The New Group, one of New York’s leading Off-Broadway theaters, is seeking a GENERAL MANAGER. The New Group is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. In addition to producing four annual productions, the organization’s New Group/New Works play and musical development program champions original works by emerging and established authors. The New Group also operates a variety of theater education programs that provide opportunities for artistically inclined middle and high school, college, and adult students.
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the General Manager is responsible for overall production supervision and administration. The General Manager will work closely with the Artistic Director and will interface with all departments within the organization. The General Manager will directly supervise the Company Manager, Production Manager, and Resident Stage Manager.
-Provide on-site supervision and oversight for main stage productions, developmental readings, and production related functions for fundraising events
-Create and monitor production and developmental reading budgets
-Prepare, coordinate, and maintain season calendars and approve production schedules and activity
-Supervise company management functions including artist services and company and house seat ticketing requests
-Lead contract negotiations for authors, all other artistic and technical personnel and any outside producers/partners
-Maintain relationships with theatrical unions (AEA, SDC, USA, AFM/802)
-Represent The New Group in collective bargaining negotiations with theatrical unions (Off-Broadway)
-Ensure compliance with rehearsal and theatrical rental licenses and communicate with venue owners
The ideal candidate will want to play an integral role as a producing leader in a time of artistic advancement, and have the following: strong leadership skills to represent the institution both internally and externally; experience in managing staff and developing meaningful relationships with artistic personnel; exceptional written/verbal communication and negotiating skills; rigorous budgeting experience; proactive planning and problem solving skills and tenacious follow through; and be extremely organized and detail oriented. Experience (5 years+) working in theatrical management is required, including direct experience with union regulations, and contract negotiations.
Salary range is $70,000–90,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, 403b retirement, and commuter benefit plans.
The New Group embraces diversity in all forms and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. The New Group is an E.O.E. and people of color, immigrants, veterans, differently abled, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are encouraged to apply.
Please email a cover letter and resume with references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put ‘General Manager’ in the subject line. No phone calls please. For more information on The New Group, please visit www.TheNewGroup.org.