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BAY STREET LITERARY MANAGER

Job Description (January 2021)

Bay Street Theater is a Summer Theater Festival seeking a dynamic and passionate individual to serve as Literary Manager. This newly-created, part-time position will be part of a growing team, working closely with the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director to help shape development of new work and new artists at Bay Street. Seeking out and fostering new relationships for Bay Street with writers and theater artists from underrepresented communities in the theater field will be a central part of this new position.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Actively pursuing submissions to Bay Street from a diverse community of writers, with a particular focus on seeking out works by traditionally marginalized voices. This includes working with agents, managers, and theater collectives to find new plays and musicals for potential development and production at Bay Street.

  • Helping introduce Bay Street to a broad range of new and diverse artists including not only writers but also directors, designers, and theater makers.

  • Reading and giving feedback on a small select number of script submissions and updating Bay Street’s database.

  • Working with and providing support to writers during the developmental processes currently in place at Bay Street, primarily during the yearly New Works Festival in the month of May.

  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director, acting as co-curator for the New Works Festival.

  • In summer of 2021, helping curate a series of outdoor readings of New Works.

This position is part-time and will require an average two to five hours per week most of the year, with occasional, limited periods of time in the spring and summer that will require more hours. These periods of time will be mutually agreed upon in advance. This position does not require residence in Sag Harbor, New York, and duties can mostly be fulfilled remotely. During the New Works Festival in May and for each of the three productions that make up the summer Mainstage season, the hope is that the Literary Manager will travel to Sag Harbor for two to three days each to participate in programming in person. Transportation to and from Sag Harbor and housing when in residence will be provided.

Salary: $8,500 to $11,000 per year. Applications open until position is filled.

Bay Street Theater is an EOE and is committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of its operation. Women, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send resume with cover letter, along with three industry references to Marshall@baystreet.org.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts (BST) is a year-round, not-for- profit 299 seat LORT C professional theater and community cultural center located in Sag Harbor on the East End of Long Island. This position plays an important role in managing all aspects of operations within the organization.

 

 

 

GENERAL MANAGER

Job Description (December 2020)

Summary Statement:

Bay Street Theater is seeking a new General Manager. This full-time salaried position is a leadership position who will work closely with the Executive Director and Artistic Director in managing, steering and shaping the company in a time of exciting growth.

The General Manager will have direct responsibility for the business, administrative, and operational management of the organization. This person must be skilled at budget oversight and financial planning, detail oriented, and well organized, with a demonstrated ability to establish priorities and achieve results. Experience in performing arts organizations is key. The General Manager will be a dynamic individual with demonstrated leadership skills who is knowledgeable and passionate about the arts and the mission of Bay Street. In addition, they must be a highly intelligent, ambitious, energetic, creative, and strong, roll-up-your sleeves manager, as well as an effective communicator. They must be able to work collaboratively with leadership and staff to promote an open, inclusive environment that emphasizes cooperation and teamwork with a minimum of ego.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Advanced degree a plus

  • Minimum 8 years relevant experience; Experience in a performing arts organization a must

  • 3+ years’ experience as GM or Assistant GM in a professional theater or similar capacity;

  • Experience with capital campaigns and projects a plus

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Excellent time management, organizational, supervisory, and creative problem-solving skills in facility operations and business issues required to support a multifunctional cultural or other nonprofit institution or corporation

  • Experience with contracts and labor negotiations

  • Comfort level with balancing multiple ongoing issues and changing circumstances

  • Knowledge of current trends in social media and direct mail a plus

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Database Management software and utilization

  • Bright and diplomatic communicator while working with the highest level of personal integrity.

  • Sound judgment, high emotional intelligence, and a sense of humor

The post requires some evening and weekend work in conjunction with the Bay Street production calendar.

 

I. RESPONSIBILITIES

Overview

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts (BST) is a year-round, not-for- profit 299 seat LORT C professional theater and community cultural center located in Sag Harbor on the East End of Long Island. This position plays an important role in managing all aspects of operations within the organization. 

The General Manager’s general responsibilities include:

  • Programming management

  • Financial management

  • Operational & facilities management

For a detailed breakdown of general responsibilities, click here.

NOTES TO ADD:

The Bay Street Theater has just announced that it is creating its first purpose-built home that will feature multiple theaters and spaces for the development of new work, dedicated education facilities, and outdoor performance and public spaces. The celebrated Theater’s new home will be built on a newly acquired site at the entrance to historic Sag Harbor that runs continuously with John Steinbeck Waterfront Park, transforming what is currently a commercial space into a community resource. Bay Street plans to break ground in late 2021 with completion currently anticipated for 2023.

Currently the full year-round staff at Bay Street Theater consists of 14 FT and 2 PT, while the Mainstage summer staff grows to nearly 65 with actors, summer interns and design teams for each production. Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts (BST) is a year-round, not-for-profit 299 seat LORT C professional theater and community cultural center.

Bay Street Theater is an EOE and is committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of its operation. Women, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements, along with three industry references to kim@baystreet.org.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE