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Job Title: Manager

Organization: Strauss Theatre Center

Location: Monroe, LA

Reports to: Vice President of the Executive Committee

Position Type: Part-time

Pay Range: $25,000 to $30,000 annual salary

About Us:

Strauss Theatre Center is a non-profit organization. We are a vibrant and inclusive arts organization dedicated to enriching the cultural life of our community through exceptional theatrical productions and educational programs. We have been a staple in the performing arts and our community for 92 years. Our mission is to provide accessible, high-quality entertainment while fostering a love for the performing arts. We are seeking a dedicated and dynamic General Manager to lead our organization and contribute to our continued success.

Position Overview:

The General Manager plays a crucial role in the day-to-day operations and long-term success of Strauss Theatre Center. This leadership position is responsible for overseeing the administrative, financial, and operational aspects of this non-profit organization, ensuring its continued growth, and maintaining the theater’s reputation for excellence in the community.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Financial Management:
  • Develop and manage the annual budget in collaboration with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  • Monitor and report on financial performance, ensuring the theater’s financial stability and sustainability.
  • Pursue funding opportunities, including grants, sponsorships, and fundraising campaigns.
  1. Operations Management:
  • Oversee the theater’s day-to-day operations, including scheduling, staffing, and facility maintenance.
  • Collaborate with the Production Liasson to ensure smooth production processes, from casting to final performances.
  • Implement and maintain operational policies and procedures.
  1. Staff and Volunteer Coordination:
  • Recruit, train, and manage administrative and production staff.
  • Manage box office staff to support ticket sales and all events hosted by Strauss Theatre Center.
  • Foster a positive, collaborative work environment that encourages creativity and professionalism.
  • Coordinate with volunteers and support their contributions to the theater.
  1. Community Engagement:
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with patrons, sponsors, local businesses, and community partners.
  • Develop and implement marketing and outreach strategies to promote the theater’s productions and educational programs.
  • Represent the theater at community events and meetings.
  • Travel is expected within the state (expenses paid).
  1. Board Collaboration:
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to provide regular updates on the theater’s financial and operational performance.
  • Assist in strategic planning and the development of policies and initiatives to advance the theater’s mission.
  • Other duties as assigned in line with the board’s direction.
  1. Additional duties as assigned by the Executive Committee/Board of Directors.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in arts administration, non-profit management, or a similar role.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget development and monitoring.
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of theater production and the performing arts industry.
  • Familiarity with fundraising, grant writing, and sponsorship acquisition.
  • Passion for the arts and a commitment to the theater’s mission.

Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Part-time position with flexible hours/schedule.
  • Some nights and weekends required based on calendar of events.
  • Bonuses are dependent on marketing, sponsorships earned, and the financial status of the theatre.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • A dynamic and creative work environment.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, a cover letter, and references as one document or PDF on this online form. Any questions, please email BOM@strausstc.com and use subject line: Manager Application.