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This is a full-time, salaried position paying between $165 and $210K with a full benefit package including: group health plan with options for spousal, family and/or domestic partner coverage, basic life and long-term disability insurance, paid time off and optional 401(k), voluntary dental, vision and flex plans for health, dependent care and commuting expenses.
Internal Number: GM
Manhattan Theatre Club’s (MTC) prominence as a nationally recognized not-for--profit institution offers a unique opportunity and a distinct responsibility: to honor its rich theatrical legacy by promoting new voices, staging new works, and advancing new perspectives on existing works.
MTC seeks an innovative General Manager with a background that has a strong mix of not-for--profit management experience as well as practice within the commercial theatre sector. The General Manager, working alongside the Executive Director, is one of the key leadership team members working across the entire organization. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a strong, successful cultural arts institution with an appetite for change and continued growth and impact.
Working with the Executive Director to manage a thriving not-for-profit organization and building a positive and inclusive work culture;
Collaborating with Artistic, Production, Management and Finance departments to produce and support the life of innovative productions with leading authors, directors, creative teams, and stars;
Working with the Executive Director and Finance Director to develop, manage, and oversee a $27 million dollar annual budget;
Supervising all contractual relations, including labor, immigration, insurance, real estate, ADA and employment, to ensure best practices across 11 union and various non-union contracts;
Directly supervising an Associate General Manager, two Company Managers, and a Theatre Manager;
Administering all union agreements and relationships, and working in concert with Director of Production and Company Manager to supervise contract administration;
Overseeing and facilitating communication, effective work practice, and care across all departments of the organization;
Negotiating and managing relationships with commercial producers and other non-profit theatres. Maintaining strong relationships with service organizations, agents, vendors, general managers, and other theatre professionals;
Evaluating ticket inventory and pricing and observing best customer service practice;
Supporting the Development department on fundraising, special events, donor cultivation and governance;
Supporting the Education department’s work with New York City public schools, long distance learning program and work with at-risk and count-involved youth;
Interacting frequently with the Board of Directors, with a direct relationship to the Finance Committee, and interacting with MTC donors;
Servings on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which is comprised of staff members representing union and non-union, senior staff, mid-career, and entry level staff. The committee examines EDI issues, with sub-committees mining best practices for areas such as recruitment, interviewing and onboarding, accessibility and inclusion.
Significant prior experience as a General Manager, preferably in a major theatre production organization. Union negotiation experience is required. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work well in a highly-charged atmosphere. Strong management skills, good judgment and absolute discretion and attention to detail are required.
To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume (in MS Word, PDF or plain text format) with “General Manager” and your name in the subject line to: Vincent Losito, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manhattan Theatre Club believes that equity, diversity and inclusion should be essential elements of all activity within the organization. We have made it a priority to create and maintain an environment that is attractive to and supportive of all individuals regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender identity, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, military or veteran status, etc. MTC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
MTC is a Tony Award-winning not-for-profit theatre dedicated to developing and producing new work. For over fifty years, MTC has been the creative and artistic home for many of the most gifted theatrical artists, producing works of the highest quality by American and international playwrights. We are strongly committed to producing work that is made by, and tells the stories of, a wide range of voices from all walks of life and to making that work accessible to all audiences including those that have historically lacked access to the arts and cultural sector.
MTC has grown from a small off-off-Broadway showcase theatre into one of the country’s most prestigious and award-winning producing companies, creating over 600 world, American, and New York and Broadway premieres. MTC productions have earned 7 Pulitzer Prizes, 28 Tony Awards, 50 Drama Desk Awards, and 49 Obie Awards amongst many other honors. MTC’s Broadway home is the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, and its two Off-Broadway theatres are located in New York City Center.