Position: General Manager
Location: Glencoe/Chicago, IL
Classification: Full time
Salary: Starting at $65,000 commensurate with experience
About Writers Theatre
Writers Theatre (WT) is a nationally recognized, award-winning theatre company located on the North Shore of Chicago with a pre-pandemic annual operating budget of $6.5 Million. Known for the consistent high quality and intimacy of its productions, WT is focused on the power of the written word and dedicated to the artists who bring that word to life. Having captivated audiences for years with its commitment to creating the most intimate theatrical experience possible, the theatre is now a major Chicagoland cultural destination with a national reputation for excellence, being called “America’s finest regional theater company” by The Wall Street Journal. Under the leadership of Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma and Interim Artistic Director Bobby Kennedy, the company is charting a path forward for its future.
The General Manager (GM) provides leadership support to the Executive Director (ED), Artistic Director (AD), in key areas of the theater’s operations. This position is an opportunity for a dynamic thinker and strategic leader to assist in fulfilling and guiding WT’s mission, vision, and priorities and to help lead a sophisticated staff of full-time and part-time staff.
The GM reports to the ED and works closely with the Managing Director, Strategy and Advancement, Interim Artistic Director and Director of Production and Facilities. The GM supervises the Company Manager.
This position’s schedule is typically M-F, 9:30-5:30, occasionally adjusting hours to work until curtain time to connect with artists. Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
Qualifications & Key Competencies
WT requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a term of employment.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
WT is deeply committed to creating and sustaining an organizational culture that values equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as promoting a safe, supportive, and collaborative work environment conducive to professional and personal growth. A successful candidate will share these values.
WT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, or veteran status.
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Benefits include: medical, dental and disability insurance, vacation and other paid leave, a 403(b)-retirement plan (with employer match) and medical and dependent care cafeteria plans.
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