Dear Ms. Sancho,
I am writing in response to the open position for an artistic director with your company. I believe you’ll find my qualifications match up with your needs, and that your company will benefit from my experience.
I currently hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, where I graduated with top honors. I have continued taking additional coursework to keep up to date, and I have taken extensive management courses. The latter courses have served me well in my current position.
I’ve worked as an artistic director for a small non-profit theater for the last ten years, but family circumstances are leading me to move into your area. In my current role, I’ve not only overseen the regular management of the theater company, but also have worked closely with the talent, teaching them additional skills. I have directed numerous plays during my time here. I’ve enjoyed sharing in the successes of this company, and look forward to the opportunity to doing the same with yours.
I have the ability to:
•Solve problems quickly and to the satisfaction of all reasonable parties
•Keep all of the small details in line while never losing sight of the big picture
•Remain hands on even in the busiest of times
•Coordinate musical numbers to match up with scenes in plays
•Work well with others
I believe working for you would be a golden opportunity for me. I know I have a lot to bring your company, and I’m looking forward to hearing from you to discuss this position further.