Transition Manager (Interim Managing Director)

Ensemble Studio Theatre

545 w 52nd st, 2nd fl
New York City, NY 10019




Jun 10, 2022
Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) is seeking a dynamic interim Transition Manager for a 6-month period (with a possible 3-month extension). The Transition Manager will help guide the organization as it transforms its leadership systems from the current structure (Artistic Director and Executive Director) into a new one, with two Co-Artistic Directors, a Managing Director, and administrative and artistic staff realignment while maintaining operational continuity throughout. Serving largely as an interim Managing Director, the Transition Manager will collaborate with staff to execute the ensemble’s vision, mission, and goals in new play development and production while exemplifying its core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Transition Manager will work closely with the current artistic, finance, communications, development, and production staff. The Transition manager will also work with the new leadership (Co-Artistic Directors and Managing Director) and management (General Manager, Development Manager) positions as they are on-boarded. This position will maintain current administrative and financial systems to ensure continuity throughout this period. The Transition Manager reports to the Board of Directors, working collaboratively with Board officers, and will be responsible for keeping the Board informed and abreast of management progress and outcomes on a regular basis, and will be a vital thought partner under a shared leadership model. They will meet regularly with the Leadership team of the theatre, ensuring shared vision and collaboration across departments.
Compensation: $5,850 / month
Duration: 7/12/22-12/31/22 (6 months with possible 3 month extension)


Experience Preferred:

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (Anti-Racism) training

Degree in Non-Profit or Theatre Management, and/or

3-5 years experience in Theatre or Non-Profit Administration/Management

Necessary Skills:

Understanding of contracts and budgeting practices

Supervisory and leadership skills

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an eye for details

Possess a positive attitude, prioritizes kindness, and is self-motivated




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