Theatrical Literary Assistant

Theatrical Literary Assistant

CATEGORY: Administrative

Abrams Artists Agency
New York, NY 10001


Alexis Cooper

Job Details




A major talent agency with offices in New York and Los Angeles, specializing in the representation of playwrights, composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers and designers for Broadway, off-Broadway, opera, television and film, seeks a well-rounded, highly organized and proactive Assistant to work in our New York Literary Division, supporting two Agents. Requires at least one to three years’ work experience.  The desk is high volume and requires someone with prior experience in the business side of theatre.


General responsibilities include: All administrative and support tasks, with access to negotiations, contracts, and all client services.  

Candidate Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and interest in the theatre and television/film industry
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity with designer, director and author contracts
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft office and internet research)
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills, including a professional phone manner
  • Familiarity and/or experience with Excel, basic math and accounting
  • Must have a facility with accounts receivable, financial follow-up, record keeping, and summarizing deal terms
  • The ability to multi-task
  • Excellent memory for details
  • The ability to conduct business under occasional stressful circumstances
  • Must be able to prioritize and shift focus as priorities change 
  • Must have a sense of humor, a thick skin and a willingness to approach any task with a positive attitude
  • Self-motivated and able to work individually
  • Interest in the agenting field.
  • College degree is required


It is essential that the candidate be an active contributor to a team of agents and assistants within the division.  This position offers an excellent opportunity for growth.


This is a Full-Time, Non-Exempt Employee position.  Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage, FSA, 401K.


Please send a current resume and a cover letter stating your salary requirements, and a list of at least three professional references to: Alexis Cooper at   Include “Theatrical Literary Assistant” in the subject field.  Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.  No phone calls please.



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