The Acting Company

Opportunities

GENERAL MANAGER

The Acting Company, the nation’s only repertory company dedicated to the development of American classical actors, is seeking a full-time GENERAL MANAGER. Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, the General Manager will work as an integral part of the Acting Company (TAC) team to develop and implement effective fiscal strategies that support the mission and sustainability of the organization. This position has front-line interaction with board members, patrons, vendors, union representatives, artists, and others. He/she and must be able to work confidently and effectively with all stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, positive and enthusiastic Acting Company advocate who thrives as part of a small, highly collaborative team. 

Key responsibilities include:

  •  Working in concert with the Executive and Artistic Directors, develop annual organizational budget, budgets for current and potential projects, grant applications, and other efforts as needed.
  • Manage and control day-to-day financial processes: cash flow, accounts payable and receivable, daily deposits, line(s) of credit, bank and credit card reconciliations, payroll (through Paychex), etc.
  • Prepare and file 1099 forms for all eligible consultants.
  • Liaise with all vendors, suppliers, and government agencies
  • With the Associate Artistic Director, administer artistic and production contracts. Work with Executive and Artistic Directors on contract negotiation as needed.  
  • Administer employee and guest artist benefits.
  • Lead union relationships in concert with the Artistic and Executive Directors.
  • Work with staff leadership and board treasurer to prepare financial reports and presentations for board and committee meetings.
  • Lead annual audit with third party accountants.

Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree or above and possess a minimum of three years of financial management experience, preferably at a small to mid-sized non-profit organization in New York City. Master’s degree in a related field is a plus. Candidates should be adept at using the MS Office suite and be experienced with accounting software systems, preferably Quickbooks. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of sound fiscal management. Candidates should be detail-oriented, possess excellent communication ability, strong analytical skills, and experience working with a board of directors. A knowledge of and passion for theater is preferred, especially classical theater. Occasional evening and weekend work is required for special events, productions and other activities.

The Acting Company is committed to building a staff that reflects the diversity of our New York City home and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. Must be available to begin work by August 20, 2018.

This is an exempt full-time position. Salary range is $55,000-$60,000 depending on experience, plus benefits including health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, Section 125 plan, and retirement plan. Please email a cover letter and resume to mail@theactingcompany.org. Please type GENERAL MANAGER in the subject line. EOE. No phone calls, staffing agencies, or recruiters, please.


DEVELOPMENT MANAGER 

The Acting Company, the nation’s only repertory company dedicated to the development of American classical actors, is seeking a full-time DEVELOPMENT MANAGER. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager plays an integral role in the Acting Company’s (TAC) fundraising and cultivation activities. The Development Manager will assist TAC’s leadership in stewarding existing relationships and cultivating new prospects to support the company’s mission. The Development Manager is responsible for the implementation, analysis, and reporting of key fundraising efforts, and plays a significant role in special events, annual appeals, and institutional giving.

Candidates for this front-line position must be highly comfortable interacting with donors and patrons at all levels. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, positive and enthusiastic Acting Company advocate who thrives as part of a small, collaborative team. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working in concert with the Executive and Artistic Directors, staff and Board of Directors to identify new prospects to support TAC’s programs and operations.
  • Coordinating solicitations with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, and the Board of Directors, and assisting in tracking and follow-up of solicitation requests.
  • Maintaining the Company’s annual grants calendar.
  • Promptly processing donor acknowledgments and maintaining physical and digital donor records. 
  • Maintaining a consistent, effective donor pipeline and database management procedures for funders and prospects.
  • Working with staff leadership and event committees to plan and implement special events (annual gala, opening nights, etc.)
  • Overseeing the implementation of annual individual giving campaigns and the delivery of donor benefit programs.
  • Crafting select institutional grant proposals and reports in concert with relevant staff.
  • Day-to-day office duties such as maintenance of contact sheets and phone systems, office supply management, and processing of incoming and outgoing mail.   

Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree or above and possess a minimum of two years’ development experience, preferably in New York City. Candidates should be adept at using the MS Office suite and be experienced with donor database systems, preferably Donor Perfect. Candidates must be organized and detail-oriented, and should possess excellent writing ability and strong interpersonal and analytical skills. Experience working with a board of directors is a plus. A knowledge of and passion for theater is preferred, especially classical theater. Occasional evening and weekend work is required for special events, productions and other activities.

The Acting Company is committed to building a staff that reflects the diversity of our New York City home and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

This is a full-time position. Salary range is $45,000-$50,000 depending on experience, plus benefits including health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, Section 125 plan, and retirement plan. Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (grant proposal preferred) to mail@theactingcompany.org. Please type DEVELOPMENT MANAGER in the subject line. EOE. No phone calls, staffing agencies, or recruiters, please.


INTERNSHIPS
Interning with The Acting Company is an exciting and valuable opportunity for undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, and early-career professionals to work in a busy, exciting and creative environment in the heart of New York’s Theater District. Learn how one of America's most respected theater companies produces its renowned repertory productionsof classic and new plays, as well as innovative educational programming. Interns have the opportunity to work in the following departments: artistic, education, marketing and development/communications. All internships are generalist positions designed to give an overview of the scope of running the artistic and administrative aspects of a busy non-profit theater company, though certain elements may be tailored to the specific interests and abilities of the individual intern. Interns must possess excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic. 

Internships are available year-round, generally falling into one of three periods in the calendar—Fall: September through December, Spring: January through May, and Summer: June through August. Candidates should be available for a minimum of twenty hours during the week, Monday through Friday, between 10 AM and 6 PM.  Arrangements can be made for a flexible weekly schedule. Occasionally, interns are asked to participate in evening or weekend events, which include our productions, benefit staged readings, fall gala and other activities.

A small weekly stipend will be provided as well as college credit for enrolled students.

To apply for an internship, please print out and complete an application form and submit it with a letter of interest, your resume and two references to:

Internship Program
The Acting Company
P.O. Box 898
New York, NY 10108

phone : 212-258-3111
fax: 212.258-3299

or email mail@theactingcompany.org

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