Interim Managing Director

Rattlestick Theater

New York, NY

Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office


  • Seasonal
  • New York, NY
  • Fri, May 20, 2022
  • Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office
  • Theater
  • $50,000
  • $55,000

Website Rattlestick Theater

Job Responsibilities:
The Interim Managing Director will be covering part of the current Managing Director’s responsibilities during her maternity leave.
● Finance:
– Working with the bookkeeper to monitor expenses, approve payroll expenditures, and oversee employee on-boarding.
– Ensure payment and reimbursement are disbursed on time;
● General Management/Producing:
– Supervise Venue Manager, Production Manager, Producing Assistant, Box Office Manager, and Marketing Department;
– Negotiate with Union and artists’ agents; Manage all contracts between Rattlestick and artists, venues, and co-producers, vendors, etc.;
– Supervise budgets with production manager;
– Oversee box office procedures and ticket policies.

● Marketing:
– Work with the Artistic Director and Marketing Department to develop and implement marketing programs and strategies to increase and diversify the audiences for productions and branding.
● Other:
– Direct activities relating to the operations and maintenance of office space;
– Embrace commitment to EDI and Anti-racism by adhering to the company’s Community Agreements and Code of Conduct, and interrupting and reporting actions or behaviors that go against them.
– The Interim Managing Director will be reporting to the Artistic Director.
Ideally, the successful candidate for this role will be an ambitious and energetic leader who combines a passion for the performing arts with significant, relevant experience in producing and financial aspects of a not-for-profit arts organization. They will possess these skills and experiences:
– Excellent budgeting and negotiating skills;
– Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills;
– The ability to delegate effectively and inspire staff to do their best work and achieve successful results;
– Excellent supervisory skills and a track record for mentoring and developing staff;
– Fluency in Google Suite.

The candidate must reside in the New York City area, with the potential to work at Rattlestick from Rattlestick’s West Village office. Mid-May to June: part-time; July to early October: full-time.

Application Instructions:
Rattlestick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. Qualified individuals, please submit your cover letter, current resume, and 3 names/contact information of professional/personal references (include name, relationship, phone number, and email address) to with “Interim Managing Director – Your Name” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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