The Theater Offensive

565 Boylston Street 3rd Fl
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
November 27, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



PYTA Manager


The Theater Offensive’s mission isto present the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo and builds thriving communities. The Theater Offensive seeks an experienced arts administrator and event planner for a full-time exempt position to oversee the programs of the Pride Youth Theater Alliance (PYTA) as thePYTA Manager, and to take the lead on organizing and implementing PYTA’s annual conference. Members of the LGBTQ community and People of Color are highly encouraged to apply.

PYTA Manager Position Description:

The PYTA Manager, supervised by the Interim Artistic Director, will provide program and staff management for the Pride Youth Theater Alliance programming. Duties include, but are not limited to:

PYTA Conference Management:

  • Remotely plan and organize annual PYTA Conference, which takes place in a PYTA member organization city (2019 Conference takes place in Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Oversee conference communications, including conference theme, logo and pamphlet design, and overall conference communications

  • Oversee talent recruitment and contracting

  • Work directly with TTO staff, PYTA contractors, the PYTA board, and the host site on conference logistics

  • Oversee general conference administrative duties including, venue logistics, contracting, conference budget, payments, travel, sponsorships, and fielding conference related questions and concerns via phone and email

General Responsibilities:

  • Maintain relationships with local/national/international artists, collaborators, funders and community members, including current and prospective organizations and individuals of PYTA (see description below)

  • Develop program models in conjunction with the Interim Artistic Director

  • Supervise a team of people, including a contractual PYTA Administrator, a contractual Conference Coordinator, Interns and Youth Fellows

  • Maintain relationships with PYTA Advisory Board Members, which is made up of PYTA members, as well as coordinate and co-facilitate monthly Advisory Board meetings for informational purposes

  • Oversee the collection, data entry and analysis of all evaluation data

  • Maintain Filemaker Pro database to organize information, demographics and evaluation data for all PYTA programs

  • Contribute materials relevant to grant proposals, contract management and reports to program funders

  • Oversee PYTA communications, including newsletters, website content, e-blasts, press, and social media

  • Oversee general administrative duties including answering phones, processing mail, routing information, calendar management, filing, maintaining records, files, databases, contracts, payments, reports and evaluations and other day-to day tasks

  • Actively participate in staff planning and coordination meetings – staff meetings, directors meetings, staff retreats, Anti-Racism Working Group, and caucuses.

Pride Youth Theater Alliance Description:

The Pride Youth Theater Alliance (PYTA) is a growing network that advances the practice of Queer Youth Theater by providing emerging and established leaders in the field with resources and opportunities to exchange, collaborate, and learn. PYTA began as a cohort of directors, educators, and activists representing Queer Youth Theater (QYT) programs from across the U.S. and Canada. The alliance was officially founded in 2012 to collectively raise awareness and place institutional unity behind the work of individual QYT programs, the field at large, and the needs of communities where QYT groups exist. The Theater Offensive works closely with the PYTA Board, which is a collective body of constituents that give guidance and advice on PYTA programs and structures.

Application Deadline: December 14, 2018

Position Type: Full-Time salaried position

Start Date: January 14, 2019

Compensation: $42,000-45,000, commensurate with experience

Benefits: 100%Health Insurance, plus paid vacation, holidays, sick and personal time

  • Minimum of 4 years of full-time managing experience in a non-profit arts organization required

  • Experience working among People of Color and with LGBTQ populations

  • Familiarity with local, regional and national arts and LGBTQ-specific organizations

  • Proven track record of program planning, management and oversight, including hiring, contracting and payments

  • Strong writing, proofreading skills, office management skills

  • Strong record keeping, file management, ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely and accurate manner

  • Knowledge of self and own experience with privilege and oppression

  • Experience with both Mac and PC, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Doodle Polls

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff, artists, youth and collaborating organizations

  • Education/Training: BA in relevant area or comparable experience preferred

  • Occasional evening/weekend work required

  • Familiarity with Filemaker Pro or similar databases, for data entry, data management and report generation

  • Exposure to program evaluation/assessment skills, including creation, implementation, data analysis and reporting.

  • Bi-lingual English-Spanish, a plus

How To Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter (Microsoft Word or PDF Format) via email with the subject line “PYTA Manager”. Please DO NOT call or drop in.

Apply by:
December 14, 2018
About this Organization:
The Theater Offensive: OUT in Your Neighborhood is Boston’s premiere producer of queer performance. Our Mission is to present the diversity of LGBT lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and builds thriving communities.