2 Oct 2023


General Manager

The New Group  →   New York, New York, United States


Jobs at The New Group

Job Description

The New Group, one of New York’s leading Off-Broadway theaters, is seeking a GENERAL MANAGER.

The New Group is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. In addition to producing three annual productions, the organization’s New Group/New Works play and musical development program champions original works by emerging and established authors.
The New Group also operates a variety of theater education programs that provide opportunities for artistically inclined middle and high school, college, and adult students. The New Group Off Stage celebrates work at the intersection of art, multimedia, and social engagement by showcasing some of today’s most compelling storytellers through web series, feature films, audio plays and more.


The New Group, one of New York’s leading Off-Broadway theaters, is seeking a GENERAL MANAGER.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the General Manager is responsible for overall production supervision and administration. The General Manager will work closely with the Founding Artistic Director and artistic team and will interface with all departments within the organization. The General Manager will directly supervise the Associate General Manager and Production Manager.


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide on-site supervision and oversight for main stage productions, developmental readings, and production related functions for fundraising events
  • Create and monitor production and developmental reading budgets
  • Prepare, coordinate, and maintain season calendars with Production Manager and approve production schedules and activity
  • Supervise company management functions including artist services and company and house seat ticketing requests
  • Lead contract negotiations for authors, all other artistic personnel, and any outside producers/partners
  • Maintain relationships with theatrical unions (AEA, SDC, USA, AFM/802)
  • Represent The New Group in collective bargaining negotiations with theatrical unions (Off-Broadway)
  • Ensure compliance with rehearsal and theatrical rental licenses and communicate with venue owners
  • Work with the senior management team to schedule and plan each season and develop strategic plans for the future


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Ambition to play an integral role as a producing leader
  • Strong leadership skills to represent the institution both internally and externally
  • Outstanding judgment and an ability to make decisions in a timely fashion after consulting multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in managing staff and developing meaningful relationships with artists
  • Exceptional written/verbal communication and negotiating skills
  • Rigorous budgeting experience
  • Proactive planning and problem-solving skills and tenacious follow through
  • Exceptional organization and attention to detail
  • Experience working in performing arts management, including direct experience with union regulations, and contract negotiations
  • Proven understanding of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, and a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate across differences


If you do not meet all the criteria listed above, but know you have what it takes to do this job, we encourage you to apply and tell us about yourself in your cover letter.
This is a full-time exempt position available immediately.
Salary range is $75,000-95,000, commensurate with experience.
Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, 403b retirement, and commuter benefit plans.
The New Group operates as a hybrid remote and in person workplace.
The General Manager will split their working time between the New Group administrative office, production venues, and their remote workplace.

The New Group embraces diversity in all forms and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. The New Group is an equal opportunity employer, and BIPOC, immigrant, veteran, disabled, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals are encouraged to apply. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact us at jobs@thenewgroup.org.


To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@thenewgroup.org.
Please put ‘General Manager’ in the subject line.

No phone calls please.
For more information on The New Group, please visit www.TheNewGroup.org.


Full-Time Job in Theatre:
General Manager
The New Group
 New York, New York, United States

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