Professional theater of the Great Western Catskills!

Part-Time General Manager

Franklin Stage Company, a 120-seat professional summer theater in the Western Catskills, seeks a part-time General Manager (GM) with strong leadership skills and a passion for the arts. As the managing administrator of the organization, the GM is responsible for the company’s financial and business operations, including budgeting, payroll, bookkeeping, marketing and advertising, contract negotiation, donor management, and volunteer engagement.

This part-time salaried position is 12 months/year, approximately 20 hours/week; it is anticipated that off -season (Oct – Apr ) may require 15-20 hours/week, and pre-season /on-season (May – Sep) may require 20-25.

The GM reports to FSC Artistic Directors and works in partnership with the Board of Directors as part of the theater’s executive team. The GM exercises responsible stewardship of all resources within the organization and collaborates with the Artistic Directors to ensure the optimum balance of artistic quality, financial strength, and institutional integrity.


General Administration: The GM plays an integral role in the development and execution of the organization’s day-to-day administrative activities, including:

  • Ensures that the theater’s employment practices and reporting are consistent with all labor rules and regulations in the State of New York and the Town of Franklin
  • Ensures compliance with all theater policies, procedures and organizational bylaws;
  • Fosters an office culture of teamwork, generous collaboration, clear communication, and mutual support

Planning: The GM works with the Artistic Directors, and Board of Directors, and to execute long-term strategies that will sustain FSC’s fiscal and operational health and sustainably grow the organization.

Business Operations:  The General Manager establishes, improves, and maintains efficient and cost-effective operations.

  • Manages key vendor relationships, including landlords, insurance providers, donors, and financial institutions.
  • Manages contracting process for guest artists, grantors, including licensing agreements, union contracts and required reporting
  • Oversees all administrative scheduling and timelines

Financial Management: GM is responsible for overall financial operations of the organization including:

  • Budgets
    • In collaboration with the Artistic Directors, develops and maintains an annual operating budget to support the organization’s programmatic and institutional priorities
    • Provides financial reporting and analysis to guide the organization’s financial decisions
  • Finance Operations
    • Manages payroll and employee records for permanent and seasonal employees
    • Maintains day-to-day bookkeeping, bill paying, tax reporting
    • Works with outside auditors to assure that all financial systems and internal controls are adequate to appropriately serve the organization

Marketing, Communications: Assists as needed with execution of annual marketing plan created by Artistic Directors, including PR strategies for promoting productions and the theater in general.

  • Implementation and management of digital advertising, including lead generation
  • Update and manage CRM database to keep donor records current
  • With Artistic Directors, create and track email marketing and fundraising campaigns


  • Have a bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of five years’ experience in nonprofit management;
  • Have strong business skills and experience in budgeting, forecasting, and financial management;
  • Be a highly motivated self-starter with strong computer skills and experience with QuickBooks, MS Office, Google Docs and G-suite administration, and familiarity with email marketing. InDesign or Photoshop a plus;
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic, as well as the flexibility to deal with a variable flow of work within a small administrative staff;
  • Have excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize a complex workload;
  • Be able to speak and write clearly and persuasively and serve as an advocate for the Theater in the community and to the media;
  • Have a working knowledge of artistic production including intellectual property rights and contracts;
  • Have experience and knowledge of marketing, advertising and public relations, particularly as they relate to growing ticket and other earned income revenue; experience and interest in managing fundraising campaigns a plus;
  • Demonstrate a passion for FSC and its mission, and the connection between a professional theater and its community.


  • October–May: Work remotely using personal computer and phone to accomplish tasks*
  • *Required to collect mail from post office box, do banking, and deliver materials, as needed, on bi-weekly basis
  • June–September: Required to work on-site in Franklin
  • May be required to work evening and weekend hours during major campaigns and special events

$25,000 – $30,000 Based on experience.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references by March 28, 2022.  Position will remain open until filled. Early application is encouraged, as review will begin immediately on a rolling basis.

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Contact Info & Getting Here


The Franklin Stage Company  is located at 25 Institute Street, Franklin, NY with parking in the Franklin Central School parking lot. We are 50 miles east of Binghamton, 10 miles west of Oneonta, and 35 miles southwest of Cooperstown. Chapel Hall is air conditioned and handicapped accessible with ADA ramp and bathroom.


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P.O. Box 821
25 Institute Street
Franklin, NY 13775

Our Mission

Franklin Stage Company's dual mission is to produce professional, admission-free theater that brings together audiences and artists to create community and celebrate the enduring power of stories; and to ensure the preservation of Chapel Hall, our historic home, as both an architectural treasure and a center of community activity.