arts administration



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 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

General Manager-Triad Stage

Triad Stage, an LOA to LORT-D Theater producing in both Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC, is seeking a full-time General Manager. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: preparing and maintaining annual operating budget, monthly financial statements, industry surveys, and program budgets for development department; data entry, A/R, and A/P; human resources, payroll, and benefits administration; supervising Company Manager, Facilities/Rentals Coordinator, and General Management Apprentice; providing support to the Founding Managing Director and Board of Trustees. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of nonprofit operations, experience with budgeting/financial management, a knowledge of human resources policies/procedures, excellent communication skills, and an ability to balance multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Triad Stage has a core value of Inclusion and is actively seeking to diversify its staff. Full time with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

For more information please visit: For consideration please send cover letter, resume, and references to

Assistant/Associate Professor in Residence and Director of MFA Program in Arts Administration

Assistant/Associate Professor in Residence and Director of MFA Program in Arts Administration Department of Dramatic Arts/Connecticut Repertory Theatre School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut The Department of Dramatic Arts in the School of Fine Arts (SFA) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Residence (APIR) position in the area of Arts Administration. The individual hired will serve as Director of the School of Fine Arts and Graduate School’s MFA program in Arts Administration as well as overseeing undergraduate courses, graduate distance-learning, and certificate programs in the same field. The department is seeking a talented, collegial, insightful individual with experience both as a professional arts administrator and as a teacher of that subject, who is dedicated to training and mentoring the next generation of arts administrators. This position will spend time at the new UConn Arts Administration Center at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, and the main Storrs, CT campus.

For full job description and to apply through the University’s employment application system, Husky Hire at .

Artistic Administrator

Asolo Repertory Theatre (LORT B, LORT D) in Sarasota, FL seeks a full-time Artistic Administrator to support the Administration Department with daily and long-term management activities that ensure successful operation and further the growth of the company. This position requires a highly organized, self-starter who has the ability to handle multiple tasks and maintain great attention to detail. Ideal candidates possess strong written and verbal communication, problem solving and computer skills, discretion, flexibility, ability to work effectively in a creative and fast-paced environment, and a deep commitment to the success of the theatre.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Draft, execute and track contracts with union artists from AEA, USA, SDC and others; manage artist payments and union-related issues.

• Perform fiscal-management tasks including artistic expense tracking, forecasting and assisting with departmental budgeting.

• Provide support for an active and involved Board of Directors including coordinating and supervising the preparation and set up for Finance, Nominating & Governance, Executive, full Board and other meetings as needed.

Ideal applicants will have completed a Bachelor’s degree in arts administration with two years’ experience or equivalent work experience in a related field. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and references via our online application found at EOE.

Theatre Manager

The University of North Carolina Greensboro is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, non-tenure track Theatre Manager Lecturer position in the School of Theatre to begin July 1, 2018.

This position will work in close collaboration with and report to the Director of the School of Theatre in reinvigorating all marketing, ticketing, and front of house operations. Responsibilities include planning and implementation of promotion and publicity for large, complex academic theatre production program for the School of Theatre and the North Carolina Theatre for Young People. Supervise ticket sales, direct audience development and special events, alumni outreach, and other events as required. Teach one course a semester in Theatre Management, area of expertise, theatre appreciation course, or as assigned.

Required education, qualifications, and experience: BA or BFA in Arts Administration or commensurate degrees in Theatre with professional experience in the areas of marketing and performance facilities management. Preference for candidates with a graduate degree in Theatre Management or Arts Administration; experience working with students in a college theatre environment and in professional theatre. Experience working with graphic design software as is familiarity with various social media platforms. Applicants with appropriate training, ability, and/or professional experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered. Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications begin 4/6/2018.

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