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GENERAL MANAGER

Theatre Exile is seeking a General Manager whose work will have a strong focus on office and financial management, as well as tasks in cross department coordination and community engagement.  
 
About Theatre Exile
Theatre Exile is a nonprofit theater company dedicated to enhancing the cultural experiences of all Philadelphians through the staging of works that engage the imagination. We have a small team of dedicated individuals who work together to produce high-level theatre.  We produce challenging plays that explore the complexities of the human condition and contain a sense of true Philadelphia grit and passion. We are constantly striving to reach out to new theater audiences throughout the community by presenting both new works as well as established plays that are often reinterpreted in original ways.  We believe in freedom of expression formulated through innovation, exploration, and provocation. At the same time, we provide a safe and creative environment in which local artists can grow and experiment and ultimately, find their own voice.
 
We traditionally produce three mainstage productions, a new play development series, an education program which includes outreach and classes, as well as special events.  
 
Theatre Exile is an equal opportunity employer and hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please note, however, Theatre Exile’s current administrative space is not wheelchair accessible.
 
Position Overview
Theatre Exile has a small team of dedicated individuals who work together to produce high level theatre.  The General Manager is an important support role to the administrative and production staff. The General Manager must be a resourceful individual with strong self-motivation, organization, communication and strong financial and analytical skills.  The General Manager must have a passion for the work of Theatre Exile. The General Manager will report directly to the Producing Artistic Director.  It is a full-time position that is responsible for the following areas of focus:
 
Office management
Financial Management
Cross department coordination
Community engagement
 
Office management duties include but are not limited to:
Ordering supplies, filing, mailings, managing utilities, maintaining Google calendars and apps, managing lease for copy machine, coordinate technical problem-solving and venue and office maintenance
Supporting the administrative staff and production manager by helping to create and execute a strong organizational support structure and clean office environment
Answering the phones and handling basic sales needs such as ticket and subscription sales
Coordinating insurance, payroll and other organizational and business needs
Project management in any organizational projects such as a technical or venue improvements
Becoming a PatronManager Certified Administrator to support staff with all CRM system needs
 
Cross department coordination duties include but are not limited to:
Managing staff meetings
Creating any needed interoffice communication systems to help keep office and external staff informed of Exile’s activities 
Participating in organizational problem-solving discussions and long-term vision discussions
Working with department heads to assist in the creation of any contracts needed
Working with Marketing Director in the creation of data analysis with a focus on connecting financial data and audience activities.
Work with Producing Artistic Director and other staff members to create job descriptions and manage hiring process for all administrative, front of house, and production positions. 
Manage and administer internship program. 
 
Financial Management duties include but are not limited to:
Overseeing and/or executing bookkeeping including managing invoices, payables and receivables, monthly reconciliations, check cutting, deposits, etc
Managing petty cash
Acting as the financial liaison to each of the departments including benchmarking department spending against budget
Creating and managing cash flow projections
Create monthly financial reports and narratives to present to Producing Artistic Director and Board Finance Committee
Assisting Producing Artistic Director in creating yearly month to month budgets and transferring budgets to QuickBooks
Creating budgets and financial reports and narratives to support fundraising and grant writing efforts 
 
Community engagement duties 
We consider every staff member at Theatre Exile a liaison to our community. Duties in this area include but are not limited to:
 
Being a staff representative at performances and events when needed
Assisting Production Manager in the coordination of space and/or resource rentals
Working with Production Manager to manage community activities in our venue
Being part of the team when representing Theatre Exile in the community such as helping man a table at neighborhood events
 
 Core Competencies
Strong financial and financial analytical skills 
Organizational skills
Communications skills (written/verbal) and interpersonal savvy
Results/action-orientation; project management skills
Personal code of ethics, integrity, diversity and trust
Able to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
Manage multiple projects concurrently
 
Qualifications
Strong analytical skills with expertise in Excel, QuickBooks, Microsoft, and database management systems.
Experience managing budgets
Passion for the arts
Minimum of two years experience in a position that would have prepared the person to assume listed duties.  
Experience in an arts organization preferred but not required
Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
 
Requirements
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to genmgr@theatreexile.org.