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GENERAL MANAGER - Seattle Repertory Theatre Bachelor's Degree Job

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The successful candidate for the General Manager role will be a dynamic strategic thinker with the ability to implement adaptive strategies to address adaptive challenges that arise in midst of organizational change. This position will function as hybrid Chief of Staff/General Manager reporting to the Managing Director while providing critical support and partnership to the artistic side of the theater and working closely with all department heads. If you have a successful track record of using influence and relationship-building in order to get to results without using authority, this will be your dream job!

Typical duties include (not an exhaustive list):

I. Contracting

  • Negotiate and draft all artist, commissioning, licensing, co-production, commercial enhancement, and other production-related agreements
  • Serve as the point of contact in the management of outside producers, presenters, promoters, and visiting national and international companies.
  • Partner with the Director of Human Resources to administer the theater’s participation in LORT’s collectively-bargained agreements (AEA, SSDC, USA) and all other union agreements (IATSE, AFM, Teamsters).
  • Negotiate royalties and production licenses for Seattle Rep-produced plays.

II. Board of Trustees

  • Assist the Managing Director and the Executive Assistant & Board Liaison with Board of Trustees activities, reporting, and data gathering.
  • Partner with the Director of Finance and other department heads to develop and support financial reporting to the Board on fundraising, sales, and expenses.
  • Partner with the Executive Assistant & Board Liaison on Board meeting schedule, communication, and prep.
  • Attend Finance Committee and Board meetings, as needed.

III. Operations and Administration

  • Partner with the Director of Finance to create, develop, maintain, and track a variety of complex budgets or financial status reports that contribute to the fiscal health of the theater.
  • Assist the Managing Director with (and at times lead) the planning of theater and building services, internal and external communications, front of house operations, event planning, capital projects, etc.
  • Assist the Managing Director with strategic projects and analysis.
  • Participate in the budgeting and the hiring process for key positions with or on behalf of the Managing Director.

IV. Leadership and Supervision

  • Engage with the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Team, Affinity Groups, and/or EDI training, capacity building, and events at SR.
  • Supervise the Company Manager, Events Coordinator or Manager, and other assigned employees, as needed.
  • Develop performance goals, coach employees, and completed mid-year and annual evaluations of all direct reports.
  • Serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and as a conduit for information between SLT and Senior Management Team (SMT).
  • Manage agendas and lead SLT and SMT meetings.
  • Serve as a member of the Season Planning Team.


  • 8 years of arts and theater administration
  • BA degree in Fine Arts Administration or equivalent
  • Commitment to racial equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice
  • Successful track record in executing multiple projects and priorities
  • Strong proficiency is MS Office Suite
  • Ability to exercise healthy judgment and confidentiality in matters requiring discretion.
  • Ability to foster and maintain positive relationships with artists, vendors, community partners, patrons, volunteers, and community members
  • Solid knowledge of LORT bargaining agreements and experience representing a theater to LORT, AEA, SDS, USA, AFM, etc.


  • 10 – 15 years of arts and theater administration
  • MFA degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Knowledge or experience of Tessitura systems
  • Project management certification


  1. Attach a resume detailing related experience and education.
  2. Attach a cover letter that outlines how your related experience and education qualifies you for the position.


  • Applicants are reviewed the day after the position closes.
  • First round of interviews tentatively scheduled for the week of 3/31/2020.


  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, and personal holidays
  • 401 K
  • FSA & DCA
  • Comp and reduced price tickets to Seattle Rep shows and other venues

How to Apply


Apply directly on Seattle Rep's employee page. Faxed, mail or email submissions will not be accepted.

Company Description
Located in Seattle, WA, Seattle Rep is a Tony Award-winning not-for-profit organization and the pre-eminent theater in the Pacific Northwest. SR produces 8 – 10 plays each season (which runs from Sept – June) in our two theater spaces: the Bagley Wright Theater (865 seats) and the Leo K Theater (289 seats).