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Title: Company Manager
Reports: Artistic Producer
Supervises: Assistant Company Manager
Start Date: ASAP
The Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre is about to embark on an unprecedented journey, where art and activism will live side-by-side. We are committed to building a boundary-breaking theatre with, for, and by the New Haven community. We are looking for a dynamic and thoughtful theater-maker to join our growing community as we work to reimagine the experiment that is the new American Theater.
The Company Manager will provide essential support to cultivate a joyful, efficient, and safe working environment for all artists at Long Wharf Theatre. This person will oversee all company management duties including, but not limited to, coordination and upkeep of housing, guest artist travel and transportation, preparation of contracts, and company hospitality needs.
Reporting directly to the Artistic Producer, and working closely with the Producing Associate, the Company Manager will provide key insight and strategy to ensure that Long Wharf Theatre is one of the best places for artists to work. This person will have a rigorous attention to detail, a passion for radical hospitality, and an unwavering commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression.
Long Wharf Theatre seeks an energetic and highly collaborative candidate interested in community-building as part of their company management practice. The ideal candidate will have an appetite for challenging the status quo and an ability to proactively create a more inclusive culture. They will be innovative, diligent, and above all, kind.
The Key Duties
Accommodations will be made for applicants with disabilities to perform essential functions.
+ Oversee Guest Artist housing, transportation, and travel.
+ Oversee Guest Artist administration including contracting, payroll, reimbursements, and union reports.
+ Ensure radical hospitality for Guest Artists.
+ Manage Company Management department budgeting, planning, and staff.
+ Support production and artistic staff as necessary including collaboratings with the Producing Associate and Director of Artistic Partnerships & Innovation on new work development projects.
+ Manage and execute rentals of theatre’s leased apartments to non-LWT affiliated clients. This includes, but is not limited to, contract negotiation and execution as well as ensuring all contractual provisions are met.
+ Provide administrative support to Artistic Producer as necessary.
The Skills Needed
+ Demonstrated leadership in artist relations at a producing organization OR equivalent hospitality management experience.
+ A commitment to, and understanding of, anti-racism and anti-oppression practices.
+ Exemplary oral and written communication skills.
+ The ability to drive often, regularly ascend stairs, use hand tools, operate office equipment, and frequently move boxes, equipment, and other items weighing up to 40lbs.
+ Skillful management of multiple projects and tasks varying in scope, timeline, and institutional support daily.
+ A proven commitment to collaborative leadership and a robust understanding of organizational culture and change management.
+ Availability for frequent local travel and on call coverage, including nights and weekends.
+ Prior experience in budget management.
+ Flexibility working alone and within teams as required.
+ Adeptness in Microsoft Excel and Word, responsiveness to email, and willingness to learn new web-based software as required for administrative purposes.
Salary range is $46-48k annually, plus benefits.
Position is available immediately. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Company Manager” in the subject line. Deadline to apply: Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. We strongly encourage individuals from historically underrepresented communities to apply including people of color, people with disabilities, trans/non-binary/genderqueer folx, and LGBTQIA+ people.