In partnership with Get To Work (GTW), Maestra Music is seeking a Project Manager who will report to the Chief Program Officer. This person will oversee all GTW initiatives with the main objective of the development of a database, inspired by the Maestra Directory, for underrepresented people experienced in back-of-house, technical, and administrative roles in live theater and performance. The GTW Project Manager will work closely with Maestra’s nineteen community partners to build industry liaisons, assist with coalition building, and manage community and member relations to support growth within the database. This is an exciting, high-impact role in a mission-driven organization and we are looking for an experienced and passionate theatre administrator to collaborate with our team.
Successful candidates must be passionate about supporting underrepresented artists in theater and the performing arts, particularly technical crew and backstage positions. Must have a strong initiative and self-starting approach, ability to deal with rapid growth and change, a highly developed service orientation, and sensitivity towards diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and lifestyle backgrounds. Passion for, and preferably experience working within, a social justice cause is recommended. The ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues, flexibility, and anticipatory and critical thinking are essential for success in this position.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Serve as the theater and performing arts industry point person for internal team and for platform community members.
- Identify and work with community partner organizations and individuals to deepen relationships and presence of the platform within the stage theater community. Build positive and strong relationships with partners and vendors.
- Maintain solid relationships with theater contributors and program participants. Serve as the champion of industry stewardship.
- Moderate, manage, maintain and track all GTW Directory activities.
- Actively and comfortably represent Maestra’s priorities and values to the public.
- Collaborate with the Maestra program and marketing teams to improve and design valuable community experiences to keep database members engaged.
- Use project management tools to track tasks and deliverables.
- Create reports to present to team members and stakeholders.
- Ensure all of the details necessary for a successful industry launch and use of the platform are being tracked and managed.
- Take on special projects and theater community involvement.
- Supervise GTW Project Coordinator and part-time interns.
- Act as liaison and report to GTW Advisory Board as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
- 3-5 Years of related experience, preferably in theater and performing arts.
- Supervisory experience is a plus but not required.
- Must have a solid understanding of production stage crew positions.
- Must be proficient in both Google applications and/or Microsoft Office.
- Exceptional research, analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Project management experience, including strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize, ability to coordinate with others, and meet deadlines.
- The discipline to work independently, but also the ability to function as a member of a team.
- Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Excellent written, listening, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to anticipate what needs to be done to reach goals and work to make these things happen.
- Passion (and, preferably, work/volunteer experience) in equity, diversity, and advocacy work within theater or the performing arts.
- Existing networks and connections within the stage theater sector are a plus.
- High level of organization and professionalism.
Salary range: $70k – $75k annually plus health benefits
Status: Full-time, exempt
Position is located in New York City and will be both in-person and virtual
Ideal Start Date: July, 2022 (exact date is negotiable)
How to apply
Please send your cover letter and resume in PDF format to [email protected] with the subject line “GTW Project Manager” by June 30, 2022.
Maestra Music provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status.
Maestra Mission Statement (www.maestramusic.org)
MAESTRA provides support, visibility, and community to the women and nonbinary people who make the music in the musical theater industry. Our membership is made up of composers, music directors, orchestrators, arrangers, copyists, rehearsal pianists, and other musicians. The organization’s initiatives include monthly educational seminars, mentorship programs, technical skills workshops, networking events, and online resources and partnerships that aim to promote equality of opportunity and to address the many historical disadvantages and practices that have limited women and nonbinary composers and musicians in the musical theater.
GTW Mission Statement (www.gettowork.org)
Get2Work is a collective of community partners bound together by a shared desire to further gender and racial equity in the extended Broadway community. Our mission of change is two-pronged: first, Get Informed, in which we gather and share statistics providing a snapshot into the state of diversity in the industry, and then, Get Involved, in which we provide action-based solutions for industry change. We seek to drive the public to resources, toolkits, and other best practices curated by our partners in order to educate and activate those who wish to be part of creating a more equitable future for the theater.