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Employment and Volunteer Opportunities


 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

 

COMPTROLLER AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

Reporting directly to the Executive Director (ED), the Comptroller and Administration Manager (CAM) is a full-time exempt position located in the Drama League’s center in New York City.  Their position supports the sound financial operation, internal controls, growth strategy, and overall success of The Drama League.

RESPONSIBILITIES

FISCAL ADMINISTRATION

The CAM will administer The Drama League’s day-to-day financial operations and internal controls, and assist leadership in budgeting, cash flow analysis, forecasting, and all financial processes necessary for long-term analysis and strategic planning.  They will ensure that financial records across departments are accurate, timely, and delivered to appropriate parties as needed. They will perform best-practices accounting procedures in the areas of Accounts receivable; Investments (including dividends and interest); Property and equipment (including depreciation); Accounts payable; and Production costs.  Keeping these accounts accurate and up-to-date, the CAM executes the company's financial entry and reporting mechanisms to ensure that monthly and annual financial statements comply with accounting best practices. They oversee accounts and cash flow, administer internal reconciliations with department heads, and cooperate with external auditors, vendors and consultants as required to support our annual audit and filing of state and federal taxes. This position supports effective leadership and governance by the Board of Directors

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

The CAM will support the Executive Director in scheduling, Board communications, clerical work, and other duties as assigned. They will conduct administrative tasks including office management, supply orders, and coordination with IT consultants, PEO, and Building Maintenance, among others. 


In addition, they will ensure compliance with standards and reporting requirements of external stakeholders, including government agencies, funders, auditors, donors, foundations and other relevant entities to produce a best practices environment.

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS

The CAM must be an exceptional, passionate and articulate arts professional with a demonstrated record of financial management experience in a non-profit setting. The ideal candidate will be committed to excellent collaboration, support and teamwork. Working in a multi-tasking environment on multiple simultaneous priorities, the CAM is a superb communicator to constituencies within and without the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting, arts administration, or a related field is required, as is significant experience in non-profit organization finance and operations. Fluency in Quickbooks (including utilizing its budgeting capability) is required; experience with Raiser’s Edge and other financial software programs preferred.  Successful applicants will display excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge of financial analysis, accounting, and auditing in a non-profit setting with multiple departments. 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The Drama League offers a competitive salary, bonus opportunities, health/vision/dental insurance, generous PTO and holidays, in addition to a supportive work environment.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, a professional resume demonstrating financial experience and employment accomplishments to opportunities@dramaleague.org. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until position is filled.

 


DirectorFest Production Assistant

The Drama League’s DirectorFest is a multi-week, city-wide festival focusing on the art of contemporary stage directing. The festival includes five fully-staged new productions, the American premiere of an immersive Bulgarian show, a concert of a new musical-in-progress, discussion panels, workshops, and conversations with America’s most notable directors.

The Production Assistant will work across several DirectorFest productions & events, including 4 plays and 1 musical at the New Ohio Theatre and an immersive performance experience at LPAC. The PA will be supervised in part by the DirectorFest Production Manager — tackling the big-picture festival needs and providing support to the design/production team working on the New Ohio Theatre productions — and in part by each individual production’s Stage Manager, providing support to rehearsals, load-ins, and backstage needs during tech and performances. Notably, the PA will sub-in for the Stage Manager at LPAC during two days of load-in, during which time the PA will be supervised by the Drama League’s Associate Artistic Director, who is producing that piece.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate is on a Stage Management or Production Management career track, with ample experience working as part of one or both of those teams on regional, local, or university theater productions. 

Other ideal qualifications include:
- excellent in-person communication skills;
- understanding when to lead and delegate, and when to follow directions and/or ask for support;
- creative-thinking with a solution-oriented approach to all work;
- detail-oriented, methodical, and exceptionally organized;
- the ability to adapt quickly and easily to the changing needs inherent in any theatre environment, and managing stress gracefully;
- a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

DURATION

The PA position lasts approximately 1 month, from January 2 - February 2, 2020. Candidates must have flexible hours during the month of January, as the schedule will vary from week to week and may include weekdays, evenings, and/or weekends depending on the needs of each production each week.

SALARY

Compensation is $1,500 total, paid in weekly installments.

​TO APPLY

Please send a single PDF with a personalized cover letter referencing the qualifications mentioned in this post, a current resume, and 2-3 professional references (including the capacity in which you’ve worked with those references) to PM@dramaleague.org with “DirectorFest PA” in the subject line, to the attention of Kate Holland, DirectorFest Production Manager. Interviews will be held until December 13, and can be done via FaceTime if an in-person interview cannot be arranged. No phone calls please.

 


DirectorFest Producing & Production Intern

The DirectorFest Producing & Production Intern will be involved in all aspects of the Drama League’s annual off-off-Broadway festival showcasing the voices of Directors, DirectorFest, from pre-production to reconciliation and everything in between, as well as the ancillary special events programmed as part of the festival. The DirectorFest Intern will participate in both the administrative/producing side of the festival – working under the Drama League’s Artistic Line Producer, Associate Artistic Director, Artistic Coordinator, and Company Manager – and the production/execution side – working under the DirectorFest Production Manager.

In-office Producing focus will include rehearsal preparation, artist relations and communication, company management, AEA guidelines, audience engagement, marketing strategies, opening night parties, front of house operations, and other tasks as delegated by the Drama League festival staff.

In-theater Production focus will include assisting with rehearsal needs, general production support at the New Ohio theater during tech and performances, scenic turnover during intermissions, making purchases on behalf of the design and production team, front of house support, and other tasks as delegated by the festival PM.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate:

- has experience working both in Theatre Administration positions and on Stage Management or Production Management teams
- possesses excellent writing and in-person communication skills
- is a creative-thinker and solution-oriented
- has an eye for detail and can follow directions well
- is a go-getter with a positive attitude and a sense of humor
- adapts easily to the changing needs inherent in any theatre environment, and can gracefully work under stress
- has leadership experience, and knows how to delegate tasks
- can work well independently, and knows how to prioritize tasks
- has ample skills using Excel and spreadsheets.

DURATION

The internship will ideally begin on December 2 (but the start date can be adjusted depending on the interview timeline) and will last until February 14, 2020. Schedule will accommodate days off for holidays as needed. Candidates must have flexibility to adjust hours during the month of January as needed, as the schedule will change from week to week, and may include weekdays, evenings, and/or weekends, not to exceed 20 per week (interns will be expect during the performances of the festival to work up to 30 hours per week). The schedule needs can be discussed in more detail prior to interviewing if candidates have existing obligations during the internship period. Interviews will be held immediately, and can be done via FaceTime if an in-person interview cannot be arranged. 

SALARY

Interns will receive a stipend of $400 (to be disbursed in two payments).

​TO APPLY

Please send a single PDF with a personalized cover letter referencing the qualifications mentioned in this post, a current resume, and 2-3 professional references (including the capacity in which you’ve worked with those references) to njohnson@dramaleague.org with “DirectorFest INTERN” in the subject line, to the attention of Nilan JohnsonNo phone calls please.

 


ARTISTIC INTERN

This position reports to the  Associate Artistic Director and is tasked primarily with assisting an active Artistic team (Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, Artistic Line Producer, Artistic Coordinator) as they execute and create impactful artistic programming. The intern will work across all facets of the artistic team from artistic programming, educational events, The Benefit Gala, Directorfest, as well as our programs for stage directors. Interns will receive biweekly mentorship meetings and guidance during their time with The Drama League. The intern will leave with a clear understanding of the vibrant New York theatre scene.

Please note interviews will be held until the position is filled. The start date will be determined with the successful candidate for September. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills – be friendly, personable, and outgoing. 

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities/projects at once, be detail-oriented and work well with deadlines.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff members, external vendors, and donors at all levels. 

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office, Mailchimp, Google Drive, and an ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices. 

  • Open to students enrolled in university degree programs; Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience) preferred

DURATION

  • February 18 - June 1

SALARY

  • This is an unpaid internship with a travel reimbursement of $50/wk.

​TO APPLY: Email education@dramaleague.org with a cover letter and resume.

 


DEVELOPMENT INTERN

This position reports to the Director of Development and is tasked primarily with assisting a bustling team of Fundraising Officers as they strive to exceed annual fundraising goals. Central to this position is supporting the Membership Manager and Director of Special Events in the cultivation, solicitation, stewardship of donor, and execution of special events.

Please note interviews will be held on September 4-6, 2019 (or until the position is filled). The start date is subject to change.

DUTIES

  • In cooperation with the Membership Manager and Grants Writer, coordinate donor recognition, gift entry and gift acknowledgments, pledge proposals and agreements, and donor correspondence and stewardship reports. Support the Development Team's utilization of SRO database to manage a portfolio of approximately 1000 donors, including Trustees, and major gift donors.

  • Serve as a primary phone concierge with the Membership Manager

  • Process all ticket orders and send daily updates to the Membership Manager

  • Collaborate with the Membership Manager on Data, Analytics, and Research to organize donor research requests and ensure accuracy of gift reporting.

  • Support Director of Developments management of the Team by scheduling meetings, preparing reports and materials for meetings, and tracking progress and assigned the next steps on projects. 

  • Assist the Director of Special Events on various tasks for the annual Benefit Gala 

  • Provide backup administrative assistance to Executive Director, as requested

  • Working with the Director of Special events, assist with the development, organization, and implementation of special events, as requested. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills – be friendly, personable, and outgoing. 

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities and projects at once, be detail-oriented and work well under deadline.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff members, external vendors, and donors at all levels. 

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office, Mail Chimp, Google Drive, and an ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices. 

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience) required.

DURATION

  • January 6 - June 19, 2020

SALARY

  • This is an unpaid internship with a travel reimbursement of $50/wk.

TO APPLY: Email education@dramaleague.org with a cover letter and resume.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

The Drama League depends on dozens of dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers to assist with special performances, office tasks, theater outings, and event management.  These volunteers are part of our “Backstage Crew,” a dedicated support and social group.

The Drama League Backstage Crew is a select set of individuals who assist on the annual Benefit Gala, the legendary Drama League Awards, the city-wide festival showcasing new artists, DirectorFest, and dozens of other industry events.  Backstage Crew members receive advance notice, industry perks, private get-togethers, and an opportunity to network with other theatre professionals and advocates.

To become a part of the Backstage Crew or for more information, please contact us at backstagecrew@dramaleague.org.

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Drama League of New York, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in fellowship and residency artist selection, selection of volunteers, employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment for any employee, program recipient, volunteer or job applicant on the bases of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.