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General Manager

Theatre Ariel

Post Date: Jul 9, 2024

Theatre Ariel, Philadelphia’s premiere professional theatre company dedicated to telling stories inspired by the Jewish experience, seeks a General Manager to join our team. After 33-years as a locally beloved organization with a commitment to cultural storytelling, we are at a pivotal moment of growth and innovation. Now is an exciting time to join us and play an integral role in shaping the company’s future. 

This fall, Theatre Ariel will return after a brief hiatus to fully-mounted stage productions with its presentation of Amsterdam by Maya Arad Yasur. This production will be followed by our regular programming of Salons – music stand readings of new and established plays in intimate settings. 

NOTE: While Theatre Ariel focuses on stories of the Jewish experience, all qualified candidates – regardless of religious background/affiliation or racial/ethnic identity – are encouraged to apply. 

Type of position: Freelance/Part-time. 

Location: Majority of work will be done remotely, with in-person attendance at some meetings, performances and events. 

Pay: $25 - 30/hour commensurate with experience.

Hours: Average of 7 hours/week for 48 weeks per fiscal year. Some weeks may require fewer hours and some more. 

Responsibilities: General Manager works closely with the Artistic Director and the Board of Directors’ Finance Committee and Treasurer to help oversee the financial and business management of the company. Responsibilities include:

  • Tracking income and expenses
  • Collaborating to create and oversee general operating and programming budgets
  • Tracking key data metrics on finances, audiences and ticketing
  • Coordinating and tracking ticketing, subscription and donor information via company’s Customer Relations Management system
  • Creating reports for the Board of Directors on key audience and financial metrics, and an annual financial review (GM is not a voting member of the Board)
  • Creating and executing contracts with artists, staff and vendors
  • Providing production support including Box Office management, hiring and training of Front-of-House staff and assisting with hospitality for shows and events
  • Overseeing staff payroll and artist payments in coordination with bookkeepers
  • Collaborating with Artistic Director on the execution of Theatre Ariel’s Strategic Plan (currently in Year 3 of a 5-Year Plan) as it relates to business aspects of the company
  • Participating in weekly meetings with the Artistic Director
  • Attending monthly Board meetings and the Annual Retreat, as well as participating in other relevant meetings as needed
  • Additional duties may include assisting with and/or preparing 1099 tax forms 

The General Manager will also work from time-to-time with the Fundraising and Development Committee on the following:

  • Donor development and management
  • Assisting with grant research, review and strategies
  • Assisting in identifying new funding sources


  • Knowledge of QuickBooks Online is required. (Though we are willing to train otherwise qualified/interested candidates.)   
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace. 
  • Strong math skills
  • Candidates should have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, be organized, deadline-conscious, and capable of working collaboratively and independently. 

How To Apply

To Apply: Please email a brief cover letter along with a resume and two references to [email protected] by July 19th.  Please use “GM Application_[Last Name]” (using your last name) as the subject line of your email.  


$25 - 30/hr
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