Chief Operating Officer

East West Players

Los Angeles, CA

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Mon, Dec 6, 2021
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Theater
  • $90,000
  • $90,000

Website East West Players

Who is East West Players?

Founded in 1965, East West Players is committed to raising the visibility of the Asian American experience by presenting inventive world-class theatrical productions, developing artists of color, and providing impactful youth education programs.

What will you do? 

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a new position, tasked with scaling and building towards organizational growth at an exciting moment for EWP, following recent key funding, including being recognized as an American Cultural Treasure by the Ford Foundation.

The COO will oversee the financial operations of EWP, establishing and implementing policies and processes that promote EWP’s company culture and vision. This role will be responsible for evaluating and managing resources for the theater, executing administrative and organizational priorities, collaborating both up and down the organization with staff, board, and the Producing Artistic Director. The COO reports to the Producing Artistic Director, and will oversee operations related to the departments of finance, operations and sales strategy.

Who are we looking for?

The COO will be an organizational and strategic partner for the Producing Artistic Director. The bulk of the job will be in finance, but this is also an opportunity for a professional who wants to build their skills in strategic planning and thought partnership. Initially, the COO’s time will likely be a 75%/25% split between operations and strategic planning.

In addition to knowledge and experience with financial controls and fiscal management, the COO will have experience in operations, budgeting, and contracting. Interest and experience in other areas such as facilities, IT and production is desirable, but not required. The COO will move fluidly between the macro and the micro. They will be equally comfortable in a supervisory role and stepping in as a secondary in operations or finance when needed.

Most importantly, the COO will be enthusiastic about EWP’s mission and energized by joining an anti-racist organization founded and run by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders artists, whose vision is to inspire and advocate for a world free of racism and discrimination through transformative artistic works. The COO will be passionate about strategically managing the current influx of resources to grow the capacity of the organization to serve artists, audiences and community. The specifics of the role will be tailored to the strengths of a candidate we feel is a great fit.



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