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Company Management Assistant

McCarter Theatre Center
Post Date: Jun 23, 2022

POSITION: Company Management Assistant
DEPARTMENT: Production

REPORTS TO: Company Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Non-Exempt, Seasonal, August – June each year

PAY RANGE: $25/hour, 40 hours weekly

START DATE: August 8th, 2022 – can be flexible

McCarter Theatre Center, centered between New York City and Philadelphia on the campus of Princeton University, is a creative and intellectual hub that inspires conversations, connections, and collaborations in our communities. We lead with justice and joy, and we seek beauty in belonging. McCarter is an independent, non-profit performing arts center that creates and curates engaging performances, education programs, and community partnerships. We are committed to fostering a diverse, anti-racist company and have begun that work in earnest; this work goes beyond our staff and production teams and includes engaging, educating, and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting a variety of entertaining and thought-provoking programming across disciplines. As such, McCarter seeks team members who: contribute to a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to support an expansive artistic vision; are committed to engaging in ongoing anti-racism and anti-oppression work individually; value collaboration, flexibility, and an openness to continuous personal and professional growth. McCarter is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring, supporting, and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Please review our staff-written Framing Statement on equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, linked here. 

McCarter seeks a Full Time Company Management Assistant to McCarter’s guest artists. The Company Management Assistant is a highly visible representative of McCarter, and maintains excellent relationships with the Company Manager, artists, and staff.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in coordinating and executing local ground travel for artists and grocery runs for theatre series company.
  • Prep and maintain McCarter housing for visiting artists, including purchasing supplies and coordinating cleaning services.
  • Coordinate ticket requests for theatre series design and creative team in collaboration with Patron Services.
  • Run errands as required for the theatre series company and presented event artists.
  • Assist in the preparation and execution of welcome and onboarding materials for theatre series visiting artists and stage managers.
  • Serve as the COVID Safety Monitor on theatre series productions as needed.
  • Provide day-of support for hospitality needs for presented events. 
  • Support staff-wide events, parties and projects.
  • Adhere to safe working practices and follow all McCarter safety policies.
  • Participate in the work to make McCarter an anti-racist theater.

 Required Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will be highly collaborative, communicative, maintain a positive outlook, and have a great sense of humor.
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects; maintain confidential information with discretion; and exercise good judgment in stressful situations.
  • Experience working as a stage or events manager a plus.
  • Working knowledge of the AEA, SDC, USA, and LORT a plus. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency using standard software and web-based applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with Tessitura and/or ArtsVision is a plus.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, include many evenings and weekends.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. 
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are required. Must be comfortable driving a passenger van in various weather conditions including heavy rain and snow.
  • Proof of COVID Vaccination with boosters as appropriate.
  • Willingness to engage in conversations as McCarter builds a culture of Inclusion.


$25/hour, 40 hours weekly

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How to Apply

We encourage all candidates to apply, even if they do not currently meet all qualifications. We know there are great candidates who may not have all of the qualifications listed above but possess intuitive knowledge or other fully transferable skills. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. McCarter is committed to on-the-job training and mentorship. We also encourage candidates who do not live within commuting distance to apply. We are eager to tell you about the area, which includes many communities and towns outside of Princeton, and will discuss what it would mean for you to relocate.

If you are interested in supporting McCarter’s artistic vision, we would love to hear from you.

Please email with “Company Management Assistant” in the subject line to introduce yourself. Please let us know your skills and any applicable work experience. You do not need to submit a formal resume, although they are welcome. Please also mention where you heard about the position.