Artistic Office Assistant
Manhattan Theatre Club
New York, NY 10036
Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to the production of contemporary plays and musicals, seeks a full time Artistic Office Assistant. For nearly fifty years, MTC has been the creative and artistic home for America’s most gifted theatrical artists, producing works of the highest quality by American and international playwrights. We are strongly committed to producing work that is made by, and tells the stories of, a wide range of voices from all walks of life and to making that work accessible to all audiences including those that have historically lacked access to the arts and cultural sector. MTC produces eight plays annually in Broadway’s restored Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street and off Broadway at the historic NY City Center complex on West 55th Street.
The Artistic Office Assistant supports the Artistic Director, Director of Artistic Operations and Communication, Artistic Producer, Director of Artistic Producing and the Artistic Associate / Assistant to the Artistic Director. The Artistic Office Assistant interacts regularly with all departments in the organization and will have extensive high-level contact with artists and other members of the industry.
The Artistic Office Assistant is responsible for assisting in all day-to-day producorial and administrative activities in the Artistic Office including, but not limited to, managing phone calls, fielding inquiries, scheduling meetings, assisting in the drafting and execution of correspondence, making travel and theatre arrangements, research projects, maintaining artistic databases and files and providing administrative support for special projects including MTC’s Directing Fellows program and the artistic content of special events.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills, as well as absolute attention to detail and the ability to be proactive are essential. Also required are a good sense of humor and the ability to thrive while working under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Previous theatrical office experience required. Comprehensive knowledge of MSWord, Excel and Outlook required.
This is a full-time, salaried position with full benefits package including: group health insurance with options for spousal, family and/or domestic partner coverage, voluntary dental coverage, basic life and long term disability insurance, paid time off and optional 401(K) and flex savings plans for healthcare, dependent care and commuting expenses.
To Apply: Forward resume and cover letter to HR Director, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Artistic Office Assistant” (MS Word, Adobe PDF or plain-text format only).
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