Staff

Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks

Artistic Director

Gabriel Stelian-Shanks

Executive Director

Bevin Ross

Artistic

Associate Artistic Director Nilan's headshot

Associate Artistic Director

Nilan

Artistic Line Producer

Ali Skye Bennet

Artistic Coordinator

Patrick Anthony Surillo

Development

Danielle Brockmann's headshot

Special Events and Corporate Sponsorship Manager

Danielle Brockmann

Individual Giving Manager

Helen O'Rourke

Marketing

Fernando Masterson's headshot

Marketing and Communications Director

Fernando Masterson

Membership Manager

Olivia Ragan

Emily Lyon's headshot

Media Associate

Emily Lyon

Board

The Drama League Board of Directors with Gala Honoree Sutton Foster

BONNIE COMLEY

JOSEPH PIZZA,
ARTHUR POBER 

DONNA DANIELS

TONY BENTON

GABRIEL STELIAN-SHANKS 

BEVIN ROSS

President

Vice Presidents

Secretary

Treasurer

Artistic Director

Executive Director

LESLIE FELDMAN
KIRK IWANOWSKI
UNA JACKMAN
MARY JAIN
PAULA KAMINSKY DAVIS 
STAN PONTE

JOHN ALAN TURNER
NICOLE A. WATSON

Directors Council

The Drama League Directors Council was formed as a way to further embed artists in the decision-making process of our organization, establish peer-to-peer mentorship for Fellowship recipients, and have the nation’s leading directors guide programming as we expand our mission to support directors and lead in re-emergence strategies for Broadway and the American theater industry.

Alumni

Since 1984, The Drama League has supported directors’ careers. Our fellowships and residencies have developed numerous artists, many of whom are now Artistic Directors, working on Broadway, or otherwise leading the field. Click below the list of artists who have passed through our doors.

Employment

The Drama League is currently hiring for the following position(s): 

POSITION OVERVIEW
Reporting directly to the Executive Director (ED), the OFFICE MANAGER is a full-time position located in the Drama League’s center in New York City. This position is a bookkeeping and office administration position that supports the operations of the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES
FISCAL ADMINISTRATION
The OFFICE MANAGER (OM) will administer The Drama League’s day-to-day financial operations, internal controls, and assist leadership in financial reporting. They will ensure that financial records across departments are accurate, timely, and delivered to appropriate parties as needed. They will perform data entry in the areas of accounts receivable, payable and track fundraising income received in Quickbooks and our fundraising database. Keeping accounts accurate and up-to-date, including the timely payment of all bills and contracted payments, is essential. The OM executes the company’s financial data entry and reporting mechanisms to ensure that monthly and annual financial statements comply with accounting best practices. They manage accounts and cash flow, administer internal reconciliations with department heads, and cooperate with external auditors, vendors and consultants. They administer a timely and accurate annual audit as well as filing of state and federal taxes in coordination with external auditors and CPA.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
The OFFICE MANAGER will support the Executive Director in clerical work, data entry, filing unemployment, workers compensation and insurance coverage paperwork. They will conduct administrative tasks including office management, scheduling, supply orders, equipment maintenance and coordination with IT consultants, PEO, and Building Maintenance, cleaners among others.

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS
The OM must have a demonstrated record of financial management experience in a non-profit setting using Quickbooks with fluency and proficiency. The ideal candidate will be committed to collaboration and teamwork. Working in a multi-tasking environment on multiple simultaneous priorities with overlapping departmental needs, the OFFICE MANAGER must be a superb communicator to constituencies within and outside the organization, demonstrating professionalism and expertise as an administrator.

QUALIFICATIONS
A bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, arts administration, or equivalent work experience in non-profit finance and operations is preferred. Fluency in Quickbooks is required. Competency in Blackbaud’s Altru database platform or similar product is preferred. Knowledge of non-profit operations and standard practices is required. Successful applicants will display excellent communication skills, professionalism, a strong knowledge of accounting practices, and operations management in a non-profit setting. Office work in person, following State Guidelines, in our Tribeca office is required.

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 relevant experience and employment accomplishments to opportunities@dramaleague.org. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

This position reports to the Artistic Coordinator and is tasked primarily with assisting an active Artistic team as they strive to execute and create impactful artistic programming. The intern will work across all facets of the artistic team across all artistic programming, Directorfest, and artistic components within our development efforts. Interns will receive weekly mentorship and guidance during their time with The Drama League. The intern will be expected to work towards creating a strategic plan for themselves during and after their time with the institution under the mentorship of the Associate Artistic Director & Artistic Coordinator. Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic; The Drama League is working in a hybrid model. You will need access to the internet, phone, and webcam to complete this internship.

DUTIES

  • Assist in the implementation of various artistic programs: New Visions/New Voices, TA(L)KING DIRECTION, Master Workshops, Directorfest, Director’s Council, and other events related but not limited to the Fellowship and Residency Program.
  • Complete various duties and assignments on behalf of the artistic department with the other departments of the institution.
  • Executing various tasks within our database system.
  • Collaborate with the artistic staff to complete various tasks as: document/spreadsheet preparation, research, scheduling appointments, etc.
  • Scribe/Prepare all meeting notes and distribute them promptly.

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 Word, Excel, 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

  • September 2021- May 2022 (20 Hours a Week)
    • Fall Phase: September 7 – November 18, 2021 (11 Weeks)
      • Unpaid Break November 18 – December 26, 2021 (holidays, 6 weeks)
    • Spring Phase: January 3 – May 27, 2022 (21 Weeks)
  • Schedule is created around the availability of the Intern however, Tuesdays the Intern will be expected to work in the The Drama League Offices – 32 Avenue of the Americas

WHY WORK FOR THE DRAMA LEAGUE

  • Engage with the administrative side of the Arts and learn what it takes to put the work on its feet. Gaining a deeper understanding of the day to day operations of a historic Theatre Service Organization that is grounded in National and International theatre culture, located in the heart of the American Theatre scene New York City. You will gain specific insight into the New York theatre scene.
  • Engage with artists, while supporting them in their needs to grow professionally.
  • Engage with a staff who is committed to creating an environment for you to grow as a professional, regardless of what your long term goals are. 
  • Engage with yourself and your needs as a working professional, through mentorship, guidance, and art creation. Mentorship will be tailored to your needs and goals through specific experiences.

SALARY

  • Total Paid Weeks: 32 Weeks 
  • $100 Week Travel Reimbursement = $3,200

TO APPLY

  • Apply by July 12
  • Send a cover letter and and resume to Patrick Surillo, Artistic Coordinator – patrick@dramaleague.org 

Please direct all questions or inquires to Patrick Surillo, Artistic Coordinator – patrick@dramaleague.org