Circus Smirkus is an award-winning international youth circus founded in 1987. Described by The Boston Globe as “one of New England’s most treasured cultural and educational resources,” Circus Smirkus is dedicated to promoting the skills, culture, and traditions of the traveling circus and to inspiring youth to engage in life-changing adventures in the circus arts. Both the Circus Smirkus headquarters (38-acres) and Smirkus Camp (30 acres) are located in Greensboro, Vermont, nestled on two separate parcels of land among the rolling hills of the Northeast Kingdom.
The Executive Director is responsible for the management and development of Circus Smirkus in accordance with the organization’s mission and core values. She/he provides leadership, vision, strategic direction, and organizational planning. The Executive Director works closely and collaboratively with the Chief Operating Officer as well as other senior staff, the Board of Directors, and key stakeholders in order to achieve the creative goals and financial objectives of the organization. She/he is a relationship builder who maintains a high professional profile, displays a passion for circus arts, and personally participates in major fundraising activities.
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