GENERAL MANAGER

The award-winning Ensemble Studio Theatre seeks a highly motivated General Manager to join our team.

Founded in 1968 by Curt Dempster with a group of 20 theatre artists, EST has since grown into a vibrant company of actor, directors, playwrights and designers. EST develops and produces original, provocative, and authentic new plays. We engage and challenge our audiences in New York City and audiences across the country. A dynamic community of artists committed to the collaborative process, EST discovers and nurtures new voices and supports artists throughout their creative lives. We believe this extraordinary support yields extraordinary work. Our upcoming 50th Anniversary Season will include three mainstage productions at our home on 52nd Street, our biennial Marathon of New Plays in April, May, and June, as well as dozens of workshops, readings, Sunday Brunch performances by our Youngblood writers group, parties, and other celebratory events.

The GM is an essential part of EST’s management team, working closely with all members of our community. Reporting to the Executive Director and the Artistic Director, the General Manager oversees several crucial aspects of EST’s operations including contract negotiation, union agreements, production-related human resources, facilities management, box office management, and house management. The ideal candidate will have excellent and creative problem-solving abilities, team spirit, leadership skills, keen attention to detail, and the kind of attitude necessary to enjoy working in a lively creative atmosphere. Experience with budgets and finance are a plus.

Responsibilities include: drafting and negotiating artist agreements; fulfillment of all AEA, SDC and USA contracts and agreements; calculation and fulfillment of union benefit plans; working closely with the Production Manager and Finance Director for all artist salary and fee fulfillment,; organizational fire safety and security; maintenance/oversight of the cleanliness, security and orderliness of EST’s 52nd Street facilities; understanding and execution of Workers Comp and NYS Insurance Fund reporting requirements and procedures for worker accidents; management of business and communications systems and accounts; institutional orientation for new staff members and artistic and production personnel; hiring and scheduling house managers and acting as Producer’s rep before performances; and working with the Executive Director to recruit, hire, and manage EST’s interns and fellows.

Compensation includes benefits, and salary range begins at $40,000. EST is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from all candidates, regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to participation requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

Start Date:  Late summer 2018

Please email cover letter, resume and two references to: jobs@estnyc.org