General Manager

General Manager

CATEGORY: Administrative

Studio Theatre
Washington, DC 20005

Job Details



Studio Theatre seeks a General Manager (GM) to oversee financial and operational activity at this $5 million theater with 30 full-time employees. Reporting directly to the Managing Director and overseeing a Finance Manager, Facilities Manager, and Information Technology consultants and initiatives, the GM is responsible for managing human, physical, data, and financial resources of the company, and facilitating communication and adherence to best business practices across the organization. 

The GM works closely with the Managing Director and Artistic Director on managing the human resources of the institution, financial planning and responsibility, and overseeing major internal and external projects including facilities maintenance.  The GM serves as a liaison to the Finance, Audit, and Investment Committees of the Board of Trustees. The GM is also responsible for contract negotiation and union relationships.

The ideal candidate will have experience with the finances of a not-for-profit organization and providing HR support, success managing complex and important projects, and excellent communication skills.


- Oversee financial management of organization and Finance Manager who executes budget development and re-projection, accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, departmental financial reporting and monthly tracking, ensuring compliance with annual budget, execution of annual audit

- Plan for, secure and manage any debt financing

- Manage IT of theater, working with IT consultant to plan improvements and performance

- Oversee Facilities Manager and the physical resources of the theater, including the main facility, as well as 13 artist units and 14 apprentice units

- Negotiate and manage contracts with actors, directors, artists, playwrights, agents, unions, and other institutions

- Manage Theatre’s relationship with banks and other financial institution

- Plan, budget, and manage capital projects and improvements

- Work with artistic, production and facilities department to determine and plan the strategic allocation of endowment fund proceeds to address institutional priorities

- Supervise the annual audit and coordinate state and federal tax filings

- Oversee HR functions including health insurance, disability and workers compensation, onboarding, human resources procedures and policies, evaluations, training, safety, and compliance matters

- Engage in industry analysis and keep abreast of best practices to ensure that the Theatre’s operations are state-of-the-art and support programmatic objectives


The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of experience with evidence of progressive responsibility, an understanding of non-profit accounting and debt financing, a history of successful engagement with production teams and board members, familiarity with facilities and IT management, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and an ability to multi-task effectively. S/he will have demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least several years of significant supervisory experience.


In addition, candidates should have:

- Experience in General Management and/or Entertainment Finance

- Experience and comfort with contract negotiation (interfacing with attorneys and agents) and union relations

- Familiarity with theatrical budgets and planning processes

- Strong leadership abilities and proven ability to plan and strategize

- Ability to stay calm under pressure in a fast-paced environment

- Advanced understanding of Office 365, particularly Microsoft Excel

- Familiarity with cloud computer solutions for small business and IT resource management

- Understanding of non-profit accounting principles

- Outstanding communication skills

- A background with Tessitura systems a plus


Studio Theatre offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits including matching 401K.

Studio Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


August 1, 2019 -



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