MANAGER OF ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT
MANAGER OF ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT For MCC THEATER
The Manager of Artistic Development works side by side with the Manager of Artistic Production and the Artistic Administrator, and reports directly to the Artistic Directors. This is a highly collaborative position both within the department and across the organization. We are seeking an individual who brings strong literary and dramaturgical knowledge and a high degree of organization, a passion for theater, lots of opinions, and relishes conversation and cooperation. Must have an understanding of anti-racism principles and practices and a commitment to be an active participant and meaningful contributor to MCC’s ongoing work on creating and nurturing a culture of equity, belonging, diversity and inclusion.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
MCC Theater strives to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would. We are dedicated to producing work that pushes audiences, artists, and students alike to confront and consider preconceived notions about contemporary social issues, and fulfill our mission across four programmatic areas: annual productions of new plays and musicals; literary programming to support the development of new work by artists with bold voices; deep and enriching public engagement programs; and in-school and after-school educational programs that foster in high school students the desire to be heard and the courage to speak out.
MCC Theater is the award-winning off-Broadway company that has recently produced School Girls; or The African Mean Girls Play, BLKS, All The Natalie Portmans, The Light, The Wrong Man, Alice by Heart, Seared, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Charm, Hand to God, Punk Rock, and many others over its 30+ years. MCC Theater opened and began producing in The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space on 52nd Street in January of 2019, featuring two state-of-the-art theaters, the Newman Mills Theater (245 seats) and the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater (100+ seats, flexible configuration).
- Strategize with Artistic Directors and Artistic team to scout/pursue new projects for consideration/development, always looking ahead to have programming set 18-24 months in advance
- Identify and solicit work from diverse playwrights for programming selection, i.e. thematic and cultural diversity.
- Assist in the curation and producing of the PlayLab and SongLab series.
- Attend external readings and productions as needed
- Find and attend festivals as needed
- Coordinate and facilitate general meetings with artists.
- Track New York and Regional productions
- Provide support to mainstage playwrights and production as needed
- Attend rehearsals, run-throughs, tech, previews and note sessions as needed
- Facilitate play reading process from submission through to possible production. This includes: oversight of play readers, process of new play submissions, overall tracking of plays and Artistic response.
- Prioritize and read plays as needed in association with Artistic Directors
- Facilitate Discovery Readings.
- Regular communication and relationship building with agents and authors
- Attend all Artistic Meetings
- Schedule Artistic Meetings for Artistic Team as needed, in cooperation with Manager Of Artistic Programming and Artistic Administrator.
- Coordinating availability with artists
- Coordinating availability with other MCC departments
- Co-manage Artistic department production and development calendar with General Management department
- Assist with EPAs
- Day to day supervision of new programming initiatives which may include facilitating meetings and booking and organizing space
- Responsibility for expenses within Artistic Department budget and managing Artistic Department development budget
- Coordinate internal playwright/director/designer database
- Provide Artistic support of MCC’s Public Engagement and Education department including:MCC Youth Company, including Youth Company involvement with mainstage productions, Uncensored and Fresh Play as needed
- Insight into artistic aspects of Talkbacks
- Insight into artistic aspects of Community Engagement
- Provide administrative and research support for Public Engagement initiatives
- Be a resource for Marketing and the Director of Marketing as they develop marketing materials.
- Patron and donor cultivation as needed
- Support Artistic Directors and Executive Director as needed.
$65,000/yr plus benefits (health, dental, vision and more)
MCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE ROBERT W. WILSON MCC THEATER SPACE
Our new home in Hell’s Kitchen allows us to deepen our mission and encourage greater collaboration among all of our ARTISTS, STUDENTS, and AUDIENCES.