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Job Description: General Manager

Position: General Manager & Grant Specialist

Classification: Full-time for one year, with possible option to renew if funding allows.

Status: Exempt

Reports To: Associate Artistic Director

Location: Flexible, with residency ideally in the Anchorage Area.

Hiring Timeline: Applications are to be accepted until the position is filled and reviewed upon receipt of the application. After initial screening, interviews of qualified candidates will be scheduled with the hiring committee. 



The General Manager and Grant Specialist will focus on the support and enhancement of the activities of TBA Theatre, including the Mainstage and After Dark (Second Stage) season of plays, educational programming, and community engagement. Primary responsibilities will include collaboration with the TBA Board to develop and implement programming; coordination of multiple projects and events throughout the year; engaging partners and volunteers to support the organization's activities and goals; procuring and managing grants; tracking and preparing reports (i.e., ticket sales, marketing reach) for funders and leadership; and other duties as assigned.


Our Organization, Mission, and Culture

The mission of TBA Theatre is to enrich our community by providing innovative and comprehensive theatre arts experiences through which artists of all ages can develop their creativity and self-expression; and in so doing stimulate human potential. As a member of our team, you will help TBA continue to effectively deliver outstanding theatrical experiences and education throughout the State.


TBA Theatre exemplifies these values:

Excellence: We strive to deliver the highest quality and value through creativity, vision, and teamwork.

Integrity: Our behavior is guided in a moral, ethical, honest, and honorable manner.

Community: Our work is about connecting with our community, through strong and sustained relationships.

Creativity: We use our imaginations to see the world differently; to grow and to express feelings, thoughts, and ideas through the performing arts.

Fun: We have an unofficial motto that we are “1/3 less serious than other companies.” The key to success is having fun. We take our art seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We joke, laugh, and enjoy hijinks and tomfoolery, without compromising our other values.


The ideal candidate is an individual with excellent project management and grant writing skills, who is energized by building relationships and supporting the needs of a team and has a passion for bringing artists together, the artistic process, and advocating for the company. They have a passion for theatre, show development, and continued growth.


To be successful in this position, the candidate will need the following competencies:

Grants Management: Knowledge of requirements, practices, and procedures for soliciting, receiving, reviewing, and processing proposals, and awarding and administering grants and agreements

Communication: conveys clear and concise messages, listens actively, asks relevant questions, provides feedback, and resolves conflicts. Able to adapt communication style and medium to suit the audience, context, and purpose.

Organization: can manage multiple tasks, resources, and deadlines; prioritize, delegate, and monitor the progress and performance of the project activities and deliverables. Ability to document, store, and retrieve information and data efficiently and accurately

Problem-solving: Identifies, analyzes, and resolves problems in a timely and effective manner. Ability to anticipate potential risks and mitigate them before they become problems.

Primary Responsibilities and Expectations:

General Manager:

·  Collaborate with staff members across the organization to deliver and develop TBA’s many programs.

·  Manage a complete company calendar and work with staff to meet a variety of deadlines.

·  Work with staff to develop schedules and facilitate the hiring of seasonal staff

·  Work with staff to ensure that day-to-day operations of TBA programs are handled effectively, including general management of TBA’s Studio and surrounding property.

·  Manage a volunteer database and work with volunteers on various aspects of programming.

·  Assist in the gathering of information (including cast lists, crew lists, bios, etc) for show playbills

·  Work with the business team to meet financial deadlines

·  Creatively explore new ideas with staff

·  Other duties as assigned

Grant Specialist:

·  Develop and submit proposals, reports, letters of inquiry, and other grant-related materials.

·  Research potential funding opportunities to meet identified funding needs; recommend prospects and solicitation strategies.

·  Collaborate with staff members across the organization in the development of accurate, timely, and compelling submissions to current and prospective funders as assigned, including corporate, government, foundation, and family foundation donors.

·  Assure compliance with all funder-specific guidelines and requirements.

·  Establish and maintain an annual grant calendar, including submission, renewal, and reporting dates and deliverables.

·  Maintain a status report for all current grant prospects, pending applications, and completed applications and ensure staff is fully informed.

·  Maintain a thorough understanding of the organization’s mission, goals, programming, and strategic direction. 



The ideal candidate will possess the following: 

• A bachelor's degree in business, non-profit administration, theater, or related field is preferred,

• Working knowledge of Microsoft and Google Suite

• Ability to develop and maintain a productive working relationship with board members, staff, donors/patrons, employees, and community volunteers. 

• Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills and background. 

• Strong financial management skills and analytical ability 

• Previous theatre or other fine arts management experience is strongly preferred

• Familiarity with Box Office or ticketing systems or experience learning new business management systems

• Previous experience with successfully awarded grants preferred

• Previous experience working in a high-activity theatre environment preferred

• Ability to work flexible hours, depending on the needs of the company.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and security of sensitive staff and company information

We appreciate the value of myriad life and work experiences, and we recognize that many paths might adequately prepare someone for this role. We encourage anyone who believes they would be a good fit to apply.


Salary range: $38,000 - $42,000 ($18-$20 per hour)

Benefits include paid time off and holidays.


TBA Theatre is committed to telling diverse stories and to fostering an inclusive environment both onstage and off. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. We believe that opportunity, access, resources, and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Therefore, TBA is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, familial status, ancestry, genetics, or any other class or characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Candidates from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.

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