Administration, Artist Services, Production Services
The Company Manager provides consistent support for Guest Artists to McCarter in both our Presented and Produced work. The Company Manager is a highly visible representative of McCarter, and maintains excellent relationships with artists, staff, volunteers, local community, and vendors. In addition, this position supports departmental administrative processes, including contract distribution, payroll, budget tracking, and office equipment and supplies management.
Serve as a liaison and concierge for theater series artists: provide local resources and McCarter-specific information; coordinate various contractual obligations and amenities including housing, travel arrangements, ticket requests, grocery trips, local transportation, etc.
Arrange both short-term and long-term accommodations in local hotels.
Oversee hospitality and special events for guest artists, including first rehearsals, company dinners, hospitality during tech rehearsals, and closing toasts. Responsibilities include planning, ordering & shopping, set up, clean up, and hosting.
Supervise part-time Company Management assistant.
Facilitate on-boarding and serve as a resource for guest Stage Managers; create a uniform style for scheduling, production paperwork, communication, procedures and systems to enhance continuity from production to production.
In coordination with the Assistant Production Manager maintain and schedule the use of dressing rooms, green rooms, rehearsal halls and other common spaces in the building used for rehearsal purposes.
Advance travel, catering and other logistical needs for incoming artists and serve as concierge for artists and their staff while in residence.
Collaborate with Patron Services (ticketing, house management, merchandise sales) to fulfill the FOH needs of guest artists.
Coordinate with Assistant Production Manager and Stage Operations staff to ensure complete coverage of each presented event.
Provide day-of production and/or hospitality support for performances as necessary;
Hire and train casual staff to serve as hospitality support for events when not on site personally.
Set artist hospitality standards for the presented events. Maintain information and physical resources to meet those standards.
Administrative and General Responsibilities
Assist the Director of Production with artist contracts, payroll, reimbursements, union contributions, agent commissions, royalties, etc.
Work with Director of Production and Assistant Production Manager to create and track budgets
Arrange McCarter staff travel needs as assigned.
Along with Assistant Production Manager, keep ArtsVision database up to date with calendar and artist contact information.
Adhere to and enforce safe working practices and follow all McCarter safety policies.
Participate in the work to make McCarter an anti-racist theater. Actively seek ways to improve our work practices to make the Production Department more Equitable and Inclusive.
The ideal candidate will be highly collaborative, communicative, maintain a positive outlook, and have a great sense of humor.
Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects; maintain confidential information with discretion; and exercise good judgment in stressful situations.
Experience working as a stage or events manager a strong plus.
Working knowledge of the AEA, SDC, and USA agreements. LORT experience preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency using standard software and web-based applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with Tessitura and/or ArtsVision is a plus.
Able to work a flexible schedule, include many evenings and weekends.
Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are required. Must be comfortable driving a passenger van in various weather conditions including heavy rain and snow.
About McCarter Theatre Center
McCarter Theatre Center, on the campus of Princeton University, is a creative and intellectual hub that inspires conversations, connections, and collaborations in our communities. We lead with justice and joy, and seek beauty in belonging. McCarter is an independent, non-profit performing arts center that creates and curates engaging performances, education programs, and community partnerships. We are committed to fostering a diverse, anti-racist company and have begun that work in earnest; this work goes beyond our staff and production teams and includes engaging, educating, and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting a variety of entertaining and thought-provoking programming across disciplines. As such, McCarter seeks team members who: contribute to a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to support an expansive artistic vision; are committed to engaging in ongoing anti-racism and anti-oppression work individually; value collaboration, flexibility, and an openness to continuous personal and professional growth. McCarter is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring, supporting, and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce.