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Listing Information: TheaterWorksUSA, the country?s largest reaching not-for-profit producer of theater for young and family audiences, is seeking candidates for a full-time employee with responsibility for all business aspects of the organization?s various operations. With an annual operating budget around $8M, the company is at an exciting time in its history as it reinvigorates its pipeline of new work development, expands its network of partnerships across the country, and explores new producing models for its touring and New York shows. TheaterWorksUSA?s latest new work, Dog Man: The Musical, had a successful 6-week run at The Lucille Lortel Theatre this past summer. Another new work, The Pout-Pout Fish, will open the New Victory Theatre?s 2019-2020 season. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical?which was originally commissioned, developed, and produced by TheaterWorksUSA?begins performances on Broadway on September 20.Responsibilities of TheaterWorksUSA?s General Manager include, but are not limited to:Leading administrative and production operations. Establish and maintain policies, systems, and procedures that ensure optimal operations.Developing, planning and managing the annual operating budget.Scheduling and coordination of artistic season, rehearsals, readings, workshops, etc; working with all relevant unions. Anticipating and meeting the technical, production, front of house, and box office needs for concurrent multiple productions.Overseeing the budgeting process for each individual project/production through all stages of development.Negotiating, preparing, and executing all contracts for each project/production.Managing financial operations including cash flow, reconciliations, banking, archiving, compliance, tax reporting, various union dues, A/R and A/P, and insurance. Oversee corporate credit card and debit card use.Oversee and negotiate contracts with organizational vendors, insurance and benefit providers, and managed artists.Overseeing studio rental and box office operations and, in collaboration with relevant departments, implementing strategies to meet annual earned revenue targets.Ensuring quality service, professional facilities, and a safe, collaborative, cost-effective environment. Responsible for security and emergency procedures; oversees communication with building management, NYPD, and NYFD; keeps up-to-date on condition of surrounding areas, security, and fire prevention systems; and oversees lock-up procedures.Directly manage employees in the Business and Company Management departments, as well as Studios Manager.Overseeing payroll and benefits for all staff. Manage onboarding, PTO, unemployment, etc. for all staff.Oversee licensing requests and strategize with Managing and Artistic Directors to build the TheaterWorksUSA brand by maximizing the value of its repertoire and assets.Proactively supporting Managing Director with reports, recommendations, and troubleshooting as necessary.Candidates should have enthusiasm for the organization?s mission to create exceptional, transformative theater for young and family audiences as well at least ten years of experience in theatrical management, operations, or production. Success with managing domestic touring productions, producing in New York City, and a working knowledge of theatrical unions? standard practices is desirable. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required. S/he will be able to handle multiple deadlines, manage competing priorities, and work effectively under pressure with grace and a sense of humor. A college degree is required; a graduate degree in the performing arts or a related field is preferred. The General Manager will report to the Managing Director.Proficiency with Quickbooks, Salesforce, and/or Paycom is desirable. Compensation package includes a comprehensive range of benefits and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.TheaterWorksUSA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Position is available beginning September 23.Please submit professional resume and cover letter with salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org.