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Generative Programs Manager

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The Lark
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Generative Programs Manager  

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Generative Programs Manager (GPM) supports and advocates for writers in the Lark community through deep and strategic artistic development. The GPM facilitates two of Lark’s core play development programs, Playground and Playwrights Workshop. The GPM also works with the Artistic team to curate public-facing programs including Studio Retreats, Project Residencies and Barebones. For each of these programs, the GPM serves as the line-producer and artistic liaison between the artists and Lark staff. The GPM cultivates a welcoming, nurturing, creative environment and facilitates a rigorous but artist-driven feedback process. This individual works closely with the Community Engagement Manager in building a supportive environment around each public event. The GPM works closely with the four-person artistic team to advocate both internally and to the broader theater field for plays and playwrights. In all endeavors, the Generative Programs Manager works towards the Lark’s mission and vision, and ensures that the work aligns with The Lark’s values of equity, access and inclusion. The Lark works to provide a nurturing environment where artists can fulfill their artistic potential and feel welcome, valued and wholly supported.

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director

POSITION STATUS: Full-Time Non - Exempt 

START DATE: June 14, 2021, in-person August 2021

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: ​

  • Works with the Artistic team to organize the selection process for Playground and Playwrights Workshop. Identifies and recommends writers who can benefit from each program.  
  • Schedules, produces and facilitates Playground, a bi-weekly play development lab for playwrights, actors and directors. Leads the day-to-day administration and serves as a primary point of contact, ensuring full participation and execution of the program.  
  • Schedules and produces Playwrights Workshop, a writer’s group that meets regularly throughout the year that engages guest facilitators and actors to read and work through plays in progress. Leads the day-to-day administration and serves as a primary point of contact, ensuring full participation and execution of the program.  
  • Schedules and produces public developmental readings including but not limited to Project Residencies and Studio Retreats. Rehearsal periods range from 1 - 5 days (up to 29 hours). Conducts goal-setting sessions with writers and Artistic Director and works with playwrights to build their creative and resource teams, including casting actors and identifying directors and stage managers. Processes artist union paperwork and serves as artistic liaison between artists and Lark staff. 
  • Schedules and line-produces Barebones, Lark’s 4 - 6 week workshop production. Conducts goal-setting sessions with writers and Artistic Director and works with playwrights to build creative and resource teams, including but not limited to actors, directors, designers, stage managers. Serves as artistic liaison between artists and Lark staff. 
  • Supports the coordination of new programming initiatives relative to programs under their purview.  
  • Manages hospitality for programs under their purview ensuring Lark artists feel welcome and taken care of. This includes but is not limited to giving special attention to prepping the physical space and ordering food and other specialty items. 
  • Attends readings, acting showcases and productions in order to maintain general knowledge of the current field. Serves as an ambassador for The Lark and its mission.  
  • Works with the artistic team to budget programs under their purview.  
  • Scaffolds program budgets and submits paperwork for artists payments. 
  • Attends Lark public events and provides artistic support for public events which includes, but not limited to, curtain speeches, hospitality, moderating panels and facilitation. 
  • Manages and organizes contact information for relative programs in the Lark databases.
  • Works with the Communications Manager to identify and uplift artist’s successes internally and promote production advancement of Lark developed plays. Recommends artists for The Lark’s blog and social media and press features.  
  • Assist with other relative tasks as needed.
  • Be a part of The Lark team by participating in staff meetings, staff retreats, and celebrations. The Lark asks staff to engage in conversation and skills building in the areas of equity and inclusion, to treat everyone in The Lark community with consideration and respect, and to contribute to a healthy environment where everyone can feel welcome, heard, and whole.

QUALIFICATIONS: (soft skills):

  • Innovative thinker with a strong equity, accessibility and inclusivity analysis.
  • Desire and motivation to work directly with and serve the needs of artists.
  • Organized and innovative leader and administrator.
  • Ability to communicate and listen well with artists.
  • Team-oriented, collaborative worker and thinker.
  • Appreciation of the new play development process.
  • Self-starter and exceptional follow-through skills.  

REQUIREMENTS: (hard skills)

  • Computer proficiency required including work with databases and calendar programs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel, Zoom and Google platforms. 
  • Flexibility in schedule to account for evening events and occasional weekend events.

SALARY: $45k - $50k annually 

BENEFITS:  Lark’s comprehensive benefits package includes: Health, Vision & Dental Insurance (after 60 days), FSA, 401K (non-matching) and commuter benefits. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are asked to complete and submit an application using the link below. No calls please. If you have an issue with the application, send a cover letter, resume and two references in a single PDF or Word document to jobs1@larktheatre.org. In your cover letter, please share your personal approach to the values of equity, access and inclusion and how you would contribute to the culture of the Lark. Applications are due by May 14th. However, we will continue to accept applications until the role is filled.

Generative Programs Manager  

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Generative Programs Manager (GPM) supports and advocates for writers in the Lark community through deep and strategic artistic development. The GPM facilitates two of Lark’s core play…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 14, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 14, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$45,000 - $50,000

Benefits

Lark’s comprehensive benefits package includes: Health, Vision & Dental Insurance (after 60 days), FSA, 401K (non-matching) and commuter benefits

Lark’s comprehensive benefits package includes: Health, Vision & Dental Insurance (after 60 days), FSA, 401K (non-matching) and commuter benefits

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Applicants are asked to complete and submit an application using the link below. No calls please. If you have an issue with the application, send a cover letter, resume and two references in a single PDF or Word document to jobs1@larktheatre.org. In your cover letter, please share your personal approach to the values of equity, access and inclusion and how you would contribute to the culture of the Lark. Applications are due by May 14th. However, we will continue to accept applications until the role is filled.

APPLICATION FORM: The Lark Job Application (google.com)

Applicants are asked to complete and submit an application using the link below. No calls please. If you have an issue with the application, send a cover letter, resume and two…

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