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Managing Director

Philadelphia Scenic Works

Post Date: Jan 19, 2023

The Highlights
Position Title: Managing Director
Position Dates: full time beginning on/around March 1, 2023
Salary: $56,000 annually, commensurate with experience
Notes: This is a local position; housing is not provided. PSW is committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

About Philadelphia Scenic Works
Philadelphia Scenic Works (PSW) is the nation’s first and only nonprofit, fully outfitted theatrical scene shop, paint space and props shop. PSW serves the Philadelphia region’s robust community of non profit theater companies and other cultural and educational organizations by providing high-quality, affordable scenic and props fabrication, storage, and build space. Our mission is to embrace a more sustainable future through shared pools of recycled, reused, and repurposed stock and resources, while maintaining the highest artistic standards.

About The Position
The Managing Director leads the day-to-day business operations of the shop, as well as the long-term strategic planning of the organization. The Managing Director reports directly to the Board of Directors. Duties include:
Serves as the primary contractor and coordinator of all clients from initial point of contact through bid, build, and completion in conjunction with Technical Director .
Coordinates all aspects of operations including labor, trucks, dumpsters, & materials in conjunction with shop foreman
Creates official quotes based on information provided by Technical Director or ATD.
Supervises Technical Director
Manages shop facility including emergency response if needed
Ensures the shop is stocked with materials and equipment is maintained, in conjunction with Technical Director
Directs educational programming and community service projects
Supervises General Manager and provides oversight for internal institutional operations including payroll, accounting, IT, standard operating procedures and external communications including website, e-blasts, client outreach, social media, donor/finder stewardship
Works closely with the Board of Directors to set big picture strategic plans and develop new initiatives, projects, procedures, etc.
Performs human resource manager duties such as hiring, onboarding, employee evaluations, labor relations, and employee exits.
Comprehensive medical benefits package offered
Paid time off
Public service student loan forgiveness eligible
Safety-conscious, employee experience focused employer
Complimentary tickets to select productions

Required Qualifications
Candidates should meet all of these qualifications to apply.

Experience managing theatrical construction projects from start to completion
Strong leadership and people skills
Attention to details/logistics, big picture thinking

Preferred Qualifications
These are the qualifications we think will contribute to success in this position, but are not strictly required. Candidates who meet only some of these qualifications are encouraged to apply. Please highlight which qualifications you meet in your cover letter.

experience working in professional, regional theater
accounting/finance tracking
non-profit leadership and management
project management work experience or professional certification

How To Apply

Application Instructions
Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to [email protected]

Philadelphia Scenic works is an equal opportunity employer.


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