19 Apr 2024


Associate General Manager

Dallas Theater Center  →   Dallas, TX 75201


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Job Description


The Associate General Manager reports to the Director of Production and oversees the day-to-day fiscal management of DTC’s productions. As an energetic, organized and resourceful leader, the Associate General Manager will collaborate with the Director of Production and (Interim) Artistic Director to manage the finances for all productions, support the work of the artistic and production departments, contract all artists and production employees, manage artistic/production payroll, file royalty reports, and serve as liaison with LORT and the applicable unions (AEA, SDC, USA, AFM).

This is a full-time, exempt position, which is not eligible for overtime.
This position includes a full benefits package: medical, dental and vision insurance, DTC-paid life insurance, voluntary life insurance and 403b programs.



Please submit resume and cover letter via email to careers@dallastheatercenter.org with Associate GM in the subject line.



  • Work closely with the (Interim) Artistic Director and Director of Production in the planning, budgeting and producing of the season.
  • Foster and maintain professional relationships with local and national directors, designers, choreographers, fight directors, agents, union representatives, performers and technicians.
  • With the Director of Production, create and oversee individual show budgets, from inception through completion.
  • Check the interest & availability, negotiate, and draft artist contracts (including actors, directors, designers, playwrights, creative teams, casting director, etc.).
  • File employment paperwork for artist contracts with Director of People Operations/EDI, Accounts Payable/Payroll Specialist, and applicable unions.
  • Attend and contribute to meetings, including: artistic planning, admin team, production, design and full company meetings.
  • Interface with LORT Counsel Office and union representatives, as needed, and update DTC staff on changes to LORT Collective Bargaining Agreements with theatrical unions.
  • Negotiate and agreement with local AFM, in conjunction with Director of Production and Executive Director.
  • Ensure compliance of agreements and individual contracts, including reviewing of Marketing assets for crediting purposes.
  • Negotiate and oversee co-production agreements and budgets when organization engages in co-productions/transfers to ensure productions remain viable for DTC.
  • Oversee reimbursement payments for artists (including actors, directors, writers, designers, etc.).
  • Negotiate and execute licensing agreements, and submit and file Royalty Reports for each production.
  • File annual Producer’s Questionnaires, etc. with unions, and coordinate annual renewal paperwork.
  • Oversee the administration of reimbursement payments and departmental budget tracking for all aspects of production.
  • File union reports, including weekly, monthly, per-production, and seasonal reports.
  • Submit artist and production payroll.
  • Submit artist & production contract payables (ex. directors, designers, creative teams).
  • Reconcile artists’ fees and salaries with internal records, budgets and union reports.
  • Oversee & file LORT and TCG surveys.
  • Support Grants Writer with data on Artistic & Production information.
  • Perform work in a manner that is consistent with DTC’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Be an active participant in DTC’s work towards equity, diversity and inclusion and becoming an anti-racist organization.
  • This position works onsite Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays at DTC’s offices, with the option for remote work on most Mondays and Fridays. Some scheduling flexibility may be available with prior approval of the Director of Production and Director of EDI & People Operations.
  • Must be available on some nights and weekends, as needed.
  • Other duties as needed or assigned.



  • Sound grasp of current best theater producing practice in the USA.
  • Problem solving approach and positive attitude.
  • Experience with and understanding of budgets.
  • Experience of forming and managing relationships with creative artists and/or their representatives.
  • Experience with Contracting.
  • Familiarity with LORT Collective Bargaining Agreements a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Sound administrative computer literacy skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Experience with Blackbaud and DocuSign a plus.
  • Self-motivated, and able to work independently outside of office supervision.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion;
  • An appreciator of theater and an advocate for its value for the community;



  • Prior experience in a LORT, regional, or other professional theatre/arts organization a benefit.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent practical experience a benefit.



  • Must be able to work on a computer all day.
  • Must be able to lift items up to 10 lbs.
  • This position operates in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards.


Full-Time Job in Theatre:
Associate General Manager
Dallas Theater Center
 Dallas, TX 75201

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: finance, manager, and performing arts. States: Texas.
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