Business Manager

  • Coordination of long-range and annual planning in collaboration with the Managing Producer and the Board of Directors.
  • Providing leadership for and actively participating in fundraising activities, donor development, grant seeking and grant reporting.
  • Developing the annual budget in collaboration with the Managing Producer, including providing monthly financial reporting and forecasting, cash flow management, capital spending and expenditures review and approval.
  • Supervising the administrative staff and directing administrative operations.
  • Managing the operation and maintenance of the theatre’s physical plant.
  • Administering and supporting, in conjunction with the Managing Producer and the Education Director, all educational programs of the theatre.
  • Acting as the representative and advocate of the theatre with government agencies, insurance companies, community and local business groups and arts organizations.
OFFICE MANAGEMENT – General office duties such as filing, data entry, communicating needs to facility vendors (plumbers, telephone, etc), and cleaning, as needed. Train and manage volunteers and student workers to help perform office tasks. Serve as house manager for performances, as needed.


SALES – Manage Box Office functions – phone and in-person ticket sales, reporting, and training staff and volunteers to be able to perform all box office functions. Serve as the primary contact for rentals of the Center from first contact to preparing contracts to arranging for staffing of the event.


MARKETING – Coordinate with the Marketing Committee to ensure that press releases, mailings, posters, emails, ads, and public relations opportunities are completely fulfilled. Manage website and Facebook updates and email marketing.


FINANCIAL OPERATIONS – Coordinate with the Bookkeeper to execute financial procedures for receipts and payments. Make deposits of all box office and concessions receivables and income from sponsor and donor checks. Communicate all financial transactions to the Bookkeeper. Help to prepare and monitor the NOVA annual budget and consult with the Managing Producer during the season on budget adjustments for income or expenses.


EMPLOYMENT STATUS – Full time, Salaried position. Compensation is $26 – 28,000 DOE. Position is subject to a six-month probation period, with an evaluation at 90 days.
QUALIFICATIONS – Someone in this position would be expected to:
  • Possess experience in a non-profit arts management/leadership position, with demonstrated experience in fund-raising, grant writing and marketing;
  • Possess strong budgeting and financial management skills;
  • Demonstrate capacity to lead, manage, motivate and inspire the theatre’s team.
  • Have experience in marketing, advertising and public relations activities, including driving growth in ticket sales and associated revenues;
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal leadership, and communications (both written and oral) skills;
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, stamina and passion.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office software, QuickBooks, and, ideally, in use of social media tools. Some photo editing and graphic design skills are a plus.
Reports to: Board of Directors