Interim General Manager

Fisher Center at Bard

60 Manor Ave
NY 12504




Jul 27, 2022

The General Manager will ensure that all financial and operational functions are in alignment with the Fisher Center’s and Bard College’s overarching mission and vision. This role is responsible for many aspects of the Fisher Center’s overall operation, including financial management, budgeting, administration and human resources. The General Manager leads efforts to provide greater cohesion between the Fisher Center’s overall operations and artistic planning while maintaining strong working relationships with the Bard Controller’s Office, Human Resources Office, and academic departments to ensure effective management, coordination and communication.

This is a temporary, full-time, non-exempt position, compensated at a monthly rate of $5500, salary negotiable. The position will be contracted for 3-4 months with possibility of extension.


The General Manager reports to the Fisher Center’s Executive Director and works closely with all members of the senior management team including; the Artistic Director, the Director of Artistic Planning and Producing, the Director Of Production, the Director of Institutional Advancement & Strategy, the Director of Marketing and Audience Services, and the Facilities Manager. This position has a close working relationship with the Executive Director of Bard Music Festival and SummerScape Opera Producer.


Financial Management:

-Manage annual budget with ED and department heads, monitor expense and revenue budget/ cash flow

-Oversee quarterly and fiscal year reconciliation with Bard’s general ledger

-Prepare P&L reports and accompanying narratives for board meetings, as needed
-Oversee A/P and A/R across all departments; manage payment priority across all departments and work with Bard Finance on check release schedule

-Assist in creation of budgets for grant proposals and final reports
-Oversee corporate card expense reconciliation

Administration & Human Resources:

-With the ED, develop consistent hiring procedures, performance review, and exit interview process across the Fisher Center and maintain equitable pay scales across departments

-Oversee on-boarding paperwork for casual hourly, seasonal, and full-time hires

-Coordinate building usage/ resources between academic programs, facilities management and Fisher Center professional programs

-With the ED, addressing personnel issues as they arise; liaising with Bard HR and Title IX offices as necessary
-Support departments with trouble-shooting employee paperwork/timesheet

Contract Management/Rentals:

-Draft and maintain template agreements, amend as necessary, manage equity and consistency across programs

-With the ED, review contracts for non-artistic independent contractors; forward to Controller’s office as needed for contracts over 10K


-Substantial, relevant experience in positions of progressive responsibility with organizations of similar scope and ambition.

-Experience managing budgets/forecasting

-Experience working with, managing, and providing feedback to people; ability to oversee the day-to-day operations while keeping larger institutional picture and priorities in mind

-Thrive in a deadline-driven environment

-Flexible, collaborative, and driven with a strong sense of personal integrity and accountability

-Possess strong communication skills, and bring a collaborative, positive, can-do approach

-Experience in the not-for-profit sector, working in the arts, a plus

-High proficiency in Google Suite, required


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Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.


The Fisher Center develops, produces, and presents performing arts across disciplines through new productions and context-rich programs that challenge and inspire. As a premier professional performing arts center and a hub for research and education, the Fisher Center supports artists, students, and audiences in the development and examination of artistic ideas, offering perspectives from the past and present, as well as visions of the future. The Fisher Center demonstrates Bard’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. Home is the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Frank Gehry and located on the campus of Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley. The Fisher Center offers outstanding programs to many communities, including the students and faculty of Bard College, and audiences in the Hudson Valley, New York City, across the country, and around the world. Learn more about the Fisher Center, its programs, and values at


Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1000 park-like acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 11 programs; nine early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 162-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal education. The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders. For more information about Bard College, visit