Direct Report: Artistic Director
Position: General Manager
Classification: Full-Time/Salaried/Exempt/Benefits Eligible
About the Organization:
East West Players (EWP), the nation’s premier Asian American theatre organization, produces artistic works and educational programs that foster dialogue exploring Asian Pacific experiences. As the longest running professional theatre of color in operation, EWP has a full-time staff of 8 and produces 4 main stage shows per season in the 240 seat David Henry Hwang Theater located in Los Angeles, California.
Reporting to East West Player’s new Artistic Director, Snehal Desai, the General Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the non-profit organization and supervises staff in non-artistic aspects of the organization. He/She works with the Artistic Director fulfilling the mission of East West Players. The General Manager’s responsibilities include daily business operations, finances (budgeting, contracts), human resources, coordination and oversight of fundraising, PR/marketing, information technology, strategic planning, and community relations.
TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS
East West Players seeks a committed, proactive, and strong diplomatic thinker to help shape the organization’s future. This individual will possess a passion for Asian American issues and for bringing people together across community lines. In addition to articulating and demonstrating a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of East West Players, he/she will also demonstrate a commitment to and share in East West Players’ aesthetic, which is diverse, enlightening, educational, innovative, and community-specific theater. Interpersonal skills must be exceptional. He/She must independently initiate and pursue objectives in an organized and efficient manner, prioritize activities, and maximize team interaction to complete high quality work on time.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum 3-5 years of non-profit financial and administrative experience, ideally in theatre or the performing arts. A MBA or MFA in Theatre Management is preferred. Passion for demonstrable results in arts, arts education, or cultural impact organizations preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a participatory leadership style in working collaboratively with artistic personnel, staff and volunteers. Must be able to multi-task efficiently, work under high-stress situations, and meet deadlines in fast-paced environment.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Compensation is commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, vision and life insurance; vacation; sick leave; personal and holidays.
This new position is available to start immediately and no later than October 2016. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via email by August 5, 2016.
East West Players
Please include “GENERAL MANAGER POSITION” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please.
East West Players is an Equal Opportunities Employer