About Second Stage Theater
At Second Stage, we create and champion plays and musicals solely from living American writers. On our mainstage Broadway theater, the Hayes, and in our two Off Broadway theaters over the past 40 years, we have developed and presented over 200 daring and provocative theatrical experiences by working with countless artists who have contributed their talents to our award-winning productions. As the only Broadway company exclusively devoted to living American writers Second Stage is dedicated to introducing the world to bold and diverse voices of American creativity.
The Associate General Manager supports the General Manager in all administrative, financial, and general management matters related to productions and events at Second Stage.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Draft, negotiate, execute, and track payments for a variety of contracts including actors, musicians, designers, other creative contracts, and any applicable assistants/associates
- Assist the GM with management and maintenance of all production financial reports, including updating and tracking budgets, reviewing settlements, and reviewing and distributing weekly royalty reports. Ensure that all contract terms are reflected in production budgets.
- Manage day-to-day operations of assigned shows through all phases of development (production, running/operating, and closing) ensuring employee safety and satisfaction
- Manage music rights clearances
- Track Author fees and royalty payments
- Process Immigration Paperwork for O1 Visas and otherwise
- General supervision of company management and box office teams; serve as occasional substitute for Company Managers
- Preparation and participate in various collective bargaining negotiations with NYC trade unions and act as a liaison with union partners
- Ensure adherence with union collective bargaining agreements and proper contract interpretation
- Help to build an annual calendar, performance schedules, and budget to support the full season
- Work with the GM to negotiate, draft, and execute rental agreements; help to oversee event rental fulfillment in theater spaces as needed
- Proof all marketing materials to ensure they align with contractual obligations
- Create a nurturing workplace environment for all and embrace diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives when recruiting, onboarding, and supervising all staff members
- Maintain a close working relationship with HR director in honoring the spirit of DEI initiatives
- Attend meetings as requested, including occasional post-show production meetings
- Other duties as assigned by the GM and Senior Staff
Skills & Qualifications
- At least two years of experience in a General Management office or as a Company Manager, preferably at a performing arts organization with a comparable scale and operating budget
- Bachelor’s degree with a focus on arts administration or comparable professional experience
- Working knowledge of the LORT-AEA/SDC/USA Agreements and experience with NYC trade locals is helpful
- Experience with theatrical contracting is a plus
- General knowledge of all areas of theater administration, production, and operations
- A working knowledge of the relationships between commercial producing entities and the non-profit theater
- Experience with Microsoft Office is required, experience with Tessitura is preferred
- Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
- Ability to work across teams and build strong internal and external networks, with a variety of different people
- Calm under pressure
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize, track and manage multiple high priority tasks at a given time
- Outstanding judgment and an ability to make decisions in a timely fashion in consultation with multiple stakeholders
- Strong communication, presentation and analytical skills
- Desire to challenge traditional processes in order to find efficiencies and improve performance
- Strong drive to establish systems and prioritize projects
- Collaborative team player with a high degree of personal initiative and accountability
- A sense of humor
Compensation: Base salary starting at $63,000 annually
Benefits: Second Stage offers a full benefits package including vacation, medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life insurance and long-term disability coverage upon eligibility.
Second Stage values diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Second Stage is dedicated to building an equitable environment that is mixed across lines of difference and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more information about Second Stage, visit www.2st.com.