Theater Mitu Seeks a General Manager

TITLE OF POSITION: General Manager
ORGANIZATION: Theater Mitu Inc.
LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY
SECTOR: Non-Profit Theater
POSITION TYPE: Salaried, Full-time Exempt
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience

Theater Mitu is now accepting applications for a full-time General Manager who will oversee organizational management, finances, development, and strategic planning for this ambitious and established non-profit arts organization.

The General Manager will be a critical part of the management team of Theater Mitu – taking on essential organizational duties and proactively engaging in a conversation about the development and growth of the company. This is a unique opportunity to become deeply involved in the communal operation of a dynamic interdisciplinary arts company that performs, develops new work, researches, and teaches worldwide. The General Manager will be essential in planning the company’s activities for the coming seasons; orchestrating tour planning and outreach; aiding in the annual budgeting process; all while supporting the strategic planning for the company’s growth in the coming years. The ideal candidates would be ambitious, motivated, and committed to making an impact on the field. The future General Manager should have demonstrated leadership skills and the keen social capacity to manage a range of artists and collaborators both in the USA and abroad. This is an opportunity to be a part of an internationally recognized ensemble, and to aid in representing the company in larger conversations about contemporary performance practice, innovation in artistic research and training, and the development of alternative collaborative models.

Theater Mitu is a permanent group of collaborators committed to expanding the definition of theater through methodical experimentation with its form. Driven by a theory we call WHOLE THEATER, the company investigates global performance as a source for our training, work, and methodologies. Founded in 1997, Theater Mitu has earned an international reputation as an adventuresome and dynamic ensemble of artists. Under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Rubén Polendo, the company is committed to challenging the parameters of theater research and practice. The company’s work is situated in the tension between acting and performance, theatrical design and installation, and multimedia and interactive technology. For more information about the company, and to see images and video of our work, please visit

The General Manager is responsible for the overall business, administrative, and operational management of the company. This position reports to the Artistic Director and work is done in collaboration with a full-time Associate Artistic Director with the support of a permanent ensemble of company members. The position includes significant travel opportunities both nationally and internationally.

Company Development
-Develop Theater Mitu’s overall fundraising strategy that grows both individual and institutional giving; while maintaining current funding sources to support programming, research, pedagogy and general operations.
-Cultivate, grow and maintain Theater Mitu’s Board of Directors.
-Lead grant writing and manage grant deadlines to ensure timely submission of materials, dispensation, and final reports.
-Prepare accurate and timely financial and project budget information for all institutional and corporate fundraising.
-Maintain existing relationships with the public, funders, other arts organizations, and other constituencies.

Financial Oversight
-Direct all financial processes, including cash receipts, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
-Implement Budget procedures, timelines and formats related to budget oversight.
-Prepare revenue forecasts for annual budget and analyses of cash flow, asset accounts and/or budget status.
-Create project budgets, reconcile expenses with partners and funders, and provide required documentation for dispensation of funds.
-Prepare quarterly, annual and other periodic and ad hoc financial reports and documents required by state and federal agencies.

General Operations:
-Manage and improve the company’s operations. Including leading the development of effective processes and related metrics/reporting in each of the company programs: production, touring, research, intensives and community engagement.
-Maintain all contracts with partner institutions and artists, while working within the production timeline to ensure timely dispensation of funds and payment of artists and partners.

Long Term Strategic Initiatives:
-Work in partnership with artistic director, artistic leadership, the company and board, to manage the execution of Theater Mitu’s comprehensive 5-year plan.
-Serve as spokesperson to the community, articulating and advocating for the long-term vision, mission and impact of Theater Mitu. This includes representing and advocating for Theater Mitu at the city, state, national and international level.

-Minimum 3 years of experience in arts management, non-profit management and/or a related graduate degree
-Proven track record building long-term relationships with a wide range of community members and prospective donors
-Project management skills including budgeting, calendars, staffing and production
-Basic understanding of accrual accounting procedures as it relates to a mid-sized non-profit organization
-Strong and efficient problem-solving skills
-Ability to work independently and also in collaboration with a dynamic range of company members
-Demonstrated success leading fundraising initiatives
-Demonstrated excellence in organizational, management, and communication skills
-Ability to build strategic partnerships
-Strong attention to detail and accuracy in recording information
-Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Quickbooks

TO APPLY: Please submit the following to Associate Artistic Director, Justin Nestor, at
-Resume/CV and a cover letter
-Three references and contact information
-A written description of how you learned of Theater Mitu and this job opportunity and how you think your personal interests and development align with Theater Mitu’s Mission (no more than 400 words; separate from your cover letter).
-Applicants may also include a work sample and/or project narrative of their choosing which they feel best represents the type of work they are most interested in. This could include an annotated budget for a project they oversaw; a marketing plan they developed; board governance guidelines they helped put together; a fundraising or development campaign they shaped; grant application they wrote – whatever the applicant feels best typifies the quality of their work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 30th, 2017.
-Applicants receive notification of their application status by November 6th, 2017
-Interviews are conducted November 7th – 17th, 2017
-Decision announced by November 20th, 2017

Theater Mitu is 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, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

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