Assistant to the Executive Director
Manhattan Theatre Club
311 W43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to the production of contemporary plays and musicals, seeks a full time Assistant to the Executive Director. For fifty years, MTC has been the creative and artistic home for America’s most gifted theatrical artists, producing works of the highest quality by American and international playwrights. We are strongly committed to producing work that is made by, and tells the stories of, a wide range of voices from all walks of life and to making that work accessible to all audiences including those that have historically lacked access to the arts and cultural sector. MTC produces up to eight plays annually in Broadway’s restored Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street and off Broadway at the historic NY City Center complex on West 55th Street.
The Assistant to the Executive Director serves as a liaison between the Executive Director, senior staff, Board of Directors, donors, industry contacts and the community at large.
• Key support for the Executive Director and the essential functions that support the theater.
• Liaises daily with high level stakeholders of the theater including artists, senior management, members of the Board of Trustees, donors and patrons.
• Manages information flow and executive communications including correspondence and telephone calls, often in coordination with other staff.
• Manages a fast-paced and detailed calendar, prioritizing sensitive matters, scheduling meetings and assisting with meeting preparation and research.
• Assists on various special projects of a confidential nature and assists in the administration of theatre openings and other special events.
• Handles various administrative projects and research for the smooth functioning of the office and theater.
• Provides general assistance as requested.
Good judgment, discretion, time management, excellent writing and communication skills and an absolute attention to detail are a must. Prior administrative experience required. A working knowledge of the New York theatre community and non-profit structures highly preferred. Fundraising experience a plus.