Assistant Manager

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$60,000 per year
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The ideal candidate has several years of creative and managerial experience in the performing arts. This role includes:

  • Assistant Management of The Sage Theatre at 1100 13th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20005
  • Assistant Management of “Drunk Shakespeare” in DC

Experience Stage Managing or Directing Shakespeare and/or Comedy is a plus!

We are seeking a natural leader, who is comfortable with a high level of responsibility and capable of creative and common-sense problem-solving. Candidates must be self-motivated and able to work autonomously. This is an open-ended full-time position. This role requires a strong passion for the arts, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

The Assistant Manager will work closely with the DC Manager, Michelle Cowles, and the creative team based in New York including Producer (Scott Griffin), and Directors (David Hudson & Lisa Klages).

Managerial Duties include:

  • Responsibility for maintaining all aspects of the venue and production. This includes patron experience, food & beverage experience, venue maintenance, ticket sales, and creative content
  • Managing, Training, and Scheduling all cast, crew, and other staff
  • Proven operations management and leadership capabilities
  • High energy, positive, “can do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and a high degree of initiative
  • Experience self-managing multiple initiatives and projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong emphasis on analytical skills, conflict management, oral communication, and the ability to participate in public speaking
  • Excellent written communication
  • Interest, enthusiasm, and affinity for working with people in a highly collaborative organizational structure
  • Commitment to achieving high standards within limited resources and strong ability to problem-solve
  • Stage Management of each performance, including running simple technical elements and minimal show cues
  • Budgeting experience preferred
  • Continuous improvement

Creative Duties can include, with DIrector Assistance:

  • Maintaining world-class performance quality
  • Regular rehearsals
  • Participating in casting and rehearsing new cast
  • Supporting Company morale
  • Daily notes based on creative goals

For consideration please email with [Your Name - DC Assistant Manager] in the subject line:

  1. Short cover letter (max 1 page)

  2. Resume/CV detailing General Work History/Admin/Managerial Skills

  3. Resume/CV detailing Directing/Artistic/Stage Management/Technical Theater etc. if applicable

Package: 10 paid vacation days. Healthcare stipend after 6 months of employment.

Work Schedule: Full-time, 5 days per week Thursday - Monday (tues and Weds off)

Start Date: Immediate