GENERAL MANAGER

New York Stage and Film, an award-winning non-profit company dedicated to the development and production of new work for theater and film, seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented General Manager.

 

NYSAF provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. NYSAF is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and just environment for our work, and we strongly encourage people from historically underserved populations to apply.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

 

A year-round position reporting primarily to the Executive Director and working closely with the Artistic Director and others, the General Manager is a key member of our core staff. They will play a major role in the Powerhouse Theater Season, our annual summer collaboration with Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, as well as our year-round work based in New York City.   Self-direction and a belief in supporting artists and the development of new work are critical.

 

Year round, this position is primarily responsible for significant finance and administrative duties, including:

  • Execute day-to-day bookkeeping, payroll, credit card/bank/cash reconciliations

  • Oversee annual audit in conjunction with outside accountants

  • Oversee insurance policies and work with insurance brokers to manage coverage

  • In collaboration with Executive Director and Artistic Director, execute organizational budgeting process, and produce regular P&L and balance sheet reporting to Executive Director and Artistic Director

  • Be an active part of recruiting and hiring interns

  • Oversee IT vendor, office management, and other general assorted administrative duties as required

  • Assist in execution of annual gala and other fundraising activities

 

During periods of production activity (including the Powerhouse season and year-round NYC programming):

  • Negotiate artist contracts and manage union relationships/reporting (AEA, SDC, USA)

  • Be an active part of recruiting and hiring interns and seasonal staff

  • Work with Production and Company Management departments to manage their budgets

  • Manage program’s financial reconciliation with Vassar College

  • Liaise with Vassar College and other organizational partners around front of house operations, ticketing, and other shared program responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Artistic Director, Executive Director, and other staff to ensure a productive, collaborative work environment

  • Liaise with Artistic Director and Executive Director on human resource issues

 

Individual must be in residence full-time in Poughkeepsie, NY for the Powerhouse Season, roughly early June to early August each year.  On-campus housing at Vassar and travel to and from Poughkeepsie is provided. Otherwise, the position is NYC-based.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • 3+ years of experience with a focus on finance / administration / general management in the arts

  • excellent written / oral communication skills

  • demonstrated ability to multi-task across several projects

  • very strong attention to detail

  • experience with QuickBooks as well as MS Office and other common office apps

  • Other valuable experience/attributes may include:

  • contract negotiations and managing union relationships in a performing arts context

  • comfort with a fast-paced, self-directed environment

  • ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just organizational culture

Compensation: mid-50k’s, plus generous benefits. Available immediately.

 

​Email cover letter, resume, and references to info@newyorkstageandfilm.org with the subject line “General Manager Search.”  No phone calls please.

ABOUT NEW YORK STAGE AND FILM:

 

New York Stage and Film (NYSAF) is a non-profit company dedicated to both emerging and established artists in the development and production of new works for theater and film.  Since 1985, NYSAF has played a major role in the development of new work, provided a home for a diverse group of artists free from critical and commercial pressures, and established itself as a vital cultural institution for residents of the New York metropolitan region.

 

Over two dozen projects developed recently by NYSAF have had or will soon have major productions this year, including the 2016 Tony-winning Best Musical (Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Best Play (The Humans, by Stephen Karam) and 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalists The Wolves (Sarah DeLappe) and A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Taylor Mac).  Other recent and upcoming work includes: Bright Star, by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell (Old Globe Theater, Broadway); The Fortress of Solitude, by Michael Friedman and Itamar Moses (Public Theater & Dallas Theater Center); Junk, by Ayad Akhtar (Lincoln Center Theater); The Last Match, by Anna Ziegler (Roundabout Theatre Company); The Debate Society’s The Light Years (Playwrights Horizons); and The Babylon Line by Richard Greenberg (Lincoln Center Theater).

 

Our major programs include: The Powerhouse Season, an eight-week residency and partnership with Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where each summer nearly 350 professional playwrights, directors, actors, and designers as well as close to fifty student apprentices live and work together developing 20+ new projects; The Filmmakers’ Workshop, a new program to support screenwriters with tailored project support and professional mentorship; New York City Programming, including our NYC Reading Series at Barnard College, our new Winter Season of works in progress, and other workshops, readings, and development throughout the year; and Awards, Fellowships, and Residencies for artists and fellow organizations.

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New York, NY 10001

info@newyorkstageandfilm.org

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