Assistant General Manager

Job Type

Full Time




425 Lafayette Street
New York
New York
United States


The Public Theater is seeking an experienced Assistant General Manager to provide support and serve as a key general management point person for all programs. They will work with the General Manager on a variety of program initiatives taking place as far out as three years. 

The Assistant General Manager will draft, negotiate and execute a variety of contracts including co-production, enhancement agreements, underlying rights, presenting, author, consultant, and cast album agreements and ensure that all contract terms are communicated to stakeholder departments and reflected in the budgets. He or she will act as liaison with AEA, SDC, and Local 802 and ensure that the theater is compliant with the current union rules. This individual discusses, plans and negotiates union concession requests and works closely with the Company Managers on the execution and negotiation of artist agreements, union interpretations and union enforcement. He or she will assist the General Manager in ensuring clear means of communication between the GM department and the rest of the organization, planning for projects under consideration, finding and implementing department efficiencies, driving season announcements, supporting the integration of all programs, being proactive for all contractual and production budget issues,and solving problems on a day to day basis. He or she will step in as Company Manager as needed for various in-season added programming, including box office reporting, ticketing and hospitality.

Requirements: 5 + years of experience working in a general management role in a theatrical environment; knowledge of theatrical union rules, experience negotiating contracts and working with unions. The successful candidate will be an analytical thinker with great attention to detail who works well in a fast paced, high volume environment. 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

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Professional Level

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Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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