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POSITION TYPE: Full Time Exempt 

REPORTS TO:  General Manager

Olney Theatre Center for the Arts seeks a dynamic, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated Associate General Manager to join our team. Reporting to the General Manager, the Associate General Manager (AGM) has three primary areas of responsibility:  contracts, operations management, and health and safety.  The ideal candidate sees this position as a growth and learning opportunity towards eventual senior-level nonprofit management.  This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and an annual salary range of $50,000-$55,000. 

Key Attributes:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Financial literacy
  • Great attention to detail
  • Takes pride in ensuring the smooth operation and professional appearance of their physical environment
  • Ability to multi-task and manage changing priorities
  • Enjoys cross-departmental collaboration
  • Ability to both lead and follow as the responsibility requires
  • Demonstrated passion for theater or other art fields
  • Investment in OTC’s Mission, Vision, and Values, and its Statement on Social Justice and Becoming Anti-Racist.


  • ARTIST AGREEMENTS:  The AGM prepares, ensures, and participates in negotiations to complete artist agreements and assists the General Manager with additional contract drafting as needed.  The AGM must work closely with the Artistic Director, Director of Production, Casting Director, Company Manager, and General Manager to track contract fulfillment across multiple departments and projects.  The AGM serves as the bridge between artists / their agents and OTC’s financial department. 
  • OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT:  As an institutional leader in operations management, the AGM oversees the facility staff - both full-time and vendors - that maintains our 14-acre campus, which includes five buildings, four stages, on-site residences, and one off-site residential space. Operations management includes oversight and management of IT support and serves as a staff resource for Tessitura (ticket and fundraising software).  While the successful AGM will be able to manage operations from their desk, they will occasionally be called upon to “get their hands dirty” addressing urgent needs.  Pride in the smooth functioning and professional appearance of OTC’s campus is essential.
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY:  Last, but not at all least significant, the AGM chairs the theater’s standing Health and Safety Committee, which brings together representatives of all departments to ensure the health and safety of the theater’s employees and patrons.  At this time, this includes the vital function of the primary Covid Safety Manager:  oversight of the company’s Covid safety policies, oversight and management of Covid testing regimens and quarantine protocols for staff and artists, and procurement of tests and PPE. COVID Safety Manager training will be provided if the candidate is not already certified. 


  • FINANCE DEPARTMENT SUPPORT:  As a member of the Administrative and Finance department, the AGM will also support the General Manager, Director of Finance, and HR and Finance Manager with financial tracking and reporting. 
  • INSTITUTIONAL BUDGETING:  The AGM provides support to the General Manager, Artistic staff, and Advancement staff in developing and tracking annual budgets.
  • UNION AGREEMENTS:  Working with appropriate staff, the AGM will ensure company compliance with AEA, SDC, USA, and AFM agreements, and manage communication with them.
  • COMPANY MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP:  As lead operations manager, the AGM will work closely with the Company Manager to ensure residential facilities are well-maintained within institutional budget parameters.


  •  Experience level of an ideal candidate:  

    • Contract management experience is a big plus
    • Tessitura or other Customer Relationship Manager software knowledge, or demonstrated ability to learn quickly 
    • At least 3 years of professional experience, preferably in nonprofit and/or theatre/arts and/or project management or related industries. 
    • A bachelor’s or associate’s degree (or comparable professional experience) in a related field of study is preferred.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., sit for extended periods of time (up to four hours), operate a computer keyboard for extended periods of time (up to four hours), ability to speak on the telephone for extended periods, ability to ambulate comfortably and with frequency.
  • Time Requirements: Full-time position (Monday – Friday), with occasional evening and weekend work requirements.  Flextime and virtual work options are available.
  • Travel:  Local travel may be required and will be reimbursed; valid drivers’ license required.
  • Transportation:  Due to Olney Theatre Center’s location, access to a motor vehicle is required.
  • Vaccination Status:  All OTC staff members are required to be fully vaccinated at the time of employment, and may be required to be boosted and/or tested.
  • Other:  The ideal candidate has the ambition to pursue a lifelong career in arts or allied senior management; some experience in leading teams and collaborating across departments strongly encouraged; strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion required.


The anticipated start date is March 1, 2022, but OTC will continue searching until the right candidate is found. Salary is $50,000 – 55,000 per annum, depending on experience. Olney Theatre Center offers a full benefits package, including a modest 403(b) match. Olney Theatre Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. Please visit for more details.


Located ten miles north of Washington, DC in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center is one of the Washington region's most critically-acclaimed large theater companies.  Founded in 1938 as a summer stock company on the Straw Hat Circuit, OTC is now an $8M/year professional regional theater offering nine-member productions annually in three spaces on its fourteen-acre campus.  Legendary performers Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Sir Ian McKellen, Tandy & Cronyn, and Olivia de Havilland trod the boards in the early days.  With a more recent turn towards new work, creatives with Tony and Grammy Awards, OBIES, and MacArthur Genius Grants have premiered their work here, like Moises Kaufman and Sergio Trujillo, among others.  Along with Baltimore's Centerstage, Olney Theatre Center is one of Maryland's two state-designated theaters.  After the pandemic, OTC’s return to programming will feature more interdisciplinary work – music and dance series, spoken word, and other kinds of performance – alongside its regular slate of plays and musicals.


Please send resume and cover letter to No calls, please. Depending on the volume of responses we may only be able to respond to candidates we wish to interview.

January 3, 2022


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