Jobs and Internships

TheaterWorksUSA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

General Manager

TheaterWorksUSA, the country’s largest reaching not-for-profit producer of theater for young and family audiences, is seeking candidates for a full-time employee with responsibility for all business aspects of the organization’s various operations. With an annual operating budget around $8M, the company is at an exciting time in its history as it reinvigorates its pipeline of new work development, expands its network of partnerships across the country, and explores new producing models for its touring and New York shows. TheaterWorksUSA’s latest new work, Dog Man: The Musical, had a successful 6-week run at The Lucille Lortel Theatre this past summer. Another new work, The Pout-Pout Fish, will open the New Victory Theatre’s 2019-2020 season. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musicalwhich was originally commissioned, developed, and produced by TheaterWorksUSAbegins performances on Broadway on September 20.

Responsibilities of TheaterWorksUSA’s General Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading administrative and production operations. Establish and maintain policies, systems, and procedures that ensure optimal operations.
  • Developing, planning and managing the annual operating budget.
  • Scheduling and coordination of artistic season, rehearsals, readings, workshops, etc; working with all relevant unions. Anticipating and meeting the technical, production, front of house, and box office needs for concurrent multiple productions.
  • Overseeing the budgeting process for each individual project/production through all stages of development.
  • Negotiating, preparing, and executing all contracts for each project/production.
  • Managing financial operations including cash flow, reconciliations, banking, archiving, compliance, tax reporting, various union dues, A/R and A/P, and insurance. Oversee corporate credit card and debit card use.
  • Oversee and negotiate contracts with organizational vendors, insurance and benefit providers, and managed artists.
  • Overseeing studio rental and box office operations and, in collaboration with relevant departments, implementing strategies to meet annual earned revenue targets.
  • Ensuring quality service, professional facilities, and a safe, collaborative, cost-effective environment. Responsible for security and emergency procedures; oversees communication with building management, NYPD, and NYFD; keeps up-to-date on condition of surrounding areas, security, and fire prevention systems; and oversees lock-up procedures.
  • Directly manage employees in the Business and Company Management departments, as well as Studios Manager.
  • Overseeing payroll and benefits for all staff. Manage onboarding, PTO, unemployment, etc. for all staff.
  • Oversee licensing requests and strategize with Managing and Artistic Directors to build the TheaterWorksUSA brand by maximizing the value of its repertoire and assets.

Proactively supporting Managing Director with reports, recommendations, and troubleshooting as necessary.

Candidates should have enthusiasm for the organization’s mission to create exceptional, transformative theater for young and family audiences as well at least ten years of experience in theatrical management, operations, or production. Success with managing domestic touring productions, producing in New York City, and a working knowledge of theatrical unions’ standard practices is desirable. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required. S/he will be able to handle multiple deadlines, manage competing priorities, and work effectively under pressure with grace and a sense of humor. A college degree is required; a graduate degree in the performing arts or a related field is preferred. The General Manager will report to the Managing Director.

Proficiency with Quickbooks, Salesforce, and/or Paycom is desirable.

Compensation package includes a comprehensive range of benefits and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TheaterWorksUSA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Position is available beginning September 23.

Please submit professional resume and cover letter with salary expectations to jobs@twusa.org.

Touring Stage Manager

TheaterWorksUSA is the leading national producer of touring theater that create exceptional, transformative theatrical experiences that are accessible to young and family audiences in diverse communities throughout New York City and North America. We are seeking experienced stage managers for our 2019/2020 season.

Operating under the Actors’ Equity TheaterWorksUSA Contract, our stage managers function as the main contact and liaison while out on the road for the office and various venues. Stage managers are responsible for all technical elements, advancing, and logistics for a production that can include 5 to 6 Actor/ASMs.

Rehearsals begin early September 2019 in NYC, and the touring season will run through June 2020. All productions tour nationally, with some local dates. All tours are New York City based, applicants must have housing in the greater NYC area.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Scheduling the daily calls based on the itinerary supplied
• Contacting venues to advance each scheduled performance
• Reporting to the office on a daily basis
• Routing all driving direction based on the itinerary supplied
• Maintaining all Actors’ Equity TheaterWorksUSA Contract rules and reporting overtime
• Mixing each performance, running all audio and calling basic light cues
• Managing company
• Submitting monthly expense reports, and collecting all credit/debit card receipts

This position operates on a weekly contract with housing provided in accordance with AEA rules when sleeping away from the New York City area. Tour experience is preferred.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume with references to jobs@twusa.org.

Casting

We are constantly seeking performers committed to Theater for Young and Family Audiences and prepared to tour North America. Shows tour under American Equity Association’s Theater for Young Audiences contract, and actors are signed as Assistant Stage Managers. 

Official audition notices are posted as they become available, but we are always accepting headshots and resumes.

  • No phone calls please


FAQ

Artists, Writers & Directors

Artists

In addition to creating and producing its own works, we also provide select artist management services for those committed to programming Theater for Young and Family Audiences in communities across North America.  

If you are interested in working with us, please submit your information here.

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Writers & Directors

As a provider of extensive Theater for Young and Family Audiences, we are always commissioning creative professionals at all stages of their careers to help bring high caliber programming to theatergoers of all ages in New York City and throughout North America.  

If you are interested in working with us, please submit your information here.

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  • No phone calls please