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 email@example.com. Please type GENERAL
MANAGER in the subject line. EOE. No phone calls, staffing agencies, or recruiters, please.
About The Acting Company
Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of the
Drama Division of the Juilliard School, The Acting Company has performed 145 productions for over 4
million people. The Company has given two generations of classical actors the opportunity to master their
craft in a repertory of classical and new plays. Among its more than 400 working alumni are Kevin
Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey
Wright, Harriet Harris, Hamish Linklater and Keith David. The Company also has commissioned and
premiered over a dozen new plays and adaptations by America’s foremost writers, among them Lynn
Nottage, Beth Henley, Tony Kushner, Marsha Norman, Rebecca Gilman, Maria Irene Fornes, Ntozake
Shange, William Finn, David Grimm, and Marcus Gardley. The Acting Company performs each year to
audiences of over 25,000 and reaches more than 15,000 students with its arts education programs. The
Company has been honored with numerous awards, including the Obie, Audelco, LA Critics Circle Award,
and a Tony Honor for Excellence in Theater. www.theactingcompany.org