Programming Budget Manager

Job Type

Full Time




425 Lafayette Street
New York
New York
United States


The Public Theater seeks candidates for the position of Programing Budget Manager. This position will manage the development, implementation, reconciliation and reporting of all artistic programming budgets. Under the direction of the General Manager, the Programming Budget Manager will interface with all relevant departments to capture the financial impact of the Public’s wide breadth of programming which includes a downtown season of new work, Shakespeare in the Park, Mobile Unit tours, Public Forum, Under the Radar, Public Studio, Public Works, Public Shakespeare Initiative, galas, projects in development, and many other programs annually. 


·        Build and re-project show and program budgets according to information provided by Producers, Production, General Management, Marketing and Development for the purposes of decision making, analysis and tracking 

·        Build budget templates for various programming models designed to effectively and efficiently communicate the financial needs of each project

·        Maintain and update existing budget templates

·        Compile detailed budgetary information from numerous departments

·        Facilitate multi-stage reconciliation process; collaborate with Production, Company Management and Finance to ensure accurate reporting and accounting

·        Compile final account accrual and adjustment notes on a project by project basis

·        Report budget vs. actual reports on a project and seasonal basis providing detailed insight on variances

·        Work closely with the General Manager and Finance on process development

·        Work closely with the Finance department to ensure that the program budgets are accurately reflected in the greater institutional budget

·        Oversee the part time Programming Budget Administrator

·        Perform additional duties as assigned 


Candidates should possess exceptional communication skills, be highly organized and detail oriented, and have the ability to work in a fast-paced professional theater environment, maintaining effective working relationships with other departments. The successful candidate will have the ability to analyze financial and budgetary data, 3-5 years of experience creating, interpreting and analyzing budgets, a degree in arts administration, finance or accounting preferred, 3-5 years professional experience in theater preferred and the ability to interpret union agreements as they relate to the budgeting process. Advanced proficiency with Excel and working with data sets is required.

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, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.  

This is a Non-Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act and available immediately. 

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Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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