Seasonal Assistant Company Manager

The Ogunquit Playhouse is a nonprofit 501c3 organization located in Ogunquit, Maine.  We are currently seeking a Seasonal Assistant Company Manager. The Ogunquit Playhouse offers world-class theatre and has an 86 year legacy of creating top-notch productions complete with professional casts and creative teams, and stars of screen and stage, hand-picked for each production. The theatre has grown into a renowned and lauded regional theatre: earning national and international recognition for its productions, in addition to having the historic building deemed a structure of National Significance on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the Ogunquit Playhouse has grown from a 10-week summer theatre to a true regional theatre, producing between five and seven musicals annually over a 24-week period on its own stage, as well as a holiday show at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH for an additional four weeks.

The assistant will join a team that consists of the Company Manager, the Associate Company Manager and one other Assistant Company Manager. Dates range from March 2019 to December 2019. This is an entry level position with room for advancement and growth within the organization.

Candidates interested in starting a career in company management need only apply. Previous experience assisting a Company Manager, or similar experience in a theatrical General Management office, preferred but not mandatory.

Position will require candidate to work directly with the Company Management Team to provide support for current productions while simultaneously offering production assistance for upcoming shows. Job will involve the production and management of multiple shows at once on the premises including the Children’s Theatre, as well as offering general company care to the company rehearsing in New York City as well as various readings and workshops.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include booking travel for out of town artists; arranging local transportation for company members; assisting with payroll preparation and distribution; maintaining files; assisting in company ticket orders; assisting with the planning of company events; creating menus and ordering catering for technical rehearsals for crew, creatives and staff; meeting and organizing departures and arrivals of casts, crew members, designers, creatives and staff; working with the facilities manager to insure company housing is in good order and properly maintained; distributing mail and packages; as well as completing any other relevant tasks as assigned. 

This position is Seasonal and Temporary.  It is Non-Exempt and paid hourly.  The work week is 6 days with a full day off each week. Overtime may be required, especially during change-over and tech week.

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree, strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, excellent follow-through and time management, computer proficiency, as well as a positive attitude while interacting with administrative staff and visiting artists. Candidate should have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Candidate must be willing to drive a 7-passenger van and a minivan.

Hourly rate is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:  Email cover letter, resumes, and references to:
Please include “Assistant Company Manager” in the subject line.

Please Note: While this is intended to be an accurate description of the job, this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the position, and may require that other or different tasks be performed as necessary and assigned.