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Gingold Theatrical Group
Associate Director Job Description
Gingold Theatrical Group seeks an Associate Director to join our team. The Associate Director is a key player in the general administration of Gingold Theatrical Group and will partner with the Founding Artistic Director and General Manager in all aspects of Gingold Theatrical Group’s long and short-term planning. The AD will lead GTG’s new play development Speakers’ Corner and Educational programming. This position is an exciting opportunity to help realize the future potential of an established company, to work with the GTG team to assess and personalize two new programs, as well as guide and mentor new artistic voices.
As the leader of GTG’s Speakers’ Corner New Play Development Program, the Associate Director would guide six to eight playwrights annually as they each develop a new play inspired by activist playwright George Bernard Shaw’s work and humanitarian precepts using their own unique voice. The Associate Director will
- Identify program applicants
- Guide the new writer selection process
- Coordinate and run monthly group meetings
- Mentor and guide writers
- Identify plays for further developmental workshops
- Coordinate workshops of new plays which includes selecting directors, actors, and dramaturgs for workshops.
As the leader of GTG’s Education programs, the Associate Director will
- Maintain relationships with GTG’s current partner schools (The Regis High School, Broome Street Academy, and De La Salle Academy)
- Lead in-school educational programs related to the work of George Bernard Shaw
- Guide the expansion and growth of GTG’s educational programs
Provide general support for the Founding Artistic Director and General Manager as needed in such areas as grant applications, community outreach, dramaturgy, audience and donor cultivation, meeting scheduling, and general operations.
- At least five years of relevant experience in theatre administration, education
- Experience in new play development and mentoring new writers
- Experience working in and creating a curriculum for theatre education programs
- Ability to multi-task on multiple concurrent projects, and to self-manage
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, Drop Box, and Mac Computers
- Administrative and creative experience running a theatre and/or educational program
- Experience as a teacher and/or as a teaching artist is strongly desired, as is an ability to teach to varying ability levels and age groups ranging from 7th to 12th grade.
- Having a network of connections with emerging writers, directors, actors, and institutions within the NYC theatre community
- Experience as a line-producer or an understanding of the models of production in the NYC non-profit off-Broadway sector
- Familiarity with the creative oeuvre of George Bernard Shaw.
This is a salaried position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Gingold Group regrets it does not offer health care coverage.
This position will initially be part-time with the opportunity to become full time in 2021. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the GTG team will work remotely and will assess returning to working from the office as more information becomes available.
Ideal start date: Early September
About Gingold Theatrical Group
Now in its 15th year, Gingold Theatrical Group creates theatre and theatre-related programs to promote human rights, the freedom of speech and thought, and individual responsibility, as inspired by the work of playwright George Bernard Shaw.
Our programs include an annual off-Broadway production, Project Shaw: a monthly reading series, outreach, and education programs, as well as the cultivation of new plays through our Speakers’ Corner writers’ group.
GTG’s 2019 off-Broadway production of Shaw’s CAESAR & CLEOPATRA, was a huge success with both the critics and the public, garnering raves from both The NY Times (Critic’s Pick) & The Wall Street Journal (Best NY Classical Production 2019).
Founded in 2006 by David Staller, GTG has carved a permanent niche for the work of George Bernard Shaw within the social and cultural life of New York City and, through our Project Shaw reading series, was the first group ever to present all 65 of Shaw’s plays in performance. GTG brings together performers, critics, students, academics, and the general public with the opportunity to explore and perform Shaw’s work and to create new work based on the values that Shaw championed. Through performances, symposiums, educational programs, new play development, and outreach, GTG encourages all people to rejoice in our diverse community and in the hopeful possibilities of the future.
Gingold Theatrical Group is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We strongly encourage candidate of color and those from underrepresented communities to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.
Please email cover letter, resume, three references, and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “GTG Associate Director”.
The cover letter should address how Gingold Theatrical Group’s mission and this position intersect with the candidate’s professional background and career goals.