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Manager of Programs and Services
Remote with some in-person meetings and events, NJ
New Jersey Theatre Alliance
Full Time
Posted March 03, 2023
The Manager of Programs and Services is a full-time, remote position reporting to the Deputy Director, working strategically to plan, coordinate, and implement programs and services that meet the needs of member theatres. Core programs of the Alliance overseen by this position include: the Stages Festival, Annual Combined Auditions, Equipment Loan Program, and Theatre Staff Roundtables. Other core programs supported by this position include the New Jersey Arts Administrators of Color Network, The Creating Change Network, the Cultural Access Network, and the Career Accelerator Program. This position serves as a primary point of contact for member engagement and new member onboarding.

Salary: $48-$52K (depending on experience) plus benefits

Duties and Responsibilities

Member Services:

- Coordinate, secure venue, and oversee two days of Equity and Non-Equity auditions for member theatres to see ~250 actors;
- Collaborate with member roundtable chairs in the design and implementation of education and networking events for staff of member theatres including the Education, General Management, Artistic, Emerging leaders and Caregivers roundtables;
- Serve as primary liaison to theatres inquiring about membership and oversee the nomination and application process;
- Maintain and oversee the process of loaning equipment to member theatres and the cultural community (i.e. listening enhancement devices, technical equipment);
- Partner with collaborating organizations to build, maintain, and produce programming for the NJ Arts and Culture Administrators of Color Network;
- See the work of member theatres and thoroughly understand the varying sizes, structures, cultures, missions, and needs of the members. Develop collaborative peer-to-peer working relationships with the staff of member theatres;
- Collaborate with Deputy Director on the application and selection process of the Career Accelerator Program; serve as primary mentor/supervisor to Career Accelerator Fellows during their placement with the Alliance

Public Program Support:

- Oversee logistics and administration, including application process, selection, promotion and assessment of the annual Stages Festival - a statewide celebration of theatre featuring 60-80 events produced by member theatres; work closely with Manager of Digital Communications and Marketing to maintain the Stages Festival website and PR campaign; Collaborate with - Deputy Director, Executive Director, and selection committee to ensure the festival aligns with mission, vision, and core values of the Alliance;
- Serve as producer/coordinator for specific public events within the Stages Festival such as the NJSCA Playwrights showcase, Healing Voices, and Historical Commission Panels.
- Partner with Deputy Director on producing the annual Creating Change Network Conference; support curation of Creating Change roundtables and Day of Racial Healing programming;
- Attend and support logistics for public events including Curtain Call, the Ovation Gala, and the Cultural Access Network Awards;
- Work with Manager of Digital Communication and Marketing to effectively promote member services and programs.

External Relations/Leadership:

- Participate in strategic planning with Executive Director, Deputy Director, staff and Board
- Participate in committee meetings for Membership Committee, Equity and Access Committee, Creating Change Network, and other committees developed in support of member services
- Represent New Jersey Theatre Alliance to the larger community by attending theatre performances and participating on approved external advisory committees;
- Attend statewide and national conferences and gatherings such as those offered by ArtPride New Jersey, the Center for NonProfits, and the Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations (APASO), TCG, and others assigned by Deputy Director;
- Complete other duties as assigned by the Deputy Director

Additional Information:

New Jersey Theatre Alliance operates remotely with a six-member team. The person in this position will work remotely with some travel for occasional in-person meetings and events. Mileage is reimbursed; a percentage of cell phone and home internet will be reimbursed for work at home; computer and printer will be provided if needed.

All New Jersey Theatre Alliance Staff Members are expected to advance the work of Equity and Access at the organization by:
- Demonstrating commitment to advancing their own knowledge and expertise in areas of Access and Equity
- Demonstrating commitment to advancing Equity and Access in the arts for all including individuals whose identity markers do not intersect with that staff member’s
- Engaging in learning opportunities offered by the Alliance such as Cultural Access and Creating Change roundtables
- Sharing resources, learning, and ideas related to Equity and Access with colleagues
- Supporting and engaging with annual events such as Cultural Access Awards and Creating Change Symposium


2+ years experience in arts programming coordination or arts administration
Experience with program oversight/planning and experience with professional theatre preferred
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively—both verbally and written—with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to work fluidly with technology including MS Office Suite; google suite, and zoom. Comfort and willingness to learn and use tools such as, Salsa Labs, and Salesforce.
Passion and commitment to supporting the field of theatre and to moving the entire arts and culture field forward in terms of equity and access
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills to track progress on multiple initiatives, provide timely follow up, and complete tasks in accordance with project timelines.

At New Jersey Theatre Alliance, Equity and Access are core values. We continue to build a more inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our staff and membership. Diversity of experience fuels our creativity and connects us closer to our members and the audiences we serve. The Alliance supports equal employment opportunity in hiring, development, and advancement for all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any other status protected by law.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Erica Nagel, Deputy Director, at Subject Line: Manager of Programs and Services. No phone calls, please.
Deadline: Mar 31, 2023