Signature Theatre, one of New York’s leading off-Broadway theatres, is seeking an experienced, creative, and entrepreneurial General Manager to help Signature accomplish its artistic goals.
Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation.
Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Founded in 1991, Signature Theatre celebrates playwrights and gives them an artistic home, producing six to eight productions annually. In 2005 Signature began its groundbreaking Signature Ticket Initiative, providing affordable tickets to all of its productions. In 2012, Signature opened the Pershing Square Signature Center, the Frank Gehry-designed 75,000 square foot Center featuring three theatres, two rehearsal studios, a central public lobby with a café and bookstore, as well as administrative offices. In 2014, Signature became the first New York City theatre to receive the Regional Theatre Tony Award.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the General Manager actively participates on the senior leadership team to guide the strategic planning, organizational development, as well as overall daily operations for this $11+ million institution, with 50+ full time employees and approximately 200 artistic/production related personnel. As part of this team, the General Manager will work with the Artistic Director, other Department Heads, and the Board of Trustees.
This is a full-time position, starting immediately. Competitive compensation is commensurate with experience, and a benefits package that include Health, Dental, Vision, FSA, Transit and a 401(k) plan with an annual Signature matching contribution. Building operation responsibilities include overseeing the Pershing Square Signature Center rentals and IT department. Production related responsibilities include developing and monitoring artistic production budgets; on-site supervision for six to eight annual productions; supervising company management; leading contract negotiations for authors, all other artistic personnel and any outside producers/partners. The General Manager will also represent Signature in collective bargaining negotiations with several theatrical unions.
Our preferred ideal candidate will want to be a part of a vital institution, and possesses the leadership skills to represent the institution both internally and externally: Experience in managing staff and interacting with artistic personnel; Exceptional communication, written and verbal;Excellent negotiating skills; Experience in developing project budgets; Is highly organized with effective time-management skills. We also prefer candidates with a minimum of 4 years theatrical management experience and with non-profit management in their background including direct experience with union regulations and contract negotiations. Experience in managing building operations and space rentals a plus.
Please email cover letter and resume with references in a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put ‘General Manager’ in the subject line. Signature Theatre is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. No phone calls, please. For more information about Signature, please visit www.signaturetheatre.org.