Literary Manager

Literary Manager

CATEGORY: Administrative

Roundabout Theatre Company
New York, NY 10018

Job Details


Roundabout Theatre Company, New York’s leading not-for profit theatre, seeks a Literary Manager. This person centralizes all Literary projects, works on play development/dramaturgy, participates in season programming, and supervises artistic engagement materials and events.




-Document all Literary submissions

-Solicit scripts from agents

-Compose all Literary correspondence, including rejection letters

-Read scripts and write coverage to evaluate

-Recruit and supervise volunteer Script Readers

-Lead monthly Literary meetings

-Attend readings and productions on behalf of Roundabout

-Research outside productions for consideration

-Participate in play development process

-Participate in Artistic meetings to discuss season programming

-Create and maintain relationships with artists and agents


-Work with Education, Marketing, and Archives to create materials and events to enhance engagement with specific productions and with institution as a whole

-Curate and facilitate special public-facing artistic events




-Minimum 3 years’ experience, preferably in a similar literary/dramaturgical position

-Deep knowledge of current plays, playwrights, and directors

-Excellent writing skills

-Superior interpersonal skills

-Microsoft Office Suite proficient

-College degree or equivalent work experience required

-Some travel as well as weekend and evening hours should be anticipated


Please send cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, to using the code LM0619 in the subject line.  PDF or Microsoft Word format will be accepted. In addition, please include a relevant writing sample of 1-2 pages in length. Appropriate submissions may include script coverage/analysis, dramaturgical essay, program note, or similar materials. No phone calls please.


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Roundabout Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies for a position at Roundabout Theatre Company is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law.  We believe diversity in our teammates is paramount to our success as a not-for-profit theatre serving all communities in New York.



Mission: Roundabout celebrates the power of theatre by spotlighting classics from the past, cultivating new works of the present, and educating minds for the future.







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