Literary Assistant

Manhattan Theatre Club

311 W43rd Street
New York, NY 10036




Jan 14, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning not-for-profit theatre dedicated to the production of contemporary plays and musicals, seeks a knowledgeable Literary Assistant to become part of our Artistic Development team.

For nearly 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 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.

This position will report to the Director of Play Development and is responsible for most of the Artistic Development office’s administrative tasks, including but not limited to managing written and phone correspondence, departmental schedules, expenses, and production tracking calendars; maintaining script database; and organizing logistics for readings. The Literary Assistant will also be responsible for evaluating scripts and covering selected readings and productions.


Knowledge of the NY theatre scene and the theatrical canon is required. Strong organizational and communication skills are also imperative.

Comprehensive knowledge of MSWord, Excel and Outlook preferred.

This is a full-time, salaried position paying in the $40K range with full benefits package including: group health insurance with options for spousal, family and/or domestic partner coverage, voluntary dental coverage, basic life and long term disability insurance, employer-funded pension, paid time off and optional 401(K) and flex savings plans for healthcare, dependent care and commuting expenses.

To Apply: Forward resume and cover letter to HR Director, via email to: with “Literary Assistant” and your last name in the subject (MS Word, Adobe PDF or plain-text format only).

Manhattan Theatre Club believes that equity, diversity and inclusion should be essential elements of all activity within the organization. We have made it a priority to create and maintain an environment that is attractive to and supportive of all individuals regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender identity, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, military or veteran status, etc. MTC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.






Experience Level

Entry Level



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