Job Description (October 2020)

Summary Statement:

The General Manager, a full-time salaried position, is a high-level leadership position who works closely with the Executive Director and Artistic Director in managing, steering and shaping the company in a time of exciting growth. The General Manager is responsible for contracts, bookings, financials, HR and facilities oversight and oversees multiple departments within the organization. This position requires an energetic professional who doesn't mind wearing multiple hats.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Education:  College BA or higher

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in handling a wide range of management level areas

  • 3+ years experience as GM or Assistant GM in a professional theater or similar capacity; prefer candidate who has held this position and has dealt with capital campaigns

  • Strong organizational, analytical, computer and research skills

  • Past experience with contracts and negotiations and payroll a must

  • Ability to move quickly in a very fast-paced team environment as well as on own

  • Proven ability to lead multiple teams simultaneously

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




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.


This position performs other support functions and duties as needed. Bay Street Theater is a growing organization with a small staff. Employees are often called upon to jump in to accomplish goals and meet important deadlines. 

An open and collaborative managerial style, a desire to work closely with Bay Street’s Executive and Artistic Directors, and a willingness to “take the reins” and lead in a fast-paced environment as a motivated self-starter are all very important to the success of this role.

Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements, along with three industry references to