organization.
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